Pancreatitis and shoulder pain

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Avatar n tn I also have bloating and major pain when I eat. My abdomen gets hard and feels very extended. The pain is now going up my shoulder blade and into my hip. Can you tell me if I should worry about having chronic pancreatits or pancreatic cancer?
Avatar n tn Now I am finding my pain radiating into both shoulder blades, and sometimes RUQ. It comes in waves, sometimes so severe I am doubled over for 2 or 3 minutes, and sometimes just chronically nagging at me. I have a long history of alcohol abuse and currently drink one and a half litres of wine each evening. I'm not stupid, in that I know for a fact that this is what is causing and/or making my symptoms worse, but here is my question.
Avatar n tn I am having post gallbladder removal problems, and I am concerned that my pain is due to pancreatitis? Had my surgery in June with a lot of problems afterwards. At one point I was diagnosed with a bile leak, and given antibiotics. After that I felt pretty good for several months, but now the pain has started again. I have a lot of pressure under my ribs, both sides. Stomach area is burning.The pain and the burning goes through my back as well.
Avatar n tn I was in the hospital for pancreatitis and I was released with a good bill of health. I was told to get my gallbladder out eventually. I am now experiencing ONLY right shoulder pain with no other symptoms. What is going on???
Avatar m tn Hi! Well, you can have pain under ribs and hip area being radiated to shoulder. Referred shoulder pain could be due to a problem with the stomach (like acidity, gastric reflux, hiatal hernia) or due to pancreatitis, or in the chest like angina or heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, aortic dissection. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar f tn constant - some shoulder pain and some weakness in arms ( intermittenly ) - I have fatigue - I am sweating one minute and cold the next - No one is telling me anything - no one knows why I have it . I am not sure what is going on and do not know what to do next. Is it possible someone could be wrong since I am not having the severity of pain in my abdomen? Should I just wait it out or look for new docs ?
436191 tn?1256649906 The pain radiated from my front to my right side (below the ribs) and to the lower back. I am on pain killers night and day and they are starting not to do me too much good. I have had an MRI and it didn't show anything. I am wondering if its either Oddi of Spincter or gluten intolerance. My fear is that a new dr that I go to on Monday won't find the problem. I just don't feel that I can tolerate this much longer.
Avatar n tn 5 inches below left breast), soft bowels at time w mucous, and now left shoulder blade pain. My lipase is always slightly up as well. Id think if they saw damage on your EUS it is CP. Drs do not throw this DX around lightly-in fact its taken me 5 yrs for drs to say yes, it may actually be early stage CP. Why stop enzymes? I was told they are safe?
Avatar m tn Heavy meals or acidity that cause distension of the duodenum or any cause for distension of the small intestine can cause referred pain/burning to shoulder. Left shoulder pain can be referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar f tn my friend has a fibrode problem and she has been having heavy bleedy for weeks she is waiting to go in to have an operation,but last night she started to feel pain in her shoulder and down her back,then this morning she said she is in agony and cant move,it also hurts her to breath,could all this be related to her problem she says she hasnt done anything strenuious,she do suffer anxiety and depression but she has been real good with that lately.
Avatar n tn Well I'll try to explain to you what i typically go thru. Seems like my pancreas pain and pancreatitis pain are kinda seperate. they seem to have different symptoms but as the same,,,if you understand what im trying to say. my stomach stays sore between my ribs right in the center, it's sore to the touch, my bach ached right up the center and it usually hurts in the left shoulder blade, kinda feels like a burning stabbing pain. it hurts under my left rib cage more like a aching burning pain.
Avatar n tn I recently developed thrombophlebitis in my left arm (which is still sore after almost a month) and my right shoulder and upper arm are sorer now than they were before my gall bladder was removed. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has had similar experiences or who has any insight into what is going on with me and what route they would suggest that I take would be appreciated. I am the mom of three young daughters 13, 10 and 7 and really can't deal with being sick all the time.
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.
Avatar f tn , anyway i have kind of just put up with the pains but since my upper back has been hurting and my left shoulder blade.... I did 3 weeks ago have a chest infection and wheeze present was given amoxicilin it didnt work so was put on a different antibiotic which worked however tonight i feel preasure in my lungs... like im struggling inside to breathe somehow.... im not athsmatic....i do not smoke..... i do not heavy lift or work in a heavy active line of work....
Avatar n tn i have been having sharp pains in my left shoulder and it just comes on anytime and really is painful. i went to my doctor and she gavr me prilosec 40 ml twice a day. i was already taking 20 ml once a day. what good will this do my shoulder?
