Pancreatitis in rheumatoid

Common Questions and Answers about Pancreatitis in rheumatoid


Avatar n tn Thank you so much! What kind of specialist could I see about this? I desparately want to get to the bottom of this. My diabetes and high blood pressure have caused kidney desease- stage 3- and maybe getting to the main problem will help. Thank you so much!
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 m tn High ceruloplasmin levels are seen in primary biliary cirrhosis, psychiatric disorders like OCD and schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, lymphoma, leukemia, in acute and chronic infections. Your SGOT levels are normal—a slight increase is of no consequence. Causes of increased AST (SGOT) and ALT OR SGPT (both are collectively called transaminases) include viral hepatitis, alcohol use, medication use, steatosis or steatohepatitis, and cirrhosis.
Avatar f tn labCode=SJC and also states that lowered concentrations are associated with pancreatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple myeloma. None of these can be ruled in or out without further examination and testing.
Avatar n tn My MD was at a total loss as to what caused my original pain which returned as soon as my pancreatitis pain resolved. I was lucky in that the pancreatitis that was due to the ERCP resolved quickly. Still and all I was out of work for 3 weeks. Tracie, I hope you are feeling better. When did you first realize that something was wrong? You went home after your ERCP, right? Did you end up admitted through the ER?
Avatar n tn Hi, please get chest x ray and right upper abdomen ultrasound done to rule out pleural effusion which could be due to bacterial infection. Other causes could be cholecystitis, pancreatitis, rheumatoid presentation etc. Please get yourself investigated for autoimmune disorders along with ankylosing spondylitis.
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 n tn “acute 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).
Avatar f tn Finally found a LLMD and requested to have my blood sent to Igenex in CA. (I've tesed positive w/ELISA tests in the past but have been reactive repeatedly only to 41kd IgM with traditional Western Blot). I also requested to have my D1,25 checked and am awaiting both results.
747159 tn?1293807927 I know that stress will also increase my pain, especially in my stomach. The only time I take more pain medicine is when I get the pain in my upper stomach that takes my breath away. and only when I have more then one bout in a days times.
Avatar n tn Abnormally high values here occur in thrombocytopenia, some leukemias, polycythemia vera (a bone marrow disease), rheumatoid arthritis, renal failure, Hodgkin's disease, pancreatitis. You need to get a detailed examination done from a physician or a hematologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar f tn It can be idiopathic in which no cause is known or due to other causes like vasculitis, SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis or pancreatitis. It may improve with warming the legs, but once established the skin discolouration may become permanent. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar m tn red blood cells as well as platelets), splenectomy (removal of the spleen organ), trauma, asphyxiation, rheumatoid arthritis, iron-deficiency and posthemorrhagic anemia (low iron in your blood and anemia that comes after bleeding), acute infections, heart disease, cirrhosis (results from liver dysfunction), chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and tuberculosis. It says "In 50% of those patients who exhibit an unexpected increase in platelets, a malignancy will be found.
Avatar f tn Although the majority of people with Hashimoto's will not develop any other disorders, it's important to know what some of these autoimmune conditions are in case you do start to experience symptoms. Keep in mind, too, that you may be more likely to develop Hashimoto's if you have one of these other conditions.
Avatar n tn I have chronic pancreatitis with pseudocysts & calcification, I also have an enlarged pancreatic duct and history of bile duct sclerosis. I have systemic sclerosis and have chronic gastric ulcers (no H-pyloric) and food bezoars for 10 years. I am supposed to be on liquid diet (I am not) and have gastroparesis and have gained 40 pounds in past two years. I have hypothyroidism for 33 years and empty sella syndrome.
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?
1674610 tn?1317005820 There is a 'standard' form of treatment to try to stabilize anyone experiencing pancreatitis. If your doc puts you in the hospital, the inital treatment will be to help control the inflammation. They'd start treatment off with fasting. You'll stop eating for a couple of days in order to give your pancreas a chance to recover. Once the inflammation in the pancreas is controlled, they'd start you on drinking clear liquids and eating bland foods.
Avatar m tn Started with big toe on left foot going black, then right, now both feet are changing colour and cold like the weather,(hands are same). Diagnosed with Raynauds, then Livido Rectularis set in legs, arms, hands and torso. Severe pain in all quadrants of the body. Feel so tired all the time can sleep 15hrs a day no problem. Hand tremors started and this can be severe sometimes feel in legs as well as though whole body shaking.
