Pancreatitis and the liver

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Avatar n tn Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Amylase was at the high end of normal. ALT was very slightly raised. Still in pain though!
Avatar n tn I have had ultra sound, upper GI, Endoscopy, CT scan, MRI, MRCP. Hida Scan, back xrays, and all the lab work, that includes blood test for pancreas and liver. They did find two side branch lesions about 1 cm each in the pancreas. The radiologist and my pancreatic specialist said they need to be monitored and no real concern at this time. The endoscopy found mild gastritis. All other test are normal.
Avatar n tn The nausea, pain and vomiting often follows a meal of some sort, and can be triggered more severely by foods heavy in fats. Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum. Pain that radiates to the back is also common with pancreatitis. There are several ways to test for pancreatitis and to reach a diagnosis of either acute or chronic pancreatitis or both.
Avatar n tn I have looked up information on this med and it states that 1 out of 20 patients could develop liver damage. I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis on 10/14/08. I had never had it in my life. I am afraid this medicine has caused it. I have never ever picked up any type of drink other than diet pepsi and jucie. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am so scared and hurting.
Avatar n tn I doubt it's pancraetitis. Pancreatitis is usually in the middle and goes RIGHT threw to the center of the back. It's usually worse when lying down and it's PAINFUL. I however didn't like what your doc said about the liver cyst and blood work. If that were me......I'd tell him to shove the six months up his *** and MOVE ON to another MD. Get a second opinion. Don't play around or wait around. Second and even third opinions are always BEST! It's your health.
Avatar f tn In pancreatitis, nutrients the dog needs are passed out in the feces, thus probably the reason for the weight loss (and that is quite a bit). Has he been checked for diabetes? If the Vets your Vet has called can't come up with any other possible treatment, assuming the above is being done, I would suggest a call to a University Vet Hospital, if there is one in your area. Like the closest one to me is UC Davis in Sacramento.
Avatar n tn Intellectually I know she must be monitored and I am not going to deny her medical care, I just need an inbetween that would not jepardize the health of the dog any further. Can you please give me recommendations on the care of the dog and what to expect with her health in the future or should I euthanize her before her body fails. I know the ultimate decision is mine, I just don't want this wonderful dog to suffer nor do i want to cheat her out of a quality of life, if she can still have one.
Avatar n tn // You will have to sign up to be a member, but I really think this would help you alot. Please post a letter to everyone. Say I sent you over if you'd like. But we are all there to help and it doesn't cost anything.
Avatar n tn I also have chronic dull pain in my right lower quadrant and sharp pain and tenderness in my mid abdomin below my sternum. The ultrasound showed a mild fatty liver and inflammation of the pancreas. I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago for stones. I do not drink at all so this is not a factor. Also about 11 years ago I was very ill with chronic fatique and had a very high Epstein Barr antibody level.
Avatar n tn Oh boy, you're in for a possible roller coaster ride. There isn't a "magic bullet" treatment for pancreatitis and the associated liver issues. The treatment is actually "starvation" for up to 3 or 4 weeks if necessary to allow the pancreas to rest and reduce the swelling. (Same is true for humans with this condition.) It is usually a pretty painful condition as well, so it's good your pup is still fairly active.
Avatar n tn You should be able to give her a small amount of food every 2-3 hours since she is starving. Pancreatitis can affect other organs in the body including the liver. This episode of pancreatitis had an acute onset and being acute may not have the lasting effects that a chronic insult could have. The liver has remarkable regenerating power, and should regenerate (though slowly) through this episode.
Avatar n tn Today is Friday and they took the labs on Monday. They told us 5-7 days and they are doing lab specifics on the Pancreas and Liver. Thanks Bill.
Avatar m tn Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver. Im being sent to a pain specialist for the pain, and hoping he can offer relief, because Ive been recieving very little help from my doctor with that. Im 5'5", used to be about 138lbs, and now am 162, with gain of 10lbs a month on a low fat diet, no meat, no bread, soft food. I dont understand except unless wieght gain is from thyroid going wrong, im hypothyroid.
1409228 tn?1282347063 May I ask what your symptoms are? I had cholestasis of the liver and the systemic itching wa s a nightmare. I was also jaundice and nauseous. Did they tell you the cause? I have to run but I will ck in with you.
