Pancreatitis and hepatitis

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Avatar f tn 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. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn Hi there! Are your SGOT and SGPT normal? Raised GGT, ALP and bilirubin suggest cholestasis.Any condition which causes obstruction to flow of bile from the liver can cause cholestasis. Bile duct tumors, cysts, stones in the common bile duct, pancreatitis, amyloidosis, abscess in the liver, primary biliary cirrhosis, stricture of the bile duct etc.are few possibilities.
422425 tn?1307996590 I do not have autoimmune pancreatitis, but I do have autoimmune hepatitis. Which is basically the same disease but mine attacks the liver and yours attacks the pancreas. Don't worry so much about the side effects of the sterroids, compared to what the disease can do to you if untreated. I've been on sterroids since March, 07 when I was diagnosed. Though I have been "weened" down on the sterroids I am still on them.
155056 tn?1333642288 It is as though her body is completely breaking down. She is now hospitalized with pancreatitis and they have stopped treatment, for good. I am just trying to find out if anyone else has gone thru this and what it all might mean. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks.
1825362 tn?1317886753 Does anyone have any experience or knowledge regarding peg interferon and pancreatitis. I appreciate any response..... and thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn I am a 60 year old female who was diagnosed in the late 80s with acute pancreatitis and still have sporadic trouble today in 2014. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with hcv and was wondering what effects I would have with the two diseases together, for instance if given treatment for my hep-c will it make my pancreas worse or will I even be able to do the hcv treatment at all?
Avatar m tn My daughter was seen in the ER for jaundice, high Liver enzymes. She was admitted and found that Hepatitis test was negative. ECRP was performed where they found a stone lodged in her biliary duct. After this procedure, the pancreas became irritated, there was pain, amylase and lipase were elevated. Doctor said this was normal since he did extensive work in getting the stone out. He also placed a stent in the biliary duct to help with drainage.
Avatar n tn Most of us are Hepatitis C patients, and by no means medical experts. Anything you read here should be validated by a qualified physician. Your husband could have any number of things going on with him; it sounds as if his doctor is moving forward in a methodical manner.
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.
1382010 tn?1279647204 My ALT is 77 and AST is 99. I have pain in my right side through to the back and my stomache is all swollen up. Going for more tests Thursday.
Avatar n tn You may need serum amylase and an imaging study to confirm pancreatitis. Treatment is mainly symptomatic.Correction of hydration and rest. Seek medical help. Take care!
Avatar n tn suffering from Hepati**** A since last 5 months with high level of bilirubin of about 8.5 mg/dl accompanied by abdominal pain and vomiting... is there any possibility of pancreatic infection also??? what can be the possible cure????
1603691 tn?1297999697 I was diagnosed with pancreatitis last summer and had my gall bladder removed. I have pain daily in that area and pretty much all over that general area. Also, sometimes my lungs hurt. I don't drink alcohol and hardly eat. I don't have insurance or any money and can't afford to go to a doctor's office. Is there anything to worry about? I am worried but don't know if I should go to the hospital or wait till I can't tolerate it anymore.
Avatar n tn it is a pretty dangerous med though - risk of acute pancreatitis and of carcinoma too. more often, risk of low red blood cells. luckily I had NONE of those problems. it is recommended to check your blood values very often at the beginning, even once a week (I did it once every two weeks, then slowed down). pred made me feel dizzy and confused and gave me ear ringing that is still there now that I'm 5 months off. I never missed a day on work, even if it has been hard.
Avatar n tn you sure kno the lingo. Anyways, with your history, the pancreatitis x's 2, the chole in 2000, and the sm bowel resection (? usually thats the cure for a bowel obstruction) you are a good candidate for adhesions (scar tissue)in your abd. which can easily cause those pains you describe. As far as autoimmune hepatitis, I am not up on that. I am sure someone here will answer your question better than I can, but do keep in mind that MAY be a possibility for the pains.
475555 tn?1469307939 yep, if he says it needs doing better to do it probably. I had mine was stoneless, but had torn loose from my liver numerous times, (due to my long history of dieting without much success (no pituitary function) ) the tearing caused infection....the stones can too. If it gets bad enough, the thing can burst. Also, if a stone does get caught beneath the common duct it will back up the bile into your pancreas and digest it....rare...but not good.
