Pancreatitis in ultrasound

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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 n tn A high lipase is not a sure diagnoses for pancreatitis. I would xray his belly and consider an ultrasound to look into the abdomen in more detail. Please let me know the outcome.
Avatar f tn I stopped the Doxycycline immediately and I began to take acidophilus and probiotics to regain blance in my intestines, which took about a month. This seemed to work...then in September my ENTIRE body swelled up (looked like I gained 10 lbs over night). Never properly diagnosed, I was prescribed Benadryl and Zantac based on the assumption that the swelling was due to an allergic reaction to Aleve. This drug combination reduced the swelling only slightly, so I went back to E.R.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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
Avatar n tn my Min-Pin had the same in Oct 2007. He got pancreatitis from a steroid shot.He spent 5 days in the hospital and on the last day did he start to eat and drink. The vet made it very clear if he could not hold down water or food, he was to return immediately. For the first week he was also very weak and he ate very small meals every few hours. This also helps to keep his pancreatis from working hard.
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.
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 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. Can anyone tell me what the symptoms are and if there is anything I need to know about this (if it is serious) since I don't go to the emergenacy room unless dragged.
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 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 In the last 3 months I have lost 22 pounds and have begun noticing oil in my stool. So chronic pancreatitis confirmed and just start taking digestive enzymes right?... Not so fast. Doctor prescribed Cotazym-ECS 8 and I have tried all different types of dosing. I have also experimented with 2 over the counter enzymes from the drug store. These actually make my condition way worse, cause severe abdominal pain, diarrhea and the oil in my stool increases 2 fold.
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.
422425 tn?1307996590 I had an endoscopic ultrasound on Thursday, and did experience a high fever for the first time in my adult life. It was horrible. I wondered if it was from my insides being poked and prodded, or the pancreas reacting to the biopsy that was done as well. I am hoping the fevers don't come often. Does your dad feel okay after the fever breaks?
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 f tn I have read that prednisone is a good treatment for pancreatitis in cats but I'm not sure if Wiz has this or if it is too strong a med at this point. Thanks for any help.
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 m tn No scan was performed during her stay. An ultrasound was performed in ER which showed to abnormalities and no inflammation of the pancreas. Questions about possible bile leak or the stent creating a problem were dismissed. I am afraid she is not able to eat because her enzymes become elevated. As long as she's not eating anything at all, the enzyme levels are normal. This is impossible to do. Do you have any suggestions.
Avatar f tn I had the surgery in another town which had more extensive facilities. It wasn't until a week and a half later in my hometown,after the operation, and after the nurses had removed my drain from my abdomen, that I noticed the leaking drain site was literally still pouring out a yellowish/ brownish fluid. At this stage I didn't know about my pancreas complication. I saw my gp who poked and prodded the drain site, squeezing it saying I had an infection.
Avatar f tn In the last month my cousin has had gall bladder pancreatitis, their gall bladder removed and for about the last 10 days they have been getting very little sleep due to a burning/tingling sensation in the top of their legs. The legs are numb/dull sensation when touched. They can live with the numbness/dull sensation but not the pain/burning. They are on pain killers but that is not treating the source of the problem. We have noticed in the last couple of days that their thighs are very swollen.