Pancreatitis blood test

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Avatar f tn Yes get these checked at the emergency. Pancreatitis is dangerous if it is the acute kind. If your levels are not raised you could have chronic pancreatitis so you could get tested for that.
459325 tn?1274758674 I have a dr appt on Monday and if all there going to do is another blood test that makes no sense to me b/c I'm in pain and extremely nauseous. Shouldn't they start to do some kind of CT scans or U/S? The first time I went to ER for the pain they did a U/S for gallstones and I didn't have any. What other ways do they have of diagnosing pancreatitis? Also, is it likely I have it if my lipase is not that high?
Avatar m tn Our cat, Sammy, was diagnosed with diabetes more than 2 years ago through a blood test. When he was diagnosed, he had lost quite a lot of weight and the vet couldn't understand why Sammy was losing so much weight. I would definitely bring your cat back to your vet and ask for a blood test. You could also ask for a fructosamine test to see how much sugar is in your cat's blood. I wish you and you cat well. I would get your kitty to his vet asap.
Avatar n tn There are several ways to test for pancreatitis and to reach a diagnosis of either acute or chronic pancreatitis or both. Bloodwork can be checked to look at amylase and lipase levels, if they are elevated it is a sign of pancreatic inflamation, yet some people who have had the disease for a while no longer show elevated a&p levels. Other tests include fecal fat analysis, trypsinogen tests, ultrasounds, ct-scans, EUS and ERCP's.
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 f tn 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.
Avatar n tn I have never been 100% pain free since my gallbladder/pancreatitis attacks began in April 2002. I have had just about every test known to man done and they all seem to be coming back "okay" or "normal" according to the doctors. My GI is sending me to a hospital that specializes in ERCPs for SOD (Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction). I have a lot of the symptoms you have posted about. I too, like Nanny, have alternating bowel movements (constipation/diarrhea).
Avatar n tn Cessation of alcohol intake is imperative, particularly if this is the underlying etiology of pancreatitis. Abstinence does not always lead to symptomatic improvement; however, patients with alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis who continue to drink have increased mortality.
Avatar n tn I had pancreatitis at the time I had my gallbladder removed and have been through just about every test and NOTHING shows up. I have not had an ERCP yet. I dont' think my gastro wants to do one until I see a specialist in December. With all the risks involved he would rather me just have one done. My Gastro is thinking SOD because I present with classic pain symptoms. I have noticed recently that my right sided pain is now radiating into the left side also.
Avatar m tn i am a 27 yr old female, with more pancreatitis attacks then i can count in the last year and a half. ive been accused of a frivilious life style which is so far from the truth. ive had every test known for this condition. in the last 2 months i was put on a protien suppliment to replace my emzymes that my pancreas produces. in the first 2 wks i lost 20 lbs, had no appetite, liquid bowel movements, dizziness, fatique, discoloring of the skin,and more symptoms i can even list.
Avatar n tn My father is suffering from Diabetice with Pancreas stone with acute pain in his back,we have tested all the possibilities like CT Scann(multiplecalculi),Blood test(HB-13.9gm%,Erythrocytic-4.29mili/,Leucocytic-7600/,ESR-12mm/hr,Serum A Amylase-57.00U/L,Serum Lipase-98.00U/L)his age is 74 health is very weak & he can't take any type of food through his mouth if we force him to take food after some time he vomet all the food. My question what should we do at this period.
Avatar n tn It wouldn't hurt for you to check with your DR about this. Because of your elevated ANA it is a idea. The test is called IgG4. It is a simple blood test. And yes stones from you gallbladder can cause pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn To my knowledge there is no gold standard test to diagnose chronic pancreatitis. In fact, diagnosing chronic pancreatitis is challenging because testing may yield normal results, even when the disease is present. So doctors typically rely on a battery of tests to come up with the final result.
Avatar f tn To be sure that the pancreatitis has resolved, you would need to have her blood re-tested.
Avatar n tn He is a thin man, who is found wincing and clutching his abdomen. His temperature is 38O C Blood pressure 100/60 mmHg Pulse 90 beats per minute Respirations 19 per minute His abdomen is flat and the bowel sounds are hypoactive. There is marked tenderness with guarding in the midepigastrium, but no peritoneal signs. I suspect ACUTE PANCREATITIS based on both the symptoms and the physical examination. To test this I would check his serum for amylase. Does that sound right?
