Pancreatitis causes diagnosis

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Avatar f tn In the past 20 months he has had recurrence of high grade fever 4 times, Finally on Nov 26th 2012 we got a diagnosis of " Periodic fever syndrome" But the doc out of Dartmouth felt there was more going on that he could not attribute to the PFS. So we were sent back off to the lab for further testing. On 12-4-12 i got a return phone call from the doc's office stating one of the panels drawn came back with a high...The igg4 with a value of 113.3.
Avatar n tn If the diagnosis continues to be elusive, you can consider a second GI opinion. Causes other than pancreatitis can be considered. Malabsorption and celiac disease can also cause mucous-based and oily stools. Sending the stool off for such analysis, along with obtaining blood tests to exclude celiac disease can be discussed with your GI physician. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
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.
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 all other tests for HEP, addison's, Celiac, liver/kidney/heart functions,etc - all ok, bone scan ok cept some ostearthritis. LATEST DIAGNOSIS - Fibromyalgia -still intense, excruciating RUQ/flank pain - has sent me to ER 3 times in 2 mos! - last time was seizing with eyes rolling back in head, & bad slurring (TIA ?). Cat scans show only 2 cysts on liver/1 on R-kidney.
Avatar n tn After suffering through my first acute pancreatitis episode a few months ago and the discovery of multiple pseudocysts in my pancreas, with later diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis also, I do have some suggestions. A very strict low-fat diet and complete abstinance of any alcohol are most important. Gallbladder problems and alcohol cause 60-75% of the cases of people diagnosed with pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Hi - well my daughter saw the gastro doctor about doing an ERCP for her pancreatitis and he was very cautious. That is good. But he thinks maybe she has IBS and not pancreatitis. So now we are more confused than ever. The symptoms that lead to his thought that it is IBS is that her pain always comes with her menstral cycle and she has mucus in her stools. Other than that her symptoms go more with pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn If Leptospirosis is suspected, bloodwork and paired titers must be performed to confirm diagnosis. If your dog does have leptospirosis she should probably be hospitalized, be given IV fluid therapy, and other in-house therapies. Leptospirosis can cause severe anorexia, fevers, liver and kidney problems, vomiting and diarrhea and more. The disease is also zoonotic (transmittable to humans and other species), and is reportable to the State Board of Health.
Avatar m tn I have been suffering from various non specific symptoms for long time but no definite diagnosis has been made in the context of global picture of symptoms and abnormal lab findings. They are as follows: Positive ANA with speckled and nucleolar pattern Positive atypical P-ANCA Elevated Kappa light chain erratic blood level of triglycerides from normal to slightly elevated to very high.
Avatar m tn Due to the fact that my IBS has been flaring several times a day and always causes pain on my mid to lower right side (several doctors even thought I was having an appendicitis attack!), my Rheumatologist had me undergo an EGD and Colonoscopy. The findigs were minimal. The colonoscopy report came out normal and the EGD pathology report said "acute and chronic mixed inflammation of the small intestine of unknown origin".
4454327 tn?1405206728 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. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar n tn disease of the biliary tract, for example: gall stones blocking the duct where it opens into the duodenum alcoholism trauma - bullet or knife wound duodenal ulcer hyperparathyroidism - over active parathyroid glands hyperlipidaemia - abnormally high levels of lipids such as cholesterol in the blood viral infection certain drugs such as corticosteroids and thiazide diuretics. The main symptom of pancreatitis is severe abdominal pain that is sudden in onset and continuous.
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 If the liver function tests are persistently elevated, a liver biopsy can be considered for a more definitive diagnosis. If the GI causes have all been ruled out, you may want to consider a CT scan to evaluate for lung issues as well as to further image the area in question. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar n tn To complete the GI workup, you can consider an upper endoscopy or a 24-hr pH study with esophageal motility studies. This can evaluate for the various causes of dyspepsia, as well as ruling in or our GERD. The motility studies can rule out motility disorders. If this continues to be non-revealing, you can continue to look at other organ systems - including the lungs as well as muscle causes. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar m tn After finally convincing the GI (who is insistent on his IBS diagnosis) to perform some kind of gall bladder test, he ordered an abdominal ultrasound for gall stones. This came back negative. Then more convincing was needed to test for a HIDA CCK scan. This is where it gets interesting. The follow up meeting has not yet taken place yet the nurse has stated that the results were negative.
