Pancreatitis and gallbladder removal

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I posted couple of weeks ago . I went to the Er on 3-11 & was admitted for 4 days for pancreatits with mildly elevated Lipase (28) & a -sudden- severe pain in upper right quadrant(close to breastbone) that went straight thru to the back that was excruciating after eating that night. I also have ongoing pain in my back and a 'shooting & spasiming pain ' thats tolerable for now directly in my left ribs.
I dont know if it was the chicken breast or maybe the overactivity but ended up in the hospital a couple of weeks ago with elevated amylase and lipase. The removal of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> really set things off for me. I am taking Pancrealipase with all my meals now & try to eat every few hours as I've lost almost 20 pounds in the last six weeks. after surgery my liver levels were also very high but have now returned to normal & they were thinking everything inflamed from surgery.
I am having post gallbladder removal problems, and I am concerned that my pain is due to pancreatitis? Had my surgery in June with a lot of problems afterwards. At one point I was diagnosed with a bile leak, and given antibiotics. after that I felt pretty good for several months, but now the pain has started again. I have a lot of pressure under my ribs, both sides. Stomach area is burning.The pain and the burning goes through my back as well.
Since then I have still had the same symptoms as I had before my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removal. Diarrhea, sever abdominal pain, nausea, etc. Sometimes I even wonder if they really removed it! The only difference is that I do not vomit like I use to! Is it possible that there is a stone still stuck somewhere? Also, Since my gallbladder has been removed I have gained excessive weight and I am unable to lose it. Could this have something to do with my gallbladder being removed?
May I suggest that you think long and hard before making any "snap decisions" about gallbladder removal. If you read some of the many postings in this forum, most who have done this are now going through hell suffering from a variety of problems. The gallbladder acts as a bile reservoir which it then concentrates and secretes to the liver to help the body digest fats.
i have hepatitis C and was just diagnosed with an abnormal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> and am having gallbladder attacks yet the surgeon didnt want to perform the surgery cause of the fact that i have hepatitis C and also i said it didnt hurt alot when i ate i feel like he signed my death warrant or at the least let this excrutiating pain not be addressed at all please help me Thank You Shawn
The pain that i experience is identical to the pain i had before the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removal and it can only be described by me as on the same level as labour pains! I have seen him countless times and he just wont listen to what im saying and refuses to refer me....any ideas of what this pain could be?? Im so frustrated and i cant find another doctor who is taking new patients...HELP!
I had moderate/severe acute pancreatitis when I went to the ER for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> and ended up in the hospital for six days before they finally did my surgery. They needed to get my pancreatic and liver enzymes back down to a normal range before surgery. I was in severe pain after my surgery, but at the time it was mostly contributed to the fact that I had a nicked artery during surgery and had to be opened up and the artery had to be fixed.
I had my gallbladder removed on February 9th of 2009 and my procedure was done by Laparoscopic. The doctor did an ultrasound and found that I had gallstones and Pancreatitis. This morning, I was feeling great, and then I had this sharp pain in my back and chest at the same time. does anyone know what this is?
These episodes can come a few days in a row or as far as a few months apart. It seems to always happen after eating. I have checked the symptoms for IBS,Pancreatitis etc and none of my symptoms relate. It never started until after I had the gallbladder removed. Sometimes the attacks are exactly the same as before I had it removed accept for the gas/huge amts of air that just come out. I had an episode today and I feel lousy!
I'm a 42-year-old woman who, about two years ago, I developed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span>-type pain and other symptoms. after having my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removed and another surgery called a sphincterotomy, I've learned that there are many things that can cause these symptoms including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and Pancreatitis, among other things. I belong to a Yahoo!
I had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removed over 3 years ago. Prior to the removal, I went to the bathroom once a day. Since then, I go at minimum of 3 times a day. If I dont think I get severe pain. Coffee (which I know is a gastric stimulant) makes me run to bathroom before I have even finished the cup. I also have severe flatus. I pass gas ALL day long, regardless of what I eat. Since the surgery, I can't lose weight either. Any suggestions to help me with these problems?
Doctor's don't seem to understand why I have it. I have no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span>, no apendix, I don't drink alcohol and I try not to eat high fat or greasy foods. I have had 4 c-sections, my gallbladder, apendix/ovarian cyst, and a pyonidal cyst removed. I have a merana IUD in place (2 years). My cycles have never been normal nor have I ever had regular bowel movements. I'm wondering if any of this could be related to or a cause of my recent diagnosis or if I could have inherited it.
