Pancreatitis and back pain

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Avatar n tn I also have bloating and major pain when I eat. My abdomen gets hard and feels very extended. The pain is now going up my shoulder blade and into my hip. Can you tell me if I should worry about having chronic pancreatits or pancreatic cancer?
Avatar f tn Anyone else out there suffering from Chronic (and acute) pancreatitis and/or sphincter of Oddi dysfunction? Would love to chat about how to manage these disorders.
Avatar f tn Ask your doctor to do a blood test for amylase & lipase levels.
Avatar n tn Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum. Pain that radiates to the back is also common with pancreatitis. 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.
Avatar n tn The pain is normally starts out on your RIGHT side underneath your ribcage. Eventually the pain will shoot through the middle of your stomach and to your back. It is the most god awful pain you will ever experience in your life. In my opinion it was worse than any labor pains I ever experience. Read down farther in this forum. TazLady has posted many things in regards to Pancreatitis as well as Concerned Lady.
Avatar n tn The best way to describe that pain is like when you've been bedridden sick for days and your back aches from laying down too much. I also get pain from sitting in a chair or any 1 position for too long. I used to htink I was leaning on my pancreas in a certaion way but I have talked to others who have the same pain so I know it is the pancreas. You can get a stabbing pain or even a dull ache. You know it's there and no matter what you do, it doesn't go away.
Avatar f tn The highest lipase has been is double and ever since its usually 10-20 pts high. Sometimes I get this pain in my back, and when bad it goes to the far right. In the last yr this has gotten worse, I have loose stools often and the pain occurs more. Ive had 5 EUS all totally normal, no change. I have seen countless drs and finally I saw one of the best pancreas drs nationwide, and he suggested it could be minimal change recurrent mild attacks.
Avatar f tn I currently have returning total body swelling, puffy under eyes, sinus swelling, severly dialated veins in hands, arms and under eyes, blood shot eyes, heavy night sweats, numb/tingling arms/hands when I wake up, cold arms/legs throughout day and night, low energy, abdominal bloating/gas, no appetite, constipation and low back pain. I refuse to take more steroids to treat the swelling. I'm seeing an accupuncturist - herbs seem to help with the swelling, but so does coffee.
Avatar n tn Has anyone elses pancreas pain been confused with kidney pain? Mine is in upper left back and coming to front. Then up between shoulder blades. Worse at night when I lie down. Floating stools and I have lost a stone in weight. Pain in upper abdomen now all the time and sometimes in gall bladder area. Undigested food in stools too. Can anyone relate to same symptoms? Sweat at night sometimes too and feel weak sometimes like I haven't eaten even when I have. Never feel hungry either these days.
Avatar n tn Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn I went to my primary care physician yesterday. He seems to think that it might be pancreatitis and that I should go back to my gastrointerologist. Could a pancreatic attack happen out of the clear blue sky? Does anyone think this is what it might be??? I'm anxious to hear from others. Thanks for your time. Have a WONDERFUL Day!!!
Avatar f tn The thing that is hard with it is, which you have experienced, your scans can look normal and blood tests also and you still have pain,nausea, fatigue and the whole pancreatitis everything! The ER will not do anything about this because nothing is showing up on any of your tests and according to the its not an "emergency" so get to a GI fast! chronic pancreatitis is hard to diagnose so hang in there!
Avatar m tn I am worried it's pancreatitis, but I have had a complete abdominal ultrasound on all internal organs (negative) and labs for LFT's Kidney function, Cholesterol, all were normal, although no pancreas panels were ordered. I brought it up to my dr she said pancreatitis is excrutiating, and mine isn't. I have read conflicting info some say excruciating some say not so. I am confused and scared, my wife is pregnant with our first child, and I don't want to die.
Avatar f tn I have the same pain it sounds like that ya'll have had. I had my gallbladder out in 1998 and have IBS and hyatial hernia and acid reflux. Now I am having to deal with this. I am also told that I am going to have to get the ERCP done because gallstones may be creating the problem. Also a big thing! CT Scans and MRI's do Not always show stones.Matter of fact they miss them more often than not. So when the Dr. wants to do the ERCP then they can determine wether it is stones or not.
Avatar n tn I had to put my 11 year old Llhasa apso to sleep yesterday because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was in so much pain that they could not guarantee that he would survive even with treatment. It came on suddenly...he was fine Saturday but began throwing up in the middle of the night and continued...he couldn't even hold down water and was very weak. I took him into the veterinary hospital on Sunday and he was too weak to come home.
