Pancreatitis hereditary

Common Questions and Answers about Pancreatitis hereditary

pancreatitis

Avatar f tn I also know that this person's father has pancreatitis. I read that thyroid disorders can be hereditary. Do you think that this has anything to do with the possible hyperthyroidism, the association between pancreatitis and thyroid disorders? I can't find much about it. And are thyroid disorders linked with diabetes? Is pancreatitis linked with diabetes as well? Thank you for your time, I appreciate it.
Avatar n tn My grndmother dies from pancreatic cancer, my father has alcoholic pancreatitis, and my sister has pancreatitis. Many DR. we have talked with say this disease is NOT hereditary but I feel that in many cases it is. My father was an alcoholic most of my life, now recovered he has this lasting effect. His pancreas is severly damaged, the DR said if he drank again it would kill him.
173119 tn?1297003336 I have read that Crohn's can cause arthritis and eye symptoms....so can this disease be hereditary and do I fit the symptom profile...the surgeon who did my gallbladder surgery said that my diarrhea and abdominal pain is just post surgery annoyance that will go away in time...I am not so sure. I told her about my mother and sister's Crohn's diesease but she didn't think it has anything to do with my symptoms....any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks....
Avatar m tn Hi,names Jason & i was diagnosed with hereditary pancreatits at the age of 14.Im 18 now & have been hospitalized more then 15 times since my first attack.Its been just 6 months since last time Ive had a big attack and hospitalized once more,but recently in these past two months ive been having pain in my stomach again that has been coming & going.
Avatar n tn As his offspring can I be at risk for this disease(being hereditary)? I don't have any symptoms just curious. (I do not drink either)Also what do they do today if they have a pt. with such advanced symptoms? Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of.
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.
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 Last November I was hospitalized with Severe Acute Pancreatitis. It was a harrowing experience, and the doctors tell me that I'm lucky to have survived it. They say the attack was most likely triggered by excessive alcohol consumption at a wedding I attended 2 days before. I got out of the hospital in the beginning of March. For a time after my release, I couldn't eat anything - it would not "stay down.
Avatar f tn Our frustration is the doctors are now treating his pain as undiagnosed with a bout of pancreatitis in the middle (can you believe that?) His pediatrician doesn't believe he will find anything when they do the other tests and has booked him as an out patient. because his pain does come and go especially when medicated they felt he should get on with his life and come back for the tests.
Avatar n tn I have had six mcarriages due to the fact that i have idiopatic pancreatitis . Dr's think its hereditary but theres nothin they can do but treat symptomatically. So my question is can i stay on my methadone , dilaudid , soma & neurontin while pregnant ? If i get off of them like i have before my amylase & lipase go very high & i end up in the hospital so i really dont have a choice ! Thanks for your time !
Avatar n tn Possible causes would include an obstruction of the pancreatic duct due to a congenital abnormality, hereditary pancreatitis, a form of cystic fibrosis, or Crohn's disease (amongst others). The next consideration if the the ultrasound and CT were negative would be an ERCP or MRCP to evaluate the ducts for blockages or stones. I would suggest a pediatric gastroenterologist for further evaluation. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar n tn On the other hand, it would be impossible to predict whether or not you would get pancreatitis from another cause. Hereditary pancreatitis is a rare form of pancreatitis that is characterized by recurrent episodes at a young age. It is associated with a particular genetic defect. I hope you find this information helpful. This response is being provided for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or consultation.
Avatar n tn On the other hand, it would be impossible to predict whether or not you would get pancreatitis from another cause. Hereditary pancreatitis is a rare form of pancreatitis that is characterized by recurrent episodes at a young age. It is associated with a particular genetic defect. I hope you find this information helpful. This response is being provided for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or consultation.
Avatar n tn My 10 year old has had two attacks of acute pancreatitis. These seem to come on very suddenly and be unrelated to any condition such as diet or trauma or drinking alcohol, obviously. There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. There seems to be no literature on childhood pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause, prognosis and any preventative steps we could take.
Avatar n tn Ascariasis, scorpion bite, Kidney failure, Kidney Transplant Patients with Crohns disease In the majority of patients with acute pancreatitis, the disease is self-limited and resolves spontaneously. Patients are usually medically treated with supportive care with special attention given to analgesis, maintenance of normal plasma volume (fluids to prevent dehydration), frequent monitoring of vital signs, and identifying and treating possible disease complications.
Avatar f tn I have never been pregnant and my husband and I would like to start a family. Is chronic pancreatitis hereditary? Would my pregnancy be complicated? Would my fetus be at risk? I am also on Norco - 2 tablets a day and if I have flare ups I take more. What do I take for pain if I am pregnant?
