Pancreatitis and pseudocyst

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Avatar n tn He told me this can rise with pancreatitis. I had an ab US, CT w dye and an EUS without a biopsy all clear. How do I know somethign is not being missed? I am in pain, my labs draw a pic that somethign is off with my pancreas yet my imaging is good.
Avatar n tn It was like there was nothing wrong with him Didn't experience pain Took a CT Scan on Thursday,with the following results 1)Cysts are bigger, 2 big ones (5cm and 3cm) and multiple others 2)Head, body, and neck of the pancreas inflamation was gone, however 3)Tail is still inflamed with 2 big cysts on tail end Saturday night, (10-12) all of a sudden a huge onset of pain on his belly.
Avatar n tn Spent 4 months in the hospital and ended up having a tennis ball size pseudocyst removed off my pancreas. My son is 3 now and we have been trying to concieve for a year and couple months. This discussion is related to <a href=''>Pancreatitis in Pregnancy</a>.
Avatar n tn Pho, I wrote about my history and results of a CT scan a few days ago - the CT scan showed the presence of a hypodense lesion with signs of acute pancreatitis and an enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node (10 mm). The radiologist diagnosed the lesion as a pancreatic pseudocyst, but suggested further imaging to rule out cystic neoplasms. I went to a GI specialist at a leading University hospital, who looked at the images and concurred with the view of the radiologist.
Avatar m tn I have had pancreatitis since December 2006 and have had pain pretty much every day since. I also have Pancreas Divisum and a stricture in the main duct ( an MRI at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St,Louis has shown the the duct is completely closed off) that was caused from a 9cm pseudocyst. I take Norco (hydrocodone) 10/325mg for pain.
Avatar m tn After a serious bout of severe pancreatitis and total organ failure, I recovered except for a pseudocyst which they are just leaving and insulin dependent diabetes. Wondering if the cyst will eventually disappear and if the diabetes will ever resolve itself. Illness began in the spring of 2008....hospitalized for 5 weeks beginning September 2008. Had the offending gall bladder removed in Jan. 09. Sludge blocked the common bile duct. Hard to see on ultrasound.
Avatar f tn He is going to be flying and is starting to have symptoms of a flare up. Is it safe to fly? He has been flying back and forth from home to work for a year and nothing has happened. Is there anything to worry about?
Avatar n tn I have been doing research off and on for the past 9 and 1/2 months since having an acute pancreatitis attack and having my gallbladder removed. My liver and pancreas enzymes have pretty much returned to normal. My liver enzymes ocassionally run over the high end of the scale, but not by much (a few points) and my surgeon explained that it may be that I am just one of the people who fall outside the standard scale.
Avatar n tn My mother is 66 years of age, recently discharged from hospital, present weight is 62 lbs, diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, pseudocyst and tumor tail of the pancreas detected by C.T scan, my mother is booked forERCP,I'm very worried as she is very frail, is there any risk in doing this test with someone so malnurished.Internist says she is not srong enough for a biopsy,therfore we don't know if the tumor is malignant, is there any other way of finding out,?ultrasound.
Avatar n tn Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
Avatar m tn I was just diagnosed with one and am getting a lot of conflicting information. My pseudocyst is 20 mm in size, located at the head of the pancreas, there is dilation in the ductal system and calcification / scarring of the pancreas due to chronic pancreatitis. I'm worried that I may be looking at pancreatic cancer. I am waiting for an appointment at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY to have an Endoscopic Ultra Sound (EUS) performed, which I believe will give me more information.
Avatar n tn He was admitted with pancreatitis. The HydeScan (spelling)? showed that his gallbladder function was at 10% and ultrasound showed a large amount of sludge in his gallbladder. No stones evident. Gallbladder removal is going to be scheduled. My concern is his age and that he has had high blood pressure for almost 2 years. He was in great physical condition and very slim when diagnosed with HBP. He is 6'7", 250 pounds now.
Avatar m tn i go to the local hospital (not the same one i had surgery at) and they tell me its pancreatitis. they treat me no food or liquids for 3 days and i fell better and go 18 months later i have a bad case of pancreatitis and they said they think stones are being thown by the gall bladder but have never seen stones on both one ever told me that pancreatitis could be from the surgery. they did cat scans,ultra sounds,blood work,and they tell me i should have my gall bladder removed.
Avatar n tn Spent 4 months in the hospital and ended up having a tennis ball size pseudocyst removed off my pancreas. My son is 3 now and we have been trying to concieve for a year and couple months.
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 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 I looked up 6-MP and leucovorin as well and was not able to associate a connection with pancreatitis. However, it is wholly possible that any medication can cause pancreatitis. For example, dideoxyinosine, DDI (used for treating AIDS), 6-mercaptopurine, 6-MP (an immunosuppressant drug), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (used for treating high blood pressure). Also note that up to 1/3 of cases of pancreatitis do not have a clear cause.