Avatar n tn Dear Kerrie, 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.
Avatar f tn 30pm). My blood work came back good he said. Oh, I also have 4 ovarian cysts that I had to go to the hospital and pay for the results, nothing has been done about those. I am at my whits end, something is wrong and not one Dr. has been willing to try to get to the bottom of this. I have gained 30+ pounds and I don't even eat, my stomach can't handle it. I get over full just drinking water.
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar n tn It turned out that my limphocite count was up another 9 points above what it was only 3 days prior from the blood tests I had with the surgeon. My doctor checked my blood test results from my physical from September and they were 4 points over but nothing to worry about. So it has progressively increased over the last 6 months. So, if I wasn't worried before, I certainly am now. I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the increased pain over the last couple of weeks.
436191 tn?1256649906 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 My recent blood test resulted in the following: Total Bilirubin of 1.5 mg/dl ALT(SGPT) of 82 U/L Hgb of 17.0 gm/dl MCV of 99 fL MCHC of 35.6gm/dl Is this a good indication of Cirrhosis or some other liver disease?
Avatar n tn A serum creatinine and creatinine clearance test should be done to rule out kidney involvement and a blood sugar for diabetes. However it could also be recurrent pancreatitis and pain of colitis too that has become dull aching type. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn I do know the pancreas is effected by problems with gall-bladder/liver. The blood test today on liver shows if the liver is functioning but doesn't show if the liver is toxic. Start a detox, start thinking and visualizing healing what I put down for others!
Avatar n tn i am 31 year ol from uk, i have had diahrrea most of my life and stomach pains. pale stools,(having a colon scopy done soon for this) i have been a smoker and a drinker too. I have posted elsewhere about this too. But since its a GI query, thought its good if i can get some advice here. few months ago, i became very weal dizzy and ill. still am, i am, i keep getting hypoglycemia symptoms, constant brainfog, i did faint once was taken to emergency hospital.
Avatar n tn chronic pancreatitis. SECRETIN TEST - this test was developed by the specialist I see and according to him is only performed in approximately 10 medical facilities in the US. For this test you are not sedated, you are given two solutions to numb your throat and mouth (lydocain and xylocain I believe). One the rub on certain parts of your mouth and the other you gargle with. Once they have numbed your troat and mouth you are given a tube with a metal weight on the end to swallow.
Avatar n tn I had these symptoms off and on for about 6 months. My doctor ran test after test and finally gave me some Aciphex to take daily for acid reflux disease. The pills did help some but not enough. When I had these attacks my symptoms would be excruitating pain in my stomach, profuse sweating, heart beating extremely fast, vomiting, diarhea and I would feel almost as if I was gonna faint. Well urgent care sent me by ambulance to the ER. I had pancreatitis and gallstones.
701334 tn?1262857103 went to hospital,,had ct scans with barrium swallow,iodine shot into vains with the ct scans to to check for cancers,enlargemnts,and arterys. amalayes/lipase..full blood work,infectious stool test,.EVERYTHING CAME BACK NORMAL,AND LOOKED ALRIGHT ON BOTH CT SCANS!!.....NO ENLARGEMENT,ULCERS,STONES,,,NOTHING. these bouts only lasted 1 1/2 days apiece...hant had them since,they said it was prob. acute gasteritis? QUESTION,,,WHAT THE HECK ELCE BESIDES PANCREATITIS HAS THESE SYMPTOMS?
10821430 tn?1439584483 Tuesday night he did not sleep but sat up all night( so did I) his breathing was better but he did shake off and on ( pain?) Wednesday into his vet large blood work test was done,temp still normal but vet stated he was "tender" when he palpitated his stomach...I was worried when I saw his BUN was 48.7~ Amylase 2500~ though his Lipase was 141~ his protein 5.6~albumin 2.5~ all other levels were within normal ranges.
Avatar n tn Have you been tested for an autoimmune component that could be the cause of your pancreatitis? Before the pancreatitis started, did you have changes in bowel habits, stomach-related issues or upper right quadrant pain that could be attributed to gallbladder issues?
Avatar n tn It is a realativly low number. And I know that there is a blood test that can test for a mutated CF gene or Trysinogene gene. Both are known to cause CF. My doctor told me that Idiopathic pancreastitis does not necessarily mean you have CF, or will develope it. It means that they do not know the orgin of the disease. Did your Dr. tell you differently? There are as many different answers to this disease as there are doctors.