Pancreatitis and gerd

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Avatar m tn It feels like it radiates to the back on the left side, but I also have herniated disks throughout my spine. My dr said she thinks it's GERD and to try proton pump inhibitors. I must admit they help slightly, however I still have this pain that is constant all day long. 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.
Avatar n tn Get checked for H. pylori, the bacteria that's known to cause gastritis and GERD. Also may want to have your liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked.
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 m tn I am concearned about possible pancreatitis. Can Gerd Mimic pancreatitis? I don't drink alcohol, non smoker, 5 foot 9 inches , 212 pounds, bp normal. everything is normal except this pain. Also of mention I have degenerative disk disease in the lower spine, unknown about the thoracic spine. I am tired of living in constant fear of pancreatitis. I would appreciate any info you could give me. The pain is never so bad I double over and movement tends to aggrevate it. Thanks for any info.
Avatar m tn also,,,chronic pancreatitis is just that,,,chronic,,and ongoing,it only gets worse,and will continue to over the course it takes,,so i doubt thats your issue,and thats A GOOD THING.
Avatar f tn I am now 61 years old and have chronic pancreatitis, fibromyalgia, IBS, GERD, asthma and problems with both the back and hips. I have had numerous surgeries due to the pancreas and liver. I have been on very strong meds for several years. Recently I was in a really bad situation partly due to my insurance company. I take opiate meds for pain. The last year and 1/2 that included Methadone and Fentanyl lollipops as well as other meds for nausea etc.
Avatar n tn I was hospitalized for 2 weeks with a diagnosis of acute viral syndrome, leading to ileus and pancreatitis. After the NG tube was removed, I began coughing violently, bringing up a lot of mucous. My primary care dr. said it was allergic post nasal drip. The antihistamine he gave me did not help, so I went to an ENT, who said my throat was being irritated by stomach acid. I have lost 25 lbs. and am still coughing and bringing up mucous.
Avatar n tn We took her in for an Upper GI series and it turned out she had GERD, assumed to be from the G-Tube placement. The doctor put her on Previcid, and Reglan and told us to keep an eye on her.
Avatar m tn Now I realize that many of the things that I was doing to myself have finally caught up to me as I age. GERD set in and the nerves of the stomach are directly connected to the back. Now several small meals, no sodas , no coffee, nothing to eat two hours before bed and the combination of lipase, protease, and lactase before each small meals are my ticket out of the misery. This took a combination of a regular doctor, a chiropractor and a well trained sales lady at Whole Foods.
Avatar f tn Pancreatitis will be unlikely given the normal CT scan as well as normal amylase and lipase levels. I would consider looking at various causes of upper GI disease, including an ulcer, inflammation of the stomach and esophagus, or GERD. An upper endoscopy would be the next recommended test, and can be discussed with your personal physician. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
1384238 tn?1286032362 The Hiatal Hernia can become bigger and aggrevate GERD problems and that will explain the chest pains. Except for that, you do not have a high risks for cancer. Smoking and other factors makes you a high risk for something like esophageal ulcers and cancers. Stress makes acid reflux even worse, so please try not to stress to much about it. You can take something like OTC Gaviscon and Zantac to help with your symptoms. The DD Doc will prescribe PPI's and order further tests, etc.
Avatar n tn I have been researching and pancreatitis seems to fit many of my factors but the docs don't take me seriously. I am not a drinker, only 30 years old and very physically fit. Also I just can't keep weight on. Can anyone help me please???
Avatar n tn I have had endoscopy with biopsy and I do not have GERD( which is what my GP has been treating me as having) I have also had GB ultrsound that was negative for stones or inflamation and yesterday I had the abdominal CT with contrast I do not see the Doctor again until the 30 of Sept. unless he calls to see me sooner. he has given me nothing for my discomfort or nausea. He seemed concerned about this elevated lipase but gave me zero information as to what where or why?
5882236 tn?1377621424 Hi there, I had severe reflux/GERD and Barret's Esophagus due to longstanding GERD issues and had anti-reflux surgery (Nissen Fundoplication) last year and a year + post op, I can definitely say that my upper back used to hurt a lot. My Nissen Fundo surgery was a success and I don't experience the back pain anymore so I really believe mine was GERD-related as I don't have any back-issues.
902019 tn?1249865014 The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
Avatar n tn This can include a 24-hr pH study (to rule out GERD) and a gastric emptying scan (to look for gastroparesis). These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D.
