Pancreatitis in emergency

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Avatar f tn Yes get these checked at the emergency. Pancreatitis is dangerous if it is the acute kind. If your levels are not raised you could have chronic pancreatitis so you could get tested for that.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with inflammed pancreas which showed up on CT scan at emergency room. Since being released from hospital I keep having minor attacks of pain, but they seem to be getting worse. I am weak also. I do not drink. It does not seem to be related to what I eat. I am 6' and weigh 200lbs. Doctors are stumped. Does anyone have any experience with symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
Avatar f tn I am a worried mother of a 25 yr old daughter that has chronic pancreatitis. Her first episode was last Jan/10. She thought she had the flu for over two weeks, she went to the ER and was admitted for acute pancreatitis. She stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks. Ellie is a vegan so her diet was optimal to start with. After a month or two things settled back into normal and then she had another episode in October/11.
Avatar n tn I wanted to clarify to you that I have had three acute pancreatitis attacks and I now have chronic pancreatitis. Swelling in my abdomen was very visible in the area affected, and that area was particularly painful to pressure. The pain was excrutiating all throughout the abdomen, behind the sternum, through to the back anyways, but any pressure on the swollen area was even more intense. This was due to an irritated, enlarged pancreas and the presence of pseudocysts within.
Avatar n tn Would pain due to pancreatitis be disabling in most cases? I am having post gallbladder removal problems, and I am concerned that my pain is due to pancreatitis? Had my surgery in June with a lot of problems afterwards. At one point I was diagnosed with a bile leak, and given antibiotics. After that I felt pretty good for several months, but now the pain has started again. I have a lot of pressure under my ribs, both sides. Stomach area is burning.
Avatar m tn i am a 27 yr old female, with more pancreatitis attacks then i can count in the last year and a half. ive been accused of a frivilious life style which is so far from the truth. ive had every test known for this condition. in the last 2 months i was put on a protien suppliment to replace my emzymes that my pancreas produces. in the first 2 wks i lost 20 lbs, had no appetite, liquid bowel movements, dizziness, fatique, discoloring of the skin,and more symptoms i can even list.
Avatar n tn I have only expereinced one episode of pancreatitis in 2004 however post suERCP I did have to return to the emergency room in November of 2007 My concern and question is that while doing some research about chronic pancreatitis I noticed information about life expectency once diagnosed. One articl indicated it can cut your life expectency 10-20 years. I was forty eight when first diagnosed and I am notw sonn to be fifty four. What information do you have on this.
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar n tn It's not at all unusual for people with gallstones to develop pancreatitis. If a stone gets lodged in just the wrong place in the ducts, the pancreatic enzymes can't drain properly to the small intestine. The result is that those enzymes, instead of digesting the food you eat, they end up digesting the pancreas itself. On top of that, the pancreas is one of the more delicate organs of the body. Once it gets disturbed, it tends to keep complaining for quite some time.
Avatar f tn / for another week more testing and in this time in the hospital he had developed pnemonia and a infection in his eye They kept him off the thinners for the time in the hospital and this last week he has been out. like i said he was released the friday before last went back to work with no restrictions on the 5th we went to his doctor friday who put him on the lower dose of blood thinners he has been taking it for 2 days and is nausiated and pain agian i don't know what to do?
Avatar f tn I am now 61 years old and have chronic pancreatitis, fibromyalgia, IBS, GERD, asthma and problems with both the back and hips. I have had numerous surgeries due to the pancreas and liver. I have been on very strong meds for several years. Recently I was in a really bad situation partly due to my insurance company. I take opiate meds for pain. The last year and 1/2 that included Methadone and Fentanyl lollipops as well as other meds for nausea etc.
Avatar n tn we thought it was pancreatitis, now maybe hypoglycemia.. he takes perks for painkillers and tries to eat to make his attacks go away. also on primrose oil, and pancreas, nexium, and b100 vitamins.. his attacks consist of horrible abdominal pain, severe sweating, blurred vision, severe trembling and shaking, extreme shivers and almost feeling like passing out.
Avatar n tn After further testing it was determined he had liver damage and pancreatitis, His blood sugar is now down to 100. He is still in the ICU and is vomitting quite frequently. His doctors say that the mortality level is quite high for these conditions when together, Is there any information or hope you can give me?
Avatar f tn My 24 year old boyfriend has been hospitalized for acute pancreatitis 3 times: 03/07, 02/08, 05/08. He previously drank a lot, though he quit completely before the 3rd attack occured. CT revealed 2 pseudocysts. He has been referred to a specialist for an EUS, however he has no insurance and just applied for medicaid, which takes lots of time. The pain is reccurrent and he is barely able to eat or do much of anything.
Avatar n tn di ahve had this problem before but lasted for 2 weeks and i was better, b ut this time its sticking with me, im just feeling sore in the upper stomach,alittle nausea,very weak and after eating i get all the pains and bloatings in my stomach making me curl up somtimes, the dr that sent me for the blood tests said if crp,esr results are in normal range normally means theres no inflamation in the body, so pancreatitis maybe less likely also the ultrasound shown it was fine a few months ago.