1952776 tn?1325610057 When I was diagnosed with the Sarc I was prescribed Azathioprine which I found out over the three years I took it has damaged my pancreas and I am left with debilitating chronic pancreatitis. My liver enzymes over the years have been elevated off and on but no jaundice just fatty liver. Because my ANA is so high and I tested positive for the RA they went ahead and tested me for lupus.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have posted here before about my mom, and I got alot of great replies, this time it's about me, I have chronic pancreatitis due to a abnormalty in my bile duct, and pancreatic duct, I had my gallbladder removed and have had endoscopic surgery, but it hasn't helped with the pain I suffer, a few months back I got some bloodwork done at my thyroid doctor's office and he asked me if I have liver disease, then when I went back to my pancreatic specailist he ran another liver test and it cam
Avatar n tn Nuerologist prescribed brain MRI, CT Scan of pelvic girdle and spine, EMG nevre function, etc and ruled out MS, tumors, and spinal stinosous . EMG confirmed deterioated function of nerve specific to that foot. Nuerologist could not offer a probable cause or disease. GP could not offer probable cause or disease. Lack of sensation has started to restricted her mobility. I don't even know where to begin looking or who to ask at this point. Thanks very much.
2059648 tn?1439770265 If you had your gallbladder removed - can you tell your story. my doctor told me I had stones and recommend the removal a few years back. The doctor told me that it would be more trouble than it was worth and I wouldn't miss it. I had it removed on a Friday and went to work on Monday. The doctor was right....I've never missed it.
Avatar m tn So got an appointment to get the pcr done tomorrow. I was looking over my antibody test results and it says under Hepatitis c antibody signal to cut-off 0.03 <1.00 I also made the girl I slept with get one and hers said 0.04 <1.00 Is this a positive reading?
Avatar n tn Are there any other test or conditions that can cause reoccurring acute Idiopathic Pancreatitis? How about Hepatitis? Could Hepatitis go undiagnosed? Any suggestions on how to stop attacks from reoccuring would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn There has been no evidence of gallstones, Anatomic abnormalities (I have had a ERCP, which gave me pancreatitis). I was not a heavy user of alcohol, and since these attacks have begun I have been abstinent. Multiple CAT scans have shown fatty infiltration's on my liver, but none of my GI s were concerned with it. I have stumped most of my GI's. They can't figure out what causes these attacks.
Avatar f tn Nothing about pancreatitis... But --- a year and a half POST TX --- cleared HCV - but have Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia. So --- things can happen. What are you curious about? It was a rough ride for me during and after treatment --- but I believe it was worth the price --- because I think I was going downhill so very fast - that I couldn't wait for the pipeline to happen... And I am paying the price for living --- it is a small price to pay.
Avatar m tn This was five years ago, and I haven’t worried about it until the last year and a half. A year and a half ago, I binged on hard alcohol for 3 days, and then had right upper quadrant abdominal pain for two weeks. It didn’t feel like pain as much as a kind of pressure. It was mild, and 1 or 2 on a scale of 1-10, but constant. It made it hard to sleep. I got worried and went to the ER, and they did a liver function test on me that came back normal.
Avatar m tn Will Regulators in Australia and Canada have warned since 2005 about the drug's potential to cause hepatitis, pancreatitis and depression. /27/07)- Partial results of studies that had been conducted by Merck and Schering-Plough, showed the possibility that Schering-Plough's cholesterol medication Zetia, when combined with statin drugs might cause damage to the liver, and that this risk had not been revealed by the companies.
Avatar n tn ALP started to increase at this point. His sugars went up and he went on insulin. He was showing pancreatitis symptoms and started a clear diet. Ct showed mildly enlarged liver and normal pancreatic contour with increasing periportal. My poor husband could barely get up the stairs at the end of the day. He soon became jaundiced and had ercp which showed CBD narrowed. Stent was put in. ALT,AST.GGTelevated with climbing ALP.
Avatar n tn I have Chronic Pancreatitis and SOd and did NOT get pancreatitis from alcohol. I belong to a board where another member is researching the possibility of thelink between Hep C and pancreatitis. You should check it out. You may find something useful there. It is a yahoo board group so I think you have to join to post. But I think it will be of benefit to you.