Avatar m tn I am unsure if anybody can help me with this. For around 25 years I have had the most horrendous left shoulder blade/neck pain. I have had physiotherapy, seen a chiropractor, had endless x rays, had aromatherapy, had acupuncture, taken endless painkillers…the list is endless. Also, 21 years ago my physiotherapist said that I was …. "born with a flat spine"!? Every treatment I have had has brought zero results, freedom from pain or respite.
Avatar n tn I have been going through the same thing for 2 months now, and no one can tell me what it is. I have pain in upper left abdomen and my back, between my shoulder blades. I've had an ultrasound, cat scan, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan and bone scan. Plus all of my labs are normal!! I've also been to 6 different doctors. My amylase and lipase have been checked 5 times too.
1317482 tn?1275237761 hi dear,do u feel pain in ur breast as well or just the shoulder? use some oil to massage on shoulder and back i hope u will fell better.
Avatar n tn I am having severe left shoulder pain. It is so bad that I cry daily and with 4 children which I had natural, I feel that I have a high tolerance to pain. My left arm and my neck up to the jawbone goes numb at times. The shoulder pain never goes away. I keep ice on it a lot plus take pain medicine and a muscle relaxer but nothing helps. I have tried patches, creams, massage, etc. A little History: I have not done anything to hurt it.
Avatar f tn I took two Solpadol pills and within half an hour of taken them i was rushed into hospital with severe stomach pain. The doctors ran test and i was told it was pancreatitis. I was checked for Gal stones, was clear. They said they found no cause, and it was put down to alcohol misuse. I am not a heavy drinker. Could the Solpadol have caused this? I read in the leaflet one of the severe side affects is pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn Pain at the left ribs and leftt shoulder is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, and aortic dissection. So apart from taking pain medications for costochondritis discuss with your doctor these possibilities. Also kidney removal could have resulted in adhesions in the abdomen causing these referred pains to ribs and shoulder. Adhesions cannot be caught on CT scan, MRI or ultrasound.
Avatar f tn I recently had 12 inches of my colon removed and now the attacks are much shorter and less painful, but the bowel surgery caused me to have diarrhea all the time. I had diverticulitis and IBS and was in bad pain a lot. Now I don't have that pain at least. I hope you find a solution to this problem. I don't travel without my heating pad. It seems to help when I put it on my back and lay down, but not flat down. I use pillow props.
517981 tn?1216785618 It seems like everytime I eat I am running to the tiolet, mainly BMs. My stomach is sore and I get nauseated. When I drink alcohol, I keep getting a pain in my right shoulder and where my gall bladder used to be. Now I have to do a 24 hour stool specimen test. My advice is go to your doctor immediately. Also you might want to start looking at your stools and your vomit, I know that is gross but you need to see whether or not your stools are greasy, fatty, what color they are etc.
Avatar f tn I am glad your husband is willing for a check. Pain between shoulder blades can be due to gall stones. It can also be due to pancreatitis in heavy drinkers. Duodenal ulcer in alcohol takers can also be a cause. At times heart attack too presents in a strange way with pain between shoulder blades. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn In addition, patients may be afraid to eat because eating brings on the pain. Depression is also common in chronic pancreatitis and this can also reduce appetite and lead to weight loss. Jaundice (when patients develop yellow eyes and skin) occurs in about a third of patients with chronic pancreatitis. It is usually due to damage to the common bile duct which drains bile from the liver to the duodenum. The common bile duct normally passes though the head of the pancreas.
Avatar f tn A week later pain still constant but than as suddenly pain in belly button appeared and pain in shoulder gone. Than horrible pain in middle of chest and back between both shoulder blades after drinking a margarita and eating fried chicken which I hardly ever do.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the forum! Pain under the left shoulder blade is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, or ectopic pregnancy (remote but not impossible after 3 months in females) or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Discuss these possibilities with your doctor and get a proper referral for an internal medicine specialist. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining.
Avatar n tn However, I am still experiencing intermittent left side pain and have had three bowel movements today that were narrow and gray (almost colorless). I am concerned that this may be a sign of pancreatic problems, but I don't want to overreact. How many of these type of bowel movements should I have before I call the doctor. Is this an emergency? (no fever, chill, etc.
Avatar m tn I do still have my gallbladder and it has been tested and functions normally. I haven not been tested for autoimmune pancreatitis or had a stool sample done. Nor have taking enzymes been suggested. From all of my research I think my pancreatitis at this particular moment in time is quite low-grade which may be a reason my GI has taken a very slack approach.The GI didn't seemed concerned about the black specks and didn't inquire any further after I mentioned them.
902019 tn?1249865014 It was a bit more intense on my right side but only slightly off center. The docs would always ask about pain in the back (typical of pancreatitis) and I never had any pain there. Could never come up with any definitive correlation with anything e.g. what I ate, how much I ate etc. They gave me Nexium 2x a day to calm the stomach but that had no effect at all. Still a mystery.