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Avatar n tn In November of last year I had an ERCP where they didn't find any stones in the bile duct or anything but ended up with Pancreatitis and hospitalized for 4 days and out of work several weeks. Then the pains subsided and other than having terrible Acid Reflux I didn't appear to have any problems. Then out of the blue last Friday around noon time I started getting terribly nausiated. I thought that I might be coming down with the flu.
Avatar n tn it is a type of surgery that is used mainly for patients with chronic pancreatitis and my doctor has suggested this as an option in dealing with this disease and the pain it causes. i am fearful of complications from this surgery that could affect my quality of life (at about 80% right now) but the upside if all goes well would be that i could get off of the pain medication that i currently take on a daily basis.
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 faecal elastase test which was in the normal range 230 normal pancreatic function (>200 ug/g) (norm range between 200-500 ug/g) what does it seem like whats going on? how are acalculous cholecystitis/gallbladder dyskinesisi caused?
Avatar n tn Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of. 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 Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of. 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 m tn There are two types of Pancreatitis 1.Acute and 2.Chronic. The main causes of Pancreatitis are persistent high alcohol consumption, gall bladder stones, geographic location, especially the tropics. Allopathic treatments include IV or IM pain killers, Antacids and Antibiotics. However these Allopathic treatments may not treat the root cause of pancreatitis & will have complications and adverse effect.
793908 tn?1294708709 Julie had another Pancreatitis attack...she had diarreah & vomiting. I was prepared this time...I was scared but it was either me treating her or the ER Vet for 4 days again. I came to terms with my decision to treat her at home. I called my Vet & he said to give her the Flagyl that he gave me 2 wks. ago...just in case this attack happened again. I did & It worked after 1 day but I kept her on it all week.
1571946 tn?1295757458 she has had pancreatitis 6 times in last 8 months. 3 months ago she said she was'nt feeling well and cleared her throat producing 1 tbsp. of clotty looking blood. By the time I got her to the hospital 3/4 of sandwich bag full of blood clots. Following removal of almost 2 pints of clots via lavage they did emergency scope w/biopsy. Her entire stomach lining had varying sized ulcerations all the way around. Biopsy came back; not H pylori and not ibuprofen use. Undetermined.
Avatar n tn i think this could be my cure. i am a bit concerned about the complications.... pancreatitis and perferated colon.... whats should i do?
Avatar m tn gov/ddiseases/pubs/pancreatitis/ It explains causes, complications and treatments. Hope your Dad feels better soon. You need to make sure the dr. is taking care of this soon. Dr and/or specialist will be able to read the reports and make the exams and recommendations for the best outcome for your Dad with his other conditions in mind. Chronic pancreatitis can cause diabetes and pancreatic cancer. http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn See: http://www.mamashealth.com/pancreatitis.asp Pancreatitis Excerpts: "Complications? Some of the complications from pancreatitis are: low blood pressure, heart failure, kidney failure, ARDS (adult respiratory distress syndrome), diabetes, ascites, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, and cysts or abscesses in the pancreas. Symptoms? The symptoms of acute pancreatitis usually begins with severe pain in the upper abdomen. The pain may last for a few days.
Avatar f tn Cirrhosis Clots in the veins of the liver (portal vein thrombosis) Congestive heart failure Constrictive pericarditis Hepatitis Liver cancer Nephrotic syndrome Ovarian cancer Pancreatitis Protein-losing enteropathy Exams and Tests Return to top A physical examination may reveal a swollen abdomen or belly. Paracentesis may be performed. This procedure involves using a thin needle to pull fluid from the abdomen.
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.
Avatar m tn Causes Pancreatitis Suggestions You need get immediate treatment. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur. Symptoms Pressure in your upper abdomen, especially associated with heartburn, belching, chest pain, nausea. Causes Hiatal hernia Suggestions Make an appointment with your family doctor.
Avatar n tn The virus by itself does not make the stomach swell, it's the complications from the virus such as cirrhosis, pancreatitis, enlarged spleen that can cause swelling in the abdomen. If you know your liver is still in good shape, I recommend you try some crunches or cut back on the twinkies. Also, some of us no matter how little we are still have belly fat - especially after having had children.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately there is unlikely to be a simple fix for a 13 year old dog that has Cushings and now is not eating, vomits and lies around. Potential causes for the vomiting and weakness include complications from untreated Cushing's disease such as renal failure, kidney infection, pancreatitis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Avatar f tn When I had my first flare my lipase was doubled so we figured it was pancreatitis. Ive had flares on and off since. Sometimes this pain is on the right, sometime in the back. My flares are odd. During a flare I could have these pains hourly, or just three stabs the entire day. Now during a flare, my lipase is just slightly elevated-never more than 10pts at best.
Avatar f tn How Is Pancreatitis Treated? Treatment for acute pancreatitis People with acute pancreatitis are treated with IV fluids and pain medications in the hospital. In up to 25% of patients, the pancreatitis can be severe and patients may need to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). In the ICU, the patient is closely watched because pancreatitis can damage the heart, lungs, or kidneys. Some cases of severe pancreatitis can result in death of pancreatic tissue.
Avatar n tn Other causes can include various liver diseases including fatty liver, hepatitis, any medication side effect, or a liver mass. 2) Prolonged alcohol abuse will lead to permanent liver damage and eventually cirrhosis (i.e. irreversible liver damage). 3) Further tests are needed to determine the extent of liver damage. An ultrasound would be a reasonable next step. Biopsy can also be considered if the results are not-revealing.
Avatar n tn With regard to the issue as to why you developed pancreatitis and not someone else who drinks an equivalent amount, there is a variability in th eeffects of alcohol. Although genetic (hereditary) causes for pancreatitis have been identified, it is currently uncertain whether alcohol-induced pancreatitis has a genetic component. Smoking is bad but should not cause pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn gallbladder removed 1980 and have never had any complications other than reflux at times. CT scan show dilation of common bile duct. I am a nurse and trying to research causes of dilation, concerned about something pancreatic? What would be the sudden onset cause? MD wants to have some type of MRI to with contrast to measure the time it is staying dilating? Is there a medication that would calm the liver and ease the pain?
1126279 tn?1311898642 Im wondering if you can really live without your pancreas?I have chronic pancreatitis and I take pancreas mt20 which helped a great deal but now it is getting to the point where its not working...Does this mean that there is no hope ? Or maybe my doctor needs to perscribe higher dose if possible?I am in pain but it is not great.Im eating chicken noodle soup everyday plus a multivitamin.Im dizzy and I have diarrhea.Im wondering why arent my enzymes working anymore.
Avatar n tn Immunomodulators are administered orally, however, they are slow-acting and it may take up to 6 months before the full benefit. Patients taking these drugs are monitored for complications including pancreatitis, hepatitis, a reduced white blood cell count, and an increased risk of infection. Cyclosporine A may be used with 6-MP or azathioprine to treat active, severe ulcerative colitis in people who do not respond to intravenous corticosteroids.
Avatar n tn keeping a diseased gallbladder can cause pancreatitis and you don't want that! Once you have that then you will have chronic pain for the rest of your life.
Avatar n tn Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and, for most people, causes no signs and symptoms and no complications. But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to liver failure.
Avatar n tn ) I wish I had known about the possible pancreatitis and bile leakage possibilities that I've read of here! They pumped me full of Dilaudid (3 separate times), and it did not alleviate my pain! I've had to resort to morphine; which I loathe. Anyway, it has been an odyssey through HELL for the past week; excruciating pain, fever, chills, severe acid burning in my stomach (I think ? it's my stomach?) Even turning from side to side in bed is very painful. It's been 1 week now.