Chronic pancreatitis pain location

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Avatar n tn from years of worrying), match up quite a bit with chronic pancreatitis. I am not experiencing weight loss or diarrhea. I'm going to call my Gastroenterologist to see if I can get squeezed in. But, naturally, I'm terrified. Can any other illnesses also come across with these symptoms? Also, medscape has those depressing mortality figures. It sounds like I'm dead meat if I have this. One article said there is no treatment yet I hear of people who end up having surgeries.
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 f tn no matter what I eat (even if I don't eat at all) I have pain and nausea. the pain is very similar to the pain of gallstones in location and feeling. it feels like someone has dug their fist into my upper abdomen just below my brest and is squeezes anything and everything they can. its can be unbearable abd keep me awake at night for hours upon hours. the pain sometimes can be eased if in the fetal position but not by much. the nausea its also constant and does not go away.
Avatar m tn There are two types of Pancreatitis 1.Acute and 2.Chronic. The main causes of Pancreatitis are persistent high alcohol consumption, gall bladder stones, geographic location, especially the tropics. Allopathic treatments include IV or IM pain killers, Antacids and Antibiotics. However these Allopathic treatments may not treat the root cause of pancreatitis & will have complications and adverse effect.
Avatar n tn Yes, this showed nothing as well. I was referred to a urologist because of the location of the pain. When this doctor asked why I was needing his services I told him "because you are my last hope". My urine test indicated I had a small amount of blood in the urine, not visible to the naked eye. A nuclear renal scan was performed (I am allergic to iodine). I have waited for three days for a diagnosis. This may be strange but I was hoping something would be wrong.
Avatar m tn Ask your dr to do blood/lab tests for pancreas results. Also a CT scan may help to see what is cause. My chronic pancreatitis pain is taking a toll on me.
Avatar n tn i have chronic stomach pain on my left side into my back area,after i eat it gets worse,it cramps and i have to go to the restroom after i go 2 or 3 times there is a little releif. but my stool is very loose and runny. a light color but no blood. i have lost about 10 lbs. over 3 month period. i do not drink but i do stomach hurts alot.
Avatar n tn today I haven't eaten anything out of line. I am in a lot of pain in my back it is the same location everytime. What could this be? Should I seek care like ASAP? Like emergency room? Is is my pancreas? How can I tell?
Avatar n tn )No improvement, postop pancreatitis. I also have GERD,IBS,Celiac ds w DH,(on GF diet 5+ yrs)gastroparesis,chronic constipation (had freq stools & hypermotility until mid/late 90;s), redundant looping colon, chronic/acute gastritis, & rectocele.(I had rectocele surgery late 90's=partial repair.The post op rectal stricture+ its pain resolved recently.).Hx acute/chronic duodenitis & gastritis on previous EGD's, this year just gastritis.
Avatar n tn I had my gallbladder removed in 99 for infection and sludge. No resolve of symptoms. I'm plagued with chronic pain and acute attacks that make me want to die rather than live through the pain. Upper epigastric radiating to right upper quadrant, through to my back and sometimes down my arm. Then I get chest pains and difficulty breathing.
Avatar n tn The 'pancreatitis' pain has now resolved but my original pain remains. I can now relate some of the pain to after meals but that pain usually occurs on the right side. The left sided pain is ALWAYS there. It gets bad and then eases up but is always there. I do become nauseated at times but I am not vomiting. I lost 10 pounds in the hospital but put 6 back on. No further weight loss has been noted. My GI physician is stumped.
Avatar f tn I am sorry but you are wrong, CT scans will not show chronic pancreantitis untill your pancreas is severely damaged, if it is in the early stage of this disease the only good test for this is a endoscopic ultra sound, ERCPs are very dangerous be cautious not to do this, especially if you think you have a pancreas problem! Chronic pancreatitis and acute are completely different!
Avatar f tn My surgeon has relocated to another city and other surgeons in this area are hesitant to take my case due to its complexity. Four days ago I noticed the beginnings of pain in the same location (ruq) as I had when I had my gallbladder removed. Obviously, it can't be a gallbladder attack. The pain has increasingly intensified over these four days until now my whole gut hurts - especially when I take a deep breath inward. I've begun running a low-grade (max 100.
Avatar n tn I also am getting indigestion which is what I got when the stent blocked up.The surgeon doesn't want to see me unless pain is excrutiating but the chronic pain is scary. I will probably see my gastroenterologist eventually but after so much illness its hard to start back on the dr trail again. I wonder if alot of all your troubles are to do with the bile duct? They can do scans to see the passage of bile down the bile duct without having an ercp.
