Pancreatitis in lupus

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Avatar n tn Hi there; I have SLE (lupus) and have been in a flare for a while. I have gone through the ulcer route and after seeing my rhuemy on thrusday, she suggested that it may be my pancreatitis caused by the lupus becauseof my blood tests. I suggested gallstones so we compromised and I will have both checked with an ultrasound on the 3rd of Feb. I have pain in the upper part of my stomach and if I lie on my back it gets worse if I lie on either side it gets a bit better but it is always there.
Avatar n tn I have been to a Rheumatologist (wasnt that impressed with him) he checked ccp Igg, is this the samething?I dont think he was looking for Autoimmune pancreatitis , I think he was looking for lupus or or something. What was your treatment?. Was your ANA elevated to? Mine has been normal some also.
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 My sister-in-law (age 33, lupus since childhood) died 2 years ago. My brother insists she died from lupus. They were both extermely heavy drinkers (drinking daily until they were visibly drunk) and she often used drugs as well. She had an earlier episode of hospitalization and lived with her parents for months after recovery, coming back seemingly in good health.
Avatar m tn Was told months later that kidney and bladder were inflamed. Never had that before in my life. Also, pancreatitis damaged gallbladder who now functions low. I now live in a new state and my new rhuemy seems to think I want attention. Never mind two ANA's came back positive and hospital directed me to follow up on symptoms. Ugh. What the hell is wrong with me?
1480957 tn?1287589424 Sometimes when the kidney is diseased they can't do their job of excreting creatinine. Rule out dehydration, too much exercise, pancreatitis, too much protein in the diet, bleeding within the intestine, hypothyroidism, adrenal cortical insufficiency, glomerulonephritis, amyloidosis, pyelonephritis, nephrosis, calcium nephropathy (also called lymphosarcoma), kidney cancer, and hydronephrosis. As far as I know, there is not a problem w/ the egfr as long as it is below 60.
Avatar n tn Hi...I am 50 female and was very active til few years ago. Had ERS visits for RUQ pain-found a doc who finally ordered a Hidascan - gallbladder barely functioning so it came out 2/03 - pathology showed quote "years of chronic inflammation and precancerous cell mutation." helped a lot but went on to have bladder dialation 3/03 (IC) heart cath (chest/abdominal pain) 4/03 OK, total abdominal hysterectomy (massive fibroids) 5/03, rectosele/bowel repair 12/03.
Avatar n tn some 20 years ago i was experiencing sever upper gastric pain and thought to be ulcers, not, i had many tests run and finally had an ERCP done and it resulted in Pancreatitis. In 2000 i experienced excrutiating pain in the upper abdomen through to my back, for the first 2 days of this i was so sick i couldn't get to the doctor. when i was finally able to get myself to the Dr. he immediately put me in the hospital but by this time my amylase and lipase levels were within normal range.
422425 tn?1307996590 i was diagnosed with lupus in 2004, and fibromyalgia and kidney proteinuria. I used my short term disability and applied in 2005 for ssd. I was denied twice then was approved in 2007 for SSD as soon as my short term dis. ran out. don't give up keep trying you will eventually get approved even if you have to go before their adm.
Avatar f tn lupus nephritis(with multiple types..good and bad ones),chronic renal failure 3.lungs:interstitial lung disease 4.nervous system :depression,dementia,migraine ..sometimes psycosis 5.abdomen :pancreatitis,perisplenitis,urinary tract infections 6.heart :pericarditis,myocarditis,heart block 7.blood: unexplained leucopenia,thrombocytopenia,monocytosis and definitely raised ESR 8.
Avatar f tn I have tried looking up my symptoms online and have found similarities in cases of Lupus, MS, and some type of pancreas issue. I'm wondering is any of this sounds like Lupus?
Avatar f tn In people who have lupus, spending time in the sun can make the markers for lupus rise in their blood so that they register easier on the test. Better yet, if she can spend time in the sun for several days before her test - doesn't have to be a lot of time - maybe an hour each day. I know that's very difficult right now with her being in the hospital, but if, by any chance, they do end up releasing her without an accurate diagnosis and they test her for lupus again in the future.
997730 tn?1254281976 Discoid Lupus does not always develop into Systemic Lupus. In fact, most people with Discoid Lupus do not develop Systemic Lupus. However, the doctors do need to keep checking to be sure that it does not develop into Systemic Lupus. Most initial treatment of Discoid Lupus calls for Hydroxychlorquine (oral) and topical steroids. Other drugs can be added if needed. Maybe the Rheumatologist has you on oral Prednisone to calm down the lesions?
