Pancreatitis and cholecystitis

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Avatar n tn After the ERCP, I ended up in the hospital with pancreatitis again. I have had reflux, irritable bowel and gas pain and bloating for years. I am constantly taking Prilosec, Levsin SL, Mylanta, Gas X etc. Anyway, 2 years ago I had taken Prednisone and an antibiotic together at the same time and ended up with severe esophagitis. This was painful, had difficulty breathing, it felt like my heartbeat was in my throat etc. I have been having more problems again.
Avatar n tn My surgeon told me i was still healing from the surgery, i had the surgery on February 18th. I went to my Doctor today and he told me he suspects chronic pancreatitis and has taken some bloods. Am i not too young for that? I'm really worried and whenever i think about it tears come to my eyes. I've read that more than half the people diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis die within the first 7 years of being diagnosed.
Avatar n tn Have they presribed anything for the H Pylori and the gastritis? You do need to be checked for chronic pancreatitis. You do have a lot of the symptoms such as pale stools, raised amylase. CP usually causes pain in the upper abdomen and the back shoulders. What were your amylase levels and the range? Just wondering if they were out of range. You actually can have CP without levels being raised at all Try to keep lowering your cholesterol since this can contribute to CP.
Avatar n tn i have had acute chronic pancreatitis for 7 years now. i am not a drinker and there is no history of it my family. i have become anorexic because of the pain when i eat. i was on TPN for 4 1/2 months and was takin off in may. i continue to have episodes about monthly. my last lipase count was 2247!!! what could this mean? i have had all the tests they know to do. scopes of all kinds, ercp, capsule endoscopy which did not pass. they finally surgically inserted it.
Avatar m tn pain, fever, pancreatitis, liver abscess, cholecystitis and liver decompensation, albeit all of these are infrequent occurrences.
Avatar n tn My wife has been battling pancreatitis for approximately the past 2 years. After our daughter was born, she had cholecystitis with a subsequent laparascopic cholecystectomy. She experienced no problems for the first few months after the lap chole., but has since been experiencing recurring bouts of pancreatitis, for which she had 3 ERCP's with a sphincterotomy on her third one. She did well for approx. 6 months when she again started with the mid-epigastric pain radiating to her back.
Avatar n tn Slight elevation of amalayse and white count. Dr sent me to hospital poss d/x pancreatitis. Cat scan normal. ER Doc d/x gastritis. On Levbid & Previcid. Over last 2 wks, vomiting, every 3-4 days, several times in a row. Emesis ranges from undigested food that had been eaten up to 8 hrs prior to green/grey fluid. Always nauseated. Appetite erratic- some days I can eat, others not. Also now severely constipated. If I use an enema, I have a hard stool with a small amount of blood.
Avatar n tn As the pain comes after eating so a possibility of cholecystitis (inflamed gall bladder due to gall stones) leading to acute pancreatitis is high in your case. In many patients with biliary pain, particularly in patients with acute cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) fever, jaundice and abnormal liver enzymes may be present. Elevated lipase levels have greater sensitivity and specificity than amylase in diagnosing acute pancreatitis. Treatment involves I/V fluids and antibiotics.
Avatar n tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime take oral fluids and try to include yogurt in your diet. Regards.
Avatar f tn The reason for removal of the gallbladder in patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease is because they have a 1 in 3 chance of developing a significant complication such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholangitis, etc. The risk of death when we are forced to deal with folks in the face of one of these complications rises 100 fold. So, depending on the cause for breast surgery, your treating doctor will be able to guide you. Please discuss with him. Regards.
Avatar f tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. If your symptoms are persistent then consult your doctor for an evaluation. Regards.
Avatar n tn BTW, diabetes is a risk factor in both cholecystitis and pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. In the meantime take oral fluids. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime take oral fluids and OTC acetaminophen for the pain. Regards.
Avatar n tn I would recommend that you have this evaluated by your doctor for proper diagnosis and management. A complete medical history and physical examination are important to reach a diagnosis. A description of the pain, the quality, severity, exact location, timing or onset are important factors that you should tell your doctor. As for the browning around the eyes, this could be a separate hamless condition. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hi, I want to know what is life for the person who already had stomach removal 5 year back and now due to gallstone doctor suggested for gallbladder removal. He is with tub stomach living good as of now. but without the gallbladder and stomach how will be life. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn What would cause this to happen and is it life threatening since he just had to surgery? He was diagnosed with hemanginoma on his liver last year and has had hepatitis about 20 years ago. I know that there is no way of telling if he has liver damage without a biopsy, but would such a surgery bring on the jaundice and how can they treat it. thank you.
1047522 tn?1258149304 I was dx w/Gilbert's 12 yrs ago after an attack of cholecystitis, pancreatitis and an inflammed liver. I had an ERCP done and it was decided to remove my gallbladder. After my release from the hospital, my blood work began to show elevated indirect and total bilirubin counts. This was the basis for the Gilbert's diagnosis. Now, on routine CT scans or ultrasounds of the abdomen, there have been findings of mild splenomegaly. Is there any relationship between the two conditions.
Avatar f tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime take oral fluids and OTC acetaminophen for the pain. Regards.
Avatar n tn This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination. Consult a doctor for more queries and assistance. Best luck and take care!
Avatar n tn Saw the doctor and had blood work and ultrasound. Results showed no pancreatitis, no ulcer, ultrasound showed no gall stones just "sludge." Did you have sludge?
Avatar m tn If due to exercise the pain should resolve, if not it should be due to other causes like cholecystitis, peptic ulcer disease or pancreatitis. Then you could consult a doctor for evaluation. Regards.
Avatar m tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. You can follow up with an abdominal ultrasonography to detect any structural abnormalities. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Small stones can obstruct the passage of urine and when the body tries to 'push' against the blockade this results in colic, which is severe attacks of pain. It can also be due to pancreatitis or cholecystitis, but these conditions are diagnosed by blood tests. The other causes for the pain could be infections of the bowel and bladder, prolapsed intervertebral disc or inflammatory diseases of the colon. Please check with your doctor to rule out these conditions. Regards.
Avatar m tn The other causes could be jaundice if there is yellowish discoloration of skin, food poisoning if the symptoms occurred shortly after taking food, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes cholecystitis and pancreatitis. Please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. In the meantime take oral fluids and OTC acetaminophen if you have fever. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
4454327 tn?1405206728 Ok, I do have appt with a gastro soon. So, pancreatitis can cause cholecystitis? and not the other way around? Thanks for answering!
Avatar f tn During my first visit, my acupuncturist said that although my main problem is definitely kidney and endocrine-related, the stomach and gall bladder also need to be treated (as do my allergies). Since beginning treatment, I've noticed a definite improvement in my mood and energy levels, but I still have considerable pain that radiates from below my ribs on the right side up beside my right shoulderblade, right side of my neck, and right jaw.
Avatar n tn i have a pain in my upper right stomach (almost 2 weeks, although now decreased) and the doctor did an ultrasound and told me that i have a fatty liver. i am waiting my blood results.
Avatar f tn The indications for gall bladder removal are gall stones, cholecystitis, which is gallbladder inflammation and pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas secondary to gallstones and if there is gall bladder cancer. To find a cure you need to consult your primary care physician for proper assessment. He may run blood, urine and stool tests and may sometimes ask for an ultrasonogram to detect the cause for the pain. In the meantime, take OTC naproxen for relief from pain.