Pancreatitis and kidney stones

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1036535 tn?1278506199 Viral infections can trigger pancreatitis. So can a high calcium level (and you do have kidney stones). And then sometimes, as we say.....s*** happens (the medical community cleans it up and calls it idiopathic). Hopefully your PCP, because he knows your history and has old charts, can pin down the cause so you can prevent a repeat performance in the future. Hopefully the Neurotin will be back to relieving your pain soon.
Avatar n tn Do check on the autoimmune pancreatitis, but it also might be a good idea to have the HIDA scan with CCK injection. It's a fairly simple test. They use a 'tracer' molecule that slowly filters through the liver and incorporates into the bile. The bile then flows and fills the gallbladder. 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.
Avatar m tn I woke in the am without the initial symptoms, but instead had a full body rash that was developing and extreme soreness on both sides of my lower back. (I had assumed kidney stones or issue, but the later blood work and urinalysis suggested not.) Went to the doc 2 days later as the rash covered nearly my whole body. The rash was so pronounced and severe looking (though minimal discomfort) that all of the physician attention was spent on it.
Avatar m tn Please get ultrasound done to rule out gall stones and pancreatitis. Also blood tests for hepatitis and pancreatitis should be undertaken. Try ciprofloxacin with metronidazole for colitis. Stool examination can rule out intestinal infection.
Avatar m tn I have both GB stones and Kidney stones (well, the Kidney Stones come and go) and I would never do that type of regime .. not ever. The consequences can be fatal. How are you doing? Did you have your surgery? Please stop by with an update and WELCOME to our Community!
Avatar n tn 8 months ago I went to the ER for ongoing flu-like conditions. I was told I was Flu-negative, I had a CT and they said I have Kidney stones that are up high and might never bother me. My kidneys didn't hurt. Early last April 10 my right back/flank started to hurt at various pain levels. I thought I was passing the stones but went to the ER on APR 18. Another CT was done. They said the stones are in the same place and they can't figure out what the problem is.
Avatar n tn i'm on cardura for spastic bladder, drink lemon water all day or lemonade , helps keep kidney stones down stop dairy and cheese and greasy foods , it makes calcium stones, , now i would dare think you have a sluggish gallbladder search this term , now referred pain is gallbladder shoulder pain , now you can have a stone blocking your duct soo. walmart has digestive enzymes look for ingred amelyase lipase protease this is the enzymes your lacking if you have gut trouble...
10821430 tn?1439584483 I should also add his Creatinine was 0.8 and Phosphorus level was 3.9...I was worried about kidney problems but the vet said the BUN could be higher due to intestine inflamation and a Yorkie can run a little higher "as normal" they have found over years...he had no conserns about kidney functions.
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 f tn I thought can do lithotripsy or where you sit in a bath and the sonicate or vibrate the water and breakup the stones until they are smaller and you can pass them easier. Hang in there. I hope you are ok.
Avatar n tn If the pain is in the left lumbar region (see the quadrants of abdomen—a google image should get you this), then this could be due to stomach issues (like acidity), it may be due to pancreatitis, or spleen issues or kidney stones or kidney infection or due to urinary infection or colitis. An ultrasound of the abdomen followed by urine and stool examination may help clinch the diagnosis. You may need additional tests like CT scan of abdomen, serum amylase, lipase etc.
583644 tn?1221449146 I asked him if it was possible that my stones were moving around and he told me that kidney stones do not move around and they do not cause pain. He told me I needed to have my gallbladder out, so I did to find out 2 weeks later from a different ER doctor that my gallbladder was not infected, inflamed, nor did it possess any gall stones. My GP also would not refer me to a urologists. Instead he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who did an MRI.
Avatar m tn However, there were no other issues with my bloods, i.e. no infection etc. No stones or inflammation of the gall bladder and no kidney stones. The doctors cannot determine the cause of the pancreatitis, which now occurs about once a week and is causing me to loose weight. I have had CT, MRI, EUS and ultrasound scans, all looks normal including the pancreas. By the way, I do not drink alcohol regularly or in large amounts. Can anyone help with any suggestions?
Avatar n tn Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear Charlotte, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar f tn This is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with. My beloved Gypsy is dying of kidney failure. Gypsy is a Jack Russell Terrier and she turned 18...yes 18...on Christmas Day. It's just so hard to know when it is "time." I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing.
