Pancreatitis and gallstones

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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!
Avatar n tn Could Pancreatitis be your problem?
Avatar n tn There are reports of gallstone disease to occur in the infancy and also associated with pancreatitis. This condition is rare. Cholelithiasis is increasingly being diagnosed in newborns and infants because of the more frequent use of abdominal ultrasound. However, common bile duct stones causing obstruction or symptoms in infancy are exceedingly rare and are not often reported in the literature. Urinary tract infection is very common among the children and also in infants.
459325 tn?1274758674 I have been feeling very sick for about 2 months and with my blood tests have recently been given a diagnosis of pancreatitis. About a month ago my ALT and AST were 2-3 x normal and the last few times they have been normal but my lipase has been slightly elevated, usually about 20-30 over the norm.
Avatar f tn 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 an ultrasound and my doctors aid everything is fine, there were small gallstones and don't worry. Also there was some fat around the liver. He says don't worry, but I am worries. It doesn't always happen, eery so often like around 6 weeks. Wha is causing it. I eat very healthy, I eat an abundance of fresh veggies, no red meats only fish and chicken. My cholesterol is good. I never had that problems.
Avatar m tn The attending physician ordered an x-ray and c t scan, and discovered a fracture to the 10th and 11th rib, as well as gallstones, and the gallstones may be causing the problem. The attending doctor recommended that I see my primary doctor about the gallstones. What's next after seeing my primary doctor? Will he more than likely send me to a specialist?
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 My scalp also is much more itchy 8) over all feeling of bloating all over, even my arms and legs feel different 9) I've dealt with constipation for years, and probably use a laxative at least once a week. 10) loss of appetite, nothing ever sounds good to me to eat. I don't finish meals because I always feel so full. 11) tenderness in upper abdomen with the center being the worst, left side near breast bone next 12) overall soreness in arms legs and back muscles.
Avatar f tn Increased intake of foods rich in vitamin C, decreased intake of fatty fried foods and high intake of foods rich in fiber can cause gallstones to dissolve and prevent future ones from forming. Gallstones and alcohol are the two common causes of pancreatitis. Gallstones can block the bile duct and stop pancreatic enzymes from traveling to the small intestine and forcing them back into the pancreas. These enzymes can cause inflammation of the pancreas causing pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn In the US, more than 95% of the pancreatitis is caused by either alcohol or gallstones. The fact that you had pancreatitis in the absence of alcohol and a history of any abnormality on ultrasound would indicate a cholecystectomy.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with accute pancreatitis. 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.
Avatar m tn The problem with the sludge, when present, is that it can irritate the common bile duct causing spasms. And if those spasms happen and it closes off the path of the enzyme exit from the pancreas, pancreatitis can result. But pancreatitis can also result from other causes, too. You may want to discuss a HIDA scan with CCK injection with your doc. It's not going to answer your question, but it may indicate whether your release of bile is being compromised - perhaps by sludge.
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 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.
Avatar n tn I had a pain attack in January 08 and then the pain stayed around for ages, I went to my GP after a week of the pain and he said I was jaundice and suspected gallstones, he referred me to a jaundice clinic and a week later i was still in pain and hadn't heard anything off of the clinic. I went to the hospital and they said i have pancreatitis caused by a gall stone blocking me.
Avatar m tn I also had several stones in my gall bladder and was unaware until I went to hospital for back and chest pains. Almost felt like heart burn. I suffered for over a week. I was admitted into hosp with pancreatitis which was caused due to stones. They told me surgery was the only way. I asked about any other option pills etc to disolve the stones they said that was dangerous because if the stones were to big they would clog up other organs in the body and make my situation worse.
Avatar n tn There are risks to keeping the GB there, like having a small stone get stuck in the bile duct and causing pancreatitis, but otherwise it's not something to really worry about. The polyp, however, is another matter. This alone merits the removal of the GB, since the polyp may prove to be cancerous, or be a gateway for GB cancer. Not likely, but even the possibility should be of concern. I hate to say it, but you may indeed be better off if you remove the gallbladder.
Avatar n tn We all have Pancreatitis is some form and severity. We help each other and support one another. Click on community at the top of the page and then new discussion board. You will find alot of useful info there.
Avatar m tn Or in some cases the common bile duct can spasm and that can result in a backup of bile and pancreatic fluids and that is result in pancreatitis. I know your both probably worried about money, but at the very least he should get his liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked. If the pancreatic enyme levels are high, he may have to consider seeing a doc. I hate to say that, but believe me you do not want his pancreas impacted in any adverse manner.
Avatar n tn I have gone through the ulcer route and after seeing my rhuemy on thrusday, she suggested that it may be my pancreatitis caused by the lupus becauseof my blood tests. I suggested gallstones so we compromised and I will have both checked with an ultrasound on the 3rd of Feb. I have pain in the upper part of my stomach and if I lie on my back it gets worse if I lie on either side it gets a bit better but it is always there.
Avatar n tn I had pancreatitis and my liver enzymes were out of control so they insisted on removing the stones and taking the gallbladder out right away.. so i imagine if it got dangerous and really unbearable for you they would maybe induce u, take the baby then youd have surgery right away. Trust me once your gallbladder is gone you will feel 10000x better. If you are in serious pain maybe discuss it with your doctor or bug them every single day till they do something about it..
Avatar n tn Trying to find an alternate route to subsiding the pain I came across a cleasing site noting that these herbal supplements will dissolve the gallstones and clease the gallbladder and liver. My question is can gallstones really be dissolved? My mother is a ER Nurse and say's that she has never heard of Gallstones being dissolved. That they either pass or you have to have surgery. So can gallstones dissolve? And if not what is an alternate safe route to ease the pain and clease the gallbladder?
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.
756668 tn?1287228987 // It helps to keep a journal or a blog and your welcome to read mine if you want but I write a lot (can you tell). :) It's a great way to review your situation objectively and identify patterns in your foods, symptoms, medications and pain level. Hindsight is 20/20 and keeping a log might help you look at things more objectively over the longer term. Also, when you do go into Emergency, you can say, this has been the pattern...
Avatar n tn and if complications arise the will do the open surgery, but it is usally a last resort. As for diet, I found I had an enlarged pancreas and thought I had pancreatitis and went on that diet and I did seem to feel a little better during that time. While the diet above would be great for you, it doesn't seem like you are that comfortable with it, and if you aren't going to follow it, try to find one you can follow. I went on high carb, low protein and no fat.
Avatar n tn i have a couple of questions regarding chest pain and gallstones. a couple of months ago i began to have some nausea. at the time, my primary care physican told me that i had reflux and put me on prilosec. for the next couple of months, i was on prilosec or prevacid, which helped the nausea go away; however, i began to develop bad heartburn and upper left chest pain, around the nipple area of my left chest.