Pancreatitis and gallbladder

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Avatar n tn When they can 'see' it, they inject the CCK to stimulate the contraction of the gallbladder and follow it's flow and figure out how much you're ejecting. It will show whether or not your ejection fraction is 'decent.' If you're producing small stones or sludge, it can irritate the common bile duct and cause problems with the pancreas.
Avatar n tn David, is there is any tie-in between your having pancreatitis and any gallbladder malfunctioning? If there is, and if the gallbladder issue isn't cleared up, the pancreatitis could reoccur. Also, make sure the pancreatitis is not due to an autoimmune issue. If it is, it needs to be treated 'differently.
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 Wow. First of all, I'm sorry to hear the people at the ERs you went to those first few times were idiots. Seriously, someone comes in with abdominal type pain one of the first thing they have to consider is gallbladder/pancreatic issues that may not show up in the bloodwork. An ultrasound of the are should have been nothing short of mandatory. Their carelessness could have cost you your life. As for GB surgery, depends on whether it's laproscopic or open.
Avatar n tn About two years ago I developed chronic pancreatitis. Some people can have an acute pancreatitis attack, recover, and never have any problems again. I wasn't one of those lucky ones. The chronic pancreatitis is here to stay.
Avatar n tn Since being released from hospital I keep having minor attacks of pain, but they seem to be getting worse. I am weak also. I do not drink. It does not seem to be related to what I eat. I am 6' and weigh 200lbs. Doctors are stumped. Does anyone have any experience with symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
Avatar n tn You probably do have pancreatitis. So little is actually known about this disease. The doctors probably say it is not pancreatitis because your pancreatic enzymes are not elevated. What noone seems to realize is they may not be elevated even during a pancreatitis attack. The enzymes elevate in the bloodstream when the ducts are blocked and the enzymes cannot reach the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
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 pancreatitis at the time I had my gallbladder removed and have been through just about every test and NOTHING shows up. I have not had an ERCP yet. I dont' think my gastro wants to do one until I see a specialist in December. With all the risks involved he would rather me just have one done. My Gastro is thinking SOD because I present with classic pain symptoms. I have noticed recently that my right sided pain is now radiating into the left side also.
Avatar n tn BTW, you asked in your first post if anyone had ever had pancreatitis. I wanted to clarify to you that I have had three acute pancreatitis attacks and I now have chronic pancreatitis. Swelling in my abdomen was very visible in the area affected, and that area was particularly painful to pressure. The pain was excrutiating all throughout the abdomen, behind the sternum, through to the back anyways, but any pressure on the swollen area was even more intense.
Avatar n tn Thank-you for your response. May I ask what caused your chronic pancreatitis, and would you describe your symptoms for me a little, even if just to scare me off? Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn Hi, The doctor does not know what causes me to have chronic pancreatitis and SOD. It is believed I had this before I had my gallbladder out and no one thought to check for that. Also, I went on a DRASTIC diet and exercize program. Dropped 42 pounds in 2 months. But, some of that could be the pancreatitis too. I do not drink so that was never a factor. Pancreatitis can he heriditary. And also, mine may have been made worse from the gallbladder being so bad.
Avatar m tn been suffering from pancreatitis and doctors thinking my gallbladder may be messed up....How common is it to have had a normal HIDA scan with no apparent stones?
Avatar m tn i am a 27 yr old female, with more pancreatitis attacks then i can count in the last year and a half. ive been accused of a frivilious life style which is so far from the truth. ive had every test known for this condition. in the last 2 months i was put on a protien suppliment to replace my emzymes that my pancreas produces. in the first 2 wks i lost 20 lbs, had no appetite, liquid bowel movements, dizziness, fatique, discoloring of the skin,and more symptoms i can even list.
Avatar n tn The outlet duct from the pancreas is very close to the outlet for the gallbladder and it is possible for a stone or sludge to interfere with the normal output function of the pancreatic duct.
Avatar f tn I thought I was dying on the table. 2 weeks later I had my gallbladder removed and the doctor said my gallbladder was "sick". Stay away from anything fatty and broccolli! I would always have an attack after drinking milk even. Best of luck! Ask your doctor about the scan.
