Pancreatitis in adults

Common Questions and Answers about Pancreatitis in adults


Avatar n tn I have found little to no information regarding this condition in adults. All the research deals with this in infants. I would like to find out more information so that I may better handle this, but it just doesn't exist. First off, if it was almost completely blocked off, how did food pass through? I have stopped the Vioxx, and am awaiting the results of the biopsy taken during the EGD. What else can I do--foods to avoid, foods to eat more of, etc?
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 Welcome to the gastroenterology community! What tests has he had done? What are his symptoms?
Avatar m tn Do bulky pancreas' resolve over time in most people or are they always an indicator of cancer or pancreatitis. Given my history, should I consider myself to be in a higher risk category for occult ca? Many thanks for your response.
277174 tn?1189851979 Mediastinal adenopathy, however, is a prominent feature of lymphoblastic lymphoma and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, entities primarily found in young adults). My report said that there was significant and mediastinal adenopathy??? Any opinion on that? Thanks for answering. I'm just not ready 2 leave at 44. I'm having some improvement w?
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar n tn Sometimes (especially in warm weather for us pumpers) our insulin gets a bit cooked in the tubing and/or in the reservoir/cartridge. If you haven't tried this already, open a fresh vial of insulin, and completely change out your cartridge & infusion set. Drink a LOT of water to help reduce ketones. If this technique works, then look for ways to keep your pump/tubing out of summer sun & heat. There's a product called a Frio, that's a little pouch filled with dried gel granules.
1318483 tn?1318350782 I know very little about it Addi but from the little I know isn't it usually dx in children and young adults due to the forming of the brain? From what little I know too, it is something that can be readily seen on an MRI. So, I am thinking it's not what you have since you have had MRI's w/none of this seen. As for your daugther, I am sorry, I don't know what the future holds but seems to me that dx is at least the first big step (you know how big a piece that is).
Avatar n tn celiac disease a disease occurring in children and adults characterized by sensitivity to gluten, with chronic inflammation and atrophy of the mucosa of the upper small intestine; manifestations include diarrhea, malabsorption, steatorrhea (passage of fat in stool), and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Syn: gluten enteropathy, celiac sprue, celiac syndrome. Try a gluten-free diet also (very tough).
Avatar f tn Hello, My husband was recently diagnosed with Hep. B at cornic stage and is temperally being treated in a Taiwan. He is currently taking Entecavir and his level of GPT (1683 > 1551) and GOT (670 > 472) has decreased . However, D.Bil has increased from 2.3 to 2.4 ?? Is this normal?
218828 tn?1217257258 Inadequate absorption of calories will lead to loss of weight in adults or stunting of growth in children. Adults will complain of unintentional weight loss and perhaps tiredness, lethargy and fatigue. Children may have similar symptoms accompanied by failure to thrive with growth failure (falling through the centile charts for height and weight). Gastrointestinal symptoms: Chronic diarrhoea is common.
Avatar f tn Apparently, left side abdominal pain is often more common in women and young adults. There are lots of common causes of a left sided abdominal pain, enlarged spleen, bowel problems, like diverticulitis, and constipation, to pain arising from muscles and skin over the left side of the abdomen. I have a friend who has chronic pancreatitis with similar symptoms. You should get this checked out if it's interfering with your everyday life.
Avatar m tn I am a 40 year old male and for the last week or so, my stool has consistently had oil floating in it. Also, my stool has been very small, mushy, very foul smelling, and almost always floats on top of the water. In the past (2 years ago), I was diagnosed with Diverticulosis and was told to eat more fiber, which I have done. I have also noticed a slight tickling feeling around my anus from time to time, especially after eating dinner.
Avatar n tn ADVERSE REACTIONS SIGNIFICANT — Percentages reported in adults on monotherapy for epilepsy or bipolar disorder.
Avatar n tn Thus chronic inflammatory responses in many organs aside from the liver are likely to expect and the inherent susceptibility particularly of endocrine organs to autoimmune attack due to their esoteric, not truly tolerant set of expressed proteins will make such endocrine autoimmunity (exemplified as thyreoditis, but not limited to such or islet cell pancreatitis, leading to diabetes) appear in a higher percentage than in the population background not chronically stimulated by viral antigens and
Avatar m tn Read other posts on this topic and you will stories of people were shocked to lose relatives to severe stomach aches. 40% of adults in USA have diverticulitus and have no signs or symptoms. Diverticulitus mixed with constipation can easily lead to a large or small leakage of fecal matter in the body cavity.
