Pancreatitis and jaundice

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Avatar f tn Is it common to get jaundice after a bout of pancreatitis? Will his cushing's prevent him from getting over jaundice? What's the prognosis of overcoming liver issues? If there is a blockage, do you think surgery is a wise choice? ANY info you can provide would be much appreciated.
Avatar n tn There are several ways to test for pancreatitis and to reach a diagnosis of either acute or chronic pancreatitis or both. Bloodwork can be checked to look at amylase and lipase levels, if they are elevated it is a sign of pancreatic inflamation, yet some people who have had the disease for a while no longer show elevated a&p levels. Other tests include fecal fat analysis, trypsinogen tests, ultrasounds, ct-scans, EUS and ERCP's.
Avatar n tn 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.
1409228 tn?1282347063 I had cholestasis of the liver and the systemic itching wa s a nightmare. I was also jaundice and nauseous. Did they tell you the cause? I have to run but I will ck in with you.
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 n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar n tn A lot. Saturday morning I called the vet and they wanted to see her right away for fear of pancreatitis. They drew some blood, gave her some IV antibiotics, and some fluids, though she was not dehydrated. They also gave me some prescription pills to give her at home along with some prescription dog food that we are to feed her a teaspoonfull at a time, a couple times per day.
Avatar f tn Looking forward to some suggestion about the reason and next step for Jaundice and fever. I am not a professional medical person. Any details you need just feel free to contact me. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn I tested for hep a, b , c and it all went negative, my doc underwent a ultrasound for me and he detected gallbladder stone and fatty liver. He suspected it was caused by my gallbladder stone. i had a very very high sgpt, sgot and gamma. tested for afp tumour marker and it was also negative. also done mrcp, which stated no dilatation in my pancreatic duct and no stones in my bile duct but the doctor said it already went down. whats ur opinion guys i feel very tired to find a correct analysis.
Avatar m tn This went on for about 2-3 months. Prior to this he became jaundice and had sever itching and pustcules all over. When he went to his oncolgist and they perfored another CT scan they found that the "tumor" was almost gone. Then 1 1/2 years later he developed kidney failure (I should mention that he has been a diabetic for 15ish years). None of his doctors could explain why his kidney where failing. Now the past month or so he has developed a swollen gland on the side of his neck.
Avatar f tn Last week I was in the hospital for 6 days where they inserted 2 stints. One to relieve the jaundice where the cyst was blocking my bile duct, and another from pancreas to stomcach. Then they drained the cyst endoscopically. They said my gallbadder was huge and full of sludge and needed to eventually be removed. I am going back in 2 weeks for a"stint exchange"?" My problem is I have been in intense pain for the past two days.
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 The pain has gradually worsened, with a lot of stomach cramping and pain in my sides and my back. It's not constant, but sporadic and annoying. Also, my stools began to float as well, though with no apparently discoloration. No jaundice.
Avatar m tn There is a website with information on digestive and kidney diseases(and pancreatitis) that the National Institutes of Health sponsor. Perhaps you can find some helpful information. I take one Prilosec, 20 mg(prescribed); Prilosec ,10 mg is sold OTC at any pharmacy. Here is the website: I do not know why, but the website takes you to Google that list the same URL. Click on the Heading, Digestive, and search.
Avatar m tn I do still have my gallbladder and it has been tested and functions normally. I haven not been tested for autoimmune pancreatitis or had a stool sample done. Nor have taking enzymes been suggested. From all of my research I think my pancreatitis at this particular moment in time is quite low-grade which may be a reason my GI has taken a very slack approach.The GI didn't seemed concerned about the black specks and didn't inquire any further after I mentioned them.
Avatar n tn is in the hospital. Had MRSA and was receiving antibotics for infection, steroids for asthma and pain, calcium for the bones. What can we do as a family to make sure she is getting the right medical care and follow-up besides keeping up with the doctors and researching.
