Pancreatitis and ascites

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Have read about the connection with glomerular disease and inflammatory condtions like pancreatitis. Now I just heard the cat has tested postitive for it with an fPLI of 15. Have read low albumin was common with pancreatitis but not heard about the connnection with EPI though understandable with lack of enzymes. Do you think this is a possiblity given the increased appetite? Stools were traditionally larger and more tan coloured than other cats, though no diarrhea, ever.
Ascites is caused by high pressure in the blood vessels of the liver (portal hypertension) and low albumin levels. Disorders that may be associated with ascites include: Cirrhosis Clots in the veins of the liver (portal vein thrombosis) Congestive heart failure Constrictive pericarditis Hepatitis Liver cancer Nephrotic syndrome Ovarian cancer Pancreatitis Protein-losing enteropathy Exams and Tests Return to top A physical examination may reveal a swollen abdomen or belly.
Ok, I've just been put on a limited salt diet because of mild asities with cirrhosis. I'm ready to go. Life has become immesurably harder. I also have relatively high ammonia levels and forgetfuless and confusion. I really don't leave the house much anymore. I'm hoping for a bleed. Anything I can do to help that along? I really am ready to pass on. Help?
Other medical conditions you may have. For instance I have what is co-morbid conditions. Chronic Pancreatitis, HepC, Heart problems. But if you are in "final" stage, you should know this and be on a transplant list already. What is your M.E.L.D score? If your hepatologist hasn't discussed this with you by now, you should get him on the ball.
Complications are ascites, cyst or fluid buildup in pancreas, low B.P etc.Haemorrhagic pancreatitis, necrotizing pancreatitis and involvement of liver, heart and kidney carries poor prognosis. Some amount of free fluid can be norm al around the uterus. Any infection or inflammation can cause it. Discuss your concerns with the treating doctor. Write us again. Best luck!
I have been doing research off and on for the past 9 and 1/2 months since having an acute pancreatitis attack and having my gallbladder removed. My liver and pancreas enzymes have pretty much returned to normal. My liver enzymes ocassionally run over the high end of the scale, but not by much (a few points) and my surgeon explained that it may be that I am just one of the people who fall outside the standard scale.
Tests showed many of her organs were swollen and inflamed and her heart was not beating properly. This was only a about 10 days ago. She is still recovering, but to my alarm, I find her vision has also suddenly deteriorated. What could possibly have caused all of these things to go so wrong so fast? She has been a very healthy dog all of her life, until this. I can't imagine why everything has gone wrong at once. Please help.
Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
My mother was recently admitted to the hospital with about 20 lbs of unexplained ascites in the abdomen, which followed what she describes as an excruciating pain the night of July 3 that disappeared when she went to the bathroom the following morning. She has no fever or elevated white count. In the past week she has had 1)a pelvic/abdominal ultrasound; 2) a chest XRay; 3) CT scans of the abdominal region; 4) a pelvic exam. All come up clear, with no signs of cancer/masses.
The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is prolonged alcohol abuse. Pancreatic ascites can also be caused by acute pancreatitis as well as trauma to the pancreas.
The diet is necessary to keep the pancreas from having to try to digest fats, which it can't do once it has been inflamed and damaged by pancreatitis. Proteins also cause pancreatic distress and should be taken only minimally. It is a tragedy that she has neither employment or insurance. You should contact your local health department and seek their advice on what she can do for medical assistance.
The possibilities range from traumatic pancreatitis to transection of the gland with ductal injury and pancreatic ascites.
y 11 yo min pin was diagnosed with pancreatitis and it was very scary.
I'm curious. I've seen alot of people using celexa complain of fatigue and weight gain which can be typical of some SSRIs. I've noticed that several people have had a drop in T4 while on celexa (TSH/T4 checked prior to initiating antidepressant therapy). Is there any literature out there on this? Can you offer some enlightenment? Thank you.
Symptoms include attacks of severe cyanotic flushing of the skin lasting from minutes to days, diarrhea, bronchoconstrictive attacks, sudden drops in blood pressure, edema, and ascites, which is an abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the abdominal cavity, also known as abdominal or peritoneal dropsy. [From PROZAC: PANACEA OR PANDORA?, Pg. 87.
During the second ERCP they placed a stent in my duct and about 5 days later I was in the worst pain since my gallbladder attack and I was feverish and weak. I went to the ER and I had pancreatitis where my levels were almost 4000. I was in the Hospital for 5 days almost and released. I ended up going back for a 3rd ERCP to have the stent removed. About a week after I started having horrible nausea and vomiting where almost anything I ate, I vomited, including crackers and water.
That is what I thought when you mentioned ascites and pancreatitis. Ascites is associated with liver failure. Once you start seeing ascites it is usually only a matter of time....well....not good. I hope they are at least tapping some of the fluid out to keep her comfortable because that is all that they can do now. I would recommend looking into hospice care for her. Is she living alone? Is there any way you can move her closer to you if she is?
