Pancreatitis in surgery

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Avatar f tn last year I had five operations - gall bladder removal which burst during surgery, removal of gallstone in bileduct; 3 weeks on life support followed by two more operations for necrosis of colon due to adhesions from gynaecological surgery many years ago. I now have upper stomach pain, severe back pain at same level, fever, headaches and itching. Could this be pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn 5/12/09 i was rushed to the ER after about 4 an hour of the worse pain imaginable, i had this same attack 3 other times, same symptons vomitting severe pain in my abdomain all the way to my back we have to great hospital here but each time they would say you pulled some thing give a couple shots and perscriptions this last time i went buy ambulance i was so out of it they just took me to the other one i got in the they got the info of what was happening ran a x ray drew blood and then did a cat
Avatar f tn Yes - I suffer from chronic pancreatitis and had SOD. Back in 2006 I had SOD surgery. I also suffer from IBS. Also, one doctor thought I had gastroparesis because I had an abnormal emptying study last year, but I just returned from Mayo and the emptying study came back normal. Also, most recent doctor thought I had Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and put me on Cipro for 8 days. Now I don't know if the pain is from my stomach/antibiotics or the pancreas.
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 Sometimes, smaller lesions, as in your case, may need to be removed through surgery if they start showing irregular borders or grow further in size or cause main pancreatic duct dilatation or start causing symptoms. Along with this, you are being given medications to control gastritis. Along with these a few lifestyle changes may help you to feel better. Life style changes that may help include: Drink cold milk at night or take a late night snack.
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 Hi, I have both chronic pancreatitis and SOD. I am also taking enzyme pills. I had a ERCP with Oddi sphincter monometry in July. I had a HUGE pancreatic attack right after that. Levels were 1999 and 5000. I was in the hospital for 10 days. I would say that the surgery helped to a point. Lately things have been getting worse. I have not gained any weight on the enzyme pills. I didn't know thats what they were for. I am on a low fat diet. 25 grams of fat a day or less.
Avatar n tn 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.The pain and the burning goes through my back as well.
Avatar n tn There is a distinct possibility that this could be pancreatitis again, based on your previous history. After having it once, some people seem to be more prone to having repeated attacks, and then often they develop chronic pancreatitis as a result. And yes, it can just come out of the blue like that, but it's more likely that SOMETHING triggered this episode, you just haven't been able to identify what it is. The pain does radiate to the back with an attack.
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 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 was diagnosed w/ pancreatitis in 1997. Up until then, my lifestyle included a lot of drinking. When I was told in '97 that if I continued to drink I wouldodor, I stopped. Well stopped for the most part - from drinking 5 - 7 nights a week to 5 - 7 times a year. For many years I did very well. I was healthy. Then around 2001 the attacks came back. They found a non-cancerous tumor in the head of my pancreas. It was drained and again I had some good, healthy years.
Avatar n tn it is a type of surgery that is used mainly for patients with chronic pancreatitis and my doctor has suggested this as an option in dealing with this disease and the pain it causes. i am fearful of complications from this surgery that could affect my quality of life (at about 80% right now) but the upside if all goes well would be that i could get off of the pain medication that i currently take on a daily basis.
Avatar n tn I stopped drinking completely after my first attack of acute pancreatitis. Sludge was noted on the ultrasound. No real changes in bowel habits and I did have pain in that area, but the Dr. said my gallbladder seemed fine.
1351490 tn?1276989667 which I was told very rare, not the Pancreatitis, but the Autoimmune with Pancreatitis. In October 2004 I developed a problem with high calcium level and was diagnosed with a tumor on one parathyroid gland, it was removed and in January 2005 is when the problem with the cancer developed. In 2008 the high calcium problem reoccurred, another tumor had completely cover the second parathyroid gland, it was removed along with two large tumors from the thyroid gland, leaving two small by Dr.
Avatar f tn I just got out of the hospital, diagonosed with gallstones and pancreatitis. Doc said I will need to have gallbladder removed. I have been reserching some on the internet and I have a few concerns. Me- 39 year old Female, 214 pounds (ugh), otherwise healthy and active, Vegatarian diet- No meats, No fried foods!! First off, I am pretty sure I got the gallstones from doing too many fasting cleanses! The first few attacks I had was during a cleanse!
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 n tn After the surgery we noticed she was still having pain. We took her in for an Upper GI series and it turned out she had GERD, assumed to be from the G-Tube placement. The doctor put her on Previcid, and Reglan and told us to keep an eye on her.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with accute pancreatitis. Doctor's don't seem to understand why I have it. I have no gallbladder, no apendix, I don't drink alcohol and I try not to eat high fat or greasy foods. I have had 4 c-sections, my gallbladder, apendix/ovarian cyst, and a pyonidal cyst removed. I have a merana IUD in place (2 years). My cycles have never been normal nor have I ever had regular bowel movements.
Avatar n tn I came down with acute alcoholic pancreatitis on August 28, 1999. After thirteen days in intensive care, another two weeks in two hospitals...then surgery and recovery (for pancreatic pseudosists w/ a liter of fluid drained). I was finally sent home and have fully recovered. I have not even had a sip of alcohol since, however, I am curiuos as to the research that has been done on people that have gone back to drinking??? Has there been research done in this area?
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 That can only be done in the hospital. I had pancreatitis and was hospitalized for 8 days before the enzymes were low enough for me to leave. They did stay just above normal for two more weeks. Perhaps your enzyme level isn't high enough to require treatment yet. I would keep up on this and see your doctor again soon if the pain continues.
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.
1036535 tn?1278506199 My GP was booked and wanted me to go to the ER in case I needed a CT/surgery/etc. CT was actually OK, but I had numerous small stones in my kidney. Not unusual for me. But my lipase was high. Left w/ dx of pancreatitis. No gallstone blocking the duct, no alcohol use. Yet another doc I have puzzled. My question is: Do any of you know if Neurontin &/or occasional Darvocet use can cause pancreatitis?
Avatar f tn I have suffered from acute pancreatitis and now chronic pancreatitis all resulting from a botched ERCP. I would highly recommend you search for the best doctor to perform that procedure even if it means traveling to another city/state. Having your gall bladder removed could help alleviate your symptoms especially if stones are present, however you may have problems with the sphincter of oddi which is best evaluated by doing an ERCP. Good luck, seeking multiple opinions can never hurt.
Avatar n tn My first pancreatic attack they thought i had a divisum but that endeed up not being the case. In the last year ive had 2 stents placed in the pancreatic duct. The first one i had was put in 9-11-06 and the 2nd one was placed 5-1-07 The first one seemed to last longer i felt like i had my life back again. but the symptoms returned in april and i had the ercp in may. this last one didnt last but 3 months before symptoms returned full force. It does seem to hurt worse laying down flat.
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 f tn To my knowledge there is no gold standard test to diagnose chronic pancreatitis. In fact, diagnosing chronic pancreatitis is challenging because testing may yield normal results, even when the disease is present. So doctors typically rely on a battery of tests to come up with the final result.
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