Pancreatitis blood testing

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Avatar f tn You may have chronic pancreatitis. Find a biliary specialist soon. You should get testing to determine if you have this or not. If you do they will advise you what to do to help.
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 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.
Avatar n tn My 7 year old champion 4-H obedience/Showmanship female schnauzer was recently and unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her Lipase levels reflected 6000. Three days later her levels dropped to 5000, by the 5th day they jumped to almost 8000. After a long talk with the Vet, I elected to bring her home if she was able to hold food down. Despite the high lipase level, the dog was perkier and feeling better, we were risking her survival, but it was chance it or euthanize the dog.
Avatar f tn 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 He was brusing badly which i asked about and they said was from the blood thinners after a week they released us the day after thanks giving we were home for 24 hours if that and we were back in the ER which the 4th cat scan showed that he had internal bleeding at the pancreas valves with a huge clot with fluid around it so back to another hospitol St vincents which is closer but not really :/ for another week more testing and in this time in the hospital he had developed pnemonia and a infecti
Avatar n tn Hello, My 45 year old brother was taken to the Emergency Room on the 29th and had a blood glucose of 700. He didn't even know he had diabetes. After further testing it was determined he had liver damage and pancreatitis, His blood sugar is now down to 100. He is still in the ICU and is vomitting quite frequently. His doctors say that the mortality level is quite high for these conditions when together, Is there any information or hope you can give me?
701334 tn?1262857103 Common tests which reveals the signs of colitis include X-rays of the colon, testing the stool for blood and pus, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. Treatment of colitis may include the administration of antibiotics and general non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) medications; Azathioprine or similar immunosupressants; steroids such as prednisolone and prednisone and pain killers like buscopan.Severe cases may require surgery.
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 f tn Could this be due to chronic pancreatitis or the sludge in my gallbladder? I should also mention that my blood sugar has been slightly high for the last few years too. It's been 100-110 at fasting. I am overweight though and I thought that's what was causing it. I'm following up with a specialist but I would appreciate your help as I'm very anxious about all of this.
Avatar n tn My guitar teacher got diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis; Gastroparesis a while ago. He doesn't have insurance, he coughed up a glassful of blood last friday, and the doctor wants to take out 1/2 of his pancresis and then he would become diabetic. He would then need to take insulin every day. He really needs help, and I'm his best friend and his student. I don't know what to do to help him. The doctor says that he could live off Ensure, but he doesn't buy it.
1264088 tn?1279484422 CP is most often caused from drinking but other things can cause it such as Hereditary CP Cystic Fibrosis Chronic blockage of the pancreatic duct Injury Hyperlipidemia Hyperparathyroidism The enzymes help with the digestion of fat. They can help the pain in a few people but others they do not help. It is best if you stick with a very very low fat diet. You can also have bouts of acute CP so anytime you feel worse I would go to ER.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn ultrasound, bloodwork, and urinalysis and allergy testing, all of which came back neg. for anything. I am on a strict diet and using PPi's for multiple months, but the symptoms haven't gone away. symptoms: stomach problems (stomach burning), mild diarrhoea (which i've had for some years already on and off. Its specifically notable that i still have it now because I take lots of fibre on my diet).
Avatar f tn My son is 10 years old. He was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis on March 7. Follow up CT showed less inflammation of the pancreas. An MRCP was normal. Through all of this, his lipase and amylase are still very elevated. They have decreased some since his hospitalization, but they are far from normal (last blood work had lipase at 14 times normal and amylase was 4 times normal). He does not have any pain. He is eating an extremely low fat diet and has restrictions on his activites.
1985662 tn?1327527494 What I am wondering is if the enzymes cure my pain an Im able to eat whatever I want then is that rly considered chronic pancreatitis???The mistake I made was testing myself without the enzymes for a while.I was fine for a few weeks actually.I still was able to eat whatever an I was pain free.Then came the diarrhea an the pain!Now Im currently waiting for my pancrease to heal and im also still taking the enzymes but Im wondering why arent they working now...