Avatar n tn Depression is also common in chronic pancreatitis and this can also reduce appetite and lead to weight loss. Jaundice (when patients develop yellow eyes and skin) occurs in about a third of patients with chronic pancreatitis. It is usually due to damage to the common bile duct which drains bile from the liver to the duodenum. The common bile duct normally passes though the head of the pancreas.
902019 tn?1249865014 Over the past 8 months she has been admitted to hospital at least once a month with severe stomach pain and vomiting. As like most of you when it first started she was jaundice and lost a lot of weight, but I was wondering her stomach has always, throughout all this, been very large and people comment on her looking about 7 months pregnant has anyone else found this? She has had 2 ERCP for a stent in and then taken out as the first course of steroids looked like they were working.
Avatar m tn If the bile flow is mostly or completely blocked, then her Bilirubin level will be elevated and she will likely have dark urine, floating stools and possibly jaundice, if her Bilirubin levels are higher than 2.5 mg/dL. Sludge can be an indication of biliary issues. However, simply following an extreme diet will few meals can cause it as well. But enough sludge will be noticable as RUQ aches and mild nausea with low grade fevers.
Avatar m tn I have only two symptoms of pancreatitis and do not have nausea, headaches, jaundice, fatty stool, vomiting, constipation, low B/P, rapid heart rate, fever, sweats or an inflamed pancreas 4. The pain location minus the banding effect to my back is located directly on top of the location I had a pyloric stenosis surgery (and two consecutive repairs) 5. The pain can start immediately when I eat and at night.
Avatar n tn I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis. The lab that tests my bloodwork says that with amylase, anything over 88 is high, lipase, anything over 63 is high. Some labs allow a higher range for both, but even those adjusted levels are less than your daughter's levels. Her lipase is especially high. Her triglycerides are high. Another important indicator. Don't buy it!
Avatar n tn Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
658828 tn?1225050195 I have been reading online and think I may have Pancreatitis? Are these symptoms consistent with Pancreatitis? I also have read about Fibromyalgia as well b/c these autoimmune diseases seem to occur together, but I just cant get myself to think that this is just a muscoskeletal pain problem especially since its mainly in the area where my kidneys are located. I have an appt with a GI dr next week so I am hoping i can get some answers.
Avatar n tn Any help in identifing what might be causing my husband to have the following problems would be greatly appreciated! He presented to the ER on Sept 15th with severe epigastric pain. Lipase was 11,000 & amylase was 5,331, liver enzymes normal, glucose normal, and triglycerides normal, Other abnormal labs included RBC 3.96(L), HGB 12.0(L), HCT 34.7(L), lymphs 15.1(L), ABS monocyte 0.6(H). He was admitted with acute pancreatis. Put NPO/given IV's and pain meds and sent home in 4 days.
Avatar n tn Lipase levels drop back to normal within a couple days of an attack, and sometimes with advanced chronic pancreatitis, amylase and lipase levels do not elevate at all, even during an attack. This often makes bloodtests not always accurate in diagnosing chronic pancreatitis. Triglyceride levels should be checked and or a trypsinogen study done. There are also the diagnostic tools of ultrasound, CT-scan, or MRI's. And, of course, the ERCP.
Avatar f tn He is very pale but doesn't look jaundice. I think the dr has told him something he is hiding from me and his adult kids! I have a medical power of attorney - should I go to the dr and request answers???
Avatar m tn METHODS Between 1980 and 1988, we prospectively studied 86 patients who had acute pancreatitis. In patients with no known cause of pancreatitis and no ultrasonographic evidence of gallstones or dilatation of the biliary ducts, we determined how often biliary sludge was present and its subsequent fate by repeated microscopical examinations of bile samples and abdominal ultrasonography. Anyone have any ideas of what could be going on?
Avatar n tn Since July 1994 I have spent months in Duke, John Hopkins and several other hospitals for pancreatitis and elevated (in the 1000's) liver enzymes. I have had 5-6 ercps and several sphyncterotomis(liver). Since Nov. 97 I have spent 90-95% of the time in the hospital and in extreme pain. Until March (after 4 years of agony)there was no known cause for my illness. In March a gastrologist found that contrary to former test results I now had sludge, silt or something in my liver.
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.