Avatar f tn If your gallbladder is not functioning properly, it can definitely affect your liver. If the bile flow is impeded and backs up into your liver, your liver enzymes will rise. This will usually show up in the biopsy, but very mild bile flow obstructions will tend to look like "chronic hepatitis". And certainly positive auto-antibodies can be involved as well.
665361 tn?1225276972 While in the hospital i was told my amylase and lipase were in the 200-300 and the next morning were back down to the 20-40's. I didn't havea fever at all and my BP was normal.
Avatar f tn hi i have been having pain under my mid rib cage for almost all my life around 20 years ago i went to the er for the pain xrays showed my gall bladder was enlarged they admitted me that night and removed it the next morning the doctor said it was badly diseased but i still continued to have the pain my stomach doctor said i have barretts esphogus and did a nissen wrap to avoid cancer it failed and i had to have another that also failed so the third surgery was a bad one they had to remove half m
Avatar n tn It's a fairly simple test. They use a 'tracer' molecule that slowly filters through the liver and incorporates into the bile. The bile then flows and fills the gallbladder. When they can 'see' it, they inject the CCK to stimulate the contraction of the gallbladder and follow it's flow and figure out how much you're ejecting. It will show whether or not your ejection fraction is 'decent.
Avatar n tn As it becomes more and more swollen and inflamed, it can put pressure on the bile duct and then prevent bile from the liver from going to the small intestine. That results in jaundice and eventual liver failure. It is extremely important to give the pancreas time to calm down, so do your best to stick to that bland diet for now. Grits probably wouldn't hurt him as long as you don't include butter or salt. Fats in particular should be avoided.
Avatar m tn My question is does the risk for Pancreatitis increase if Vicodin is also taken with the alcohol? I was injured recently and prescribed Vicodin and soon after developed acute Pancreatitis. Would that have played any part or just fatty foods and alcohol?
422425 tn?1307996590 Which is basically the same disease but mine attacks the liver and yours attacks the pancreas. Don't worry so much about the side effects of the sterroids, compared to what the disease can do to you if untreated. I've been on sterroids since March, 07 when I was diagnosed. Though I have been "weened" down on the sterroids I am still on them. I know someone that has had my disease for 30 years (since she was 12) and has been up and down on sterroids, she is 42 now.
Avatar f tn The ALT and AST are high because you have inflammation in your liver. They DON'T mean that your liver is scarred and beyond repair, only that something in your body is causing distress. Once that is eliminated those #s will be back within the regular range. Your glucose #s indicate sugar. You would want to try to stay below 105. Your only slightly off and watching your sugar intake should correct that. Your Triglycerides are higher then average and indicate to much fat in your diet.
436191 tn?1256649906 Ducts do not look dialated and the Pancreas looks normal. My liver enzymes are normal - as is sed-rate. One of the doctors here is suggesting an ERCP to see if there is a crystal (small stone) or sludge stuck in the duct. I understand this test is risky and has a chance of causing acute pancreatitis! Very confused... if anyone has any experience or insigt for guidance.
Avatar m tn I know your both probably worried about money, but at the very least he should get his liver and pancreatic enzyme levels checked. If the pancreatic enyme levels are high, he may have to consider seeing a doc. I hate to say that, but believe me you do not want his pancreas impacted in any adverse manner.
Avatar n tn He said that he believes that I have developed a fibrosis throughout my body because of the the problems I've developed with my lungs and heart and because I have just had pulmonary phlebitis in my left arm, the pancreatitis and pneumonia. He has scheduled me for a hydrascan and gastric emptying study. He is also going to do an ERCP after he looks at the original films that were done a few months ago. He increased the amount of pancreatic enzymes to double what I was taking before.
Avatar n tn Pnacreatiti susually presents with sharp painin th ecenter of the abomen near the ribs. The pain may go straiught through to the back. pain is increased by eating and relieved by lying on the back with knees bent or sitting up and leaning forward. Loss of appetitie and vomiting can occur. There may be yellow eyes, dark urine and pale stool.
Avatar f tn Sorry you are in the same boat cause this boat is slowly sinking! LOL =) I called and requested copies of my tests so I could "google" what is there since his consultation was so vague. My blood sugar is high but he said no big deal. I am not a diabetic and have never had problems with my sugar.