Pancreatitis and trauma

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Avatar f tn I am a 41 year old woman who has been recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis ( trauma to pancreas). I am otherwise healthy and would like to know what the risks are for pregnant women with my condition. I not yet pregnant but I am considering it. Please help.
Avatar n tn we thought it was pancreatitis, now maybe hypoglycemia.. he takes perks for painkillers and tries to eat to make his attacks go away. also on primrose oil, and pancreas, nexium, and b100 vitamins.. his attacks consist of horrible abdominal pain, severe sweating, blurred vision, severe trembling and shaking, extreme shivers and almost feeling like passing out.
Avatar n tn Is there some kind of explaination when trauma, viral, and infection are ruled out? What are the lasting ramifications of his levels getting this high? How dangerous is it that these levels are this high? And how lasting are the dangers?
Avatar n tn Just them being in there with a scope had irritated my pancreas so much that I too, developed pancreatitis. They explained that the pancreas is very sensitive and the probability of getting this was high with them being in there any amount of time. They had to go down my esophogus with the scope to get to where they needed. The cure is simple, they starved me for a day. Hope it helps. Is quite painful.
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).
Avatar n tn (That is, the pancreas is close to the gallbladder and can itself cause complications of pancreatitis, but there are many causes of pancreatitis). http://emedicine.medscape.
4454327 tn?1405206728 Hello, Eighty percent of pancreatitis is caused by alcohol and gallstones. Gallstones are the single most common etiology of acute pancreatitis. In your case also, gall bladder sludge may have been responsible for the pancreatitis. If any other attack comes, then other causes need to be explored. Other common causes include trauma, mumps, autoimmune disease, scorpion stings, high blood calcium, high blood triglycerides and hypothermia.
Avatar n tn My 10 year old has had two attacks of acute pancreatitis. These seem to come on very suddenly and be unrelated to any condition such as diet or trauma or drinking alcohol, obviously. There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. 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.
Avatar n tn My 10 year old has had two attacks of acute pancreatitis. These seem to come on very suddenly and do not seem to be related to any condition such as diet or trauma nor drinking alcohol, obviously. There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. There seems to be no literature on children with pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause and prognosis and any preventative steps that we could take.
Avatar n tn These seem to come on very suddenly and do not seem to be related to any condition such as diet or trauma nor drinking alcohol, obviously. There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. There seems to be no literature on children with pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause and prognosis and any preventative steps that we could take.
Avatar n tn These seem to come on very suddenly and be unrelated to any condition such as diet or trauma or drinking alcohol, obviously. There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. 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.
Avatar n tn Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear Charlotte, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn com online has many good recipes for strict low-fat cooking. I have had acute pancreatitis attacks, and now have chronic pancreatitis and have to maintain a diet with less than 20 grams of fat daily. I take enzymes so I can eat, and to help maintain the pain caused by eating. I have found those enzymes prescribed by a GI to be better than those found in health food stores though, as they are higher in amounts of lipase than anything that can be sold over the counter, thus more effective.
Avatar n tn , acute MI, unstable angina, thoracic aortic dissection, tension pneumothorax, esophageal rupture, pulmonary embolism) are immediately life threatening. Some (e.g., angina pectoris, pericarditis, myocarditis, pneumothorax, pneumonia, pancreatitis, various thoracic malignancies) are potentially life threatening.
Avatar m tn is used to jog the memories of doctors and students to the causes of pancreatitis...!! GET SMASHED stands for Gallstones, Ethanol, Trauma, Steroids, Mumps, Autoimmune disease,Scorpion bites, Hyperlipiddaemia (and Hypercalcaemia), ERCP (a telescopeinvestigation of liver ducts), Drugs - also pregnancy and no cause found.
1382010 tn?1279647204 My ALT is 77 and AST is 99. I have pain in my right side through to the back and my stomache is all swollen up. Going for more tests Thursday.
Avatar m tn Last October, I woke up with severe pain right next to my right scapula. I have been to doctors and even the E.R. I was given x-rays, bone scan and blood work. Everything was "fine". I have been seeing 2 different chiropractors. I get adjustments and many exercises to do. I was feeling better a few weeks ago, but today, my right scapula really hurts bad along with pain in my neck. I was self massaging my scapula where the pain is, but then after a while, the same pain returns.
Avatar n tn I wouldn't worry too much about it, i would worry more however if more spots develop. Causes besides diabetes and hypertension can be infections, a viral infection even , trauma to the head, eye or chest, , anemia is a common cause , arthritis, lupus, and other systemic autoimmune disorders, pancreatitis, hmmmm - inflammatory conditions of the blood vessels etc. Even if you knew the infection you had as a child , it would be impossible to say this was the cause for sure.
Avatar f tn I am scheduled for an ERCP. I am not nor have been a drinker and I have had no trauma to my abdomen (except the hernia surgery. I don't feel as if I fully recovered from the hernia surgery. Could a hernia surgery or the scar tissue from that lead to pancretitis or dammage to my pancrease?
Avatar m tn The AST is also elevated after a myocardial infarction, and during acute pancreatitis, acute hemolytic anemia, severe burns, acute renal disease, musculoskeletal diseases, and trauma. The normal range for AST levels in the bloodstream are 5 IU/L to 43 IU/L.
Avatar n tn it is a pretty dangerous med though - risk of acute pancreatitis and of carcinoma too. more often, risk of low red blood cells. luckily I had NONE of those problems. it is recommended to check your blood values very often at the beginning, even once a week (I did it once every two weeks, then slowed down). pred made me feel dizzy and confused and gave me ear ringing that is still there now that I'm 5 months off. I never missed a day on work, even if it has been hard.
Avatar n tn It's almost two weeks already since he was confined. And yet the water is not running out. the doctors don't know why. 2.He undergone xray. xray only showed one lung. The other one which is in the left side, it is blank like it was erase,completely white. 3.He undergone biopsy twice. The results were negative. Also, brongkoscopy where he suffered a lot. And yet the doctors found nothing like tumors in his lungs.Only water. 4.
147426 tn?1317269232 The bones became thin and people had fractures from minor trauma. They put on weight around their girths and face. The skin thinned and became shiny and loose. People developed Type II Diabetes. Cataracts were common. Very high doses could cause beeding ulcers in the stomach. Sudden gastric bleeds could happen within just a few days of using very high doses of steroids.
Avatar f tn Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. Walking around also helps clear gas. Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP to run tests and examination to clinch a diagnosis. Take care!
Avatar f tn I should also add that I have had no previous problems with my pancreas, never had pancreatitis, I am not an alcoholic, I have had no blunt trauma to my abdomen nor surgery.
Avatar n tn Just curious if Pancreatitis has been ruled out. I had it and was sick as a dog and throwing up a LOT. It turned out to be gall stones and they removed my gall bladder because my pancreas kept getting inflamed. Then I got pneumonia while I was in the hospital so they had to keep rescheduling the surgery. I was in there for 2 1/2 weeks!
544141 tn?1215012102 I have learned through the years that pancreatitis can also come from any major trauma to the body (hence your surgery). Pancreatitis is horrible and not to be taken lightly. If any doctor you see ever takes your diagnosis lightly then you need to leave that office.....trust me on this one. Goodluck with your health.
Avatar n tn The first time he did an EKG and a chest x-ray, and did not find any problems. He said it wes probably heartburn. The second time I went, I also had some pain in my back, between my spine and shoulder blade, on the left side. A different doctor there said that I had a pinched nerve and that the pain was radiating into my chest. When the back pain went away but the chest pain came back, I went a third time to a different doctor in the same office.