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Avatar f tn They should have stented you. Dr cotton and lehman etc will always stent a patient since it usually causes pancreatitis when you do not. I would get in to see Dr cotton to get his opinion. Amitryptiline is another drug option that may help.
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 Gallbladder problems and alcohol cause 60-75% of the cases of people diagnosed with pancreatitis. Other causes can be from drugs used to treat other medical conditions, hereditary conditions, or post-ERCP testing. You didn't say whether your doctor discussed this with you. I would also suggest that if you are not seeing a gastroenterologist already, that you do so, as there are many diagnostic tests they can do, and various treatments recommended per your individual condition.
Avatar m tn 1st U/S didn't show anything in specific but showed my bile looked dense/muddy (not confirmed by following U/Ses). Then I had an MRI/MRCP which showed up pancreatitis. I was hospitalized and as usual, put on food abstinence and received IV Fluids only... After a week in, things seemed to have calmed, hyperamylasemia/uria was also going away, as well as pain. I was let go and went back with a strict nonfat diet which I followed.
Avatar n tn Re: idiopathic causes of pancreatitis Shirley Strickland 6/25/1999 (0) Re: idiopathic causes of pancreatitis Julie Hidle 6/01/1999 (0) Re: idiopathic causes of pancreatitis HFHSM.D.
Avatar n tn Are there any drugs that could be the cause of pancreatitis, if so what are they? What is acute pancreatitis and what causes this? 12th April 1999 The pancreas has two important roles - one is to produce digestive enzymes that are passed into the digestive tract through a duct, and the other is to release hormones into the blood to control sugar levels. So the pancreas is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland.
Avatar n tn I still have pseudocysts not completely resolved and am anxious never to experience pancreatitis again. Are there herbs known or suspected to cause pancreatitis? Drugs? Foods? What are they?
Avatar n tn I still have pseudocysts not completely resolved and am anxious never to experience pancreatitis again. Are there herbs known or suspected to cause pancreatitis? Drugs? Foods? What are they? Dear Andrea, A long list of medications have been shown to be important in the development of acute pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn I am really sick with pancreatitis and in no way can stop taking narcotics because they allow me to eat. I am 108 lbs. at 5'9" and relapsed about 2 months ago off of coc and alcohol. They wont allow me into treatment because of the meds I take, I just cant focus on stopping something that is allowing me to eat, so I know I need to get back into meetings which is where I had 8 months before I relapsed anyways.
Avatar n tn I work full time and 4 yrs. ago I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis of an idiopathic nature. I have recurrent stenosis of my biliary ducts and severe gastroparesis. My biliary ducts have been reopened several times in the past four years. I am careful about what I eat, no dairy, little or no fat, and no red meat. I don't drink alcohol and have never smoked or used drugs.
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 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 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 Pancreatitic and liver enzymes were all above 3000's. Since then I have fought chronic pancreatitis on an almost daily basis. It was considered unknown causes. I don't smoke or drink alcohol or take illicit drugs. The only illness I had prior to that was endometriosis, and I had undergone a complete hysterectomy at the age of 22 because of that. My episodes generally had required hospitilization where I would remain for 4-6 weeks at a time. I've had over 100 ERCP's.
233616 tn?1312790796 So it is possible that inhibiting CYP450, might give you more time to wait for a cure, might help slow down or reverse liver damage, and it may help other drugs clear the virus. CYP450 has other family members called isoforms....... CYP2E1 - Causes mitochondrial damage and oxidative stress on the liver cell. This is liver enzymes worst enemy. Alcohol is a CYP2E1 substrate. Even in people who don't drink, CYP2E1 is implicated in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...fatty liver.
Avatar n tn Alcohol and gallbladder problems are not the only causes of pancreatitis, just the most predominant ones (about 75%). It can also be caused by heritary factors, severe abdominal trauma, prolonged usage of certain types of medically prescribed drugs and abnormalities within the digestive tract organs. Some people also have only mild symptoms of the nausea, pain and backache commonly associated with this disease.
