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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 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 I'm a 28 year old mom of 2 young children, and have had Idiopathic Pancreatitis for 5 years now. I have, 2 years ago,discovered that I do have a mutated CF gene that could possibly be causing this problem. Does anyone know of any new treatments for this other than ERCPs? I've had that procedure numerous times and each time it leaves me with a "rip roaring" case of pancreatitis. This is getting old.
Avatar n tn Has anyone else had bouts of pancreatitis in a young puppy? If so, did it go away? Do you have any other suggestions?
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 m tn If it has been more than six months I beleive I would ask for more recent images to see where you are in the disease process. If your physicians can offer you nothing more in the terms of treatment I would than request a referral to a Pain Mangement Physician. Life is too short to live with un-managed pain. As you said it is time to bring more activity into your life. I wish you the very best and hope that you will soon find releif. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
1453931 tn?1285188953 My GI is super confident in his diagnosis, and so are we this is really the only disease I match up to 100%. In my case this is a rare diagnosis because I am so young and obviously my lifestyle habits have not called this. I have been sick for almost 3 years now undiagnosed and miserable. I can no longer to eat and drink because of pain swelling, and vomiting, so I have a GJ tube and I hate it!
Avatar n tn She also has cystic fibros but not bad. Anyway I have been doing a lot of research and idiopaathic pancreatitis has just in the past couple of years been linked to the cystic fibrosis gene. It does not mean your son has CF but this does explain the idiopathic part of it. Log on to http://www/pslgroup.com/dg/ad3e6.htm. As to what the future holds - I have the same questions because we just found out about my daughters pancreatitis. It's ruining her college life.
Avatar n tn 1) Glucose intolerance occurs with some frequency in chronic pancreatitis, but overt diabetes mellitus usually only occurs late in the course of disease. 2) Chronic pancreatitis may be associated with a variety of complications.
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 n tn I live in the UK, and started having attacks of SEVERE pain, with all the obvious symptoms of acute pancreatitis. In addition, pancreatic abnormalities (insulin-dependant diabetes, pancreatitis etc) have run down the mother-daughter line for four generations. It took the doctors FIVE YEARS, and in the end, a suicide threat (desperate for someone to take me seriously) for them to diagnose acute pancreatitis. Ten years on, I stil have the attacks, they've settled to about two a year.
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 m tn Could these drugs cause chronic pancreatitis in the way it appeared to me? Oh I should mention that about a month before my first hospitalization, when GI issues started I took omeprazole which caused allergy and I was given MethylPrednisolone IV for that and a one week tappering schedule. Oh and I have had an eye exam for something that might cause pancreatitis, which came back negative. Plus I should mention I was prescribed Ursodeoxycholic acid.
Avatar m tn While it IS possible to remove a gallbladder in a dog, the dog's anatomy makes it difficult and doing so in one so ill with pancreatitis generally isn't a good idea. As you've no doubt been told already, pancreatitis is an incredibly painful condition. Dogs are usually far more stoic about pain than people, but that doesn't mean their pain shouldn't be treated. My dog had a 75 mcg fentanyl patch and dilaudid while he was an inpatient.
Avatar n tn We've had a history of gallbladder problems in the family, but not pancreatitis. We have questioned all three doctors about the possible causes and/or relation to this different health problems. They are considering his pancreatitis to be idiopathic since he doesn't have gallstoness and doesn't have an alcohol problem. We will make sure to talk to the surgeon about sweeping the bile duct. Still in hospital. He has a probable pseudocyst and has been spiking fevers every night.
Avatar f tn Our frustration is the doctors are now treating his pain as undiagnosed with a bout of pancreatitis in the middle (can you believe that?) His pediatrician doesn't believe he will find anything when they do the other tests and has booked him as an out patient. because his pain does come and go especially when medicated they felt he should get on with his life and come back for the tests.