What, if any, supplements will assist digestion of fatty foods after gall bladder removal? I just had mine taken out less than three weeks ago and am suffering whenever I eat anything with even a small amount of fat in it.
I had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removed in May of 2008. The pain and nausea continued. I had an attack in June of 2008 and was hospitalized for eight days. They kept me on pain killers and antibiotics until my liver enzymes straightened out then they cut me loose. In August of 2008, I had a sphincterotomy which was supposed to help. It didn't. I now have excellent pain relief from Oxycontin and nausea relief from Motilium and Gravol but I'm still looking for answers.
All blood labs have been normal (incl pancreatic enz), clean ultrasound (except for two hemangiomas on my liver that were same size since a previous US 2 yrs prior) but HIDA scan showed 0% ejection fraction, so my gallbladder was removed 3 weeks ago. Pathology showed the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> to be normal, no stones and I continue to have the same pain and can only comfortably eat if I take Actigal prior to food.
and im looking at everything i can on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removal and i think i have read nearly everything... and i've found out that if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> springs a leak you can die... and i have also found out that colon cancer can occour after gallbladder removal because the bile is just leaking non stop... and all this other stuff... so i dont know... i think im just going crazy!
I have been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis and since then have seen a gastro doctor. He is recommending that I have my gallbladder removed, or as he stated "yank it out". He has me on Urso 250mg @ 3 times a day; Nexium @ 40mgs; and Viokase 8 tab 5 times a day then given me percocet for when I am in pain. First off, I am very concerned about removal of my gallbladder as a cure-all, it seems drastic.
He was admitted with pancreatitis. The HydeScan (spelling)? showed that his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> function was at 10% and ultrasound showed a large amount of sludge in his gallbladder. No stones evident. gallbladder removal is going to be scheduled. My concern is his age and that he has had high blood pressure for almost 2 years. He was in great physical condition and very slim when diagnosed with HBP. He is 6'7", 250 pounds now.
It can and has happened to others. You're risking pancreatitis and liver issues if you don't get treatment. Get to a good GI doc and figure out what you need to do to get the condition treated.
I had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removed two weeks ago, and since then the pain has remained and seems to have gotten worse. I've lost over 30lbs in the last two and a half months from severe nausea and vomiting when I eat. Well now, I am also experiencing pain in my left side that feels just as bad as the pain in my right side. I am still getting nauseous and having a hard time eating. What could be causing this?
I had my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> removed in May of 09. I l still experienced pain, nausea and vomiting and couldn't eat still. Then my liver enzymes started rising and my potassium has been dangerously low. I have been in and out of ERs, gastro offices, hospitals etc looking for an answer. All they could tell me was I had IBS, gastritis, or it was all in my head. I was getting frustrated so I decided to give up.
since then i have major stomache problems which tend to keep me at home most of the time. Extreme pain and cramping and an urgency to go to the loo that you cant control. I have to take diarehoea meds if i have to even go to town for jobs as in a two hr period i can spend an hr and a half of it in the loo. It is so bad that at times i vomit and nearly pass out with the pain. this does this even if i havent eaten anything fatty i have extreme discomfort!
My blood results showed an issue with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> (I hadn't slept and was in so much pain that I can't remember what), and I was diagnosed with pancreatitis. I was given antibiotics, kept on a liquid diet for 4-5 days, and given morphine to relieve the pain. Attacks continued, but they were minor, and I haven't had a full blown pancreatic attack since.
PLEASE HELP!!! I HAD MY <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> REMOVED FEB. 2000 LAP. BIOPSY OF <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> SHOWED PAST STONES NONE PRESENT AND ALSO VERY LARGE. ALSO, THE BILE DUCT IS EXTREMELY DILATED...THE SIZE OF 90 YR OLDS. HAD A MRCP,CAT SCAN OF ABD AND PELVIS, AND ERCP ARE NEGATIVE EXCEPT FOR ENLARGED BILE DUCT. ON A PRIOR ULTRASONIC ENDOSCOPY FOUND STONES THAT HE NOW BELIEVES ARE MY CLIPS FROM THE gallbladder SURG. after ERCP. BILE FLOWING O.K.
Do you still have your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span>? There's a link between a 'dicey' <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gall</span><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>bladder</span> and reflux and there's also a link to having had a gallbladder removed and having reflux subsequent to that. Have you been tested for autoimmune pancreatitis?
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