Pancreatitis and potassium

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Avatar f tn Changes may also be seen in levels of glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and bicarbonate. 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.
Avatar n tn In November of last year I had an ERCP where they didn't find any stones in the bile duct or anything but ended up with Pancreatitis and hospitalized for 4 days and out of work several weeks. Then the pains subsided and other than having terrible Acid Reflux I didn't appear to have any problems. Then out of the blue last Friday around noon time I started getting terribly nausiated. I thought that I might be coming down with the flu.
Avatar f tn 033) and AST is high (132) so is ALT (320). Last time we checked in January, AST was 23 and ALT was 37, potassium was FINE and so was TSH. Went to my neurologist today, and he believes the Topamax may pushed up the AST and ALT (150mg daily) so we're suspending it. I've been taking Topamax for years as migraine prophalaxis, I'm not epileptic.
517981 tn?1216785618 I haven't felt well and I have been sleeping alot. I was in the ER again today for what I thought was another pancreatitis attack but my blood levels were normal. The ER Dr wasn't sure what was causing it. So I have to try and get my gastro to see me soon as my insurance runs out Aug 8. Anyway they had me on a strong pain killer from my last trip to the ER and that was making me sleep alot plus my potasium was low maybe thats why I am tired too.
Avatar f tn - Strong headache, sometimes at the base of the skull but usually all over. - Pins and needles and numbness in legs and toes. A neurologist said he didn't believe it was a neuropathy. I wake up every hour at night and have to shake my arms to get the feeling back in them, also I twitch everywhere! My eyes, mouth, hands, legs. - Difficulty swallowing, it varies day-to-day with how severe it is. I have a constant tightness in my throat, extending to my jaw.
Avatar m tn every time I walked up my stairs, my heart pounded too hard, I felt short of breath and kept getting stomach rushes and dizzy spells. Some of these things subsided slightly after a few days, but I began to crave sugar like you wouldn't believe, I feel like i need to eat more than I should (even though I feel nauseated) it's because my energy feels so low--- even after a full week of complete rest, my severe fatigue and nausea grow worse and I feel lightheaded and disconnected all the time.
Avatar f tn My GGT came down to almost normal (10 points above upper range), but the ALP still remains high at the same mild level (+/- 20 points upper range). My medical history includes IIH and a VP shunt. I was on a ton of potassium and diuretics prior to my VP shunt, which is where all of the GI symptoms started. The Questran is the only thing that keeps my system in check up to this point. I am also post-cholecystectomy and appendectomy.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed in 2000 with MS, and for years I have been getting IV Solu-medrol treatments every other month, for three days. Is it possible this affects my menstrual cycle? Can Solu-medrol cause not building up the endometrium? Don't worry, I have had all tests: blood, bone density, ultrasound, pregnancy, and I am very healthy: un-pregnant, taking birth control, and so on. I "only" have MS. My period doesn't happen and I am way too young for menopause.
Avatar m tn Lung infections like pneumonia and bronchitis can irritate the diaphragm and cause vomiting. Pancreatitis is another entity diagnosed by blood tests and ultrasound. Renal stones can cause vomiting and pain. The stones may be too small to be picked up by an ultrasound. Inflammatory bowel diseases and gall bladder diseases can also be the culprits. Discuss these options with your doctor when you happen to meet him.
Avatar f tn Then i state its not rocket science and if he is not seen by a doctor out of this office i will be bringing him to the ER and i will call the AMA and report every single doc in the practice that has seen him and misdiagnosed him!!! Well they set him up with a appt to see the doc, doc comes in and says Virus still not going away, to which i respond....its not a virus!! Its lyme disease and i promptly show my sons back to doc, trip to the lab ....
147426 tn?1317269232 Cortisol plays a role in proper bone metablosm. It also plays a part in fat and protein metabolism and storage and in supporting the the immune system. We cannot live without the constant production of cortisol. Without enough of it many organ systems' functions break down. A complete deficiency which goes untreated can be fatal. The name of the disease in which cortisol is not made in sufficient quantities is "Addison's Disease" or "Adrenal Insufficiency.
Avatar n tn I, 35 female was diagonosed as Gerd 5 months ago by primary doctor and took 4 months Protonix. At the beginning, Protonix really helped reduce the chest pain, but then several months, my symtom kept the same, no much improvement, at the same time I felt dizzy or light-headed. I stopped taking Protonix for 20 days,Then I changed to Nexium two weeks ago,I felt it helps and I don't feel dizzy any more.
445362 tn?1206969318 I have iga nephropathy and pain in my sides and i have been sick with other auto-immune diseases,and i am also very thirsty and i urinate a lot and i feel like i cant get enough to eat.Good luck with your test.
990091 tn?1249200314 Gallbladder disease/stones, cardiac issues, digestive problems, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, cushing's, liver disease, pancreatitis, and all of my tests and blood work come back with in normal ranges. In essence, I medically appear that nothing is wrong, other than the beginning of ulcers. Other than my PCOS, teratoma, and hypothyroidism, I was the picture of perfect health before my surgery.
