Pancreatitis and calcium

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Avatar f tn Changes may also be seen in levels of glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. However these symptoms can also be seen in gall stones, hepatitis, duodenal ulcer, gastric reflux and cancers of the stomach. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Maybe a gastroenterologist is the best person you should approach.
Avatar n tn In November of last year I had an ERCP where they didn't find any stones in the bile duct or anything but ended up with Pancreatitis and hospitalized for 4 days and out of work several weeks. Then the pains subsided and other than having terrible Acid Reflux I didn't appear to have any problems. Then out of the blue last Friday around noon time I started getting terribly nausiated. I thought that I might be coming down with the flu.
1351490 tn?1276989667 which I was told very rare, not the Pancreatitis, but the Autoimmune with Pancreatitis. In October 2004 I developed a problem with high calcium level and was diagnosed with a tumor on one parathyroid gland, it was removed and in January 2005 is when the problem with the cancer developed. In 2008 the high calcium problem reoccurred, another tumor had completely cover the second parathyroid gland, it was removed along with two large tumors from the thyroid gland, leaving two small by Dr.
1036535 tn?1278506199 Viral infections can trigger pancreatitis. So can a high calcium level (and you do have kidney stones). And then sometimes, as we say.....s*** happens (the medical community cleans it up and calls it idiopathic). Hopefully your PCP, because he knows your history and has old charts, can pin down the cause so you can prevent a repeat performance in the future. Hopefully the Neurotin will be back to relieving your pain soon.
Avatar f tn Mark Lupo, I have one more question Dr Lupo iam also suffering from high pancreatitis which showed from blood work that amylase =160 and lipase=2950 and also hyperthyroid which i mentioned in my previous question.My question is that hperthyroid can also cause pancreatitis.please help me.
422425 tn?1307996590 My suggestion would be to continue through the process, make sure you are taking a ton of calcium a day, eat healthy, and whether the sterroids. As long as you feel confident and good about your Dr. Just trust he knows best...Does he have you on imuran or a 6 MP drug as well? These are drugs that should help them ween you off the sterroids. They don't have as many bad side effects. Good Luck...I know its tough!
Avatar n tn Mty surgeon had no clue why I went into hypocalcemia so quickly after my TT and why my calcium level wouldn't come up. My endo realized that because I had Graves Disease (along with thyca) that I was more prone to hypocalcemia. If I didn't have such a good endo who knows what could have happened to me??? As is, I had to stay in the hospital for 6 days before my calcium came up to an acceptable level. I then had to take 2 types of calcium supplements for about 2-3 months.
Avatar f tn This causes the enzymes to irritate the cells of your pancreas, causing inflammation and the signs and symptoms associated with pancreatitis. With repeated bouts of acute pancreatitis, damage to the pancreas can occur and lead to chronic pancreatitis. Scar tissue may form in the pancreas, causing loss of function. A poorly functioning pancreas can cause digestion problems and diabetes.
Avatar n tn i'm on cardura for spastic bladder, drink lemon water all day or lemonade , helps keep kidney stones down stop dairy and cheese and greasy foods , it makes calcium stones, , now i would dare think you have a sluggish gallbladder search this term , now referred pain is gallbladder shoulder pain , now you can have a stone blocking your duct soo. walmart has digestive enzymes look for ingred amelyase lipase protease this is the enzymes your lacking if you have gut trouble...
Avatar n tn In addition, patients may be afraid to eat because eating brings on the pain. Depression is also common in chronic pancreatitis and this can also reduce appetite and lead to weight loss. Jaundice (when patients develop yellow eyes and skin) occurs in about a third of patients with chronic pancreatitis. It is usually due to damage to the common bile duct which drains bile from the liver to the duodenum. The common bile duct normally passes though the head of the pancreas.
Avatar n tn is in the hospital. Had MRSA and was receiving antibotics for infection, steroids for asthma and pain, calcium for the bones. What can we do as a family to make sure she is getting the right medical care and follow-up besides keeping up with the doctors and researching.
Avatar n tn I was a longtime sufferer of pancreatitis and have diabetes. You have to try and normalize your system. Cut out all processed/highly refined foods, do juicing, and small consistent meals. Make your husband quit makes the pancreas work too hard. Since his is chronic, its all about maintenance, and allowing the body to do some healing as well! If you want I can send you a plan I used which saved my life, and kept me functional. The doctors will just give you meds to ease pain....
4454327 tn?1405206728 Hello, Eighty percent of pancreatitis is caused by alcohol and gallstones. Gallstones are the single most common etiology of acute pancreatitis. In your case also, gall bladder sludge may have been responsible for the pancreatitis. If any other attack comes, then other causes need to be explored. Other common causes include trauma, mumps, autoimmune disease, scorpion stings, high blood calcium, high blood triglycerides and hypothermia.
