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Pancreatitis and gastritis

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The pancreatic specialist did not mention pancreatitis at the time and only prescribed nexium and sulcrafate for the gastritis. I am 67, and never had a previous bout with pancreatitis. Moderate beer drinker. How should I be treated?
Get checked for H. pylori, the bacteria that's known to cause gastritis and GERD. Also may want to have your liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked.
There are several ways to test for pancreatitis and to reach a diagnosis of either acute or chronic pancreatitis or both. Bloodwork can be checked to look at amylase and lipase levels, if they are elevated it is a sign of pancreatic inflamation, yet some people who have had the disease for a while no longer show elevated a&p levels. Other tests include fecal fat analysis, trypsinogen tests, ultrasounds, ct-scans, EUS and ERCP's.
I have had chronic gastritis or pancreatitis or gall bladder or whatever for many years (not sure which). My pain was originally directly in my stomach (not "heartburn" up high, and not in the bowels, but right smack in the stomach). It feels as if my stomach is eating itself. Now I am finding my pain radiating into both shoulder blades, and sometimes RUQ. It comes in waves, sometimes so severe I am doubled over for 2 or 3 minutes, and sometimes just chronically nagging at me.
I suffered over 2 years and made many trips to the ER, doctors, and was even hospitalized for testing. I was only given meds to help the pain. I was diagnosed with gastritis and IBS and was basically told there was nothing else to be done. BUT, upon a big attack (EXTREME pain and nausea) I went to the Urgent Care Center and the doctor there spotted it and I was sent the next day to a gastro doctor who did the ERCP. DON'T give up! KEEP PURSUING your symptoms!!
I'm starting to get a little worried about pancreatitis after some online research. It's been going on and off for years. I used to abuse alcohol, but have been relatively clean for over a year, with a few relapses here and there. Could this be something like pancreatitis or something else?
A serum creatinine and creatinine clearance test should be done to rule out kidney involvement and a blood sugar for diabetes. However it could also be recurrent pancreatitis and pain of colitis too that has become dull aching type. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Severe bruising on my abdomin started about a year ago that go from dark color when symptoms are severe and lighter when symptoms are less severe. I have been tested with moderate gastritis,inflamtion around the plyrous valve leving the stomach. I had gastric emptying study which after two hours my stomach didnt empty at all (gastroparesis). This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/884716'>Common problems?</a>.
However, after intermittent burning in mid and upper abdomen for several weeks now, and blood work that indicates low vitamin D (27) and triglyceride levels (37), I am concerned that I could have malabsorption syndrome and pancreatitis, GERD or an ulcer. Other symptoms include gas, diarreah and stool that sometimes floats(intermittent), nausea, muscle weakness especially when working out, and pain in mid left flank (intermittent).
It seems to start about 1-2 hours after I eat. I have had colonoscopy and scope down the throat and echo on liver, kidneys ect. Nothing. All blood tests are normal. This seems to come and go sometimes lasting a week or so. My doc has me on prilosec which does not always help. The endo doc said the same thing as you, gastritis...hmmm. Mine lasts longer than a few minutes, tho.
i am 31 year ol from uk, i have had diahrrea most of my life and stomach pains. pale stools,(having a colon scopy done soon for this) i have been a smoker and a drinker too. I have posted elsewhere about this too. But since its a GI query, thought its good if i can get some advice here. few months ago, i became very weal dizzy and ill. still am, i am, i keep getting hypoglycemia symptoms, constant brainfog, i did faint once was taken to emergency hospital.
this the third episode i have. and its really painful and most of all fustrating. would you have any idea of what it is? thank you very much.
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.
they found in-active gastritis, lots of inactive inflamation and redness around the hiatal hernia area. Esopagus is ok. I am sooo tired of this. I have tried lots of natural things. DGL, slippery elm, various gentle digestive enzymes, L- glutamine and some stomcah formulas geared to heal the lining of the stomach. Sometimes I think they work,, but now nothing is releiving this pain. It is even very tender to the touch.
Please help me, my son is 12 yrs old and 1 month ago had a viral infection which then turned into a gastritis which presented as very painful epigastric pain on arising and when going to bed. He was prescribed Omeprazole 20mg once daily, and Gaviscon 10ml tds after meals. Bloods were normal except urea was raised slightly, Amylase normal so no pancreatitis. This continued for 1 month without any relief.
just a fairly strong pain, especially when I EXPAND MY STOMACH (as if im trying to make my belly fill with air/inhailing air to fill stomach)... I wouldlike to know what the difference is between inflammation and gastritis...or are they esentially the same? I also have excessive flatulence, almost always during the week, regardless of what i consume.(was diagnosed with IBS 5 yrs ago) Is there any medication to take prior to consuming alcohol to protect the stomach?
