Pancreatitis from gallstones

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Avatar f tn I just got out of the hospital, diagonosed with gallstones and pancreatitis. Doc said I will need to have gallbladder removed. I have been reserching some on the internet and I have a few concerns. Me- 39 year old Female, 214 pounds (ugh), otherwise healthy and active, Vegatarian diet- No meats, No fried foods!! First off, I am pretty sure I got the gallstones from doing too many fasting cleanses! The first few attacks I had was during a cleanse!
Avatar n tn I had an ultrasound and my doctors aid everything is fine, there were small gallstones and don't worry. Also there was some fat around the liver. He says don't worry, but I am worries. It doesn't always happen, eery so often like around 6 weeks. Wha is causing it. I eat very healthy, I eat an abundance of fresh veggies, no red meats only fish and chicken. My cholesterol is good. I never had that problems.
Avatar m tn The attending physician ordered an x-ray and c t scan, and discovered a fracture to the 10th and 11th rib, as well as gallstones, and the gallstones may be causing the problem. The attending doctor recommended that I see my primary doctor about the gallstones. What's next after seeing my primary doctor? Will he more than likely send me to a specialist?
Avatar n tn I'm going back to the dr. next week, but was hoping to get some ideas of what might be going on.
Avatar f tn Increased intake of foods rich in vitamin C, decreased intake of fatty fried foods and high intake of foods rich in fiber can cause gallstones to dissolve and prevent future ones from forming. Gallstones and alcohol are the two common causes of pancreatitis. Gallstones can block the bile duct and stop pancreatic enzymes from traveling to the small intestine and forcing them back into the pancreas. These enzymes can cause inflammation of the pancreas causing pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn And if those spasms happen and it closes off the path of the enzyme exit from the pancreas, pancreatitis can result. But pancreatitis can also result from other causes, too. You may want to discuss a HIDA scan with CCK injection with your doc. It's not going to answer your question, but it may indicate whether your release of bile is being compromised - perhaps by sludge. In the meantime, I hope you're following a low fat diet. It helps in some people.
Avatar n tn Can a person develop chronic pancreatitis after having acute pancreatitis that resulted from having an ERCP? I have developed abdominal pain that radiates to my side and back that is relieved when I lean forward and worsens when I lean back. No nausea or vomiting, no fever. Should I follow up with my doctor? I had the acute pancreatitis around 2004. Thanks for your response.
Avatar n tn Age has nothing to do with pancreatitis. Matter of fact, the biggest cause of pancreatitis is alcohol. Sadly, many chronic panc patients here in the US are treated like dirt because the nurses and doctors assume they're alcoholics. I'm sure your doc has already told you, but for anyone else reading, alcohol is 100% off the menu for pancreatitis patients. Don't let the word "chronic" scare you. Roughly speaking, acute means only sudden onset.
Avatar n tn Could there be complications that have developed from the gallstones? After reading the above posts i'm worried that i've developed pancreatitis? Any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Kerrie, You should get blood work done if you even suspect it being pancreatitis b it is a serious condiion. I nearly died from it last September. I hope you feel better soon !
Avatar n tn Trying to find an alternate route to subsiding the pain I came across a cleasing site noting that these herbal supplements will dissolve the gallstones and clease the gallbladder and liver. My question is can gallstones really be dissolved? My mother is a ER Nurse and say's that she has never heard of Gallstones being dissolved. That they either pass or you have to have surgery. So can gallstones dissolve? And if not what is an alternate safe route to ease the pain and clease the gallbladder?
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a nutritionsit. Your doctor may tell you that gall stones have nothing to do with diet, because doctors don't know a thing about nutrition. But the way a person gets gall stones is by eating too much saturated fat. Saturated fat is in all animal products. Meat and dairy. Stick to fish. Start drinking soy milk instead of cow's milk. Go on a diet that consists of whole, natural, foods (see the book, What Would Jesus Eat by Dr. Don Colbert).
