Pancreatitis jaundice

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Avatar f tn Is it common to get jaundice after a bout of pancreatitis? Will his cushing's prevent him from getting over jaundice? What's the prognosis of overcoming liver issues? If there is a blockage, do you think surgery is a wise choice? ANY info you can provide would be much appreciated.
Avatar n tn I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis, so maybe I can answer some of your questions. Some symptoms of pancreatitis include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sometimes a fever and rapid pulse. Weight loss is frequent. The nausea, pain and vomiting often follows a meal of some sort, and can be triggered more severely by foods heavy in fats. Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum.
Avatar n tn Age has nothing to do with pancreatitis. Matter of fact, the biggest cause of pancreatitis is alcohol. Sadly, many chronic panc patients here in the US are treated like dirt because the nurses and doctors assume they're alcoholics. I'm sure your doc has already told you, but for anyone else reading, alcohol is 100% off the menu for pancreatitis patients. Don't let the word "chronic" scare you. Roughly speaking, acute means only sudden onset.
Avatar n tn My dog had acute pancreatitis over the weekend and I took him to an emergency vet on Sunday and to his vet on Mon. They both kept him overnight, IV, blood work, meds, and his vet did a rectal x-ray and abdominal x-ray with barium to look for obstruction. He found dirt/sand. My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard.
Avatar f tn Firstly L-bracket caused pancreatitis, but now seems no pain caused by pancreatitis. (2) used hormone for a few days; (it helped to reduce the pain but cannot last once stopped) (3) changed Tacrolimus to Xiluomosi. Now use Tacrolimus instead of Xiluomosi again but stop using cellcept. Looking forward to some suggestion about the reason and next step for Jaundice and fever. I am not a professional medical person. Any details you need just feel free to contact me. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn Hi, I need to ask some questions. i lived in Indonesia. I already had jaundice for third times and each time before it happened, i felt a very heavy pain in my upper right of abdomen. I tested for hep a, b , c and it all went negative, my doc underwent a ultrasound for me and he detected gallbladder stone and fatty liver. He suspected it was caused by my gallbladder stone. i had a very very high sgpt, sgot and gamma. tested for afp tumour marker and it was also negative.
Avatar n tn This week my 44 year old husband had surgery to remove his sigmoid colon due to diverticulitis. He has progressed well, but this morning he woke up with jaundice. What would cause this to happen and is it life threatening since he just had to surgery? He was diagnosed with hemanginoma on his liver last year and has had hepatitis about 20 years ago.
1409228 tn?1282347063 My doctor diagnosed me with chronic pancreatitis but now he is thinking it may be cholestasis. From what I am finding on this is that I would get cholestasis from the pancreatotis....
Avatar m tn This went on for about 2-3 months. Prior to this he became jaundice and had sever itching and pustcules all over. When he went to his oncolgist and they perfored another CT scan they found that the "tumor" was almost gone. Then 1 1/2 years later he developed kidney failure (I should mention that he has been a diabetic for 15ish years). None of his doctors could explain why his kidney where failing. Now the past month or so he has developed a swollen gland on the side of his neck.
Avatar m tn My daughter was seen in the ER for jaundice, high Liver enzymes. She was admitted and found that Hepatitis test was negative. ECRP was performed where they found a stone lodged in her biliary duct. After this procedure, the pancreas became irritated, there was pain, amylase and lipase were elevated. Doctor said this was normal since he did extensive work in getting the stone out. He also placed a stent in the biliary duct to help with drainage.
Avatar f tn You seem to be very knowledgable with the whole pancreatitis thing, so I pose a question to you. I had Pancreatitis in Nov, spent a week in hospital, IV fluids, pain & anti nausea meds etc... found stones in the gallbladder and removed it 2 weeks later. I still had the nausea and some pain (esp. after eating) post laper. choly.
Avatar n tn Also, my stools began to float as well, though with no apparently discoloration. No jaundice. Weeks ago, I had a spiral CT Scan which showed nothing abnormal, and my amylase/lipase blood tests have come back as normal, stool samples ruled out parasitic infection, and my doctor has flat out told me he doesn't believe it's pancreatic cancer, as that's my primary concern considering the symptoms.
Avatar n tn pancreas shows a mass or pancreatitis. She is looking yellowish...does not drink much water as a in the hospital. Had MRSA and was receiving antibotics for infection, steroids for asthma and pain, calcium for the bones. What can we do as a family to make sure she is getting the right medical care and follow-up besides keeping up with the doctors and researching.
Avatar m tn I am concearned about possible pancreatitis. Can Gerd Mimic pancreatitis? I don't drink alcohol, non smoker, 5 foot 9 inches , 212 pounds, bp normal. everything is normal except this pain. Also of mention I have degenerative disk disease in the lower spine, unknown about the thoracic spine. I am tired of living in constant fear of pancreatitis. I would appreciate any info you could give me. The pain is never so bad I double over and movement tends to aggrevate it. Thanks for any info.
