Pancreatitis and pregnancy

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Avatar f tn My sister had that and had to have surgery. Everything went smoothly and she recovered well and was 32 weeks pregnant at the time. Listen top your doctor and keep a close eye on how you're feeling and know worst case scenario are of course worst case. You can get through this with no compilations just take care of yourself!!
Avatar f tn I am 30 and was diagnosed with chronic/ acute recurrent pancreatitis about 4 and a half years ago. The doctors believe mine is related to CF, because I also have some lung issues. I was put on a morphine pain pump 2+ years ago. After MANY discussions with my doctors: Pain, GI, Pulmonary and High risk OB, the doctors still were not sure...they said they had never dealt with a pregnancy with someone this severe, but that I could try it and we would find out. I am now 5 months pregnant.
Avatar f tn MY QUESTIONS ARE 1.IS PREGNANCY AND PANCREATITIS RELATED SIMILAR TO SOME THING LIKE HELLP SYNDROME. 2.WHAT WAS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE FOR THIS LADY TO GET PANCREATITIS 3.WILL THIS PANCREATITIS REMAIN SILENT WITH NO CHANGES IN ULTRASOUND WHEN SHE WAS 5 MTHS PREGNANT. 4.
Avatar n tn She does not drink - - however they assume she is lying about that because of the pancreatitis. Please explain to me the correlation between pregnancy, pancreatitis, and the addiction. She takes approximately 20-40 vicodin a day (or more)even during pregnancy. Knowing this can you explain how this medication can terminate a pregnancy and cause pancreatitis?
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 n tn My pancreatitis is hereditary and it is Chronic and also Pancreatic Divisum. Do you know of many people who have gone through pregnancy and pancreatitis? Do you think it would be best for someone with my disease to carry at all? Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn I have pancreatitis. Have had 8 weeks of extreme pain. Pain has now subsided. CT and Ultrasound keep showing mild pancreatitis. A cause cannot be found as i have no gallstones and i dont drink alcohol. I have seen a specialist, who sent me home with pain meds. I now have diarhea, for the past month. Sometimes it is oily. Stool sample shows nothing. Blood work shows slight rise in A + L levels. Nothing to be worried about. I have lost 14kgs in 2.5 months. Most of which was lost in the last month.
Avatar n tn I am so fearful that I'm going to experience this pain indefinately, and moreso, that I will develop pancreatitis and die. I feel too young to be combating something of this nature. What is the prognosis for SOD, and how can I ensure that I am receiving the most appropriate and proactive care? Can you hear the fear? Help!
Avatar n tn My wife (33) is 11 weeks pregnant (3rd, first two normal with alot of nausea but not HG) and was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis 3 weeks ago (&dehydration/hyperemesis). She has has been on TPN for 21 days (in patient)plus fluids and Zofran for nausea. An ECRP was performed 7 days ago and found no obstructions, possibly sludge, and 9mm sphincterotomy was performed at papilla of vater, ducts looked OK.
Avatar n tn My wife (33) is 11 weeks pregnant (3rd, first two normal with alot of nausea but not HG) and was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis 3 weeks ago (&dehydration/hyperemesis). She has has been on TPN for 21 days (in patient)plus fluids and Zofran for nausea. An ECRP was performed 7 days ago and found no obstructions, possibly sludge, and 9mm sphincterotomy was performed at papilla of vater, ducts looked OK.
Avatar f tn Numerous blood tests, 4 ERCP's, a pancreatic ultrasound and a lot of money later - I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis due to serious scarring and inflammation due to my prior history and whatever may have happened to my pancreas in the meantime between the ages of 21 and 32. My amlayse runs between 450 - 800 and my lipase runs between 300 - 750.
Avatar f tn Upon arriving back in the states, I was readmitted to the hospital due to elevated amylase and lipase. I didn't have the severe pancreatitis pain until later that night and then only one other bout two nights later. A CT scan, ERCP, and internal ultrasound were all normal and I was discharged after 5 days. At the end of the week I followed up with my primary care physician and found my amylase and lypase were even higher.
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 Please help! This my first pregnancy, I am 32, married and very happy. I would never forgive myself if I endangered my baby or myself.
Avatar f tn Yep, heartburn can be from pregnancy.. In the last 3 days it's just hit me and today I'm 10 weeks!
Avatar n tn I am not aware of a direct connection bewteen acute pancreatitis and pregnancy. Up to 1/3 of cases have no clear cause. One consideration is that pregnancy increases the risk of gallstones. It is possible that this increased risk lead to gallstone formation with subsequent pancreatitis as a complication. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar f tn I am in my 18th week of gestation. I suffered with Pancreatitis in my 35th week of pregnancy during my 3rd preg. I would like to know the chances of this happening again. I didn't have any gallstones and this was not alcohol related. Just a fluke. It caused me to delivery my baby 5 weeks early.
Avatar f tn In fact, one woman I spoke with was on WAY more than I am throughout the entire pregnancy and the baby's blood level was 'nil and suffered absolutely no withdrawal. Again this has to do with the molecular weight of the drug being taken. Then there is the woman above I told about the at barely took any and she was not dependent but her baby was. So knowing this your probably wondering why I'm even asking?
Avatar n tn Your doctor should be able to give you reassurance at least, he/she should know how to handle your situation best! Good luck, that must be so difficult battling your burns and going through pregnancy, preparing for a newborn at the same time.
Avatar n tn His only medical problems are seasonal asthma(oct-jan) and some skin rashes on forehead and stomach area and fingers. He awoke one night screaming with abdominal pain. Earlier in the evening complained w/runny nose and dizziness and generally not feeling well. ER doctor said in amylase was over 400 and liapase was 4500. He was admitted for 2 nights, IV fluids only. CT scan did not show anything. At my urging, a week later Dr. did ultrasound of gall bladder.
Avatar n tn In January i began to have pain in my stomach and was admitted the last week of January to the hospital with Pancreatitis due to elevated amylase and lipase levels. After a week of NPO orders and multiple tests i was discharged with no cause for the episode. I had my Gall Bladder taken out in Feb to see if this may have been the cause but only to discover my gall bladder was fine when they removed it. Three days after my gall bladder surgery i discovered i was pregnant.
Avatar f tn However I take two class c drugs daily while im pregnant and my dd turned out fine and im sure my #2 will as well. During the last part of your pregnancy they will have to ween you off of this and put u on something else to prevent withdrawl and breathing problems in the baby when its born.
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.