Pancreatitis and nutrition

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Avatar f tn Has anyone had a young cat diagnosed with Pancreatitis and diabetes? Have you found the problem associated with any particular cat food.
Avatar n tn I was hospitalized on Dec 10th 2013 with Pancreatitis and was in there until January 5th 2014. I am home and was released with a Picc line with TPN (nutrition supplement) because I needed complete gut rest. I am now off the TPN, but I still don't feel complete. I wear out real fast when I do things around the house and I just don't feel good sometimes. I am still experiencing some swelling of the pancreas area, but nothing painful. Is this normal???
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.
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 n tn The dog is given IV hydration and nutrition, nausea and pain control, and then you wait it out. Is she eating anything at all? I hope your vet explained that avoiding fats is very important right now - and in the future. What did your vet determine to be the cause of the attack? Did your dog get into some fatty human food, or is something more ominous like cancer going on? Was an ultrasound done?
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.
611067 tn?1458595083 Last night I had a Soy Protein drink and a small sweet potato. I had no trouble. I'm gaining more energy from the food. So, yes, I'm getting nutrition and taking supplements as well. My doctor even gave me her cell phone number a couple months ago. She is still trying to develop her practice here in my home town of Tooele, Utah, but it's not giving her enough money yet and so she is in Idaho working for a hospital in Soda Springs. So, she is only here every other week.
611067 tn?1458595083 It was due to a gallstone being lodged in the duct of the pancreas and it was causing the pancreas to digest itself. I was hospitalized and put on IV nutrition and pain medication. Once the pancreas settled down they did the gallbladder surgery. I have had simlar bout of pain before, but nothing like that first time or like this. This isn't as bad as the first time, but man, the pain is starting to radiate into my back and toward my left side. Not fun.
Avatar f tn I went right into the hopspital when I had pain and was dehydrated,but after 3 days the enzyme levels showed it to be pancreatitis. I spent another 4or 5 days in the hospital with no food, just IV nutrition and pain meds. I asked for an ERCP to find out what caused it and after the procedure I again spent another week in the hospital. You are right it is a horrible experience, and over the years I have had that pain time and time again.
Avatar f tn I put her on the NF diet in an effort to keep the kidney disease at bay, and suddenly her pancreatitis went crazy! She got very ill and didn't want to eat. I tried to put her back on her old food to get her back to normal, but it was too late. She's been hospitalized for four days. Her BUN/Creat "stabilized" at 116/6.7.
Avatar n tn I am recovering from severe acute pancreatitis...sudden onset....23 days in 8th week of healing...drinking elemental nutrition due to pseudo cyst on pancreas has shrunk to 5cm...caused by gall stone small does cyst have to be before gall bladder surgery with laproscope can be done...
Avatar f tn My 7 year old Min Pin has acute and reoccurring pancreatitis. We had to take her to an emergency vet one weekend and thought we were going to lose her. She's our baby. She is on Hills ID, no flavors and boiled chicken breasts without skin and nothing in the water. She is off of all treats. We do give her some dry dog food which is Purina little bites but we ration her with that also, but like our vet said, it helps with plaque build up since she's on the other 2 soft foods.
Avatar m tn 1st U/S didn't show anything in specific but showed my bile looked dense/muddy (not confirmed by following U/Ses). Then I had an MRI/MRCP which showed up pancreatitis. I was hospitalized and as usual, put on food abstinence and received IV Fluids only... After a week in, things seemed to have calmed, hyperamylasemia/uria was also going away, as well as pain. I was let go and went back with a strict nonfat diet which I followed.
Avatar n tn my son had a j tube installed 3 months ago due to acute recurring pancreatitis, he has continued to lose weight even though he's taking 8 cans (2,000 cals) of Osmolite Cal, he tried Vital Af1.2 Cal but it did not work well as it produced diarrhea and nausea. We belive he's not absorbing the nutritional provided by Osmolite. are there any alternatives to imporve his weight?
Avatar n tn Well the pain as gone down alot and I went to the snack room and got something with low fat and ate it and was fine.So after the doctor came in to tell me they was going to keep me longer I thought about it and said no I was going home(I have 3 other kids at home)I'll be calling around Monday to find a doctor to help with this so til then what can I eat and are there any jucies I can drink for the baby that wouldn't cause me to go back to the ER.