Avatar n tn If this workup is negative, you can consider other causes for diarrhea. This can include tests for malabsorption and celiac disease, which can be evaluated with stool studies and blood tests respectively. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar n tn If you have eosinophic esophagitis, have you found the foods that you are allergic to - that are triggering some of the symtpoms that you're having? Eosinophic esophagitis is an entitiy that is distinct from GERD. Vascular problems in to the pancreas can also cause an inhomogenous pancreas.
Avatar n tn She said that you can get trapped gas in your colon, which then presses on your rib cage and causes discomfort. I'm going to the doc today and I'm going to ask if that can really happen! I understand what you mean about worrying though, my 38 year old cousin died last year of liver/kidney cancer, so it's scary.... From what I've heard, if it's gall bladder, do your symptoms worsen after eating? I've started writing everything done, so I'll remember! Good Luck to you!
Avatar n tn Since all other causes have been looked into, please consult a doctor and rule out these causes. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn There are many causes of pancreatitis in childhood , viral etiology including mumps , infectious mononucleosis , influenza A, german measles , and Coxsackie B virus . These would produce a clinical picture of acute pancreatitis with severe epigastric pain , severe enough to cause the child to assume a sitting position , radiating to the back , persistent vomiting and fever . If the pancreatitis is due to a viral uncomplicated infection , the prognosis is good .
Avatar n tn Recently I've been wondering if there is some occassional liver swelling that causes problems in that area. I've had a few enzyme tests and they have been normal. I wonder if gallbladder can "hide" from tests at times. Is this too low for gallbladder? If it was gallbladder would meds cause pain? Any possibilities outside of gallbladder or liver? Why would a med cause pain? After 2 yrs could pain ever = emergency?
Avatar f tn Hi, There could be several causes of the symptoms you are having. Do you have any associated features of reflux, nausea, vomiting, change in bowel habits, etc? Do you take alcohol? Are you on any medication? Do you remember any history of trauma or injury to the site? You would need to rule out GERD, gastritis, duodenal ulcers, chronic pancreatitis, etc. Have any investigations been done as yet? Is there any releif with pain relief medications or antireflux medications?
Avatar n tn ____ Dear Renee Deck, Alcohol can cause and/or exacerbate pancreatitis. If you think that taking alcohol is causing pancreatitis, then you should abstain. High fat foods are not good for you 9or anyone else) but should not cause pancreatitis. The probability that you will evolve to chronic pancreatitis is very low. This information is presented for educational purposes. Ask specific questiosn to your personal physician. HFHSM.D.-rf *keywords: pancreatitis 0.
Avatar n tn What about high fat foods? I DO NOT want to end up with chronic pancreatitis and the problems that causes. I am 40 years old and female and had my gall bladder removed 10 years ago because of gallstones. Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn The major issue for you is to search for possible treatable causes for pancreatitis, in order to determine if there is a way to stop these attacks of pain. The most common causes for pancreatitis are gallstones and alcohol use. There are many rarer causes including vasculitis, drug-induced pancreatitis, high calcium levels, hyperlipoproteinemia and some viral infections. Your physician can readily evalute these different possibilities. This information is presented for educational purposes.
Avatar n tn They have tentatively identified it as Acute Pancreatitis. He lives in India. Do U thing this diagnosis is accurate? What is the long term prognosis? Thank you very much.
Avatar m tn I initially had an EKG when I was having chest pain, which a doctor thought might indicate pericarditis. However, I followed up with a cardiologist and got another EKG and an echocardiogram, which he said were normal (he said I had early repolarization on the EKG, which was mistaken for signs of pericarditis). An x-ray of my chest was also normal.