Acute pancreatitis and jaundice

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Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I had a pain attack in January 08 and then the pain stayed around for ages, I went to my GP after a week of the pain and he said I was jaundice and suspected gallstones, he referred me to a jaundice clinic and a week later i was still in pain and hadn't heard anything off of the clinic. I went to the hospital and they said i have pancreatitis caused by a gall stone blocking me.
Avatar n tn Animals, like people, can develop chronic pancreatitis after only one acute attack of pancreatitis. My aunt was able to keep her dog's case managed for many years, with only a couple more hospitalizations. I just want you to be prepared for what you might be up against. So far, Piper's case could be a whole lot worse, so hopefully she'll keep improving and that will be the last time you ever have to deal with this.
Avatar n tn When I had a stone caught in my common bile duct, the symptoms were nearly identical to my onsets of acute hepatitis. This can also cause temporary pancreatitis. Having my gallbladder removed solved the problem for me. Certain chemical exposures (carbon tetrachloride) can also cause similar symptoms.
Avatar m tn Typically the only time pancreatitis shows up and the enzymes levels show 'normal' levels is when someone progresses from acute to chronic pancreatitis. So if this hasn't been a condition that's happened several times in a couple of years, the chances of it being pancreatitis is low. All of the PPIs do not act the same nor do they have the same side-effects. If the doc thinks it's GERD and one PPI doesn't help, make sure to try others. They're not all alike.
Avatar m tn Hello, Thank you to anyone who may respond and offer information in regards to my post. My simple history is I have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and then was upgraded chronic p. I have been to a slew of doctors(GP/GIs) who have done numerous tests including multiple ultrasounds, amylase/lipase serums, ct scan with contrast, and a hida scan with all of them showing negative results. My pancreatitis seems to come and go for no apparent reason.
902019 tn?1249865014 Over the past 8 months she has been admitted to hospital at least once a month with severe stomach pain and vomiting. As like most of you when it first started she was jaundice and lost a lot of weight, but I was wondering her stomach has always, throughout all this, been very large and people comment on her looking about 7 months pregnant has anyone else found this? She has had 2 ERCP for a stent in and then taken out as the first course of steroids looked like they were working.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn I have only two symptoms of pancreatitis and do not have nausea, headaches, jaundice, fatty stool, vomiting, constipation, low B/P, rapid heart rate, fever, sweats or an inflamed pancreas 4. The pain location minus the banding effect to my back is located directly on top of the location I had a pyloric stenosis surgery (and two consecutive repairs) 5. The pain can start immediately when I eat and at night.
Avatar n tn I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis. The lab that tests my bloodwork says that with amylase, anything over 88 is high, lipase, anything over 63 is high. Some labs allow a higher range for both, but even those adjusted levels are less than your daughter's levels. Her lipase is especially high. Her triglycerides are high. Another important indicator. Don't buy it!
Avatar n tn Any help in identifing what might be causing my husband to have the following problems would be greatly appreciated! He presented to the ER on Sept 15th with severe epigastric pain. Lipase was 11,000 & amylase was 5,331, liver enzymes normal, glucose normal, and triglycerides normal, Other abnormal labs included RBC 3.96(L), HGB 12.0(L), HCT 34.7(L), lymphs 15.1(L), ABS monocyte 0.6(H). He was admitted with acute pancreatis. Put NPO/given IV's and pain meds and sent home in 4 days.
Avatar n tn The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it. You need a second opinion.
Avatar m tn METHODS Between 1980 and 1988, we prospectively studied 86 patients who had acute pancreatitis. In patients with no known cause of pancreatitis and no ultrasonographic evidence of gallstones or dilatation of the biliary ducts, we determined how often biliary sludge was present and its subsequent fate by repeated microscopical examinations of bile samples and abdominal ultrasonography. Anyone have any ideas of what could be going on?
Avatar n tn Elevated lipase levels have greater sensitivity and specificity than amylase in diagnosing acute pancreatitis. Treatment involves I/V fluids and antibiotics. Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I have been suffering from Jaundice for the past three months.After this I am using food items with little oil and spices,and also I am a teetotaller. Doctor diagnosed my disease as "Acute Virus A hepatitis.Acute Pancreatitis+Haemolysis". My bilirubin(T),SGOT,SGPT for the previous three test are as follows bilirubin(T){mg/dl} SGOT{U/L} SGPT{U/L} 1. 3 57 131 2. 1.8 25 39 3. 0.8 39 57 Why this SGOT and SGPT are varying?