Avatar n tn In the fall, I began having intermittent pains in my left side that I can only describe as similar to a stitch in your side that you get after running. It is either under my left rib or behind my ribs on the left side. This would happen 1-2 x month. I was evaluated by my family doc in November and he thought it was a muscle strain. 10 days ago, I began having these "episodes" all day.
Avatar n tn 1) Glucose intolerance occurs with some frequency in chronic pancreatitis, but overt diabetes mellitus usually only occurs late in the course of disease. 2) Chronic pancreatitis may be associated with a variety of complications.
902019 tn?1249865014 My doctor can't explain the cramps (not in the back which is the usual area for pancreatitis) nor the weight loss (very gradual over time and definitely not from dieting). I have had recent CT Scan and while everything is not completely back to normal (enlarged) it is stable. Doctor not concerned ... apparently that is sometimes what happens in some cases. My original episode was quite severe with significant jaundice, blockage, emergency ERCP etc.
Avatar f tn i also had pancreatitis caused by gallstones , i had to stay in hospital 10 days and was told that i needed an emergency op to remove the gallbladder but they hadto wait till the pancreatitis got better so for 10 days i was n heavy pain meds no food at all until they operated then i was allowed home the next day!
Avatar f tn The pancreas is an important body organ that produces vital digestive enzymes and supplies insulin to deal with sugar in the blood. Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, reports that there are 25 digestive disorders with some having the same symtoms. Johns Hopkins White Paper on Digestive Disorders reads the the chief cause of pancreasitis is drinking.
Avatar m tn I also got a call from the clinic saying the H pylori test got screwed up and I would have to do another (which I still havn't done due to the pancreatitis diagnoses) In emergency I got my vitals checked they were all normal. I got a blood test done again and everything was normal other than my lipase which had gone down to 200 u/l overnight. They let me go in a reasonable amount of time, no IV, and sent me home with some pain killers and told me to liquid diet for a few days.
Avatar n tn Additionally gallstones can travel farther down from the gall bladder to the cystic artery (where the digestive juices from the pancreas and the digestive juices from the gall bladder meet, which can cause pancreatitis and this is also a emergency situation. My surgeon told me that if I had another gall bladder attack to go to the ER and that I would be admitted but it could take up to a week for an on call surgeon to perform the surgery.
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 For a doctor, you could post your question on the Gastroentrology forum, there is a doctor over there. I do know pancreatitis can be dangerous to the baby, I think the pancreatitis caused the problems in the pregnancy, as to if the pancreatitis was caused by the vicodin? It is possible I would imagine if she is taking 20 or 40 a DAY but you can get pancreatitis and not be taking vicodin also, so you'd need a lot more info to prove all the things are linked together.
Avatar f tn Anyway currently her creatinine is at 7, it was 10 when i first took her in. Her BUN was 155. She was in the animal emergency for 6 days on IV all that did was lower her kidney level to 7. I should also mention she was severe anemic with 11% red blood cells. She was given a transfusion and now only slightly anemic but stable. They released her and said make her comfortable pretty much there was nothing else they could do.
Avatar n tn In 1982 I underwent a transduodenal sphincterplasty of the Sphincter of Oddie for the diagonisis of a stenotic pancreatic duct. Symptoms were burning abdominal pain radiating into my back at waist level beginning approximately 20 minutes after eating. Sometimes the pain caused vomiting with trips to the emergency room. Remained pain free for several years but burining pain started again after meals. Ductal manometry (sp?) revealed I had a spasming pancreatic duct.
Avatar f tn But it can take the pancreas time to heal after an acute bout of pancreatitis. Some regimes recommend fasting with only water, in order for the healing to take place. However, yes 10 days is quite a long time for a little dog to go with no nutrients at all. Is she getting any fluids? Are the fluids staying down? If not -then that is an emergency by now. Serious dehydration could set in. I am sure the vet has provided a diet food....and that is probably kibble. Am I right? Or is it a soft food?
Avatar f tn With chronic pancreatitis, amylase and lipase levels may not elevate. It is common for them to only elevate in an acute attack. Often, enzyme levels will rise in the first few hours and then come back down. Since doctors think that elevated amylase and lipase levels are the only indicators of pancreatitis, they will not diagnose you if the enzymes are not elevated. The best thing advice that I can give you is watch your fat content and pray. And know that you are not crazy. It is your pancreas.
Avatar f tn I am switching over to a new post, becuz I have a diff subject relating to this same dog, so want replies that don't have so much to do with pancreatitis, rather how we should let the other dog in our household know what is going on if we have to put her down. It's entitled, "One of two dogs dies, how to tell other one?" Chan, We pick up our dog from the week-long vet stay this afternoon. The antibiotic you asked about, she took Cephalexin when she had her dental a month ago.