Avatar f tn Mark Lupo, I have one more question Dr Lupo iam also suffering from high pancreatitis which showed from blood work that amylase =160 and lipase=2950 and also hyperthyroid which i mentioned in my previous question.My question is that hperthyroid can also cause pancreatitis.please help me.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the common bile duct, gallbladder/gallstone problems, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, minimal change chronic pancreatitis, etc. There are some less invasive tests such as the Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and MRCP-S (Secretin) which can image the pancreas and ductal system.
Avatar n tn Hello, My wife experienced severe pancreatitis due to gallstones and was in the hospital for 3 weeks, with her gallbladder removed in the last week. She has been home from the hospital 3 weeks and has nausea and cannot tolerate much more than vegetable soup, yogurt, blueberries, and oatmeal. She is also experiencing constipation now.
Avatar n tn Where would be the location of pain if I had gallstones? Would it beneath my ribs, on the ribs, under the ribs? Is it possible to have gallstones at my age? I am overweight by 30 pounds but I do have normal good cholesterol levels. This seems more like a skeletal thing but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
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.
Avatar m tn I have had pancreatitis since December 2006 and have had pain pretty much every day since. I also have Pancreas Divisum and a stricture in the main duct ( an MRI at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St,Louis has shown the the duct is completely closed off) that was caused from a 9cm pseudocyst. I take Norco (hydrocodone) 10/325mg for pain.
756668 tn?1287228987 // It helps to keep a journal or a blog and your welcome to read mine if you want but I write a lot (can you tell). :) It's a great way to review your situation objectively and identify patterns in your foods, symptoms, medications and pain level. Hindsight is 20/20 and keeping a log might help you look at things more objectively over the longer term. Also, when you do go into Emergency, you can say, this has been the pattern...
Avatar n tn I can't really say I felt better, because apart from the pancreatitis incident, I never had any problems beforehand! I do suffer from time to time with what I believe to be known as "dumping syndrome" which, whilst unpleasant, doesn't worry me too much as I believe it's normal. However, over the last couple of weeks, I have had a recurring pain which is reminiscent of the pain I suffered with the pancreatitis - although a lot milder in its form.
Avatar n tn i have a couple of questions regarding chest pain and gallstones. a couple of months ago i began to have some nausea. at the time, my primary care physican told me that i had reflux and put me on prilosec. for the next couple of months, i was on prilosec or prevacid, which helped the nausea go away; however, i began to develop bad heartburn and upper left chest pain, around the nipple area of my left chest.
2059648 tn?1439770265 Gallstones are common in people with Hepatitis C. They also can cause severe pain and burning that comes and goes. Pain is often caused when the stones block the gallbladder from releasing bile. The gallbladder is nestled right up under your liver. Do you have gallstones?
Avatar n tn Not one to have unnecessary parts removed from my body, I researched non-surgical ways to get rid of gallstones. I discovered a book by Andreas Moritz, "The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush". This book is the single most important medical literature everybody should read. You will learn more about your liver in this book than if you saw 1000 doctors. I've had 10 gallstone attacks, so I know the agony associated with them.
611067 tn?1458595083 She did tell me that the pancreas could be damaged from the gallstone or there could be more gallstones in there (even 5 years later) or there could be sludge or even a cyst in the duct. She said they can clean out any sludge and that will help. That doesn't sound fun. But, if it gets worse tonight, then I'm supposed to go to the ER. Anyway, thanks for the positive energy! I can use it!!!
Avatar n tn Jodi, From what you have already explained, it does sound as though chronic pancreatitis may be your problem. I have CP and experienced many of the same symptoms before I was diagnosed. I still have pain, but much of my problems are controlled by a low fat diet, enzyme supplements with meals and snacks, antioxidants and vitamins, and class II narcotics when my pain episodes are unmanageable. I've pasted some information from a research source below for you to review.
Avatar n tn although they found no sign of gallstones. He has been back in the hospital with the pancreatitis twice since then. A little over a month ago I started getting very severe pain in my abdomen. I went to the walk in clinic at my doctor's office, where they did blood work. A few days later I began vomiting on a daily basis, still having the constant abdominal pain. I saw my doctor.
791533 tn?1309748944 What can someone with the best case scenario of having Pancreatitis expect? I'd just like to know info from a proper source on what to expect to help ease my mind and help me prepare in case it isn't the best case scenario. Thank you so much for your time.