Avatar n tn Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of. Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of. Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Dear Charlotte, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar f tn It is common to see pancreatic and liver involvement with Lupus. Since pancreatitis is such a serious problem, I think that you need someone who specializes in pancreatic disease.
Avatar f tn sign some paperwork but couldn't keep my vision focused on one spot - it just kept bouncing uncontrollably around the page...particularly side to side. I also noted that, in addition to the tingling in my feet, I had a tingling/burning/cold sensation (I know that sounds contradictory) on the backs of my hands (right worse than left) and a sensation that I had something like a shawl draped over my forearms.
Avatar n tn Hello all, I just found this website today and feel so fortunate to have found a place of possible support and information. I was diagnosed one year ago with Lupus ANA 1400, Sjogren's Disease, RA, and Auto Immune Cirrohis of the Liver - caused by Lupus.Throughout my life, I never drank alcohol other than a glass of champagne at the occasional wedding. I can't begin to tell you how people react when you say you have cirrhosis. It is very hard. I also now have stage one kidney disease.
Avatar n tn I have a history of Lupus and scleroderma mixed and pancreatitis history. A lot of people want to lose weight, but is there a way of slowing a speedy metabolism to put weight back on? I am 5'1" and am stuck on 92 lbs. If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Buffybrown.
Avatar f tn I had a recent ekg and it showed sinus rhythm with t wave abnormalities in the septal leads,,what does this mean??? I also have a small pericardial effusion. I have lupus with scleroderma with alot of complications,like copd,sleep apnea,diabetes,seizures,epilepsy,pancreatitis,erosive gastritis,gerd,raynauds,sjogrens,and some more.I take alot of medicine along with insulin...is this something I need to worry about?? or is this just ok to have???
Avatar n tn Can my ageing have caused the pancreatitis to reocccure? Could the high levels of stress caused the pancreatitis?
Avatar f tn The pancreas is found in the abdomen, where it helps to regulate the amount of glucose--a type of sugar that is naturally found in the body--in a person's blood. It also aids in digestion. Autoimmune pancreatitis is marked by inflammation of the pancreas. Identification Autoimmune pancreatitis is a chronic condition. Chronic means that the condition lasts for a long period of time, sometimes even years.
Avatar m tn Untreated, celiac disease can cause all kinds of problems, including trouble om tje absorbption of vitamins and minerals, and in precipitating other painful conditions, like pancreatitis and in the producfion of gall stones. When you ask "does anyone know what's causing this back pain?" are you referring to the "tickling pain" over your hip, the severe pain that made getting out of chairs difficult, sharp chest pain, stomach pain, or some other painful condition?
Avatar f tn It may not be from an "old" infection. Lupus, Scleroderma, pancreatitis, vasculitis, and other conditions usually are associated with one or more active, chronic infections. You should consider testing to rule in or out various chronic infections. A list of potential infections can be found on our website, immed.org, under Clinical Testing.
Avatar n tn The coughing sessions go on for up to 2 hrs' at a time I can't believe how much white sticky mucus comes out. It is rarely yellow or green, although in the beginning of this mess it was. I rarely get anything out of my nose. I do use the Neil med rinses and when I use my albuteral for the asthma I can get a lot more mucus out. My head is like a sore ballon in the morning and I hate to even get out of bed because I know whats ahead for me ..all that coughing is hard on me.
Avatar n tn ÔÇťacute viral infection, such as the flu (influenza), Bacterial or viral infections of the lungs (pneumonia) where the infected portion of the lung involves the pleural surface, Autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune hepatitis, Tuberculosis and other infections, A blood clot in an artery of your lungs (pulmonary embolism), Pancreatitis, Cancer, Trauma (injury) to the chest or after heart surgery. Sometimes a cause cannot be found (ideopathic pleurisy).
1662664 tn?1305742913 I discovered in the shower that I could actually feel one of the enlarged nodes in my groin. The nodes in my neck seem to be normal. My doctor is now sending me to an Internal Medicine Specialist. I'm just wondering if anyone has ANY idea what all of this could be from or if I should be taking a different course of action? I just want everything to go back to normal. I'm currently waiting on the results of a stool test and yet another blood test to check my liver functions. Thanks So Much.
Avatar f tn I didn't think you had pancreatitis. Liver pain can refer and that is probably what happened in your case.