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Avatar n tn 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. Could the barium cause this?
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 took her to our vet and they did blood work and x-ray. The blood work showed acute pancreatitis. She was given IV fluids, Reglan for the vomiting, a B12 shot and an antibiotic and was not allowed anything to eat or drink for 24 hours other than licking on ice cubes every few hours. By the next day she was all perky and playing. The next day I started her on the vet's low fat food that they carry. She did well until today when out of nowhere she developed diarrhea and vomiting.
Avatar m tn The doctor then gave him a chalky-drink (not sure what it was as I had stepped out of the room) and repeated the lipase test 3 hours later as well as provided a chest x-ray. The chest x-ray came back clean, and the lipase result had gone back down to normal, and therefore he was swiftly discharged from emerg without much direction from the PA.
Avatar n tn Abnormalities that can suggest pancreatitis include elevated serum amylase and/or lipase (although can be normal in chronic pancreatitis), pancreatic calcifications seen on x-ray, abnormal pancreatic duct wioth multiple strictures and dilations seen at ERCP. or fat in the stool. Although many people with chronic pancreatitis have diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes), one can have chronic pancreatitis without diabetes.
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.
1393112 tn?1294907542 The bad thing about cystine stones, is that they don't show up on x-ray. I know this for a fact, because I have cystine stones myself, and they don't x-ray me because it's no use. CT or ultrasound is the only way to see them, so that may be another thing to mention to your vet (he/she may not be familiar with that fact, as they are pretty unusual, although the most common type of stone in K9's). Good luck to you!
1337091 tn?1275912473 He was hospitalized there for supportive care of iv fluids, antibiotics, pepsid ac, no food or water. His x-ray showed nothing clear. 2 days in the hospital, no improvement. My vet suggested I take him to the ER at another hospital for an ultrasound of his abdomen. This morning when i went to take him, he couldn't walk and kept falling over and crying. I literally had to put him on a rug and pull him out to my car and pick him up (he's 91 lbs.) and put him in the back seat.
Avatar n tn Dear Jean, Manipulation of the sphincter of Oddi or injection of dye into the pancreatic duct can initiate acute pancreatitis. It is difficult to predict the duration of pain for any individual although most cases will not hace prolonged/recurrent symptoms. This information is presented for weducational purposes. Ask specific questions to your personal physician. HFHSM.D.-rf *keywords: pancreatitis 0.1 Dear Jean, I also had an ercp and I got pancreatitis also from it.
1052735 tn?1386021105 My lipase levels are usually always on the high end of normal, but when I start taking a new medication or vitamin or anything really, and have my levels checked (I have them checked because I have slight upper back pain) they are slightly elevated, and i mean, ten points over the high end of normal. Never anything that indicates acute pancreatitis. I'm afraid of PC, but I've had several CTs, ultrasounds and even an EUS done with nothing showing up.
1529419 tn?1291873205 It is a tall plant and she jumped up and pulled the tip off. We got it quickly. We also gave her some people food. Vet gave her x-ray, B12 shot, Reglan, antiobiotic and IV fluid. She was well until yesterday and started with vomiting and diarrhea almost instantly. Vet met us at 9 p.m. and gave IV fluids, Reglan, B12 and antiobitic. Have to keep her off food and water until this evening and only let her lick ice. She has had no further vomiting or diarrhea today and mostly sleeping.
Avatar f tn There are two types of pancreatitis: acute and chronic. From what you describe, it sounds like this is a case of chronic pancreatitis. You are definitely at risk of getting a bowel obstruction again which could shorten your life expectancy.
Avatar n tn I've had various tests done including ultrasonogram, CT scan of the abdomen and X-ray but all seem to be showing normal activity . However, the CE/CT scan shows enlargement of the gall bladder and the liver along with a small bulky appearance in the head region of the pancreas( with mild peripancreatic fat stranding in the region) . The doctors are just not able to point out the exact nature of the problem . I have taken treatment for Pancreatitis and Muscle spasms as well.
Avatar n tn I had an EKG and chest X-ray which were normal. Next day pain was still there mostly in upper right back area. A few hours after waking up, my right arm felt funny and my right hand was tingling. I went to ER, had another EKG, And chest X-ray and bloodwork done for bloodclot. All results were normal. From looking online I thought I had a pinched nerve. The ER doctor started throwing out words like cancer, tumors, and multiple sclerosis.
Avatar f tn All other numbers were normal. X-ray showed nothing out of the norm, and the doctor thought perhaps it was just a bad tummy bug combined with my c-section scar tissue. He consulted with a specialist who suggested sending me for an ultrasound in case it was a gall bladder issue presenting in an unusual way. I'll have to wait a couple weeks for the ultrasound unfortunately, and am not sure how to proceed in the meantime.
