How long does pancreatitis last

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Wow. First of all, I'm sorry to hear the people at the ERs you went to those first few times were idiots. Seriously, someone comes in with abdominal type pain one of the first thing they have to consider is gallbladder/pancreatic issues that may not show up in the bloodwork. An ultrasound of the are should have been nothing short of mandatory. Their carelessness could have cost you your life. As for GB surgery, depends on whether it's laproscopic or open.
Cessation of alcohol intake is imperative, particularly if this is the underlying etiology of pancreatitis. Abstinence does not always lead to symptomatic improvement; however, patients with alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis who continue to drink have increased mortality.
but the symptoms returned in april and i had the ercp in may. this last one didnt last but 3 months before symptoms returned full force. It does seem to hurt worse laying down flat. it helps my pain sometimes to curl into a fetal position. You might have your daughter try that. My pain usually goes down when im off my feet, but her's seems to be the opposite. im not sure where you live but im checking into going to Indiana University hospital, ercp clinic.
MY WIFE HAS CRONIC PANCREATITIS, JUST HAD A COELIAC PLEXIUS NERVE BLOCK, WHERE HOPING THIS WILL STOP THE PAIN IN HER ABDOMEN, SHE IS ON A PAINKILLER CALLED "SEVERDOL" (160mg daily). THE NERVE BLOCK IS WORKING NOW THIS MINUTE BUT SHE ONLY GOT IT DONE TWO DAYS AGO. PROBLEM NOW IS "WITHDRAWLS" FROM THE OPIATE PAINKILERS. HOW LONG ARE THEY EXPECTED TO LAST AND IS THERE ANY THING TO TAKE TO HELP HER WITH THE HEAD ACHES ETC...?
I may have to take that gamble... since in my case, it's just been too long without any releif. Did you ever have the MRCP? How about the Hidascan? I wish you all the luck with resolving the mystery.
Male: 42 Long History of Binge Drinking. about 6 years ago began getting severe diarrhea and headaches after prolonged periods of sitting. This lasts for several days. I avoid sitting at all costs now. I work on the computer and even do that standing up now. 9 months ago after a 6 hour car ride (again with the sitting) I got severe diarrhea but this was followed by chronic abdominal pain which to this day has not subsided. With my history Gi Doc suspected chronic pancreatitis but...
I had to stay home sick today as I did not get any sleep last night because of stomach pain and nausea. I am also having fatigue that is so overwhelming and comes on so quickly that I feel compelled to stop whatever I am doing and go lay down. That is very strange as that never happens to me. So I called my PCP to tell her what was going on.
I would like to ask how long does it take for the Pancreas to heal if theres an inflammation cause by the gallstone? Does it really last more than a month? My mother had been in the hospital more than a month she has gallstones that needs to be removed but the Doctor cant because theres inflammation or pancreatitis they said that the pancreas needs to heal first before they can do the surgery to remove the gallstones.
Also, the pain increases during physical activities I do not want to give her a free pass out of gym class (a class she does not like) but if it could prolong her recovery I would assume she not participate. Any suggestions would be appreciated. One last question how long until the pain begins to go away? We are into our third month of constant pain.
The reason that he did diagnose you is because your lipase was elevated. That usually does mean pancreatitis. Do you drink alcohol at all? If ot, does he know what caused it? Were all of your other tests normal?
Has anyone else out there had an ERCP and not had a pancreatic attack afterward? Or, if you did, how bad was it and how long did you have to stay in the hospital? My doctor says he is pretty sure I will have one and should plan on being in the hospital for up to 2 weeks. He is hoping that not using the dye during the ERCP will make the attack a less severe one. I am anxious to hear from anyone out there regarding this subject.
Ultrasound, CAT scans, HIDA scan normal, gastroscopy + Colonoscopy normal(2 ulcers). Am having a Endoscopic Ultrasound in Sept. Does anyone have any experience with Chronic pancreatitis? I don't drink and hardly eat, can't stand the thought of fat.
Well they just called, and it's AIP. My IGg4 was slightly elevated, and I couldn't understand what the biopsy revealed something with lympho*something or other* that had to do with my white blood cells. It's not cancer, so that's a relief!haha They are starting me on steriods, low dose, will pick up the script tomorrow.
