Pancreatitis diagnosis

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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.
459325 tn?1274758674 I have been feeling very sick for about 2 months and with my blood tests have recently been given a diagnosis of pancreatitis. About a month ago my ALT and AST were 2-3 x normal and the last few times they have been normal but my lipase has been slightly elevated, usually about 20-30 over the norm.
Avatar f tn (not my insurer). From their CT scan I was told I had pancreatitis, lipids and amylase where also high. I followed up with my insurance provider's GI specialist and an ultrasound, they were unable to provide me with any diagnosis..
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis is not a life long diagnosis. We have wonderful success with the canine Pancreatitis patients in our veterinary clinic using a few natural therapies with a home made natural diet. Take the burden off your dogs pancreas with full spectrum digestive enzymes. Re-balance your dogs digestive system with probiotics. Consider a bland home made diet such as chicken, rice and peas. If you would like to follow up on this in detail with me, that would be fine.
Avatar f tn Admitted to hospital for several hours with severe abdominal pain. Diagnosis of mild pancreatitis. CAT scan showed mild inflammation of stomach lining. Pregnancy test administered at hospital negative.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with accute pancreatitis. Doctor's don't seem to understand why I have it. I have no gallbladder, no apendix, I don't drink alcohol and I try not to eat high fat or greasy foods. I have had 4 c-sections, my gallbladder, apendix/ovarian cyst, and a pyonidal cyst removed. I have a merana IUD in place (2 years). My cycles have never been normal nor have I ever had regular bowel movements.
Avatar n tn I have thought of a primary diagnosis and would appreciate any input greatly! Thank you so much for your time! A 66-year-old man is admitted with complaints of progressively severe constant upper abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting of 48 hours duration. Recently, he has consumed large quantities of vodka, but has no history of biliary tract disease and is taking no medication. He is a thin man, who is found wincing and clutching his abdomen.
Avatar f tn It can trigger an attack of pancreatitis but is usually short lived. My mom has battled chronic pancreatitis (idopathic, non drinker) for over 4 years and is 30 days post whipple. Amylase and Lypase do not always show elevated levels even if having an attack. Get a good GI, one who specializes in diseases of the pancreas... not just a general GI. ERCP can show a lot, stents can be placed in ducts during procedure which can ease pain.
Avatar n tn I know you said they've done xrays, have they checked her spine? It sounds like a back injury. Maybe a specialist would be in order. Also have they checked for Lymes? I know you said she's on pain med and antibiotics.. Has she been given any anti-inflammatories or steroids? If its a back injury they may help..
Avatar n tn My neighbor took me to the emergency room and I was put under. When I woke up I was informed I had pancreatitis. I spent seven days in the hopital. I follow the advse from my Dr however in 2006 my lypase was evevated and after doing a scan my physician noticed an abnormality in the bile duct, I was referred to a specilist and there they performed a ECU.
422425 tn?1307996590 I have been searching on the net for information about Autoimmune Pancreatitis. I was diagnosed with this disease in July of 2007. My doctors were sure I had cancer because I had a mass the size of a golf ball on the tail of my pancreas. I also have masses in my kidneys. I was very relieved to find out it was NOT cancer, but an autoimmune respose to something. My question is.....has anyone else in this community been told they have this, and did the treatment work for you.
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 f tn My appendix ruptured 2 yrs ago and I have had numerous problems since. I have abdominal distention, squeezing pain that starts in abdomen and moves up my body to my neck, drilling feeling behind lower left ribs, extreme fatigue, pain in abdomen, pain in joints, swelling, etc.. I have "a bunch" of Esophogeal Ulcurs and an inflamed stomach, this issue was addressed. I have been to several Dr.'s that don't seem to CARE about ME as a whole.
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 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 m tn mild esophagitis MRI: normal The Dr. gave me a diagnosis of gilbert syndrome to justify the bilirubin and said that he is not sure from where my other symptoms are from! Should i settle for this diagnosis even though my symptoms persist or should i consult another Dr?
Avatar m tn I would be wary of diagnosing yourself on here or via Dr Google as that seems a relatively serious conclusion to embrace without a proper diagnosis by an experienced professional. You should obviously see a GP or specialist.
Avatar n tn because a biopsy facilitates a histologic study of cells, which gives you a definite diagnosis. So once you have the diagnosis you will know what measures or precautions you need to follow. Please post the final diagnosis, we may be able to help you. Regards.
559187 tn?1330786456 Has anyone here ever had pancreatitis? If so, did you have it after getting your MS diagnosis? I am wondering how much of an impact, if any, did the this affect your MS symptoms? I can't possibly believe that this could trigger yet another MS relapse as I feel I paid my dues with the relapse hat just preceeded the pancreatits, but is it possible? Thanks.
82861 tn?1333457511 I had a 13+ year old dog that developed pancreatitis 4 years ago. After nearly a month of intensive treatment - starvation, central line for meds, blood work, fluids, TPN, etc, we had to make the decision to euthanize. There was simply nothing else to be done as his pancreas was so enlarged that it put intense pressure on the gallbladder and biliary tree and blocked bile and enzyme flow.
Avatar n tn Hi My brother is suffering from "pancreatitis ". Before suffering this test, he was having "jandice". As Jandice was not coming to control then, he admitted to hospital. There they did few diagnosis like endoscope. After this he is started heavy stomac pain and also breatging problem. Then he moved to "Gastroenterology" special hospital, there confirmed that , he is having pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Hi, My daughter, age 14 1/2 at the time, came down with pancreatitis this past July. It was acute, and painful but her amalase and lypase levels were not extremely high. Nevertheless, she was hospitalized for 4 days on IV until her levels returned to normal. They said they didn't know how she got it. Ever since the pancreatitis she has been in pain just about every day (and missing quite a bit of school). It doesn't seem to make a difference as to the types of food she eats.
Avatar f tn They say that they are 90% sure that the narrowing she has is from the pancreatitis. She is diabetic and a smoker. They seem to think this will confirm her diagnosis but I cam still really scared (obviously of cancer) They will be looking for any blockages through the MRCP andher MRI looked fine other than the narrowing. My question is has anyone else here been through this. The whole testing process has been going on for about 4 months now.
Avatar n tn seems to be catching up with you now. the mortality rate is around 5-7 years after diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. you do take enzymes oraly to help you digest food?,,this is a must and will help the pancreas be able to relax. check into the miopathy procedures where they take healthy pancreas cells,and transplant them into the bad areas. its a tricky thing this pancreatits,but you got to keep on trying.
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.
Avatar n tn That said, from the information I've read, Pancreatic cancer is often hard to diagnosis and small tumors can be missed on CT scans. I'm just looking for advice from anyone familiar with the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis, or PC, who might be able to offer any advice. I've got an appt w/a gastro. in December but that's pretty far away, and in the meantime, I feel kind of helpless as the abdominal/back pain, floating stools, and fatigue aren't going anywhere.
1453931 tn?1285188953 Sorry to hear about your pancreatitis. Just a question how did you know you had chronic pancreatitis? I had my GB removed just like you in 2008. I had a bile leak and when they preformed a ERCP I got acute pancreatitis. It is a risk associated with the ERCP. Anyway after my amylase and lipase went down to normal I was checked out of the hospital. However since then I have had horrible nocturnal abdominal pain and it also happens when on an empty stomach longer than 4 hours.