Pancreatitis and tpn

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Avatar n tn I was hospitalized on Dec 10th 2013 with Pancreatitis and was in there until January 5th 2014. I am home and was released with a Picc line with TPN (nutrition supplement) because I needed complete gut rest. I am now off the TPN, but I still don't feel complete. I wear out real fast when I do things around the house and I just don't feel good sometimes. I am still experiencing some swelling of the pancreas area, but nothing painful. Is this normal???
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
254215 tn?1195096984 That is why intense nursing care is so important in the form of IV fluid and nutrient (TPN) maintenance, and pain management. That's also why this condition can be so expensive to treat. In my dog's case, the pancreas was so swollen that it blocked the common bile duct. That resulted in blocking enzyme flow from the pancreas, as well as bile flow from the liver and gallbladder.
Avatar n tn A portion of her intestine was re-routed and attached to the psuedocyst to drain. She continued with severe pancreatitis and a month and a half later she uderwent another surgical procedure to open the pancreatic ducts to allow the fluid to flow. She had an amazing recovery and was eating and out of the hospital two weeks later. Now, one year later she is having another bout of pancreatitis and we are so scared.
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 n tn i have had acute chronic pancreatitis for 7 years now. i am not a drinker and there is no history of it my family. i have become anorexic because of the pain when i eat. i was on TPN for 4 1/2 months and was takin off in may. i continue to have episodes about monthly. my last lipase count was 2247!!! what could this mean? i have had all the tests they know to do. scopes of all kinds, ercp, capsule endoscopy which did not pass. they finally surgically inserted it.
82861 tn?1333457511 There was simply nothing else to be done as his pancreas was so enlarged that it put intense pressure on the gallbladder and biliary tree and blocked bile and enzyme flow. At the time, I asked if ERCP could be performed and duct stents placed the same way as it is done in humans. Apparently nothing of the sort had even been under study 4 years ago, and I'm just curious to know if any studies are under way now? Is there anything new for pancreatitis treatment in dogs?
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 Is there anything else we should be doing besides draining his stomach and pain control? We don't see an end in site. He has had pancreatitis in the past. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar f tn fevers with frequent visits to the docs (glandular fever diagnosed) he got worse and in hospital his lipase levels were initially 1200 and rose to 3000 he was on tube feeding (didn't stop the pain) and later tpn which helped. His lipase are around 170 last check he has been sent home with low fat diet (he lost 12.5 kilo's in hospital) . He is still having severe stomach pains.
Avatar n tn Has anyone had an ERCP done while they had active pancreatitis? If so did your pain increase and your pancreatic enyzme levels rise? He is on a Dilaudid PCA pain pump 24 hours a day and he is on G tube suction but he is still throwing up and still in alot of pain and he is now getting chronic headaches. Any suggests would be helpful. He is TPN dependent so we know he has a fatty liver, also his spleen is enlarged and he cysts on his kidneys which also can cause him pain.
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 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.
1337091 tn?1275912473 This morning when i went to take him, he couldn't walk and kept falling over and crying. I literally had to put him on a rug and pull him out to my car and pick him up (he's 91 lbs.) and put him in the back seat. When I got there they put him on a stretcher and took him in. That vet said she was concerned about something neurological going on, causing him to lose balance and fall.
Avatar n tn There seems to be no literature on childhood pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause, prognosis and any preventative steps we could take.I submitted this question to the Gastroenterology Forum and it referred me to this section. Dear Celia : There are many causes of pancreatitis in childhood , viral etiology including mumps , infectious mononucleosis , influenza A, german measles , and Coxsackie B virus .
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 The first attack, I was in for five weeks, home for two, back in for four, and nine months of TPN! See why I don't want to go??) Does this ever peter itself out, or is this something I could have to work with the rest of my life? I also have a long standing history of elevated LFT's, which was the initial reason for having the ERCP to begin with in Jan. 1995. I had my gallbladder removed in Feb. 1997 due to stones.
