Pancreatitis in liver

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Avatar n tn 5 yrs ago, pretty high ALT due to fatty liver. Joined a gym, lost some weight. 2 yrs ago, sudden acute pancreatitis followed by laproscopic gall bladder removal. For the last few weeks I'ev had lots of pain in my upper left quadrant under my rib cage and towards the centre of my sternum. *Really* smelly breath, horrible taste in my mouth and really smelly flatulence! Seem to be a bit constipated as well even though eating well.
Avatar n tn Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn I have looked up information on this med and it states that 1 out of 20 patients could develop liver damage. I was diagnosed with Pancreatitis on 10/14/08. I had never had it in my life. I am afraid this medicine has caused it. I have never ever picked up any type of drink other than diet pepsi and jucie. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am so scared and hurting.
Avatar n tn I have been having discomfort in my stomach area, especially the right side, and back ache that moves up and down, since January. I have had ultra sound, upper GI, Endoscopy, CT scan, MRI, MRCP. Hida Scan, back xrays, and all the lab work, that includes blood test for pancreas and liver. They did find two side branch lesions about 1 cm each in the pancreas. The radiologist and my pancreatic specialist said they need to be monitored and no real concern at this time.
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 I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis, so maybe I can answer some of your questions. Some symptoms of pancreatitis include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sometimes a fever and rapid pulse. Weight loss is frequent. The nausea, pain and vomiting often follows a meal of some sort, and can be triggered more severely by foods heavy in fats. Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum.
Avatar f tn Fluid therapy, regular blood work (sometimes several times a day), pain meds or a patch for pain and antibiotics are often used. This is a very painful condition. In pancreatitis, nutrients the dog needs are passed out in the feces, thus probably the reason for the weight loss (and that is quite a bit). Has he been checked for diabetes?
Avatar n tn 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 n tn I have had chronic gastritis or pancreatitis or gall bladder or whatever for many years (not sure which). My pain was originally directly in my stomach (not "heartburn" up high, and not in the bowels, but right smack in the stomach). It feels as if my stomach is eating itself. Now I am finding my pain radiating into both shoulder blades, and sometimes RUQ. It comes in waves, sometimes so severe I am doubled over for 2 or 3 minutes, and sometimes just chronically nagging at me.
Avatar n tn I have recently had an abdminal ultrasound following blood work that showed an ALT of 144. I also have chronic dull pain in my right lower quadrant and sharp pain and tenderness in my mid abdomin below my sternum. The ultrasound showed a mild fatty liver and inflammation of the pancreas. I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago for stones. I do not drink at all so this is not a factor. Also about 11 years ago I was very ill with chronic fatique and had a very high Epstein Barr antibody level.
Avatar n tn He was very old, and just couldn't recover. Did the vet say if the pancreas is involved as well as the liver? In my dog, the pancreas was so swollen that it blocked the flow of bile from liver; consequently his liver went into failure as well. I understand that mini Schnauzers are very prone to pancreatitis. My aunt had one who had chronic pancreatitis for the last half of her 18-year life, so it can obviously be managed to a certain extent.
Avatar n tn You should be able to give her a small amount of food every 2-3 hours since she is starving. Pancreatitis can affect other organs in the body including the liver. This episode of pancreatitis had an acute onset and being acute may not have the lasting effects that a chronic insult could have. The liver has remarkable regenerating power, and should regenerate (though slowly) through this episode.
Avatar m tn Hi there! Weight loss is seen in pancreatitis since it affects both the exocrine and endocrine function of the organ causing malabsorption of fats and proteins. Weight gain is an uncommon scenario but may be seen due to the action of stress hormones which may further be complexed with hypothyroidism in your case. I would suggest considering an evaluation by a gastroenterologist and an endocrinologist for suggestion of an appropriate management plan. Hope this helps. Take care!
665361 tn?1225276972 I know most docs don't automatically tie pancreatitis in with gallbladder issues, but it does happen in a lot of people. The tests for gallbladder are an ultrasound and a HIDA scan with CCK injection. Also think back and see if you can remember any issues that have been happening that could be similar to reflux issues: burping, right-sided discomfort, discomfort between where your ribs meet at the bottom of the rib cage and any changes in bowel habits or nausea.