Avatar f tn I was wondering, because a friend of mine has shown symptoms of hyperthyroidism, after I had done some research, and I plan on urging them to get this checked out. I also know that this person's father has pancreatitis. I read that thyroid disorders can be hereditary. Do you think that this has anything to do with the possible hyperthyroidism, the association between pancreatitis and thyroid disorders? I can't find much about it. And are thyroid disorders linked with diabetes?
Avatar n tn If the ERCP cannot be completed, you can consider an MRCP to evaluate the biliary ducts. More uncommon causes of chronic pancreatitis would include a hereditary component, or systemic diseases like lupus or hyperparathyroidism. I would be evaluated for these other diseases before attributing your pancreatitis to aging or stress. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar n tn My fiancee and I were talking about having children in the future and I wanted to know if I would be safe for me or my child? My pancreatitis is hereditary and it is Chronic and also Pancreatic Divisum. Do you know of many people who have gone through pregnancy and pancreatitis? Do you think it would be best for someone with my disease to carry at all? Thank you for your time.
Avatar n tn HI, my wife has gall stones and pancreatitis, we intend to have the gall bladder cleansed than having it removed. Some of the doctors have recommended removing it but we've come across articles and forums where they say a removal of the gall bladder could lead to colon cancer in say 3% of patients and possible comeback of symptoms. I'd like to get some information on this and as to what is recommended, removal or cleansing?
Avatar f tn History of high cholesterol an triglycerides for 20 years which appears to be a hereditary problem, Been on a variety of meds for this currently taking tricore and provastatin . Mother had gallstones and pancreatitis. Also have esophageal reflux and esophageal spasms. Have talked to my family doctor about this pain several times and he has found the tender spot but has done nothing to test or treat.
543435 tn?1282246279 Has any doctor ever suggested he may have chronic pancreatitis? You can have chronic pancreatitis and have flares of acute pancreatitis. This can be hereditary or from drinking or many other reasons. If you have this disease then you are unable to digest a lot of food. Sticking to a low fat diet and taking specially prescribed enzymes to help digest food seems to help some people with this. Usually a diagnosis is made from an endoscopic ultrasound procedure or from CT scan.
Avatar f tn Besides alcohol and gall stones other causes for the pancreatitis include hereditary disorders of the pancreas, cystic fibrosis, high triglycerides, and certain medicines. As you wait for the repeat ERCP, go through your medication list and also have a lipid profile done. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I was recently in for treatment for sphincter of oddi dysfunction. My Dr told me of a patient he treated for the same thing Chronic pancreatitis. I'm not sure of treatment with ensymes, but do Know that ERCP with menometry which measures the pressure in the bile ducts is the test to get. His patient I was told had very high pressure. He preformed a sphincterotomy on her (which cuts the bile duct sphincter) and she recovered completely.
Avatar f tn The AST can be high w/ liver disease, skeletal muscle diseases (myositis and mulcular dystrophy), trauma, pancreatitis, renal infarct, eclampsia, cancer, cerebral damage, seizures, alcohol, heart tissue disease (heart attacks, pericarditis), and infections in the bloodstream. Medicines: intramuscular injections, corticosteroids, primidone, antibiotics. I have had an elevated AST from time to time, but then it will go back to normal. I'm pretty sure they look at the overall picture.
Avatar m tn Hi, I understand your concern regarding your symptoms, Risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include smoking, diabetes, chronic pancreatitis, or certain hereditary disorders. It is difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer early on because it does not cause symptoms right away. For proper evaluation, physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy will help determine the underlying cause. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I had a bout of pancreatitis about a year ago (along with chronic cholecystitis (gall bladder is now out) a slightly inflammed fatty liver with a cyst in it) and have recently been having a similar abdominal pain between my rib cage and belly button on the right hand side. It starts off waking my up in the middle of the night with a pain in my back (same location just at the back) and then as the hours progress radiates to the front as well.
Avatar f tn Ask you Dr if they will test you for this and if not get it done so you can start managing this if you have it. Hereditary pancreatitis usually will have some acute episodes and will progress into chronic pancreatitis. They can give you enzymes to help digest food if this is what you have. Other reasons for pancreatitis are high fats ( hyperlipidemia) in the blood and high calcium in the blood ( hypercalcemia).
Avatar m tn High iron in blood is seen in hereditary hemochromatosis, hemolytic anemia, liver problems, dietary iron excess, and multiple blood transfusions. High GGT levels are seen in liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver tumors, and jaundice. Other cause of high GGT include heavy or chronic alcohol use, myocardial infarction, pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, use of hepatotoxic drugs, and viral infections such as Reye's Syndrome, Epstein-Barr, or cytomegalovirus (CMV).