Pancreatitis and sepsis

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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.
1264088 tn?1279484422 I would try to find yahoo support groups or facebook sod and pancreatitis groups and see if anyone is in your area and can recommend a doc. You really need testing done to see if you have CP or SOD . I have ran into people in other countries on these groups I just cannot remember who was treating them.
Avatar n tn It is unlikely that pregnancy causes pancreatitis - gall stones are usually present in the gall bladder before pregnancy begins - although pregnancy may conceivably influence the timing of the onset of pancreatitis and its subsequent course (Block, and Kelly, T.R. 1989). If the attack of pancreatitis during pregnancy is mild, recovery begins soon after delivery (Chen et al, 1995).
3227046 tn?1458317076 I spent ten days in the hospital and was treated for sepsis and pancreatitis before removing laparoscopically my gall bladder,then 8 stones in the common duct. before that I had no symptoms except extreme fatigue. I am staying with my daughter, mostly resting and seem to be without signs of further problems except for some sore cuts in my mouth from the tubes used for anesthesia for which I am using peroxide mouthwash.
Avatar n tn I'm curious. I've seen alot of people using celexa complain of fatigue and weight gain which can be typical of some SSRIs. I've noticed that several people have had a drop in T4 while on celexa (TSH/T4 checked prior to initiating antidepressant therapy). Is there any literature out there on this? Can you offer some enlightenment? Thank you.
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.
475555 tn?1469307939 yep, if he says it needs doing better to do it probably. I had mine was stoneless, but had torn loose from my liver numerous times, (due to my long history of dieting without much success (no pituitary function) ) the tearing caused infection....the stones can too. If it gets bad enough, the thing can burst. Also, if a stone does get caught beneath the common duct it will back up the bile into your pancreas and digest it....rare...but not good.
Avatar f tn While my labwork has improved since the sepsis, all other symptoms are static. Can't eat, and when I try I am vomiting and in pain. Weak, tired, and frustrated. Good info about the ercp, I will definitely ask the gastro if that is something they can try if the endoscopy doesn't show anything. Thanks again.
3227046 tn?1458317076 I have an awful feeling that it won't solve my inability to function and/or I will need further procedure which could also be unsuccessful in restoring my vitality. It's been P.S. I had sepsis and pancreatitis with blocked common duct before getting my gall bladder removed four years ago. I don't know if that matters, but I've only gone downhill. ..slowly at first, then the last year just progressively useless. I take armour thyroid 60mg and no one really cares about my thyroid.
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 principal diagnosis: acute and chronic pancreatitis other diagnoses: alcohol withdrawal hypoxia alcohol liver disease E. coli sepsis electrolyte imbalance (hypokalemia) thrombocytopenia Recent routine blood panel (with added lipase and amylase and urine test) found the following: SGOT/SGPT 87/34 ratio 2.55 TBIL 1.
Avatar n tn On Wednesday, they performed scheduled gallstone operation to find ischemiac bowel and pancreatitis. Condition further detoriated and laparotomy was again done during which subtotal colectomy was done in addl to removel of the terminal ileum. Further detoriation until 3 days after inital ERCP, death occurred.
Avatar f tn Thank you for the post, but did you catch my original post about 10minutes before the one you answered? They had me on so many IV antibiotic when this happened. They never went and did anything to the joint itself. Is it true that the joint, prosthesis, has staff in it still and is that why it hurts so much still? I pulled my medial ligament by the knee replacement recently and have been feeling "sick" like I felt three years ago when the sepsis set in and almost died.
Avatar m tn If this sewage enters the blood steam, your poop can end up in your brain, your lungs, your liver, kidneys and heart and can lead to a very fast but very painful death called sepsis or septic shock. DO NOT **** AROUND with this. It can kill you. If you have extreme abdominal pain go to the ER. Not a med-stop and ER. I speak from personal experience. I survived it. But some people don't.
Avatar m tn Thought I had a stomach bug. Ended up with a ruptured appendix and blocked bowel. CCU, ventilator and sepsis survivor here. Plus half of my intestines pulled. Pain was only a mild cramp with a stomach bug symptom for two weeks. I'll never take any stomach pain for granted anymore. Could be as little as a colicky colon causing this or just about anything. Seek a second opinion with a different hospital. Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Avatar m tn I altered my eating habits and have a diet filled with fruits and veggies, and excercise daily for more then 45mins. After changing everything, things did calm down, then 3 weeks ago, out of the blue and without eating anything I had another attack that lasted over 2 hrs! I went into emerge and they sent me home saying esophagul spasm (sp?) and i said ok then left. Then 2 days after, another attack came and I went in to see an oncall Dr. at the clinic and he did blood work and an ultra sound.
1264088 tn?1279484422 I am a 46 yr old female, nonsmoker, non drinker that was in great health before I had gyne surgery 3 yrs ago that resulted in periotinitis, sepsis and drug resistent C difficile. I have had chronic upper, right side, back and flank pain for 3 years. I just had my 2nd endoscopic ultrasound that showed an inflamed pancreatic duct. I have had gastro/colonoscopy/CAT scans/HIDA scans.