Avatar n tn Look in Medscape. You may have to register, but it is free. Or just type Autoimmune Pancreatitis in your browser. It will give you some info. I'm sorry that I wrote a book here, but I just want to inform others of this so people won't suffer like I did. Going through that period thinking I had cancer at 42 was really hard emotionally. Hope this helps..........
Avatar n tn I posted couple of weeks ago . I went to the Er on 3-11 & was admitted for 4 days for pancreatits with mildly elevated Lipase (28) & a -sudden- severe pain in upper right quadrant(close to breastbone) that went straight thru to the back that was excruciating after eating that night. I also have ongoing pain in my back and a 'shooting & spasiming pain ' thats tolerable for now directly in my left ribs.
Avatar f tn The ALT and AST are high because you have inflammation in your liver. They DON'T mean that your liver is scarred and beyond repair, only that something in your body is causing distress. Once that is eliminated those #s will be back within the regular range. Your glucose #s indicate sugar. You would want to try to stay below 105. Your only slightly off and watching your sugar intake should correct that. Your Triglycerides are higher then average and indicate to much fat in your diet.
Avatar m tn Make sure you're checked for autoimmune pancreatitis. In addition, since you have diabetes, rule out the possibility of celiac disease. Research has suggested that there could be a tie-in between diabetes and celiac disease in some cases.
Avatar f tn hi i have been having pain under my mid rib cage for almost all my life around 20 years ago i went to the er for the pain xrays showed my gall bladder was enlarged they admitted me that night and removed it the next morning the doctor said it was badly diseased but i still continued to have the pain my stomach doctor said i have barretts esphogus and did a nissen wrap to avoid cancer it failed and i had to have another that also failed so the third surgery was a bad one they had to remove half m
422425 tn?1307996590 He has been seeing a liver specialist in Boston but I think he is learning along with my dad. Any comments would be appreciated. I think he is at the end of his rope and it makes me so sad.
Avatar n tn We took him to a specialist hospital where he had the same treatment in ICU as a human with pancreatitis. He had a central line placed in his neck so he didn't have to get stuck with needles all the time, and was put on TPN - nutrition given via IV. He also had a ton of pain meds - a 75 mcg fentanyl patch along with injections of dilaudid for breakthrough pain. At least I know he was as comfortable as humanly possible those last couple of weeks.
Avatar n tn Loss of appetitie and vomiting can occur. There may be yellow eyes, dark urine and pale stool. In general terms, if you have pancreatitis then you should contact your doctor when you have any of the above symnptoms or a change in your usual abdominal pains.
Avatar m tn I had jaundice 4yrs before and then recovered after 2 weeks. Then after 6 months I had severe pain in abdomen and doctor diagnosed it as "pancreatitis". After resting for 9 days in hospital I regained. Then after 7 months when I went to check my pancreas I found there is gall stones in GB.Then I got my GB removed and had a normal length for 1 and half yrs. But now I had my bilirubin level 2.0. What might be the cause?
Avatar f tn Sounds much like my situation I have all the test and everything looks good was told I have visceral sensativity (in other words in is all in my head) Just be careful not to go to too many different doctors someone needs to keep track of how much radiation you are exposed to like in CT scans. You could wind up making yourself sick trying to find the answer. My problem is going on for six months.
Avatar n tn Since August of 2002, I have experienced four episodes of pancreatitis. In three of the episodes, my lipase levels were anywhere between 25,000 and 35,000. Although I have had my gall bladder removed and had a stent put in my pancreas to open a duct (which has since been removed because I developed sepsis), I continue to have pain in the upper right quadrant of my abdomen. I have regular bouts of putrid diarreha and my feces is polluted with small stones of yellow or brown color.
Avatar n tn I have had pancreatic attacks since the age of 9 and it was not diagnosed until I was in my mid-20's as pancreatitis. I have more frequent attacks now for some reason, about once every 3 months. Is gallbladder surgery something you would consider at this point? I am 36.
436191 tn?1256649906 Interview a number of them and see how many of their patients have developed post ERCP pancreatitis. When done in good hands, your risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis is very, very small. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Livergenex is your safe, natural choice for lowering elevated liver enzymes and putting you on the path to a healthier more energetic life. Elevated liver enzymes indicate inflammation or damage to cells in your liver. Your liver cells will secrete higher than normal amounts of liver enzymes into your bloodstream when your liver is injured or swollen. This will result in elevated liver enzymes on your blood test.