Avatar m tn This has all been going on for 3 weeks now and she said she cannot live like this much longer. She can not function, she is back and forth to the ER. Her gallbladder tests show sludge but no stones. She has had an ultrasound and cat scan. Her Lipase levels and liver function is normal. I doubt that gastritis would last for 3 weeks and prevent her from eating. Could she have a blocked bile duct? What can we say to the Dr's to help get to the bottom of the issue?
Avatar f tn Tell them about the pain and they will do a ultrasound of your gallbladder to see if there is stones and if it blocking anything.
Avatar f tn Should have gone for a second opinion then instead of just waiting for other pains to show up. Surgeon said gallstones can cause pancreatitis and he's convinced that there's atleast one stone in there mucking things up. He said that with the pain I have (actually hunched over to the right at the moment...just HAD to have my morning coffee) he would be surprised if there WEREN'T any stones. That's why he went ahead and scheduled surgery.
Avatar f tn i had stones blocking my main bile duct which caused me to have pancreatitis and turn jondise and spent a little over a week in the hospital on morphine got sent home and had to wait 3 weeks for the infections to go away before the could remove it .. after surgery The doc came in the room and explained to me that it had died while it was still in there ..
Avatar n tn The gallbladder acts as a bile reservoir which it then concentrates and secretes to the liver to help the body digest fats. Your diet will have to be monitored very closely and you can be assured you will have to likely cut out many foods you now "enjoy(?)"! You will probably experience varying degrees of pain and discomfort with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, etc.
Avatar n tn I don't know, but I previously had pancreatitis and then my gallbladder removed, and now I have thyroid nodules, suspicious for cancer. My cousin also had her gallbladder removed, followed by thyroid cancer in the past year. The doctors say there is no connection. The only thing I have come up with is that estrogen can cause gallbladder problems (which can lead to pancreatitis) and estrogen may have some effect on the thyroid.
Avatar f tn Doctor's don't seem to understand why I have it. I have no gallbladder, no apendix, I don't drink alcohol and I try not to eat high fat or greasy foods. I have had 4 c-sections, my gallbladder, apendix/ovarian cyst, and a pyonidal cyst removed. I have a merana IUD in place (2 years). My cycles have never been normal nor have I ever had regular bowel movements. I'm wondering if any of this could be related to or a cause of my recent diagnosis or if I could have inherited it.
665361 tn?1225276972 The tests for gallbladder are an ultrasound and a HIDA scan with CCK injection. Also think back and see if you can remember any issues that have been happening that could be similar to reflux issues: burping, right-sided discomfort, discomfort between where your ribs meet at the bottom of the rib cage and any changes in bowel habits or nausea. The other thing you want to do is find out if the pancreatitis could be due to an auto-immune issue.
Avatar m tn I had severe case of acute pancreatitis this past spring. (Docs have no idea what caused it.) My digestion has changed in a strange way. If I get too hungry or wait too long between meals, sometimes my epigastric center will hurt. It stops immediately if I eat (not drink). Anything. I'm assuming this is some sort of GERD. Never, ever had any kind of GERD issues or digestives. before. Of note, I do have a "low functioning" gallbladder. Is there a link between the pancreatitis and GERD?
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis and since then have seen a gastro doctor. He is recommending that I have my gallbladder removed, or as he stated "yank it out". He has me on Urso 250mg @ 3 times a day; Nexium @ 40mgs; and Viokase 8 tab 5 times a day then given me percocet for when I am in pain. First off, I am very concerned about removal of my gallbladder as a cure-all, it seems drastic.
436191 tn?1256649906 and bloating with gas. My gallbladder has been looked at with Ultrasound and MRI. My ducts and pancreas has been looked at with MRCP. The only finding thus far is an 8 mm polyp in the gallbladder. Ducts do not look dialated and the Pancreas looks normal. My liver enzymes are normal - as is sed-rate. One of the doctors here is suggesting an ERCP to see if there is a crystal (small stone) or sludge stuck in the duct.
Avatar f tn I just got out of the hospital, diagonosed with gallstones and pancreatitis. Doc said I will need to have gallbladder removed. I have been reserching some on the internet and I have a few concerns. Me- 39 year old Female, 214 pounds (ugh), otherwise healthy and active, Vegatarian diet- No meats, No fried foods!! First off, I am pretty sure I got the gallstones from doing too many fasting cleanses! The first few attacks I had was during a cleanse!