Avatar f tn High GGT levels are seen in liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver tumors, and jaundice. Other causes of high GGT include heavy or chronic alcohol use (ruled out in your case), myocardial infarction, pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis and viral infections such as Reye's Syndrome, Epstein-Barr, or cytomegalovirus (CMV). A high bilirubin can indicate hepatitis, liver and pancreatic cancer, cirrhosis, gall stones, and biliary stricture. It can even be due to hemolytic anemia.
Avatar n tn Is the risk of pancreatitis alot less like he says? If i develop acute pancreatitis again, will it develop into chonic pancreatitis? or is that only after alot of bouts?
Avatar f tn I have chronic pancreatitis and get Acute pancreatitis in between and it is sooooo painful i end up in the Acc and if you are having terrible pain like that too..I believe you need them to do what is called ERCP...where they put a camera down your throat and has a look at your pancreas/cbd/gallbladder etc and if there is anything they can either remove it or take biopsies of anything they see...if anything is seen.
Avatar n tn During the past 12 months she has been under a considerable amount of continous stress and began to experience unpleasant symptoms including free floating anxiety and feelings of panic. On visiting her family doctor she was prescribed the antdepressant Lustral, which is a SSRI type drug. From the begining she described many unpleasant side effects, including diahrreah, nausia, balance peoblems, jaw clenching, ticks etc. May of thse side effects are well documented.
Avatar n tn The symptoms of pancreatic cancer are similar to that of chronic pancreatitis except with jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes) and dramatic weight loss. Go to your favorite search engine and type in Pancreatic cancer and it should bring up some useful sites. I use Yahoo! to research these things.
Avatar m tn During my 10 day stay in the hospital I found out I had Hep B but was told it appeared that I had it for a long time which I did not understand and still don't today. My partner ironically came down with Acute Hepatitis in May from what we believed was exposure from a dentist office. It turned into who gave the disease to whom for several weeks... I had my gallbladder removed and the surgeon did a liver biospy at the same time.
Avatar n tn This did wonders for the withdraw feelings, but the anxiety is over-whelming. I was burning out my skin, shaking, fearful thoughts and feelings raced, and a buzzed feeling has taken over my body. My question to you is, do you think that this anxiety will pass after a couple of weeks or do you think perhaps 20mg is too much for my anxiety? How long of a chance do you give it? You advice has been right on thus far, hope you can help me through the end.
Avatar f tn Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Autoimmune Pancreatitis By Jordan Meyers, eHow Contributor Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Autoimmune Pancreatitis Autoimmune pancreatitis is a condition that affects the pancreas. The pancreas is found in the abdomen, where it helps to regulate the amount of glucose--a type of sugar that is naturally found in the body--in a person's blood. It also aids in digestion. Autoimmune pancreatitis is marked by inflammation of the pancreas.
Avatar n tn If the common bile duct becomes plugged with stones or if the sphincter does not open to release the bile and pancreatic enzymes into the small intestine, serious medical problems can result. This includes jaundice from the back up of bile and pancreatitis from the back up of pancreatic enzymes. When this happens emergency ERCP or other surgery often needs to be done. What are the types of this dysfunction? Based on biliary manometry the dysfunction has been classified into three types.
Avatar m tn There may be pain accompanied with nausea, vomiting and wind. There will be jaundice, nausea and fever. Pain is worse on movement or coughing. Other differentials of your condition could be acute pancreatitis, reflux disease etc.If you are doubtful seek medical help. A complete medical history, clinical examination and work up like ultrasound abdomen may help. Do write to me again. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar m tn i 58 M, diagonesed with jaundice one month back.bilirubin 2.7,sgpt 450, sgot 375 and i went for bed rest. after one week when got tested found bilirubin increased to 8 and sgpt 1500,sgot 1100, i was hospitalised and later discharged after one week with advice of complete bed rest. when got again tested biliruben was 16.9,sgpt2500 and sgot 2100. i was adviced medicine which i took regularly and after 3 week sgot 131,sgpt426,ggtp 156 which had all gone down in last one week by 50 percent.
251222 tn?1270939717 I was in a Dka (went into a diabetic coma), my blood sugar was close to 1000. I had pancreatitis and gall bladder disease. I delivered the baby premature and slipped into the dka and woke at a later time in the Icu. My baby survived with 73 days in Nicu and is doing well now. After I was moved down out of icu to risk maternity, I began having severe vision problems. They had stabilized my blood sugar.
Avatar n tn The symptoms of acute pancreatitis usually begins with severe pain in the upper abdomen. The pain may last for a few days. Some of the other symptoms are: swollen and tender abdomen, sweating, nausea, vomiting, fever, mild jaundice, and rapid pulse." ------------------------ http://www.ards.