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Pancreatitis blood loss
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I agree with Karla, would be interested to see what the other blood work shows. Tick borne disease is a possibility and they can run blood tests for those but, at this stage, maybe trying the Doxy would be worth a shot, but then I'd be worrying about kidney/liver function.
Did you even ask your Vet to call one of the University clinics for a consult?
Feel bad for you. Never easy decisions.
hugs and keep us posted.
I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis, so maybe I can answer some of your questions.
Some symptoms of pancreatitis include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sometimes a fever and rapid pulse. Weight loss is frequent. 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.
I was diagnosed yesterday in the ER. They found through an abdominal ultra sound the tail is enlarged. I have a family history of pancreatic cancer. They request I do further testing. Is pancreatitis something you can get rid of or is it something that kind of hangs around and "flares up"?
Has anyone ever had pancreatitis? I am wondering if I this is what is causing my left side pain under my rib cage. This appears at any time of day or night and lasts several hours. The pain feels like I have been running and got a side ache almost under my breast. My doctor has not suggested this, he is trying to ignore my symptoms for some reason. He found a small liver cyst, 2 weeks ago and then sent me for blood work.
Would pain due to pancreatitis be disabling in most cases? 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.
Pamcreatitis canbe one of the complications of lupus- either a direct result of the vasculitis or an adverse effect of the medications that you take, It is always necessary to exclude gallstone-induced pancreatitis because stones can cause a more severe pancreatitis as well as cholangitis (inflammation of the bile duct).
Pnacreatiti susually presents with sharp painin th ecenter of the abomen near the ribs. The pain may go straiught through to the back.
in my sides that wraps about midways in my back somethime under both shoulderblades on both sides for the last 2 years after eating with weight loss that has leveled off some. I have had one mild elevation of Amylase around 135 at the beggining of 2006. I had high triglycerides which are now normal.I have had continual elevations of Lipase around 320 throughout the last 2 years. Every thing else has been pretty much normal other than a mildly increased ANA that has since been normal.
9 months ago after a 6 hour car ride (again with the sitting) I got severe diarrhea but this was followed by chronic abdominal pain which to this day has not subsided. With my history Gi Doc suspected chronic pancreatitis but...
ultrasound, bloodwork for Amalyse lipase, CT with contrast, then finally an MRCP were all clear. 4 years ago I had an upper GI (where they put the camera down your throat not sure what it is called).
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.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), when used to treat gallstones
Family history of pancreatitis
High calcium levels in the blood (hypercalcemia)
High levels of parathyroid hormone in the blood (hyperparathyroidism)
High triglyceride levels in the blood (hypertriglyceridemia)
Injury to the abdomen
For me it was gallstones.
Alcohol consumption( particularly beer)
High animal fat diets
Abdominal pain, vague, dull, middle of abdomen, occasionally going through to the back.
Weight loss with loss of appetite, occasionally with an aversion to meats, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
this has been going on for like 9 years now.
no weight loss,no throwing up.
i also have other gastric issues,some reflux,stomach gergling,stuff like that.
in the summer time,i had two unexplained bouts 1 month apart where i got a fever/chilled, had severe stomach pain where it even hurt to the touch,/bloating..and severe diahreah where i was going like 20 times a day!!....no throwing up though.....
I had a 13+ year old dog that developed pancreatitis 4 years ago. After nearly a month of intensive treatment - starvation, central line for meds, blood work, fluids, TPN, etc, we had to make the decision to euthanize. 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.
They may make the water in the toilet look oily, smell offensive and be associated with bad wind.
Weight loss occurs in virtually all patients with chronic pancreatitis. It is due to failure to absorb calories from food and diabetes may also contribute to this. 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.
I finally got my husband to go to the Dr. We find out his blood work results next week. I am surprised the Dr did not do xrays, catscan or something more than just talk to him and put him on medicine. Reality of all this is just now hitting me tonight. After years of living with an alcoholic you think you are ok, I am not. He has lost 22lbs now in under 2 wks. Here is the list I gave to the Dr. My husband is sill not right, he is hearing things and says it is the medication the Dr. put him on.
The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
Animals, like people, can develop chronic pancreatitis after only one acute attack of pancreatitis. My aunt was able to keep her dog's case managed for many years, with only a couple more hospitalizations. I just want you to be prepared for what you might be up against. So far, Piper's case could be a whole lot worse, so hopefully she'll keep improving and that will be the last time you ever have to deal with this.
Im wondering what causes that especially in pancreatitis? I loss alot of weight a year ago, was real sick with abnormal bruising and weakness, falling down, ect, this was before pancreas started acting up again, prior to that I had only one acute episode of pancreatitis. Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver.
severe abdonimal pain moving to the back, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomitting. There may be yellowing of the skin. IBS symptoms are as follows: Diarrhea, and sometimes pain in the lower abdomen. The pain is often stopped by having a bowel movement. Hope this helps a little and good luck!!
I have been reading online and think I may have Pancreatitis? Are these symptoms consistent with Pancreatitis? I also have read about Fibromyalgia as well b/c these autoimmune diseases seem to occur together, but I just cant get myself to think that this is just a muscoskeletal pain problem especially since its mainly in the area where my kidneys are located. I have an appt with a GI dr next week so I am hoping i can get some answers.
from years of worrying), match up quite a bit with chronic pancreatitis. I am not experiencing weight loss or diarrhea.
I'm going to call my Gastroenterologist to see if I can get squeezed in.
But, naturally, I'm terrified.
Can any other illnesses also come across with these symptoms? Also, medscape has those depressing mortality figures. It sounds like I'm dead meat if I have this. One article said there is no treatment yet I hear of people who end up having surgeries.
My scalp also is much more itchy
8) over all feeling of bloating all over, even my arms and legs feel different
9) I've dealt with constipation for years, and probably use a laxative at least once a week.
10) loss of appetite, nothing ever sounds good to me to eat. I don't finish meals because I always feel so full.
11) tenderness in upper abdomen with the center being the worst, left side near breast bone next
12) overall soreness in arms legs and back muscles.
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.
I am sorry to hear about your friends' loss.
20 to 40 vicodin per day is a huge amount of opiod narcotic. The amount certainly would play a role in the babies' deaths.
With that amount of vicodin, there is the risk the baby will receive a significant amount of the opiod. Respiratory failure will result from large amounts of this drug.
As for pancreatitis - again, large amounts of vicodin may contribute to this disease.
The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it.
You need a second opinion.
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