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Q. Are high bilirubin levels and foamy diarrhea signs of pancreatic cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Arpit Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 21, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have foam in my diarrhea. I do not have jaundice, or any other symptoms, but my bilirubin levels are high. My liver enzymes are normal and I have IBS. I am scared that it is pancreatic cancer. Please help.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

Foam in diarrhea can be due to acute infection of the intestines or due to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) as well. Now since you already have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and I assume you are already on treatment for the same, chances of foam in diarrhea now seems to be due to an acute infection. For this, I would suggest you to take an antibiotic course for five days and you will feel much better after the treatment.

1. Tablet Satranidazole-Ofloxacin fixed-dose combo (Ofloxacin and Satranidazole) one tablet twice daily.

2. Tablet Albendazole 400 mg stat chew.

Secondly, high bilirubin but without any jaundice is commonly seen with GIT (gastrointestinal tract) infections. Over time with treatment it will become normal.

Please do not think extreme scenarios. I am pretty sure you do not have pancreatic cancer as pancreatic cancers do not present like this and at your age they are extremely rare.

So kindly take this treatment, and you will be fine.

I wish you good health.

Hope this helps.

Kindly revert back in case of further queries.

Thank you.


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