586653 tn?1282050250 Causes of liver transaminase elevations include viral hepatitis, alcohol use, medication use, steatosis or steatohepatitis, and cirrhosis. Steatosis and cirrhosis (usually found in adults) are ruled out by the ultrasound. Other common health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, pancreatitis, hemolytic anemia and thyroid disease, can also cause liver transaminase elevations.
Avatar m tn May also be given vitamin supplements, especially fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, since chronic pancreatitis is associated with lowered fat absorption. A diet low in fat and high in protein and calories might be recommended to help patients gain and maintain weight. This is just my opinion, with the problems you've listed above. But defently tell your Dr.
Avatar f tn I have a 12 yr old daughter that has had stomach problem all her life. When she was younger they thought she had Celiac Disease, but after several biopsy's they could never get anything to say this is what was going on. She gets a "burning pain" like her stomach (pretty much right in the middle if you had her show you where the pain was at) is on fire. Sometimes she gets waives of neasua sometimes it will let up.
1469903 tn?1286650297 the dose is adjusted for weight only in children.[2] The dose should be drunk within 5 minutes. • A variant is often used in pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes, with a screening test of 50 grams over one hour. If elevated, this is followed with a test of 100 grams over three hours. Blood is drawn at intervals for measurement of glucose (blood sugar), and sometimes insulin levels. The intervals and number of samples vary according to the purpose of the test.
Avatar m tn I have lost my brother I dont want any other sister goes through the same experience. If in case you get to know its pancreatitis go for getting a stent or its too late its better to get the pancreas removed and live on artificial pancreas then seeing your loved one dying of this cancer.. Act fast if any of you is in the same case... Best of luck,, live happily This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/233978'>choledochal cyst</a>.
Avatar f tn To reach and stay right near a reading of 100, I take 6,000 IU's daily. I live in Georgia. Older adults cannot use the sunlight because of changes in their skin. Also, people with absorption issues, like losing 18" of colon to cancer, need more Vit. D3. There are some awesome videos on Youtube about the importance of Vit. D3 for everyone. My cancer DID recur, but it took 3 years and was a very tiny spot on my liver. That's been 2 years now so over 5 years from my original dx.
Avatar f tn angina, myocardial infarction, pericarditis Gastric: esophagitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer Pancreatic: mass, pancreatitis Renal: nephrolithiasis, pyelonephritis Vascular: aortic dissection, mesenteric ischemia"
Avatar n tn Is CEA at any level normal in adults? I thought CEA production stopped before birth? I didn't know we were supposed to have any in our blood as adults unless we smoked or had some abnormal reason for it to be there..I wish one of the Drs. would explain this better to us..
Avatar n tn PS. In January I was in the hospital with chest pains. My EKG's were very abnormal and a cardiologist was called in the middle of the night (I'm 37 and female, so the likelihood of heart disease was very low) for a heart catheterization. They found an electrical problem and coronary artery spasm, and prescribed cardizem. No more chest pain! After I was in,another woman close to my age from my church went to the ER with chest pains. She got a catheterization too, no problems were found.
Avatar f tn - easier said than done most times though. But its worth the effort in trying to figure out how to go about lowering the stress level in day to day life. I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar f tn hbv, hcv, hav,hev and many other viruses as many as the whole alphabet.
Avatar m tn An Australian study that’s often cited showed no difference in vitamin D between adults randomly assigned to use sunscreen one summer and those assigned a placebo cream. 4. The color of your skin. Melanin is the substance in skin that makes it dark. It “competes” for UVB with the substance in the skin that kick-starts the body’s vitamin D production. As a result, dark-skinned people tend to require more UVB exposure than light-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D. 5.
Avatar n tn Fatigue, GI problems, and some other extraintestinal symptoms may also be found in children/adults with inflammatory bowel disease. If you would like more information about either condition, reliable sources include for celiac disease, and for inflammatory bowel disease. I hope your son feels better soon.
Avatar m tn His mothers side of the family is going to the same doctor and they all have an addiction problem, Of the 5 adults in her family none of them work and they will let the taxes, food, utilities and bills go to have the money to buy their pills. They have also asked me to fake a condition with the doctor to get pills to sell them. I of clear mind said absolutely not. Please stop the cycle now. Test candidates for these powerful drugs first. Check family history of abuse.