Then I had an upper-endoscopy which showed inflammation of the esophagus, GERD and gastritis (but no ulcers or H. Pylori), for which I was given a PPI. After that I was told I needed to have a HIDA/CCK, which revealed my GB had an ejection fraction of 19% (normal is 35% and above). Diagnosis: gallbladder dyskinesia.
If I sit up I feel better, but as soon as I lay down, the pain is excruciating. I feel like throwing up and am weak and terribly fatigued. Feels like the flu but I don't have a fever, chills or diarreah. Thankfully I still have some antinausea medicine that they gave me last year after my blood patch and it is helping a lot. Only problem is that it makes me sleepy.
Have they presribed anything for the H Pylori and the gastritis? You do need to be checked for chronic pancreatitis. You do have a lot of the symptoms such as pale stools, raised amylase. CP usually causes pain in the upper abdomen and the back shoulders. What were your amylase levels and the range? Just wondering if they were out of range. You actually can have CP without levels being raised at all Try to keep lowering your cholesterol since this can contribute to CP.
Also my middle/left upper abdominal area is tender to touch and that specific burning feeling is too when i press it, so yet again i went back to the doctors (last wednesday) and she put it down to my Gastritis still and muscle spasms from my bowels cos i suffer from bouts of constipation, but i can't help wonder if it's really what she's told me it is.
They did an ultrasound of my gullbladder various blood test and a urainalysis and diagnosed me with Gastritis and prescribed me Prilisac. and some nausea medication and told me to also use OTC Maalox. My question is are these symptoms normal for gastritis and how long can i expect this to go on?
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.
Lipase levels drop back to normal within a couple days of an attack, and sometimes with advanced chronic pancreatitis, amylase and lipase levels do not elevate at all, even during an attack. This often makes bloodtests not always accurate in diagnosing chronic pancreatitis. Triglyceride levels should be checked and or a trypsinogen study done. There are also the diagnostic tools of ultrasound, CT-scan, or MRI's. And, of course, the ERCP.
I am a 27 year old Canadian woman who has been living and working in Japan for the last 2 1/2 years. For the last year and a half I've been having a lot of problems with gastritis and reflux and I can't seem to get rid of them. I first noticed the symptoms last year when I felt a terrible burning in my stomach and had a lot of belching and heartburn after I ate. I had an upper GI X-ray done and there wasn't anything wrong except for excess acid production.
Other common health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia and thyroid disease, can also cause liver transaminase elevations. Most liver diseases are characterized by greater ALT elevations than AST elevations except cirrohsis and alcohol abuse. ALT also rises in bile duct obstruction due to stone. High concentrations of GGT are found in the liver, bile ducts, and the kidney. Hence kidney and urinary problems could be causing the high GGT level.
I'm considering the ERCP, but I'm worried that the procedure might make the gastritis/ulcer worse - what do you think? I'm also scared because the 10 days of Losec has run out, and I had trouble sleeping from gas and heartburn last night - the specialist wouldn't renew the Rx, and I'm not sure whether to seek a second opinion about Losec and the ERCP, and if so, whether to return to my GP or see the surgeon who did the cholecystectomy.
I aksed the GI doc to take a closer look at her stomach during the stent removal, and he also diagnosed gastritis, for which he prescribed prevacid. The pain has continued despite taking the prevacid for almost a week now since the stent was removed. The pain does get better sometimes after eating. However, during the stent removal, her labs were also drawn and her Lipase remains elevated at 292.
Patients with acute pancreatitis and concomitant hypertriglyceridemia most commonly report a history of poorly controlled diabetes, alcoholism, predisposing pharmacologic agents (such as estrogens, diuretics, or glucocorticoids), or dietary risk factors. The incidence of hyperlipidemia in patients with acute pancreatitis has been reported in the range of 12 to 38 percent, which encompasses patients with transient, mild lipid abnormalities that would not precipitate acute pancreatitis.
Slight elevation of amalayse and white count. Dr sent me to hospital poss d/x pancreatitis. Cat scan normal. ER Doc d/x gastritis. On Levbid & Previcid. Over last 2 wks, vomiting, every 3-4 days, several times in a row. Emesis ranges from undigested food that had been eaten up to 8 hrs prior to green/grey fluid. Always nauseated. Appetite erratic- some days I can eat, others not. Also now severely constipated. If I use an enema, I have a hard stool with a small amount of blood.
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