Pancreatitis and liver

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Avatar n tn 5 yrs ago, pretty high ALT due to fatty liver. Joined a gym, lost some weight. 2 yrs ago, sudden acute pancreatitis followed by laproscopic gall bladder removal. For the last few weeks I'ev had lots of pain in my upper left quadrant under my rib cage and towards the centre of my sternum. *Really* smelly breath, horrible taste in my mouth and really smelly flatulence! Seem to be a bit constipated as well even though eating well.
Avatar n tn Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn I have looked up information on this med and it states that 1 out of 20 patients could develop liver damage. I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis on 10/14/08. I had never had it in my life. I am afraid this medicine has caused it. I have never ever picked up any type of drink other than diet pepsi and jucie. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am so scared and hurting.
Avatar n tn Since all your lab works and imaging studies are otherwise normal and you never had any bout of pancreatitis before, a wait and watch policy is likely to be the best course of action for you. Also, the risk of surgery to pancreas is high, so since the side branch lesions are usually harmless, a wait and watch policy is adopted for most lesions less than 3 cm which do not cause dilatation of the main pancreatic duct nor have a solid mass or nodule within them.
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 BTW, you asked in your first post if anyone had ever had pancreatitis. I wanted to clarify to you that I have had three acute pancreatitis attacks and I now have chronic pancreatitis. Swelling in my abdomen was very visible in the area affected, and that area was particularly painful to pressure. The pain was excrutiating all throughout the abdomen, behind the sternum, through to the back anyways, but any pressure on the swollen area was even more intense.
Avatar f tn My chocolate lab "Skip" is about 10 years old and developed pancreatitis for the first time. We took him to the doctor he never vomited or diahrea until the day after he got to the vets office. His amalyse was high like 8000 and his glucose and white blood count low but we got an ultrasound to make sure not cancer. He started to show improvements with the IV and antibiotic. Now a week later he is starting to decline and the vet has tried everything.
Avatar n tn It hurt her liver and she is on liver pills right now. She is totally back to her old self now though! So it is possible to recover. Didn't you say your dog is back to her oldself? I don't understand why you would euthanize her if she is. Maybe I miss-read your post.....
Avatar n tn Thank-you for your response. May I ask what caused your chronic pancreatitis, and would you describe your symptoms for me a little, even if just to scare me off? Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn Oh boy, you're in for a possible roller coaster ride. There isn't a "magic bullet" treatment for pancreatitis and the associated liver issues. The treatment is actually "starvation" for up to 3 or 4 weeks if necessary to allow the pancreas to rest and reduce the swelling. (Same is true for humans with this condition.) It is usually a pretty painful condition as well, so it's good your pup is still fairly active.
Avatar n tn Please could you give me more information on these two diseases and also what the next step and prognosis could be. I am 52 and 5'2'' tall and weigh 150lbs.
Avatar n tn Today is Friday and they took the labs on Monday. They told us 5-7 days and they are doing lab specifics on the Pancreas and Liver. Thanks Bill.
Avatar m tn Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver. Im being sent to a pain specialist for the pain, and hoping he can offer relief, because Ive been recieving very little help from my doctor with that. Im 5'5", used to be about 138lbs, and now am 162, with gain of 10lbs a month on a low fat diet, no meat, no bread, soft food. I dont understand except unless wieght gain is from thyroid going wrong, im hypothyroid.
Avatar f tn I am 24 and a few months ago I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, they assumed it was my gallbladder causing my pain since it was only functioning at 7% so I got it removed. I'm still having severe abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and my belly swells up to where I look like I'm pregnant. My alt was 74 and ast 81 so my liver biopsy suggests I have hepatitis, however it's not a,b,or c. (Need further tests to see which one I have) I also tested positive for antinuclear antibodies.
1409228 tn?1282347063 May I ask what your symptoms are? 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.
665361 tn?1225276972 After an ultrasound and a Cat scan i was told i have Acute Pancreatitis. I am a 20 year old female, I do not drink/smoke/etc, and i was told this could be caused by poor nutrition. The doctor said that there is no way to know for sure if this will ever happen again but i would like to know if there is any way to prevent this from reoccuring. I'm currently taking a MVI and watching what i eat but i'm very nervous about this happening again.
Avatar f tn The ALT and AST are high because you have inflammation in your liver. They DON'T mean that your liver is scarred and beyond repair, only that something in your body is causing distress. Once that is eliminated those #s will be back within the regular range. Your glucose #s indicate sugar. You would want to try to stay below 105. Your only slightly off and watching your sugar intake should correct that. Your Triglycerides are higher then average and indicate to much fat in your diet.
Avatar f tn hi i have been having pain under my mid rib cage for almost all my life around 20 years ago i went to the er for the pain xrays showed my gall bladder was enlarged they admitted me that night and removed it the next morning the doctor said it was badly diseased but i still continued to have the pain my stomach doctor said i have barretts esphogus and did a nissen wrap to avoid cancer it failed and i had to have another that also failed so the third surgery was a bad one they had to remove half m
Avatar n tn 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. It will show whether or not your ejection fraction is 'decent.
Avatar m tn I was injured recently and prescribed Vicodin and soon after developed acute Pancreatitis. Would that have played any part or just fatty foods and alcohol?
422425 tn?1307996590 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. I know someone that has had my disease for 30 years (since she was 12) and has been up and down on sterroids, she is 42 now.
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 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 f tn My most recent visit I have fatty stool, fatty liver, kidney stone and xray showed costipation, not much else was said. Dr prescribed Nexium and some medication for IBS. He said my blood sugar was off but that was ok because it was the end of the day (3:30pm). My blood work came back good he said. Oh, I also have 4 ovarian cysts that I had to go to the hospital and pay for the results, nothing has been done about those. I am at my whits end, something is wrong and not one Dr.
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 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 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.
Avatar n tn I posted couple of weeks ago . I went to the Er on 3-11 & was admitted for 4 days for pancreatits with mildly elevated Lipase (28) & a -sudden- severe pain in upper right quadrant(close to breastbone) that went straight thru to the back that was excruciating after eating that night. I also have ongoing pain in my back and a 'shooting & spasiming pain ' thats tolerable for now directly in my left ribs.