Gallstone pancreatitis treatment options

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Avatar n tn The reason is that I am being advised to have my gallbladder removed, unless I can find out why the one 4 mm gallstone that I have has formed. If I can find out why this gallstone has formed, they may want to break it up. If I don't discover why the stone is formed, then any break up will be followed by more stones, and surgery is the better way to proceed. I take the statin Zocor daily, along with a low fat diet, thus the question.
Avatar n tn Had my gallbladder out 4 years ago and now they think there is a renigade gallstone in my bile ducts. Been vomiting a lot (but not in the last 2 days) and have had two blood tests. 2 days ago ALT was 623, today its 454 - does this show improvement like the stone has passed. Would like to avoid unnecessary treatment if possible.
Avatar n tn The common bile duct in most humans is about 4mm in diameter and therefore it would be impossible to flush a large gallstone (which usually cause little damage in any case), it would theoretically be possible to flush out sludge and small grain like gallstones, however and this is where I am issuing a serious WARNING, if your gall stones are between 3 and 5 mm in diameter there is a huge risk that you could dislodge a stone that will block your common bile duct and this can cause gall bladder
Avatar m tn ” “Unlike the other major types of inflammatory bowel disease, there is no known drug based or surgical cure for Crohn's disease. Treatment options are restricted to controlling symptoms, putting and keeping the disease in remission and preventing relapse.” Endoscopic studies and barium meal follow through studies will help diagnose. Please see a gastro- enterologist (specialist who looks after our digestive tract) at the earliest. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn The result is a pressure build up in the ducts, leading to recurrent episodes of pancreatitis or biliary pain mimicking gallstone disease. Treatment is an endoscopic cutting of the sphincter (sphincterotomy).
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Gastroenterology/Gallstone-passage/show/1795222">Gallstone passage</a> was started.
Avatar m tn Comments made by Surgeons regarding victims suffering from health complications should be discounted due to being incorrectly diagnosed only are nothing more than lies. 1000’s of testimonies, 80 years of medical studies and medical options from, gastroenterologists, MD’s and nutritionist and honest surgeons, strongly disagree with these surgeons’ claims.
Avatar n tn the list goes on and on) If you had symptoms prior and started treatment, did the symptoms get worse or better while undergoing treatment? It seems like (from what I have been reading) the sides of treatment are the same as the sides I have been having the past many years. I've been diagnosed with many CTD's over the years. http://www.ctds.info/ I'm afraid that the pain I'm feeling will be much worse on treatment.
Avatar n tn At 19 years old, Two drugs were prescribed to treat the Sphincter of Oddi spasms I was having: Calan SR (which I took daily for 3 years and did not continue to have any more 'attacks'), and also Nitrostat (nitroglycerin under the tongue for if I had an emergency attack). The Calan relaxed the sphincter muscle, preventing any more strictures or spasms.
Avatar f tn The result is a pressure build-up in the ducts, leading to recurrent episodes of pancreatitis or biliary pain mimicking gallstone disease." Symptoms from Department of Internal Medicine - University of Missouri, "The major presenting symptom in patients with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is abdominal pain. The pain is characteristically sharp, postprandial, and located in the right upper quadrant or epigastrium.
Avatar n tn 000 for several weeks/months of treatment. Most people who came for her treatment were sent home to die, by their doctors! They chosed Her, after Cut, Burn and Poison therapy didn't work. Before they were sent home to die, they received treatments for several months, treatments that cost from $50.000 to $200.000. Are you 100% sure that you know who is the quack? John W. Campbell, Jr.
Avatar n tn A complete hepatitis panel should be done in addition to hepatitis B. Discussion of these options should be done with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D. http://www.straightfromthedoc.
Avatar n tn At the end of treatment I had gallstone pancreatitis and had surgery for gallbladder removal and convinced my doctor to do a biopsy at that time. I had no liver damage! I probably would have died of something else before I died of liver problems. I get discouraged because I always seem to have some new physical problem since treatment. I have hypertension now. I am pre-diabetic. I have high cholesteral. Last week I was in the hospital for gastritis.
Avatar f tn The pains that you describe are not typical for ulcer disease, pancreatitis or common bile duct stones.
475555 tn?1469307939 My suggestion to focus on getting your treatment options in order is because that seems to be what your many posts of late have been directed to and it's where you left off at. "I do not want to, and will not get into the endless SOC thing." I don't think anyone does. Usually one round of SOC and then it's a matter of determining what needs to be done to increase one's odds the next time around. I don't think I know anyone who does endless rounds of SOC.
Avatar m tn I had osteomyelitis and had IV antibiotics for 8 weeks. I had gallstone pancreatitis and had my gallbladder removed. I have auto immune issues, muscle pain and fatique. I am learning to adjust. I work in the am and then take a nap and go back to work in the late afternoon. When I finished tx I could only work 3 half days a week. I recently got back from Costa Rica. It was exhausting but also beautiful. For those of you new, I am 1a/1b and did pegasys for 48 weeks.
Avatar n tn You are correct that gall bladder flushes are not part of the diagnostic options that doctors consider. A weak or sluggish liver is not a result of gall bladder problems or surgery. Although we are learning more about the beneficial roles of various natural substances, the medical establishment usually requires proof of efficacy. This means treating to groups odf patients (one with the natural substance, the other with standard therapy).
Avatar m tn You can contact the Barral Institute and talk to them about a referral to an experienced person if you'd like to talk to a 'human being' instead of checking the website. This is not 'schlock' treatment. The techniques were developed by a French osteopath and are used extensively in Europe. They're only becoming more 'known' here in the U.S. as 'the doc' is becoming more well-known. I believe it was a year ago (?
Avatar n tn As these symptoms date back to 1984, I don't know how they may be related to other diagnosis, but I will list them Fibromyalgia Vertigo Herniated disks C5 and C6 Obstructive and Central Apnea (using CPAP for 10 years) IBS Follicilar Lymphoma Stage 1 grade AE - no treatment thus far as I have no tumors Anemia RLS
Avatar n tn We found a HUGE gallstone. Ta-dah. I am confident that it is biliary dyskinesia accompanied with gallstones. My wonderful resident told me they don't know much about biliary dyskinesia and was confident that what has been my problem with the gallstones (that didn't show up in an ultrasound in September 2009). So my word to all of you with real pain-- keep going. And be persistent and pray until those doctors find out what is wrong!
Avatar n tn More specialized testing, including a liver/gallbladder ultrasound or a gastric emptying scan, can be considered if the initial tests are non-revealing. If the tests continue to be negative, treatment for irritable bowel syndrome can be considered. If ovarian cancer is a concern, a transvaginal ultrasound can be obtained to evaluate the ovaries. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar n tn An upper endoscopy can also be considered if the symptoms continue. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D.
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis Action to Take: Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Acute pancreatitis can cause shock, which may result in death if not treated quickly. _____ Symptoms : Extremely sharp abdominal pain, perhaps with other acute symptoms. Possible Causes: *Pelvic inflammatory disease *Heart attack *Perforated stomach ulcer *Shock, from allergy *Diabetic emergency *Poisoning Action to Take: Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.