Avatar n tn Posted By Robin on January 10, 1999 at 14:33:20: In Reply to: ? Pancreatitis and ERCP posted by Robin on January 10, 1999 at 05:13:19: BTW, the Endometriosis was removed from the cecum and the sigmoid. I forgot to mention that in the previous post. Again, thank you very much for your time. I have a long standing history of Pancreatitis that was caused from having an ERCP (You don't realize how large a 2% chance of getting Pancreatitis from an ERCP until you become one of the 2%!).
Avatar n tn The first attack, I was in for five weeks, home for two, back in for four, and nine months of TPN! See why I don't want to go??) Does this ever peter itself out, or is this something I could have to work with the rest of my life? I also have a long standing history of elevated LFT's, which was the initial reason for having the ERCP to begin with in Jan. 1995. I had my gallbladder removed in Feb. 1997 due to stones.
Avatar n tn I am looking for ant info re TM and Pancreatitis. I am also looking for info on CT scans and chronic Pancreatitis....does it *always* show up on a CT? My GI dr says no, the surgeon says yes. I have been hospitalized for 4 months now and am anxious for answers Thank you....and I'm sorry this question wa so long!
Avatar n tn My amylase was 1200, my lipase 2100 and I was admitted for acute Pancreatitis. After 2 weeks of bowel rest (with TPN) my numbers were still high so they did an ERCP...the results of which were normal. A week later, I was still in pain and my numbers were still high, so they did a 2nd ERCP with billiary sphincterotomy. Aside from making the pain worse for s few times, this procedure seemed to accomplish little.
Avatar m tn I had acute pancreatitis caused by gall stones (gall bladder removed) over 3 months ago - spent 18 days in the hospital and two weeks at home on IV (TPN) 24/7. Since that time I have had continued mildly elevated lipase readings in my blood work and some fairly consistent mild abdominal discomfort. I also can't seem to get my energy back and am quite tired much of the time. Any thoughts on what could be the problem?
Avatar m tn My wife was brought to the ER 4 weeks ago with stomach flu symptoms (diarrhea and vomiting). They tested her blood and found elevated lipase/amylase levels (600+ u/L). 3 CT scans, EUS, MRCP, MRI, ERCP have revealed nothing. Her enzyme levels have gradually come down, but never to what the doctors consider normal levels (they were bouncing around 140-170).
Avatar n tn I was recently in the hospital for Septicemia due to an Infected Central Veinous Catheter that I was using for TPN for Chronic Pancreatitis (initially developed Pancreatitis from an ERCP). While I was in the hospital my Infectious Disease Dr. ordered an Echocardiogram to make sure that the infection did not affect my heart valves.
Avatar n tn 1. He has been on fluids and tpn for a week now and his lipase has gone from 1200 (in the latest hospitalization subsequent to removal of the gallbladder) to 600. He has lost 25 pounds in the last three weeks. X-rays, CT scan and ultrasound all confirm pancreatitis. Is it normal for the lipase level to come down so slowly?
Avatar f tn to measure pressures but the dr who did ercps told me in consult before hand that based on all other symptoms etc he would skip it in my case I think bc more likely to cause pancreatitis and based on my symptoms and records he didn't think necessary. the other dr who told me not to get ercp had said man.
Avatar n tn He is still unable to tolerate more than 500 ml of formula per day and he is agitated during and after feeds but no vomiting. His amalyse and lypasye numbers were very high initially but eventually returned to near normal. How long can we expect this to last? What can we do to improve motility? Do we need to consider a g/j tube to bypass his pancreases?
Avatar f tn I was on TPN before the surgery in Dec and really don't want that to happen again. At this point I am very frustrated and hope that there is another alternative than that surgery. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.
Avatar n tn I have a friend with the same problem. This person is on TPN for over 9 mos., is getting a central line in for pain meds and weights 98 lbs. Thoughts and suggestions?????