Avatar n tn Several additional causes of acute pancreatitis have been described due to a variety of drugs, genetic diseases, and other types of injury to the pancreas. Most common causes are alcohol and gallstones. I am not aware of a direct connection bewteen acute pancreatitis and pregnancy. Up to 1/3 of cases have no clear cause. One consideration is that pregnancy increases the risk of gallstones.
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.
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?
1662664 tn?1305742913 congestive heart failure , cholestasis (congestion of the bile ducts) , cirrhosis, hepatitis , liver ischemia (blood flow deficiency), liver necrosis, liver tumor, high alcohol intake, use of hepatotoxic drugs (drugs toxic to liver). The good results will start appearing within 24 hours of stopping alcohol but will be very minimal. It takes about a month for the levels of GGT to come down to near normal value provided you abstain from alcohol during this period.
Avatar n tn Now to answer the questions of the thread. I will fill the hole the drugs left with God, Meetings, the 12 Steps. I will also suplement the above with exercise and prayer daily. Jan. 3rd will be 30 days. My mind is still a fog. My thoughts are are to come by, short term memory is fuzzy and sleep is hard but getting better. Get a program, stop the self pitty, stay focused and most of DO NOT PICK UP. I fight it daily. May God Bless us all.
Avatar m tn is used to jog the memories of doctors and students to the causes of pancreatitis...!! GET SMASHED stands for Gallstones, Ethanol, Trauma, Steroids, Mumps, Autoimmune disease,Scorpion bites, Hyperlipiddaemia (and Hypercalcaemia), ERCP (a telescopeinvestigation of liver ducts), Drugs - also pregnancy and no cause found.
Avatar n tn Can not stand for any length of time without having bottom of my feet burn so much that I have to sit or lay down. The reason for the question of metabolic causes is that my liver function test are abnormal and I am experiencing some form of secretory diarrhea. One important note: If I take any anti-motility drugs, my neurological symtoms increase and I have bout of stupor and only when I take high doses of flagyl do the bout of stupor stop.
Avatar n tn 01:34: Hi! I've had two pregnancies, and was hospitalized each time for hyperemesis gravidarum. I would have a few days of rehydration there, diclectin till week 21, and still lose a lot of weight (17 pounds). It wasn't "morning sickness" because I would even wake up in the middle of the night having to throw up. Complete bed rest helped, as did having relatives come help out for a couple of months.
Avatar f tn 1. Steroids, mumps, Epstein Barr Virus and Cytomegalovirus, Lupus and other immune diseases, very high calcium, lipids and triglycerides, drugs: sulfa drugs, steroids, NSAID use, diuretics, duodenal ulcer, diabetic drugs especially Byetta. The drugs could be a problem for both the pancrease and liver too. If you have been taking Byetta for diabetis it is very important to get treatment for that right away. I would say there is cause for concern but you are getting it checked out.
Avatar n tn but if you wait to test too long the test is not accurate at all with chronic pancreatitis. Sounds more like pancreatitis to me. Can get very dangerous esp. if he's drinking at all. Usually you want to avoid all alchohol to stop the pain and nausea but sometimes it' takes meds/digestive enzymes to give the pancrease a break. Those are the two big one that come to mind, ulcer or acute pancreatitis..usually ulcer doesn't cause you to vomit as much as pancreatitis does.
Avatar f tn I can't say from here if you have/not pancreatic disease or not though. Main causes of pancreatitis are alcohol, and biliary stones, as mentioned. Or some drugs. Gallbladder may stay intact, if it doesn't cause any symptoms, but it might be worth to check biliary ducts for stones - this is why ERCP was suggested. If a stone is found in the ducts, it can often be removed during the procedure. There may be other causes of duct blockage (inflammation, adhesion...
Avatar n tn I do not drink alcohol at all and do not do street drugs at all! So the question really is...
Avatar m tn * Certain prescription medications, including statin drugs used to control cholesterol * Hepatitis A * Hepatitis B * Hepatitis C * Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease * Obesity * Over-the-counter pain medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) Other causes of elevated liver enzymes may include: * Alcoholic hepatitis * Autoimmune hepatitis * Celiac disease * Cirrhosis * Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection * Dermatomyositis * Epste