Problem is I know how he usually does. He wants to stop drinking but it goes away when he feels better ESPECIALLY when his liver checks out fine he is shocked but I feel that gives him the green lite to keep doing it. I will let you know how the Dr. visits go. Thanks Bill and Bug and everyone so much for talking to me.
I do understand now it is a condition to be managed. But i didn't realize how long it might take for her to get through this spell. She is doing better every day. I wish she was drinking more. But the chicken n rice works the best. Her legs are working great now n she is starting to go up n down steps. BUT she's really not her hyper happy self. Yet!!
My aunt had one who had chronic pancreatitis for the last half of her 18-year life, so it can obviously be managed to a certain extent. Hopefully, that will be the case with your dog. Does your vet have any idea at all of what caused the liver failure? That would certainly give you both a better idea of what to expect.
Librax (4X a day) Nexium (40 mgs 2X a day) Fibercon (3 pills 4X a day) Viokase 16 (4 pills 4X a day) Darvocet or Ultracet for the pain (Darvocet when I have a break through attack) Ambien (as needed) Erythromycin (1 and 1/2 Tsp - 4X a day) Since beginning the Viokase approximately four weeks ago I have found that I have some relief with the pain in my back and my overall day to day pain/discomfort has improved.
there must be something that can be done to help relieve or lesson these attacks. note - he does not drink. please help!
In case anyone else has this problem, I want my experience to be available to them. There was very little to read on the DURATION of initial phenobarbital side effects on the web, and I was very frightened by what I saw. So, here's what happened with my dog. The side effects (which were severe) lasted approximately three weeks. It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer.
Can someone answer this. How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
yet thats not the problem in the past year. It used to be. I don't know how long that I will have my baby Julie, but I also don't know how to say goodbye to her either. I do know that when her time does come..I must be with her because I am her Mommy & I brought her here & I have to be with her when she leaves this world. Does anyone know how to??
Wouldn't even drink milk, her favorite. Last Tuesday vet said she has pancreatitis from her bloodwork, took her off Prednisone for allergies (he said was one of causes), put her on Hill's I.D. diet, no human snacks, gave her shot of nausea medicine. Right away she ate her dinner, and continued to eat better and better, got well and stayed that way several days.
fevers with frequent visits to the docs (glandular fever diagnosed) he got worse and in hospital his lipase levels were initially 1200 and rose to 3000 he was on tube feeding (didn't stop the pain) and later tpn which helped. His lipase are around 170 last check he has been sent home with low fat diet (he lost 12.5 kilo's in hospital) . He is still having severe stomach pains.
I also saw an endocrinologist last fall, which is how I know I have reactive hypoglycemia. He said it was mild and that it was fairly common in "young" women (I'm 44 now). He's the head of endocrinology at Winthrop and all he said to do was to spread out the carbs. Small meals just leave me hungry, even if protein mixed with complex carbs. What little alcohol I still took, I was taking only after eating. I've stopped entirely now. I'm taking antacids and I was prescribed Hyomax?
I just dont know what else to expect and this quack I have for a Dr doesnt seem to concerned with answering my questions, puts me off telling me to wait and see what the tests show. Not schedualled for another visit with him in office until end of OCt. How long does pancreatitis take to go away? I find taking tylenol is not helping, and asprin wont stay down there long enough to do any good, any other suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I am really getting scared.
Hello, I am not sure if I can help you but it DOES sound like pancreatitis. Did they check you for gallstones or any blockages in your bile ducts? How about your Liver? Did they do any blood tests on it at the time you went to the ER? Have you tried going to different ERs? Maybe a different one will see you right away and test you correctly. I had my gallbladder removed last year, but before that, I had the same pains.
On the other hand, malignant strictures don't get better, they get steadily worse. Cancer is highly unlikely here. The after-effects of pancreatitis can linger for a long time. His course is more prolonged than average, but not startlingly so. It's likely that his stricture will improve further. Given the severity and length of his illness, one would consider removing the gallbladder even if stones aren't proven, if no other source becomes known.
My 10 yr old mini Poodle Julie was now diagnosed with a heart murmur when she went to ER Vet again.. for another Pancreatitis attack..which is better now. My Vet told me that the Trilostane (22.5 mg) is NOT working for her Cushings disease. Yet, 2 months ago her numbers came way down to normal. He now wants her on LYSODREN. I am scared to death of that drug. I read too much negative reports about it. Thats why I put her on Trilostane.
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