Avatar f tn However, about a month later the same joints started swelling again and this time they became painful and stiff, especially in the morning and throughout the day. I visited my GP and had some blood tests for several conditions. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other similar conditions were ruled out as the factors were not present, and no sign of infection. My GP prescribed some further tests - liver function tests, which showed an elevated bilirubin level and also elevated Gamma GT.
Avatar m tn Other causes may be costochondritis,fibromyalgia (chronic musculoskeletal pain syndrome, characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance and multiple periarticular tender points found on physical examination),gall bladder or liver disease,pancreatitis,lung pathologies,rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis . Pls discuss these options with your doctor as treatment depends on the underlying cause.
Avatar m tn hi its been nearly a year i had been sufferig from some kind of eye issue, it all began after some kind of panic attack i had, weeks after my eyes felt tight and strained, they were painful ad became red and hot, painful, the wites of my eyes seem to be wrinkled, alot of re veins appeared in my eyes, they would burn alot, i had light senstivity,photophobia, eye floaters, i resorted to wearing sunglasses even when indoor).
Avatar n tn TEN months later I have been diagnosed with IBS, Gastroparesis and CHORNIC PANCREATITIS (the pain in the middle of my chest, through to my back and up under my right shoulder blade)!!!!! Best of luck!!
Avatar f tn The B12 reference range is far too low in most countries. In Japan, a deficiency is found in levels under 550 pg/ml (400pmol/L). When I corrected my B12 my folate increased as well. Besides autoimmune pernicious anaemia I also have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, alopecia areata, vitiligo and joint hypermobility syndrome.
Avatar m tn Keep in mind the higher the number the more under active your thyroid is(hypo) What often happens(not always ) early in tx. ..the interferon ramps up the thyroid and puts in into overdrive and then can somewhat damage it and as treatment goes on or after tx. the thyroid gets underactive( hypo) other wars not working so good and the numbers will rise. The bad news if this happens is usually the way it stays ..
Avatar f tn An elevated ESR does confirm inflammation in the body. Low protein, minerals and iron in blood are the other findings in Crohn’s which may or may not be present. These findings if present could be the cause of lack of energy apart from chronic inflammation being the cause. An upper GI series using barium dye is done to see the condition of small intestines. The degree of involvement of the large and small intestine may vary from person to person. A biopsy is the most confirmatory.
Avatar n tn this is quit common senario in respirology. the fluid in the pleural space is called pleural effusion and it is divided in to 2 typres based on thoracocentesis result; exudative which is increase in pleura permeability secondary to various conditions like infectious, inflammatory, cancerous, the other typr is transudative which is secondary to change in driving pressures to accomulate fluid in the pleural space and this form is related to cardiac, liver, types of kidney diseases.
Avatar n tn I have even gone through gall bladder surgery in thoughts that this was the problem. I have lower back pain and muscle twitches (feels like a baby kicking). achy heavy hips, legs, and upper arms. severe cold intolerance, tremor, hair loss, face flushing, and shortness of breath. when I am at my worst I feel nausea as well. my left calf muscle feels as though it is asleep constantly.
Avatar m tn Cushing's syndrome is a rare disorder that results from abnormally high levels of the hormone cortisol in the blood. Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands and is involved in the stress and anxiety response, in metabolism, and in regulating blood pressure, among other functions. It is commonly known as the "stress hormone".
Avatar f tn Ok since i was 13 i have constantly been cold i shiver, shake violently, right down to the bone. even in summer when its hot from the neck down im cold, my partner takes the mick, and it gets me down, i dont take any meds un less i have migraine, i even have the white spots all over my hands they are that cold, looked like raynards got tested and clear. can anyone help me ive had blood test, water, sugar, even had test for anemia and a few others all clear.
Avatar f tn white matter tracts on flair sequences is a flame shaped lesion measuring approximately 8mm in length x 4mm in width, a second small hyperintense white matter tract lesion is seen in the white parietal hemisphere, no other lesions are present, no hemorrhage is demonstrated, the lesions are nonspecific, could be small tiny areas of gliosis or white matter infarction, they do not have the typical characteristics or distribution pattern for ms, no other abnormal findings seen.