Pancreatitis symptoms in women

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They have not found the exact cause of why I have the pancreatitis so they treat the symptoms and leave at that. I have no family to help me. The pain is horrible but taking the pills and being " dope sick" all the time is too. I don't wan't to end my life but I can't bear anymore of not living it. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Digestive-Disorders---Gastroenterology/Idiopathic-Pancreatitis/show/231195">Idiopathic Pancreatitis</a>.
some 20 years ago i was experiencing sever upper gastric pain and thought to be ulcers, not, i had many tests run and finally had an ERCP done and it resulted in Pancreatitis. In 2000 i experienced excrutiating pain in the upper abdomen through to my back, for the first 2 days of this i was so sick i couldn't get to the doctor. when i was finally able to get myself to the Dr. he immediately put me in the hospital but by this time my amylase and lipase levels were within normal range.
Hi, I did drink far too much in my 20s to mid 30s or so, and I lowered my intake a great deal sometime in my mid to late 30s.I am now 44. About two years back I would have occasional attacks in the upper belly at night, once in a blue that were excruciating. They woudl die down and nothing more happened. I also had been chronically worrying for literally YEARS, and having "butterflies" in the tummy all the time.
Hi everyone Do these symptoms sound like fibro? I had slight tingling in both feet for a couple of months along with some vibration. At the same time I had muscle twitches (like pop corn popping) with no pain. Before this I had chest pain and feeling like my heart was skipping beats. I went to the doctor and had an EKG. He said my heart looked fine from those results. He took blood and I have no thyriod issues or diabetes (although my mom has hypothryiod issues and a suspicion of fibro).
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There have been splurges throughtout the years when I have gone on major binges when I have also used prescription pain killers. I have gotten totally plasterd at company outings (I am in an executive position) and I have been embarrased to go to work the next day to face the people that answer to me. I have been married for 14 years to a recovering alcoholic, he has not drank in 23 years--he has been incredibly supportive and has helped me to make the decision to quit drinking.
I just got word that I won't get the referral because my primay care physican talked to the cardiologist on the phone and based upon the results of an echo and a holter done 5 months ago, before I had an escalation in the symptoms, they feel that every is just fine. As a matter of fact, the MD stated that this is to be expected in this stage of pregnancy. So, I've had it...no more doctors...no more prenatals...no more anything. I am screaming for help but no one will listen.
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All symptoms of what I call the 'antibiotic syndrome' which have greatly increased in frequency in recent years. On further examination, more symptoms may be discovered. Most of the gastro-intestinal tract is tender when pressed, especially the small intestine, liver and gall bladder. There may even have been a gall bladder operation that failed to improve the condition, sometimes even worsening the symptoms. There could be a history of thrush or oral, anal or vaginal itching.
I had my gallbladder removed in April 2002 but the constant pain in my upper stomach has just gotten worse. I had no symptoms that were related to gallbladder trouble, they found it was bad by accident. I recently developed nausea nearly every day, and to eat a hamburger, pizza, or fatty food, I would rather die. I had an MRI done on my pancreas and bile ducts this past week and they discovered that I have a stricture on my ducts that will require surgery.
My MD was at a total loss as to what caused my original pain which returned as soon as my pancreatitis pain resolved. I was lucky in that the pancreatitis that was due to the ERCP resolved quickly. Still and all I was out of work for 3 weeks. Tracie, I hope you are feeling better. When did you first realize that something was wrong? You went home after your ERCP, right? Did you end up admitted through the ER?
A few even told me it was all in my head. Well I don't think falling on the ground rolling around in pain is in a persons head. A few doctors I went to even tried to put me on Antidepressants! Heck! I wasn't depressed! I was in real pain! Finally 9 months after my surgery & all the tons of new non-gallbladder attacks I was having. I went back to see the surgeon who preformed the gallbladder removal on me. & just by luck while in his office. I had one of those awful attacks!
And, come to think about it, I think my menstral cycle has always been irregular after the first year I started. I was in 5th grade. (don't know what age and right now I'm so tired that I don't want to count back that far). LOL. I don't recall if it was actually diagnosed, (some reason I am thinking yes), but I was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis and Cholostatitus (spelling?). I have no idea what any of those two words mean.
I basically have abdominal pain in the upper left hand side and some pain in the rib cage. The pain is like I pulled a muscle. I don't have any other symptoms. I am sorry to hear you are experiencing the same type of pain. It really *****. I hope your doctor finds out what the problem is in your case. I wish you the best of luck.