1027005 tn?1300053772 Did they run any tests on you: labwork, catscan, x-ray, etc? Since your a nursing student, did you listen for bowel sounds? Have you been having normal bowel movements? Are you constipated? Please go back to the ER - go to a different hospital if possible and let me know how your doing! I have a daughter 28 years old, who became sick at 25 and remains so, with dilated bowels since 10/08 and a g-tube to drain stomach fluids. (We spent 120 days in the hospital).
Avatar n tn A ct-scan of the pancreas would show some pancreatitis problems, but does not show sphincter of oddi dysfunction, and it is more revealing than an x-ray or ultrasound. A trypsinogen test is another diagnostic indicator to check for pancreatic insufficiency. I would make sure you are seeing a gastroenterologist and have him further investigate pancreatic issues. If you have any questions about acute or chronic pancreatitis, please feel free to post again or email me.
Avatar f tn ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) which looks directly inside the duct system while getting X-ray images, taking visual pictures, and measuring pressure.
Avatar n tn Yes, it is possible for the CA 19-9 level to rise in cases of acute pancreatitis. Some studies estimate the incidence of elevated CA 19-9 at around 25% of cases of acute pancreatitis. Feel free to make additional posts to update us of further developments regarding your case. I'm particularly interested in how the abdominal CT scan results will turn out.
Avatar f tn In August of 2009 I was taken to the hospital because the pain had radiated from epigastric to lower right quadrent pain. All the tests they ran (cbc, urinalysis, ultrasound, x-ray) all negative. One doctor did a test to check gall bladder function and showed decreased function. They didn't want to remove it because I was so young, but a week later with persistant pain they decided to remove it. The pain subsided for a few weeks, but started right back up again.
Avatar m tn I really think that you should have an x-ray to rule out rib-fracture.
Avatar f tn Nausea, diarrhea, and vomitting bile..Went to the ER and all they did was an X-ray, IV and fluids... Same thing happened a couple weeks after that. This time something else popped up in a ct scan. I've had about 6 attacks since January now. (My most recent being 2 weeks ago....)So I was referred to a gastro and there (after having An mri and a biopsy of the liver)I learned that I had kidney stones, a polyp?
Avatar m tn however, about two weeks later, I returned to the ER with acute pain and pressure to the right abdomen, without a fever. The attending physician ordered an x-ray and c t scan, and discovered a fracture to the 10th and 11th rib, as well as gallstones, and the gallstones may be causing the problem. The attending doctor recommended that I see my primary doctor about the gallstones. What's next after seeing my primary doctor? Will he more than likely send me to a specialist?
Avatar n tn I took him to emergency and they checked him, via CAT scan, for pancreatitis and found a small kidney stone but said it was too small to even check. His pain is increasing and he is severally depressed. Medicaid told him if he needs pain meds to go to emergency. Pain management nor the doctor will give him anything to help while we are trying to find the cause. Because he is diabetic they "assume" it is neuropathy. The Gabaptain does not relieve the pain.
Avatar m tn Also I forgot to give a couple of webites, Is it pancreatitis in acute abdominal pain in acute viral hepatitis? http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/Is-it-pancreatitis-in-acute-abdominal-pain-in-acute-viral-hepatitis-3F-5080-1/ Also do a search for, Abdominal Pain Hepatitis on google and start reading. ps, print some of the articles you think would be the best at shutting down doctor's who think you're faking it or have a screw loose.
Avatar f tn (last time he ate was Thursday) He will drink water and can hold it down for approx. 2-3 hours and then vomits. Vet today indicated a swollen spleen on his x-ray. Urine lab sent out for dx- due back on Tues/Wed. We do frequent dog parks and open hunting ground. Dog is an avid swimmer. Was not given the vaccine for Lepto but did receive the vaccine for Lyme. We also have a Weimeraner in our home who is healthy- no sx at all.
Avatar n tn Dear Jeannie, Your posting allows me the opportunity to provide some general comments on pancreatitis. Pancreatitis means inflammation of the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis refers to a condition in which there is sudden onset of abdominal pain. In North America the most common identified causes are common bile duct stones, alcohol use, and abdominal trauma. There are other causes but they are not common. Included among the unusual causes are drugs and idiopathic.
Avatar n tn I am 41 yo white male professional. Light social beer/wine drinker. I was hospitalized 14 months ago with acute idiosympomatic pancreatitis. Sonograms and cat scan showed no blockage. It did show enlarged pacreatic duct. Treatment and recovery followed usual course and I had no more sympotms for 12 months. Four weeks ago I had another acute event. I self-treated it by not eating anything for 48 hrs and then eating only light soups and cream-of-wheat cereal for a week.
Avatar f tn It is intended to serve as a guide but ultimately a diagnosis by a medical professional is necessary so that the appropriate treatment can be commenced as soon as possible. An abdominal ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan or MRI are often necessary for a definitive diagnosis, along with specialized investigations like a flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy or double contrast barium enema for gastrointestinal conditions.