1337091 tn?1275912473 This morning when i went to take him, he couldn't walk and kept falling over and crying. I literally had to put him on a rug and pull him out to my car and pick him up (he's 91 lbs.) and put him in the back seat. When I got there they put him on a stretcher and took him in. That vet said she was concerned about something neurological going on, causing him to lose balance and fall.
Avatar n tn There seems to be no literature on childhood pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause, prognosis and any preventative steps we could take.I submitted this question to the Gastroenterology Forum and it referred me to this section. Dear Celia : There are many causes of pancreatitis in childhood , viral etiology including mumps , infectious mononucleosis , influenza A, german measles , and Coxsackie B virus .
Avatar n tn ________ dear linda, pseudocysts are one of the complications of pancreatitis. They are collecti0ons of pancreatic secretion and necrotic debris surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Most pseudocysts occur after pancreatitis ( independent of cause) when the symptoms of pain recur. the diagnosis is made by ultrasound or CT scan. Pseudocysts often resorb without treatment. The duration of the cyst is directly related to size- bigger cysts take longer to disappear.
Avatar f tn Then, I kept having elevated amylase and lipase levels, which required hospitalization for pain meds, fluids, and iv nutrition many times. In my case, when my lipase and amylase levels started to return to normal, I wasn't better like the drs said I should be...I still had really bad pain and if I would try eating or drinking too soon it would flare things up all over again. I couldn't have any fancy tests done because I had gastric bypass.
Avatar n tn One recent doctor, however, did several tests and concluded that she has chronic pancreatitis and that her pancreas has many cysts. He also said he observed "fatty degeneration" in her liver. She, however, has normal blood sugar (no diabetes) . He also diagnosed "anterior mitral leaflet prolapse", though I don't know whether that's relevant to her digestive problems.
Avatar m tn My internal medicine doctor hasn’t had much to say (“maybe a little inflammation”) and doesn’t appear interested in symptoms (“probably combination gas and stress”). He says it’s taken longer for ALT to fall than expected, but not alarming. Next step is more LFTs, then a GI (until then, waiting game). Would cirrhosis be detected on an U/S? How likely is chronic pancreatitis given these symptoms? Wouldn’t that have shown some abnormalities on the pancreatic enzyme tests?
Avatar m tn My internal medicine doctor hasn’t had much to say (“maybe a little inflammation”) and doesn’t appear interested in symptoms (“probably combination gas and stress”). He says it’s taken longer for ALT to fall than expected, but not alarming. Next step is more LFTs, then a GI (until then, waiting game). Would cirrhosis be detected on an U/S? Is chronic pancreatitis likely with these symptoms? Wouldn’t that have shown on the pancreatic enzyme tests?
Avatar f tn And before these tests, I was thought that I had ulcer so I had an endoscopy and the result came out negative. And I was tested for H.pylori and the result came positive and I took antibiotics ( first I took prev-pac...but the side effects were so bad that I lost conscious so I was switched to Pylera and took that for 10 days). Anyway, I've been having this upper abdominal pain since the beginning of May. It's been three months.
Avatar n tn You literally have to starve your dog and wait it out while treating the pain and nausea. That is why the dog has to be an in-patient with IV fluid and nutrition support. We ultimately spent $10,000 over 3 weeks trying to save Travis, but he just couldn't turn the corner. The bile duct was so blocked off that his gallbladder was about to rupture. Well, we couldn't put him through that kind of pain, and there came a day that it was clear he had had enough.
Avatar m tn I am wondering if I can get any advice on this. I had acute Pancreatitis and I have elevated Triglycerides.
Avatar n tn For the past two days every time I go poop there are orange grease like bubbles floating around in the water. I looked in the toilet and it is almost like a coating on the poop also. When I wipe it is all orange. What is going on??? Is this normal??? Please help very worried.....
Avatar n tn I am off all anti-depressants and pain medications and feel like I'm slowly waking from a nightmare of doubt and un-certainty that was probably being caused by the drugs.
Avatar f tn i'm done with trying to eat a little bit of whatever and try and keep it down.Too much vomiting day after day justs get to ya and wears ya down so damn bad. i'm on IV nutrition now so no more worries about eating!!! This is great because we are supposed to get some snow tonight and tomorrow!!My kids are so excited and so am I. The Pacific Northwest where we are usually gets rain and lots of it.