Hello, It would have been really helpful if you had shared more details about this fluid around the abdomen and kidneys. Are you suffering from ascites? The common causes of ascites are liver cirrhosis, heart failure, kidney disease etc.Is it some form of infection since you have been prescribed antibiotics? Pain and burning in stomach can be seen in gastritis, reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis etc.
"But is it possible I could have actually had just an acute condition (e.g. alcoholic hepatitis), and not cirrhosis?" No. You can't have ascites without cirrhosis and portal hypertension which are the cause of ascites, sorry. "no one would guess I had anything close to cirrhosis." Most people with cirrhosis of the liver have no symptoms and function normally.
I had this symptom, and landed in the ER and hospital for a couple of nights. The likely culprit: pancreatitis, likely related to the high fat consumption required by the PI. Also, maybe a stool softener/laxative may be helpful. And a note of caution--if you do go to the ER, bring several days supply of your PI. My hospital pharmacy did not stock it, and had I not brought my own, and insisted on remaining compliant, I likely would have had to stop.
My white blood count was 30,000 in April and was put in ICU and on a ventilator for almost two weeks. Every test imaginable was run, with no viral or bacterial infection. X-rays showed I had fluid in both lungs--almost died. Are there any other reasons for this to happen. Pulmonary doctor was also puzzled. I have researched everything about pneumonia and high white blood count, the only thing left is a test for leukemia. Please help.
RE MY HIGH BILIRUBBIN-I WAS HOSPITALISED AND THEY FOUND BACTERIAL INFECTION IN ASCITES,AND I SPENT 3 DAYS ON HIGH DOSEAGE IV ANTIBIOTICS.ALSO DISCOVERED I HAD HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY GR 1.MY CHILD PUGH IS NOW 12 AND I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM LIKELY TO BE TRANSPLANTED WITHIN WEEKS.
You go to the doctor and have the appropriate tests done to see what the health of your liver is. The virus by itself does not make the stomach swell, it's the complications from the virus such as cirrhosis, pancreatitis, enlarged spleen that can cause swelling in the abdomen. If you know your liver is still in good shape, I recommend you try some crunches or cut back on the twinkies. Also, some of us no matter how little we are still have belly fat - especially after having had children.
the surgeon here and his gp have said it needs to remain open for the fluid to drain from a fistula that developed during the pancreatitis. Initially, there was a drain but that broke and they said to leave it open until the draining stops but, at least instinctively, it seems there have to be other ways to go and we're just not finding it. As you said re infection...yes!....he's already been on antibiotics for one infection caused by the opening.
He has ascites, portal hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, adema and varices that were recently banded. Two weeks ago we found him in a coma with a blood sugar of 17. He bounced back. I finally talked him into living with me until our last doctors appointment when we were told he is doing great. He now moved back to his apartment. Can anyone please tell me with what he has going on if his time is limited? I am very concerned and frustrated.
Usually, bed rest, a low-salt diet, and diuretics help eliminate excess fluid. Ascites tends to occur in long-standing (chronic) rather than in short-lived (acute) disorders. It occurs most commonly in cirrhosis (severe scarring of the liver), especially in cirrhosis caused by alcoholism or viral hepatitis. It may occur in other liver disorders, such as severe alcoholic hepatitis without cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, and obstruction of the hepatic vein (Budd-Chiari syndrome).
We have his mother and father and brothers and sisters. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ELSE WOULD BE CAUSING HIS SWOLLEN STOMACH. HE WENT FROM 4.5LBS TO 8LBS IN FLUID IN HIS STOMACH IN JUST 1WK.
My 21 yr old son having an episode of intestinal flu had blood testing done back in May. The results revealed an elevated bilirubin count of 1.3h mg/dl and elevated amylase of 109h. As a followup last week he was retested and his bilirubin count was 2.1h mg/dl and his amylase was 102. Prior to his test he had little to eat and had also weight lifted. Another concern is that he has lost about 20 pounds over the past 4 months with no explanation. He is about 5'10" and 170 lb.
Over time the tape has worn down and irritated the skin and since we cannot find gauze more absorbant than commercial brands the fluid often seeps through wetting his shirt, etc. I don't understand exactly what the fluid consists of but the fact that it is from inside his body is disturbing to me...I am uncomfortable with the idea of the fluid being distributed around the house, in public, the gym he goes to, etc.
First clinical sign at age 2 mos was focal seizures, particularly after eating. The puppy would stare ahead, twitch her head lightly, and lose her balance. Only lasted 2 seconds on average, and she acted as though nothing happened. After initial blood work in 9/08 showed her bile acids were high, she was put on Hills K/D diet and scheduled for ultrasound, which was abnormal, then a liver biopsy.
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