I saw my regular doctor Monday and she discussed my case with her GI friend at the PolyClinic here in Seattle. After reviewing recent blood work and her relaying my symptoms to him, he thinks it is a Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, considering my gallbladder is gone. This dysfunction can lead to attacks of the pancreas! There is an invasive surgery they can do to MAYBE relieve the problem, but I'm told it's a bad diagnosis and a bad surgery.
Through my internet correspondence with her (I live in England) I learned a little about pancreatitis (she had many ERCP procedures). She was treated by a Dr. Rowe, a gastroenterologist, at the University of California San Fransisco (UCSF), but I don't know which location. You may be able to google Dr. Rowe (sorry I don't know his forename) and see if you can find some information on him.
- pain/pressure in left upper abdomen. There is hardly an hour when I do not feel it. Sometimes it lasts for minutes, sometimes for hours. On 1 to 10 scale I would say it is around 2-3. - the pain may go to my back (left side mainly) or to be close to my left shoulder - in last 2 months the pain is more intense - I wake up during the night several times - my stool is loose and a little bit yellow. I am mostly on vegeteranian diet, but when I eat meat the stool floats.
I would love to know if you have found anything on your symptoms? My husband has the same symptoms but his has gotten worse in the last few weeks. I have researched Ulcerative Colitis and he has all the signs so I thought. After reading your symptoms he has the same ones even the excessive sweating. This is really scaring me because he says he feels like he is dying. So, if we get a diagnosis I will let you know.
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I KNEW the I KNEW there was something in there blocking something. I have been in pain daily and getting worse. I now see another (new) primary care doc tomorrow for referral to a new gastro doc who will hopefully be able to help me out. Looks like common protocol on this would be to go in and try to see what the actual obstruction is and then handle as needed. Glory be to God for giving me the nudge to push for different imaging and NOT let the doc cut me.
If chronic pancreatitis is in question, it can sometimes even be detected by a simple bloodtest to check the amylase and lipase levels. Often a CT-scan will show chronic pancreatitis, that's how mine was found. An ERCP is good, too, but the patient needs to be aware that it is an invasive procedure and can actually cause a pancreatitis attack.
* steady, severe pain in the upper abdomen that increases rapidly and may last from 30 minutes to several hours * pain in the back between the shoulder blades * pain in the right shoulder * nausea * vomiting * fever * chills * jaundice * abdominal bloating * intolerance of fatty foods * belching or gas * indigestion Persons who experience the following symptoms should consult their physician immediately: * sweating * chills
Hello, Without clinical examination,it is very difficult to confirm a diagnosis,but the various possibilities for your symptoms are dyspepsia(GERD or peptic ulcers), acute pancreatitis, viral infection of the lower left ribs - left coastochondritis or tiez syndrome , strained muscle over the upper left abdomen ,referred pain due to kidneys or urinary tract diseases like infections or stones,diverticulitis,ovarian cysts or ectopic pregnancy in females splenic causes or sometimes due to abdominal
Apparently, left side abdominal pain is often more common in women and young adults. There are lots of common causes of a left sided abdominal pain, enlarged spleen, bowel problems, like diverticulitis, and constipation, to pain arising from muscles and skin over the left side of the abdomen. I have a friend who has chronic pancreatitis with similar symptoms. You should get this checked out if it's interfering with your everyday life.
You need to understand that her weight loss is probably not the result of an extreme diet, weight loss is one of the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis for many people. I lost 20 pounds before I was diagnosed, without trying. Not all pancreatitis is caused by alcohol or by taking medically presribed drugs that would cause it.
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sorry forgot to add when i went to the doctors the 3rd time i mentioned that id had my gallbladder removed an that the stones had cause pancreatitis and he thought i was lying coz guess what the pancreatitis isnt in my notes!!!!!
I was going by the things I read that other things cause elevated CA-125 in perimenopausal women and it's not reliable, but in my case, I think my doc was not good and should have known or had more tests done. Oh, and at time of surgery CA-125 was 660 or so. I guess the lesson here is, if above the normal 35? I'd be concerned, but that's only my experience.
I have A Manual of Laboratory Diagnostic Tests book by Frances Fischbach, second edition.. which gives some possible causes for elevated levels of ALT and AST. Are your levels currently flagged as high? My old book lists causes of elevated ALT as: "1. Hepatocellular disease (moderate to high increase) 2. Active cirrhosis (mild increase) 3. Metastatic liver tumor (mild increase) 4. Obstructive jaundice/biliary obstruction (mild to moderate increase) 5. Infection or toxic hepatitis 6.
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