Avatar n tn Animals, like people, can develop chronic pancreatitis after only one acute attack of pancreatitis. My aunt was able to keep her dog's case managed for many years, with only a couple more hospitalizations. I just want you to be prepared for what you might be up against. So far, Piper's case could be a whole lot worse, so hopefully she'll keep improving and that will be the last time you ever have to deal with this.
Avatar m tn Hello, Thank you to anyone who may respond and offer information in regards to my post. My simple history is I have been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and then was upgraded chronic p. I have been to a slew of doctors(GP/GIs) who have done numerous tests including multiple ultrasounds, amylase/lipase serums, ct scan with contrast, and a hida scan with all of them showing negative results. My pancreatitis seems to come and go for no apparent reason.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn Jodi, From what you have already explained, it does sound as though chronic pancreatitis may be your problem. I have CP and experienced many of the same symptoms before I was diagnosed. I still have pain, but much of my problems are controlled by a low fat diet, enzyme supplements with meals and snacks, antioxidants and vitamins, and class II narcotics when my pain episodes are unmanageable. I've pasted some information from a research source below for you to review.
Avatar m tn If the bile flow is mostly or completely blocked, then her Bilirubin level will be elevated and she will likely have dark urine, floating stools and possibly jaundice, if her Bilirubin levels are higher than 2.5 mg/dL. Sludge can be an indication of biliary issues. However, simply following an extreme diet will few meals can cause it as well. But enough sludge will be noticable as RUQ aches and mild nausea with low grade fevers.
Avatar m tn I have only two symptoms of pancreatitis and do not have nausea, headaches, jaundice, fatty stool, vomiting, constipation, low B/P, rapid heart rate, fever, sweats or an inflamed pancreas 4. The pain location minus the banding effect to my back is located directly on top of the location I had a pyloric stenosis surgery (and two consecutive repairs) 5. The pain can start immediately when I eat and at night.
Avatar n tn I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis. The lab that tests my bloodwork says that with amylase, anything over 88 is high, lipase, anything over 63 is high. Some labs allow a higher range for both, but even those adjusted levels are less than your daughter's levels. Her lipase is especially high. Her triglycerides are high. Another important indicator. Don't buy it!
Avatar n tn This sounds more like an acute Pancreatitis attack. Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
658828 tn?1225050195 I have been reading online and think I may have Pancreatitis? Are these symptoms consistent with Pancreatitis? I also have read about Fibromyalgia as well b/c these autoimmune diseases seem to occur together, but I just cant get myself to think that this is just a muscoskeletal pain problem especially since its mainly in the area where my kidneys are located. I have an appt with a GI dr next week so I am hoping i can get some answers.
Avatar n tn Any help in identifing what might be causing my husband to have the following problems would be greatly appreciated! He presented to the ER on Sept 15th with severe epigastric pain. Lipase was 11,000 & amylase was 5,331, liver enzymes normal, glucose normal, and triglycerides normal, Other abnormal labs included RBC 3.96(L), HGB 12.0(L), HCT 34.7(L), lymphs 15.1(L), ABS monocyte 0.6(H). He was admitted with acute pancreatis. Put NPO/given IV's and pain meds and sent home in 4 days.
Avatar n tn The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it. You need a second opinion.
Avatar m tn My discharge papers said Acute Pancreatitis. Not sure if I have an issue with high lipase or pancreatitis. Since then I tested to see if I had celiac disease, h ploryi, ulcers and all came back normal. CBC test are normal along with diabetes and metabolic panels. Lipase 11-17-11 1700 (ref 73-393) 11-18-11 1055 (ref 73-393) 5-25-12 38 (0-58 u/l) 2-21-13 25 (0-58 u/l) 3-28-13 58 (0-58 u/l) 4-1-12 62 (0-58 u/l) HIGH Possibilities -Truly an isolated incident -Early onset of CP from HP.
Avatar f tn I did really well for 4months after having gastric bypass to control my diabetes (Type 2 insulin dependent for over 33 years, diagnosed in early 20's). Starting having severe abdominal pain that lasted for 5 mos. Finally found out I had gall stones, liver enzymes were through the roof, from blood work & CT scan. I was jaundice. Eating intensified the pain. Eventually started vomiting & fever. They did surgery immediately after transporting me to Vanderbilt.
Avatar f tn He is very pale but doesn't look jaundice. I think the dr has told him something he is hiding from me and his adult kids! I have a medical power of attorney - should I go to the dr and request answers???
Avatar n tn Since July 1994 I have spent months in Duke, John Hopkins and several other hospitals for pancreatitis and elevated (in the 1000's) liver enzymes. I have had 5-6 ercps and several sphyncterotomis(liver). Since Nov. 97 I have spent 90-95% of the time in the hospital and in extreme pain. Until March (after 4 years of agony)there was no known cause for my illness. In March a gastrologist found that contrary to former test results I now had sludge, silt or something in my liver.
Avatar n tn Is the risk of pancreatitis alot less like he says? If i develop acute pancreatitis again, will it develop into chonic pancreatitis? or is that only after alot of bouts?