Avatar n tn but I still feeling nauseous and having a pain in my right side under my ribs and in my back, I visit my doctor and she send me to a Gastrenterologist thinking I had stones in the common bile duct, the Gastrenterologist did an endoscopy thinking that I had an ulcer. everything was ok... and she said that can not be stons..can she know that with just an endoscopy???.....for few weeks I thought I was getting crazy how can I imagine this pain, so I decide to go to other doctor .
1832268 tn?1326819610 We brought him home and did twice daily under skin fluids plus standard recommended meds and kidney diet. We then took him to a kidney specialist who was trying to determine at what stage of Kidney disease he was at. Got his levels down a little more a week little later, things were looking promising and his energy levels were increasing dramatically. Less than a week later, he completely stopped eating. Took him to specialist after 2 days of not eating.
897773 tn?1256735820 going on there, no cancer or endometriosis so it was unexplained as to why this happened. CT also revealed that I had kidney stones. Further tests were done and it was discovered that my right kidney was very small, scarred and only working 11%, it also contained numerous small stones. So it was suggested that this may be the cause of my pain, my kidney was removed 6 weeks ago laparascopicaly and surprise surprise the pain is still there. I'm not sure where to go from here...
1916673 tn?1420236870 I would have to be completely honest and say, given her age and her kidney failure, and given that she has had (presumably) good dental care up to two years ago - I would forget about the dental work. It is true that according to some sources, bad dental hygiene is a major contributor to kidney failure. However, once a dog is in kidney failure, stress can be even more damaging. And that's without the high risk that anaesthetic will introduce.
2361255 tn?1339611918 Has anyone gave this to their dog and if so, what was the result? Prince suffers from Pancreatitis, Cushing's Disease and SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration).
Avatar f tn Hi, Besides spinal nerve compression in the lower back, other causes of back pain and testicular pain could be Kidney stones and Pancreatitis. Please go for a USG scan of the abdomen and consult a nephrologist and gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn Bridget, I am having the exact same problems. Had an MRCP in Oct 2011 stint and stones removed, ERCP on Jan. 26, 2012 stones and bile removed, ANOTHER ERCP done on Jan 31, 2012.....My live counts go sky high, jaundice, orange urine, etc. My gallbladder was removed in March of 2011. I ALSO need to get to the bottom of this mess. I can feel it starting up again. Please let me know if you don't mind what your dr. is telling you.
Avatar n tn Over the past 5 months I have had chronic fatigue, nauseous and pain in back that comes and goes. All of June had diarhea. Late June hospitalized with kidney stones. August hospital same symptoms, dehydration, low potassium, flank pain, infection, fatigue, nauseous, blood in urine. No stones. Ultra sound showed mass right ovary. Left ovary small cyst. Not removed. Right ovary and mass removed in Sept. Mass diagnosed as hemoratic cyst? Size of tennis ball. August, Sept Oct.
Avatar m tn I'm a kidney stone factory (my GP and I believe that there is a link between CVID and kidney stone production, as I hit a peak on stone production just before failing health forced the discovery of the immunodeficiency issue, then dropped off dramatically within the first 6 months of IVIG, though I've recently begun passing them more and more frequently). As far as I know, you don't feel small stones in your kidney, so that statement struck me as odd.
Avatar m tn The other causes could be gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and GERD. Kidney disorders too produce colicky and sharp pain. Sometimes anxiety with flatulence can cause this pain. Regards.
Avatar n tn appendicitis, bowel obstruction, cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder, chronic constipation, diverticular disease, excessive gas, food allergy, food poisoning, gastroesophageal reflux, heartburn or indigestion, hernia, kidney stones, pancreatitis, parasitic infections, ulcers, urinary tract infections or viral gastroenteritis. Sometimes, abdominal pain may also be caused by muscle strain or from any organ in the chest, like the lungs or the heart.
Avatar n tn ago I had an ultrasound for possible pancreatitis, when the report showed 2 possible kidney stones. A subsequent IVP was performed and was normal. 3 days ago, I had lower abdominal cramps which went away. That night, I woke up with the same type of cramps, in my right flank. I wouldn't say they were in my back, and they weren't stabbing pains, just awful cramps that came in waves.