Avatar n tn I myself wouldn't want pancreatitis at 16 years old. Well, she hasn't been to school this year so far and she didn't go at all last year, she was home schooled. I'm afraid for my mother, as this has put her under such financial distress and I can't help her out. Joey has had so many tests that my mother's insurance money was out by May of this year.....should last all year long. My mom has filed for financial assistance to help pay for the tests.
Avatar n tn but only short term and make sure you drink plenty of water and get some potassium back in your body (bannanas) because long term drugs on your colon just mask or cause other problems.'re welcome :) just giving you some ideas, again not a doctor but I thought i'd fire off some ideas.. **oo one thing you could try in the meantime is a antispasmodic like librax, that's a good one..... I sound like santa clause but it helps with your symptoms..calms the gut down...
Avatar n tn The drs say her potassium is dangerously low and they've given her multiple IV's with potassium, but it hasn't helped make any improvements. Does anyone know if there is any certain disease/disorder that may cause all of these different problems? Any suggestions would be very helpful.
Avatar n tn gas,bloated stomach, gastritis my eyes are having a problem, had pains on my eyes, burning and very bloodshot, still under investigation anyways all this started in june for 2 weeks i felt tired and sleepy then one night my right eye lid was drooping down,so i exercised thinking must be a circulation issue, i woke up the next morning with body tingling face arms, weakness, panic attacks, couldnt breath wel, went to drs that whole week and was told it was nothing, maybe a virus and panic attack
Avatar m tn For some reason, Cushingoid dogs are more prone to pancreatitis than normal dogs, so it will be important for you to keep your dog's diet very low in fat. You also want to keep the food low in fiber and high in potassium. Cushings medication makes it difficult for dogs to digest high fiber foods properly, and high potassium diets just give them more "oomph" when dealing with taking the necessary medications. What medications does you vet have your dog on?
Avatar n tn Besides pancreatitis, of what other condition is an elevated lipase level indicative (CBC otherwise normal, but potassium and hemoglobin levels low normal)?
Avatar n tn I've had a few misfires on my icd due to my potassium getting to low and causing pvc runs and missed beats. So it's something you need to make sure you keep on top of also.
Avatar f tn Hello Everyone, I have had Pancreatitis for 13Yrs. Off and on... My question is malabsorption can cause your ribs to cramp, as if you don't have enough Potassium? Can it also be caused by the Pancreas, they hurt bad and there is no warning. How if this is dietary do I absorb when I take enough Ultrase to kill a horse so to speak.
Avatar f tn I might could help with some of this. Remember, your doctor is the best one to help guide you in reading lab results. The AST can be high w/ liver disease, skeletal muscle diseases (myositis and mulcular dystrophy), trauma, pancreatitis, renal infarct, eclampsia, cancer, cerebral damage, seizures, alcohol, heart tissue disease (heart attacks, pericarditis), and infections in the bloodstream. Medicines: intramuscular injections, corticosteroids, primidone, antibiotics.
Avatar n tn teatosterone,fsh,th harmones are normal in blood .blood sodium,chloride,potassium,co2 test ,master health check report at apollo hospital incluing whole abdomen scan is normal,i feel tiredness,inability to do hard work.,stopped maturbation 3 years back.only night erection.medicine taken:nano .leo for the laST 1 MONTH BY APOLLO HOSPITALS,IF I NEED TO GET HARD ERECRTION,INCREASE ENERGY WHAT IS RECOMMENDED.,STOP NIGHT ERECTIONS TO ZERO.
Avatar n tn I contracted mono in November and got a very bad case of it and didn't take adequate time to rest. I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim).
Avatar n tn had pancreatitis then gallbladder removal,many attacks upper middle stomach feels like pancreatitis but diagnosis was gastroparesis,attacks continue,liver enzymes stay up,potassium too low .DR. now thinks stone in bile duct will need more test. Any ideas as to treatment, pain is so severe I have to go to hospital all the time.Lowfat diet ,nexium, carafate ,my life.
1144849 tn?1395458766 htm The above link is a must read, especially for any hyperthyroid patient MAGNESIUM Because of the competing nature of calcium and magnesium, excessive calcium intake from foods or supplements can lead to a magnesium deficiency. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are identical with many of the symptoms of thyroid disease, especially hyperthyroidism. People of Asian descent who get hyperthyroidism often become completely rigid and may be found lying in the streets this way.
Avatar n tn Blood work showed a high potassium level and his electrolytes were out of whack. He went in for a sonogram today and they found his body riddled with tumors. He seemed perfectly normal a few days ago and I can't believe how quick all of this happened.
3241370 tn?1346757469 Derangements of the natural chemicals of the body and metabolic derangements after surgery can lead to an ileus. Sodium, potassium and magnesium level alterations can affect peristalsis and normal intestinal movements. Correction of metabolic derangements, High fiber diet, laxatives, stool softeners, suppositories, enemas are the available treatment options. The treating doctor can decide what is best for him. I do hope it helps. Take care and kind regards!