Avatar n tn However, after intermittent burning in mid and upper abdomen for several weeks now, and blood work that indicates low vitamin D (27) and triglyceride levels (37), I am concerned that I could have malabsorption syndrome and pancreatitis, GERD or an ulcer. Other symptoms include gas, diarreah and stool that sometimes floats(intermittent), nausea, muscle weakness especially when working out, and pain in mid left flank (intermittent).
Avatar f tn I am a 33 year old female. I have been diagnosed with GERD and am taking Prilosec - the 24 hour pill every day for the last few months. It has helped me not have so much reflux up into my esophagus, but I am having other more severe stomach problems. My stomach has been hurting with a couple of different types of pain for a number of months but has been really bad for the last week.
Avatar m tn I recently posted another question on this site (Chronic Constipation or Motility disorder? And is GERD/Reflux just a symptom?) and I would be really interested to hear some feedback. In the meantime I am trying the Yeast detox, along with the digest gold and acid soothe. I also found a product called DGL that works really well. As far as raw food diets, I found a cleanse that incorporates the raw food diet by Richard Anderson called "Cleanse & Purify Thyself".
Avatar f tn My GI has done elimination diets, ruled out CIBO, and ruled out ulcer. Hypothesis is GERD but I don’t believe this is the right diagnosis. I don’t have pain or burning in my throat or esophagus. I’m a 30 year old female 122lbs and eat rather healthy and not overly fatty foods. I need to get blood work done to check the enzyme levels and ultrasound of gallbladder. Any guidance or thoughts on what this could be would be very helpful. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Then the doctor ordered a liver biopsy and it was determined that I had the early stage of non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver, With the help of GERD pills, and pain meds the pain subsided a few months after wards. I was still trying hard to bring down my A1C (9.5) and control what I ate and my blood sugar but I was fighting a losing battle. Yes, I love sweet things, no I was not exercising, I also fight major depression with Bipolar so it makes things even worse.
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 With chronic pancreatitis, amylase and lipase levels may not elevate. It is common for them to only elevate in an acute attack. Often, enzyme levels will rise in the first few hours and then come back down. Since doctors think that elevated amylase and lipase levels are the only indicators of pancreatitis, they will not diagnose you if the enzymes are not elevated. The best thing advice that I can give you is watch your fat content and pray. And know that you are not crazy. It is your pancreas.
Avatar n tn Gives the gastroenterologist a clear view of your esophageal lining, which will show irritation if GERD is the problem and you've had it for awhile.
Avatar m tn I think it is well documented that a hiatal hernia can agravate GERD. I used to take Prilosec before I had a hiatal hernia when warranted and it worked just fine. It would stopr the heartburn and swallowing problems fairly rapidly. But I have a tight throat, some chest pains, even if I eat a medium sized meal slow. My understanding of the operation is that even if it fails, Nexeum, eating habits and style, etc. will work easily when it doens't work now.
480895 tn?1212153335 He was in the NICU 3 days after he was born, and put on EleCare for GERD. Later put on Omeprazole, and then added Axid...tried Zantac in lieu of Axid, due to unavailability while hospitalized in July, but didn't work. Has had Bradycardia and Apnea, since birth, both obstructive from reflux and caused by central brain issues. He has had all the reflux testing done, including PH probes, impedence probes, neumogram, polysomniogram, upper GI's x 3, 2 barium swallow studies.
Avatar f tn When I feel like this I don't drive, just to be safe. My mom has had her gal bladder removed and has chronic pancreatitis or something like it right now. Heart problems run in her side of the family but I have been told that the structure of my heart is normal. I have the fluid around my heart, the decreased systolic function, and sinus arrhythmias, sometimes bradycardia, sometimes tachycardia, sometimes off-beat.
1529270 tn?1291863161 I wish I was a dr and had more insights to share, but I am not, and I do not..... I would however, call ur dr ASAP and let them know what is going on.... Alcohol can add to acidic issues if u have them...and I do not know what the issues r post the Nissen as I have not had this done. That said, depending what the rest of ur diet and lifestyle is, u may have some residual issues popping up....stress is a big factor is adding acid to ones intestinal tract....
4218301 tn?1351218199 I also have Celiac Disease , GERD and CFS. Fun....
571337 tn?1233261897 wow lahayle I don't have much to add (I might have chronic pancreatitis as well..or SOD and i'm getting tested soon with an ERCP and stuff like this scares me..) I wish you only the best though that is a hard life. I too have no insurance and I've applied for medicare like 5 times but keep getting denied because i'm "single" and living with parents.