Avatar n tn Hi, I did drink far too much in my 20s to mid 30s or so, and I lowered my intake a great deal sometime in my mid to late 30s.I am now 44. About two years back I would have occasional attacks in the upper belly at night, once in a blue that were excruciating. They woudl die down and nothing more happened. I also had been chronically worrying for literally YEARS, and having "butterflies" in the tummy all the time.
Avatar n tn Does SOD always result in pancreatitis? How does it lead to pancreatitis in the first place? Is SOD curable? Is it progressive? My GI doctor thinks that I have a SO stenosis. I am so fearful that I'm going to experience this pain indefinately, and moreso, that I will develop pancreatitis and die. I feel too young to be combating something of this nature. What is the prognosis for SOD, and how can I ensure that I am receiving the most appropriate and proactive care? Can you hear the fear? Help!
Avatar f tn I am really sick with pancreatitis and in no way can stop taking narcotics because they allow me to eat. I am 108 lbs. at 5'9" and relapsed about 2 months ago off of coc and alcohol. They wont allow me into treatment because of the meds I take, I just cant focus on stopping something that is allowing me to eat, so I know I need to get back into meetings which is where I had 8 months before I relapsed anyways.
Avatar n tn I recently had a horrible pancreatitis attack. I was in the hospital for 6 days and was told if I had been 50+ years old I would have only had a 50/50 chance of survival (I'm 31). I ended up having my gallbladder out after they got "control" of the pancreatitis. I was lucky when I was admitted to the hospital because I was assigned a Gastro Dr that I really like. I didn't have one before I was admitted. They were unable to find any gallstones anywhere.
Avatar f tn I have a young 1 year old male cat named Mocha. He was neutered a week ago today but he just started vomiting. He still has a light appetite but he's been like that ever since we've had him. He has acted normal ever since the surgery. he's even been more energetic since then, but today he has been very drowsy, laid back, and sick... Is this normal?
1090984 tn?1463773450 now I am getting spikes. My diastolic is usually in the 90's even when my systolic in in the 120's. I am currently on benicar 40 HCT, a year ago I was on Azor 5/40 plus a dieretic. Seems like any little things sets my pressure sky high, it's getting really scary lving like this. I have been trying to find a secondary cause but my doctor just says oh well you just have severe hypertension... it will only get worse with age.
Avatar n tn I consume very little food, but continue to increase in size in my mid-section and my cholesterol has gone from 165 to 280 in 5 months. My liver enzymes have been elevated for approx. the same period of time and I am now very worried about what is going on. My urine and hands have a musty odor and my potassium level is often depleted -- I urinate frequently. I am not diabetic.
1337091 tn?1275912473 I was in the same position several years ago. Pancreatitis in my 13 year old dog. It's an extremely painful condition in both dogs and humans. The treatment is also about the same: IV support, TPN nutrition, nothing by mouth and pain meds and antibiotics if the cause is infectious. We spent nearly $10,000 trying to to save him, but couldn't. At least he had excellent pain management the last couple weeks of his life. Believe me, I know how awful it is to be faced with this decision.
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 m tn Extensive or invasive evaluation is usually not recommended in those with a single episode of pancreatitis who are younger than 40 but some reports recommend endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) even after one attack if the cause is not clear to look for pancreatic ductal abnormalities, small tumors at or near the ampulla, microlithiasis in the gallbladder or bile duct, and early chronic pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Traditionally speaking, yes, your aunt is correct in saying that you are too young to get your GB out. But that's because you're fairly young to be having problems with it (as was I at 29), or so previous prevalent thinking said. Talking to my surgeon, he said he's seen a drop in the average age of people getting their GB out. It used to be that the issue affected those middle aged and older, but no longer. Modern diets are a horrible thing.
1220118 tn?1266775254 What can trigger a pancreatitis on someone young with no history of being an alcoholic? Should we worry about the recently discovered nodule in his lung? His GI doctor was notified about the problem with the pancreas however he decided to see him until April 7. That is a long time to wait. He will see his primary doctor next week for a follow-up. Please advise. I can not think clear at this time this is too much for me and I need someone else's input.