Avatar n tn Last November I was hospitalized with Severe Acute Pancreatitis. It was a harrowing experience, and the doctors tell me that I'm lucky to have survived it. They say the attack was most likely triggered by excessive alcohol consumption at a wedding I attended 2 days before. I got out of the hospital in the beginning of March. For a time after my release, I couldn't eat anything - it would not "stay down.
750120 tn?1252458630 One is to discontinue treatment and the other is to delay treatment until the pancreatitis has cleared up then start again slowly. Blood work they took today will determine the course of action they choose. The pancreatitis is extremely painful but morphine is extremely effective (smiling).
Avatar m tn You will get all the pancreatitis info. that you need. It is and scroll down to Pancreatitis Online Discussion Board & Support Group , click on that and then go to the right of your screen and click Join This Group! It is free and you will meet people that are going through the same thing. Actually it saved my daughter's life. She like you had alot of pain and they thought it was her gallbladder and removed it . She continued to go down hill. We found a dr.
Avatar f tn who addressed diabetes, and I haven't been testing my blood-sugar levels for many months (mom died last July + Dad died this past August). My weight has risen & I'm an emotional wreck. This may exacerbate the problem, but it's been ongoing since August 2010. I've come to the conclusion that my gastroenterologist is useless. So I've been off on my own to find a "cure" for what ails me. Will post later when I have more info to share. Thanks again and happy holidays!
Avatar n tn My husband has had chronic pancreatitis for the past 5 years. We found out 5 months ago he has course calicifications throughout the pancreas with cysts on the head and tail. He is insulin-diabetic now and has lost approx 40 pounds. He has good and bad days. My concern is this. When he feels "bad" an odor of feces eminates from his body. Or sometimes it even smells like really dirty oily hair...mild but nonetheless notable. I am very concerned and can't seem to find an answer.
Avatar n tn He has gone through massive blood testing throughout the month and everything is normal except for the elevated Lipase levels, had quit drinking a month ago, had an Ultrasound, CT Scan, and MRI which were all normal. I have noticed signs of depression, anxiety, and his stomach discomfort for at least the past 6 months. His specialist told him that they didn't believe at this time it was Pancreatitis because they stated the levels would have gone down to normal by now.
Avatar f tn I was just in the hospital for gallstones and pancreatitis. My blood pressure was as low as 71/34! And it usually is low- but more like 110/65. Isn't low blood pressure just as concerning and dangerous as high blood pressure?? Should I be concerned? I am always freezing cold, even need a sweater on most summer days! I am overweight and have always thought that meant I shouldnt be cold!
Avatar f tn Dogs, like humans, need a certain amount of fat for good nutrition, but sudden spikes in fat can bring on an acute case of pancreatitis - particularly in a dog who has already had it. Chronic pancreatitis is darned difficult to manage in humans as well as dogs. Please post back and let us know what your vet has to say about the urine sample and your dog's general condition.
Avatar n tn However at my second to last ER visit (about a month ago) for the first time I had an elevated d dimer value of .90. They continued further testing performing a CT scan of the chest and lungs and said I was not suffering from a pulmonary embolism and sent me home with the same anxiety speech. Ever since this elevated d dimer result I have been unable to continue my daily life, I feel rather depressed and anxious.
Avatar m tn ALT levels in people with HCV often rise and fall over time, so additional testing such as HCV RNA, HCV genotyping and a liver biopsy may be needed to help determine the cause and extent of liver damage. GGT Level in the blood - test values - blood test for a man and woman Normal Adult Female Range: 0 - 45 U/L Normal Adult Male Range: 0 - 65 U/L Elevated GGT level can occur due to obesity.
Avatar n tn Carcinoembryonic Antigen Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is normally found in small amounts in the blood of most healthy people, but may become elevated in people who have cancer or some benign conditions. The primary use of CEA is in monitoring colorectal cancer, especially when the disease has spread (metastasized). CEA is also used after treatment to check for recurrence of colorectal cancer.