Avatar f tn - hepatitis - pancreatitis, or maybe only a pancreatic cyst - aneurysm of abdominal aorta - disease of the colon (Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease), obstruction in the colon You've said you've had endoscopy - this was gastroscopy? Liver, pancreas, and aorta may be checked with ultrasound; for the disease of the colon, colonoscopy would be needed. It would help, if you can write down a history of your pain, eventual other symptoms, and their exact time course.
Avatar n tn I am an active 31 y/o male and I have suffered from RUQ/epigastric pain for the last two years. Location of the pain is beneath the ribs just a bit down and right of the sternum. I occasionally feel the pain in my right shoulder area and sometimes in my back, though not usually. The character of the pain varies a bit, but is generally a dull ache of varying intensity with ocassional sharp twinges. The pain is alost always there, but is usually fairly mild (1 or 2 out of 10).
Avatar n tn It's like a burn maybe... It is like a gallbladder attack (except the opposite location) but not the severe pain as in gallstones (been there gallbladder is gone now thank God).... could it be just gerd? or pancreas?
Avatar n tn Actually, the location and timing of Prinzmetal's pain varies from patient to patient, but pain or tightness in the chest is first and characteristic.
Avatar n tn Have any of you been checked for acute or chronic pancreatitis? My husband has acute and the pain you are experiencing sounds just like his. Especially constipation and the location of the pain. It is a very serious disease.
Avatar f tn My surgeon has relocated to another city and other surgeons in this area are hesitant to take my case due to its complexity. Four days ago I noticed the beginnings of pain in the same location (ruq) as I had when I had my gallbladder removed. Obviously, it can't be a gallbladder attack. The pain has increasingly intensified over these four days until now my whole gut hurts - especially when I take a deep breath inward. I've begun running a low-grade (max 100.
Avatar n tn For the past 2 1/2 months I have been experiencing upper left quadrant abdominal pain. It tends to localize below my ribs but above the navel, about 3 inches left of center. My side also gets tender and my mid back gets muscle spasmy. The pain has sometimes feels like a very tender pulled muscle, but also will feel like a sharper twinge (similar to what I've experienced sometimes when jogging).
Avatar n tn Hi, Are there other signs or symptoms present? There are many different conditions that can cause abdominal or stomach pain. Possible causes include: appendicitis, bowel obstruction, cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder, chronic constipation, diverticular disease, excessive gas, food allergy, food poisoning, gastroesophageal reflux, heartburn or indigestion, hernia, kidney stones, pancreatitis, parasitic infections, ulcers, urinary tract infections or viral gastroenteritis.
Avatar n tn Hi Joanna, I suffered with chronic and acute pancreatitis pain for years. My pain usually started approx. 1/2-1 hour after eating and bloating was also a symptom. Try cutting down on fats - I mean really down to 30 mg. a day. I have written a story about my experiences if you care to read it you will have to type in the address: It's a start. Question your doctor to check your pancreas.
Avatar f tn In july, I started having occasional dull pain on my mid right side (gallbladder location) and was feeling tiredish. The pain was worse when bending, or in positions in which my rib was hitting the spot. I went to my GP who did a serie of blood analysis and a ln abdominal ultrasound. All the findings were normal except somewhat lower ferritin (11ng/L). The US was clear.
Avatar n tn American Academy of Family Physicians. Self-care on Abdominal pain, chronic DeBanto JR et al. What could be causing chronic abdominal pain? Postgraduate Medicine. September 1999. 106(3) 141-146. Kelso LA and M Kugelmas. Nontraumatic abdominal pain. AACN Clinical Issues. 1997. 8(3): 437-448.
Avatar n tn I have similar pain, but my pain is constant and dull. It does not seem to be affected by food, although I find myself bloated most of the time and I can't seem to burp when I feel the need to. The pain becomes completely unbearable when I run, it feel like something just under the lowest right rib is about to burst or tear if I don't stop running. I had the whole battery of tests a year ago and the gallbladder, kidneys and abdomen all checked out.
Avatar n tn I'm not a doctor but 2 weeks ago I ended up in the hospital following a bout with pain like many of you seem to have. It was diagnosed as pancreatitis. I don't know if it was acute or chronic...but it was maybe my 2nd attack. 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.
Avatar n tn The pain is generally located in the lower abdomen, often on the left side; however, the location and character of the pain can vary widely. Diarrhea is usually characterized as frequent loose stools of small to moderate volume. Stools generally occur during waking hours, most often in the morning or after meals. Most bowel movements are preceded by extreme urgency and may be followed by a feeling of incomplete evacuation.
Avatar n tn Yes, I too have had a chronic discomfort, sometimes pain, in my upper left quadrant for around eight years now. Have been through all the tests including MRI of my entire spine. They did notice a "slight buldge" between vertibrae in my upper back which might explain some of the discomfort which includes ocassional numbness in my left arm and hand and stiffness and cracking when I stretch out my back and arm.