Avatar n tn 5/12/09 i was rushed to the ER after about 4 an hour of the worse pain imaginable, i had this same attack 3 other times, same symptons vomitting severe pain in my abdomain all the way to my back we have to great hospital here but each time they would say you pulled some thing give a couple shots and perscriptions this last time i went buy ambulance i was so out of it they just took me to the other one i got in the they got the info of what was happening ran a x ray drew blood and then did a cat
Avatar n tn I have chronic pancreatitis and have been taking enzymes since July to help me digest food, not have pain with eating, and to gain weight. They have been very helpful for me and I am able to eat a lot fat diet with few problems, and have gained some of my weight back. If you wish me to answer any more specific questions, please feel free to post again.
Avatar f tn Fluid therapy, regular blood work (sometimes several times a day), pain meds or a patch for pain and antibiotics are often used. This is a very painful condition. In pancreatitis, nutrients the dog needs are passed out in the feces, thus probably the reason for the weight loss (and that is quite a bit). Has he been checked for diabetes?
Avatar n tn Wellness Simple (salmon, not lamb) and Wellness Stews are what I feed my dog with pancreatitis. He has chronic smoldering pancreatitis and is 15 1/2 years old. He is a terrier mix but it's obvious there is schnauzer mixed in his bloodline. His lipase level was >6000 today but renal function is normal except BUN a tiny bit above normal. Creatinine was 1.7 (high end of normal). He is having normal stools and has a great appetite and is not vomiting.
Avatar f tn are calling it) but I'm still having a lot of stomach pain and problems. If you all didn't know, in August I went to my pain management dr. and told him the vicodin wasn't holding the pain. At that time he gave me Opana 10mg long term and break through pain meds. I found the Opana to be a pretty good pain control, but it was also over 80.00 to pay for it, which is just too expensive for me to continue to do.
Avatar f tn We're assuming the cysts are causing the pain - is it possible for them to be causing the pain and pancreatitis attacks? Or could there be something causing the cysts AND pain, such as a blockage or something? Chronic pancreatitis has been ruled out- doc says there are no signs of chronic and each attack was just acute. He hasn't consumed ANY alcohol since feb (after 2nd attack), but does smoke ciggarettes (though cutting down to close to nothing).
Avatar m tn Please, can anyone answer these questions? I just want to get back some of my PAIN FREE life and I'm sure my wife and kids would love that aswell.
Avatar n tn Please do not self medicate. Sometimes oral medications do not help and you need intravenous fluids and medications to overcome the acute attack. Consult a doctor to assess your current status. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn They said they didn't know how she got it. Ever since the pancreatitis she has been in pain just about every day (and missing quite a bit of school). It doesn't seem to make a difference as to the types of food she eats. She has tried going without milk for 4-5 days and without wheat for about a week. She was tested for food allergies also, which came back negative. The most pain she has is in her abdomen area, running horizontally from side to side and it is tender to press on.
Avatar n tn Yes you can get chronic pancreatitus from acute pancreatitus thats wot am sufferin with now and im in constant pain 224/7 am on Co Codamol and traamadol and ibruufen 4 my pain but none wrk, 2moz wil b exactly 6weeks av been sufferin, i got admitted crimbo eve wiv abdominal pain and bein sick n rattlin from throwin my methadone up n realy bad indigestion pain and they diagnosed me with pancreatitus they kept me in 4 2wkz n av bin back in twice since then.
Avatar n tn usualy best while in pain,,,not after it subsides. ultra sound of the pancreas. does he have pain through to his back? epigastric pain mostly center to left side? is his belly destended? barrium swallow could rule out ulcer do to years of alcohol abuse,and to be sure hes not got excessive stomach bleeding.
Avatar n tn You could pull on it, bend it, put pressure on her hips and she didn't show any signs of pain...And yet she wouldn't use the leg..The next day she was using her leg again, but was having very obvious abdominal pain. She's all roach backed now...Like something is terribly wrong in her abdomen...She's in HORRIFIC pain..She's been to 3 vets in the last 10 days...No one can tell me what's wrong with my baby.. Complete bloodwork, xrays, urinalisis...There's nothing there...
Avatar f tn I was so scared after being dx with severe pancreatitis and doc told me to either stop eating or get to hospital . I stopped eating for 4.5 days and my levels went back down to 45. 2 weeks later back up to 250 .. now I am pending a new test result. I don't have the severe ab pains that I have read about : but what I do have it back pain ..
Avatar m tn I have had issue's with not getting hunger pains for the last year so i have had a colposcopy and today I had a ultra sound and Hida scan the gall bladder report I got back was that everything was functioning well but then she asked if I have had pancreatitis in the past and I said no not that I knew of she she that it showed that I have had it before but I guess everything looked ok now? What is this and what does it mean should i be concerned?