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 m tn I am away at college and i'm very worried. Our family dog has become very sick. He is a seven year old neutered German Shepard mix male. I will go ahead and say that my mother spoils this dog rotten. She gives him lots of treats and food scraps. He started vomiting occasionally about 2 weeks ago. Then today he started vomiting and throwing up bile a whole lot. My mother said that she let him outside, and went to check on him a few minutes later.
Avatar f tn What ever happened with your calcium levels? I am curious. I just had mine tested and they were 11.5, so they did the parathyroid and the ionized calcium test. I am waiting for the results. They have never been elevated before, but I was complaining of being tired, even after 8-9 hours of sleep, so he ran a bunch of blood work and found it. I would be interested in learning more about what happened with you. Thanks.
Avatar n tn 9.9mg/dL Phosphorus: 2.7mg/dL PTH: 43pg/mL The doctor said all my numbers were within range. He changed his tune. You could see on his face he didn’t believe a word out of my mouth. He wanted to admit me into psychiatric care, drug me up to stop the pain, and deal with each symptom as a separate emotional issue. I was so upset that I called the clinic in Tampa and spoke with the nurse. She said that the numbers on the second test aren’t right.
Avatar n tn This follows gall bladder removal for gallstones and particularly gall stones blocking the bile duct treated by removal with an ERCP. Constant pain began after that - always worse in the evenings. An additional ERCP was performed to reduce pressure but no change resulted. I am manaaging with opiates (Fentnyl patches) and Lyrica but the pain seems to be worsening. This is ruining my life. Help please!
Avatar n tn Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear Charlotte, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar f tn In hospital for 5 days after surgery, pain in upper abd continued. CT showed chronic pancreatitis (moderate calcium deposits in pancreas). Have been on liquid oxycodone prescribed every 4 hours/5ml-5mg, along with zophran for nauseau, and hyoscyamine before meals (espophogeal spasms). Pain is getting worse, vomiting more often, down to 96 lbs (4'10") and still losing, started out at 192lbs. Diabetes greatly improved...only take novalog occasionally. Obviously this is not working...
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 I am looking for ant info re TM and Pancreatitis. I am also looking for info on CT scans and chronic Pancreatitis....does it *always* show up on a CT? My GI dr says no, the surgeon says yes. I have been hospitalized for 4 months now and am anxious for answers Thank you....and I'm sorry this question wa so long!
Avatar n tn i do find if i avoid sugars and fatty foods it eases my stomach symptoms totally, i did have diahrea/ pale colour for many months, i took probiotics acidophilis for 3 weeks and ever since my stomach has gotten better and no more diahrea, i am vitamin c,d, calcium, b complex, zinc, could i have some form of autoimmune ? could it be possible my pancreas is causing my gallbladder to not function wel as i have no gallstones? my health issues could be possibly seperate issues from one another?
Avatar n tn I had hyperparathyroidism and it was my understanding that was separate from my thyroid issue. I'm not sure that is clinically correct though. Hope you get more answers.
Avatar f tn She is not on any medication because it give her pancreatitis. We have tried it all except Remicade. She has developed pancreatitis again and the only fda approved drug she is on is a Rowasa enema. So we stopped the enema. She has lots of pain with the pancreatitis and currently is on a pain pill to stop the pain. Her doctor called today and wants to do an ERCP on her and I have heard nothing but bad about that procedure. I just dont know about going along with that. HELP!
Avatar m tn I am wondering how they can declare they are calcium deposits just from an ultrasound and not a little tumor or something, and why they did not show up on the xray? which calcium deposits normally would. The doctor did not seem that concerned about it. The pain in my right back and side has been pretty intense at times lately. But I would like to avoid a CT until absolutely necessary.
1240683 tn?1268236355 Hyperlipidemia and hyperparathyroidism can cause Chronic Pancreatitis and CP can cause malabsorbtion, diarrheah etc. Tests for pancreatitis include: Fecal fat test Serum amylase Serum lipase Serum trypsinogen Inflammation or calcium deposits of the pancreas may be seen on: Abdominal CT scan Abdominal ultrasound ERCP EUS I would suggest an EUS at a center that specializes in pancreas issues. SC, IN, and MN have wonderful doctors that specialize in pancreas issues.
Avatar n tn ) In my research about this, I read about how calcium binds to albumin and as the albumin level increases, so does the serum calcium. This is because albumin comprises about 40% of the serum protein. I found something about corrected calcium levels, when the albumin level is elevated.