Avatar m tn The most common serious adverse event (3% in CHC and 5% in CHC/HIV) was bacterial infection (e.g., sepsis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, pyelonephritis, pneumonia). Other serious adverse reactions occurred at a frequency of <1% and included: suicide, suicidal ideation, psychosis, aggression, anxiety, drug abuse and drug overdose, angina, hepatic dysfunction, fatty liver, cholangitis, arrhythmia, diabetes mellitus, autoimmune phenomena (e.g.
Avatar n tn Last November I had a severe pneumonia and sepsis. The pneumonia was in the lower right lobe therefore I have assumed the pain to be scarring but when seeing a chiropractor today he thought the pain was too low down to be from my lungs and wondered if it could be from my liver. Can anytime help me with what typical symtoms are for a liver problem. Apart from the pain I have a lack of appetite, intermittent nausea and fatigue.
Avatar n tn After about 2 weeks she went back to the hospital with the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and vomiting/ GI bleed. She is not doing well now. I was wondering if the decrease in status is mainly due to the acute pancreatitis now?
Avatar f tn Antibiotics can do only so much, and if they weren't specific for the particular bacteria strain at work, they would do no good at all. I'm guessing that the infection got into her blood stream (sepsis) and she finally died of multiple organ failure. Most dogs don't make a whole lot of noise when they're in pain. We can't judge their pain levels as we do with humans. Unless a dog is very vocal, they're just extremely stoic about pain.
Avatar n tn Please refer to article from Medline "Cyclo-Oxygenase- and Capsaicin-Sensitive Afferant Febres Affect Beta-Adrenoceptor-Evokeked Response in the Rat Urinary Bladder" key word: NSAIDs Tucci (author), Indimetacin. Ok, after taken 1000 mg (never had this dose level before) of Ibuprofen, I had began to experience frequent urination that night. Not realizing a possible connection, I took the same dose again the following day and 3 celebrex (1 day dose)during that week.
Avatar f tn She said there is a problem FINALLY and realizes it is not the meds. She mentioned pancreatitis, gall bladder and the possibility of stomach not emptying properly. Has anyone had such problems after surgery? I have celiac. Is this something I should mention to the dr? She has never had symptoms of it and liquids don't even stay down. Sorry this is so long but we are both so frustrated. The packing changes are bad enough with out all the stomach issues on top of it.
Avatar n tn pain 3 to 4 times a day. I DRAW UP INTO A FETAL POSITION AND CRY AND ROCK BACK AND FORTH, I CAN NO LONGER LIVE WITH THIS SUFFERING, I DESPERATELY NEED HELP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In November 2006, I had a Gastric bypass, only after spending two hours explaining about the "liver pain" and being reassured it would have no bearing on that problem. I was fine for about a week and then I couldn't keep anything down, not vitamins, not liquids, nothing.
Avatar n tn To let everyone know, if you feel sharp pain days after a gallbladder removal insist that test be run. If I had waited any more days, sepsis would have set in and I may not have made it.
Avatar n tn she had sharp stabbing pains on the side of one her kidneys today that made her cry and crumple up..this child is our toughest child and has taken bad falls in gymnastics that she never balked at...something is going on and the doctors are just saying let it run its course...we have for 8 weeks. Help make sense of this..
Avatar m tn My bladder neck was also sealed shut with muscle mass and I had developed sepsis. After bladder neck surgery, diverticulectomy, and surgical reattachment of left ureter I kept developing multiple infections from pseudomonis?? to c-difficil. This seemed to come under control but urodynamics tests showed neurogenic bladder and bladder floor muscle confusion which has caused chronic urinary retention and the need to post void catheterize.
Avatar f tn Gastroparesis is estimated to effect 4% of the population (this estimate was made in 2004 at a meeting at the NIH in Bethesda Maryland) but the current thinking is that it is closer to 13% of the population and while not all cases are life altering the truth is that many are surviving wit the help of J-PEG, JG, NJ, NG and other feeding tubes or IV nutrition and some have had to have multiple organ transplants.
Avatar n tn I'm an RN and I have this patient who had pancreatitis due to gallstones. She had explo-lap /cholecystectomy a month ago and was intubated prior to surgery because of her acidosis. She was extubated 6 days post-op but got re-intubated 2 days after and has been trached already but still unable to be weaned off the vent. She has an ongoing problem with ileus, started her with tube-feeding with resultant diarrhea or high amount of residual in her ngt. She's 70 y/o with hx of same 8 yrs.
Avatar f tn Miscellaneous causes include sepsis, multiple trauma, pancreatitis, prolonged cardiac arrest, and uremia. Hypothermia may be related to drug administration; such medications include beta-blockers, clonidine, meperidine, neuroleptics, and general anesthetic agents. Ethanol, phenothiazines, and sedative-hypnotics also reduce the body’s ability to respond to low ambient temperatures.