Avatar f tn Pain on the left side underside of the breast could be caused by pancreatitis/ pseudocyst, gastritis, issues with chest wall/ related structures etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by your treating doctor for appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn You need a drain for Pancreatic pseudocyst they'll do that under local anasthetic Check at University College London Hospital Opposite Warren Tube Station (Corner of Euston Road and Tottenham Court Road) They are Specialist for Pancreatitis Dr A Shanker and Dr C Imber at 7th Floor for inpatient The UCLH switchboard is 0845 1555 000 Written Referrals: University College Hospital (Name of Consultant/ Speciality) Referrals Contact Centre 250 Euston Road Ground Floor North London NW1 2PG (NB – Al
Avatar f tn I know you probably will not see this but do you have an update you are willing to share? How you delivered etc?
Avatar n tn Repeated cT scan shows pancreatic tail inflammation (supposedly decreasing in size), and a pseudocyst which appears to be decreasing in size as well. Latest CT scan showed splenic vein thrombosis and enlarged veins in the stomach, but gastroscopy performed yesterday showed no varices in the stomach or esophagus. Gallbladder US shows sludge (but no stones), and common bile duct has shown inflammation in the past. Dr's are claiming pain is Irr Bowel Syndrome and stress related.
Avatar m tn ) They said gallbladder was partially blocked. (Huh?) They pushed and and pushed coaxed and wheedled, trying to get me to have my gallbladder out via laproscopy but I resisted. My instincts were screaming so loud they were deafening. I felt they were holding something back. Next morning, I found out what was being held back from me. I told them I was close to agreeing to surgery until one P.A. told me they would have do the long, traditional cut because of the cyst.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have Chronic Pancreatitis and SOD. I can tell you, for my experience, that morphine helps a great deal...when given in the correct doses. I have a ERCP w/monometry done. I ended up with a pancreatic attack that put me in the hospital for 9 days. I wasn't ready to leave after that time, but had a small child at home and lied to leave the hospital. I found little relief after the monometry. And my pain had just increased with time. I found a specialist that did surgery on me 3 times.
Avatar n tn The tail is mildly prominent measuring 22 mm in maximal dimension versus 15 in the region of the head. Echotexture is homogeneous and no discreet mass or pseudocyst is suggested. There is no peripancreatic fluid identified. The pancreatic duct is not ectatic. No internal pacreatic calcifications are appreciated." IMPRESSION: Mild prominence of the pacreatic tail, felt to reflect a normal variant given homogeneous echotexture. No further work up suggested at this time.
Avatar n tn A CT scan showed acute pancreatitis, pseudocyst in pancreas, and hepiatic hemangioma posterior segment right liver lobe. I had esophogitis and gastroitis. Endoscopy showed no ulcer in stomach. I had my gall bladder removed, and spent 14 days on an IV, the last 3 of which I was given solid foods, prilosec (1/day) and Bentyl (3/day). After being released from the hospital, the abdmonial pains persisted. I stopped eating solids.
Avatar n tn In fact, most people have them (usually on the tail) and don't know it. My pseudocyst was also on the head and, because of it's location, it was pushing on my bile ducts and even got my liver levels a bit whacked. It was certainly causing a lot of discomfort and a constipation type crampy feeling. Needless to say, I had it drained last October '08 for the second time, just had it rescanned last week and it has stayed shrunken down. Don't be too worried!! Take care.
Avatar n tn 8 percent at 10 years and 4 percent at 20 years, independent of the type of pancreatitis in one study. I have not touched upon autoimmune pancreatitis and the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis. I hope that you can understand that I am limited in the amount of time I spend on each question in this forum. Please feel free to ask these points again at the next opportunity, or you can utilize my fee-based medical information service.
Avatar n tn Other causes of a pancreatic mass other than cancer can include a cyst, pseudocyst, infection or pancreatitis. I agree with the MRI to further evaluate for a cause. An endoscopic ultrasound may also help rule out cancer. These options can be discussed with her personal physician, or in conjunction with a GI doctor. 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've heard this can be cancer and you can die within 7 yrs. I heard if its pancreatitis/ inflamation its a horrible operation and dangerous. im getting a MRI in a few weeks but need to hear some facts. Im a single model/ actress and mom who is Very scaired, my son needs me and I like being alive. Can this be anything less serious. Any chance I will be told to go home everything is O.K. How big is the head suppose to be.Is mine very large. The Lipase how bad is mine.
Avatar n tn My gastro doc wants me to have the pseudocyst drained and biopsied. I have nsaid stomach and they want to do a double balloon endoscopy to see why my stomach is not digesting at all. It takes at least 1 week for me to pass a meal.