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Avatar f tn Hi, So sorry to hear about your kidney damage. Metformin does not damage kidneys, that damage is done by high blood sugars. The biggest concern is when metformin is used and it doesn't adequately control blood sugars. In such case other medications or insulin should be started to get good blood sugar control. The sooner blood sugars can be under tight control the better, as far as preventing / healing damage.
Avatar n tn I have had terrible pain in my front right & left ribs & in my sides that wraps about midways in my back somethime under both shoulderblades on both sides for the last 2 years after eating with weight loss that has leveled off some. I have had one mild elevation of Amylase around 135 at the beggining of 2006. I had high triglycerides which are now normal.I have had continual elevations of Lipase around 320 throughout the last 2 years.
Avatar n tn I am overweight, have hypothyroidism, and PCOS. I originally posted this in the kidney forum, as my family doctor felt I may have a kidney stone. However, I visited a urologist today who does not feel that I have a kidney stone and prescribed antibiotics for a possible urinary tract infection. However, I am still experiencing intermittent left side pain and have had three bowel movements today that were narrow and gray (almost colorless).
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 i would just like to know how you came to believe that you received all that damage during the biopsy did the tech tell you this or some one post ctscan
793908 tn?1294708709 Hi...Next week. I am starting my beloved 9 yr. old mini Poodle Julie on Trilostane for confirmed Cushings Disease. She is 14 lbs.now & never stops drinking water & has to go outside way too much. Her appetite is immense. All of this is so abnormal with her, along with her "pot belly" & she is very non energetic. She was just diagnosed & I am very stressed about treatments. I know that I will never use Lisodren on her. Trilostane will be my choice.
20820562 tn?1524881446 She was constipated and vomiting. The vet took blood work that showed she had pancreatitis and kidney disease. Her BUN was 76 and creatinine 5.6. Her pancreatic function numbers were (Am) 2148 and (LP) 2792. She was on IV fluids overnight and her numbers barely changed for her kidneys but her pancreas function numbers were (Am) 441 and (LP)550.
82861 tn?1333457511 Hale2uf - I'm posting your questions on a new thread so that it will hopefully get more notice and responses. The "Kidney Failure" thread was getting so long that new issues were overlooked. ********************************************************************* To: Aggieone and All, My baby girl Jetta was diagnosed with kidney failure 3 weeks ago. For 5 days she was on IV flushing; she kept pulling out her IV.
6839387 tn?1385681693 She has been through a lot in the past 6 months with a big knee surgery and pancreatitis with the kidney thing (back then, it was mild - we checked it) and now suspected tracheal collapse.. I have just bought pill pockets in hopes that they will help. She has liked them in the past. If the pill pockets don't work, is it wrong to empty the capsule into a bit of filtered water, and syringed into her mouth? This capsule is the compounded Pepcid.
Avatar f tn This is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with. My beloved Gypsy is dying of kidney failure. Gypsy is a Jack Russell Terrier and she turned 18...yes 18...on Christmas Day. It's just so hard to know when it is "time." I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing.
Avatar f tn Wally is a rescued greyhound, he's been sick since the day we brought him home however we certainly didn't expect him to be diagnosed with kidney damage in October , and now pancreatitis, unfortunately we don't know a lot of his history other than he ran in 34 races
1832268 tn?1326819610 We brought him home and did twice daily under skin fluids plus standard recommended meds and kidney diet. We then took him to a kidney specialist who was trying to determine at what stage of Kidney disease he was at. Got his levels down a little more a week little later, things were looking promising and his energy levels were increasing dramatically. Less than a week later, he completely stopped eating. Took him to specialist after 2 days of not eating.
Avatar m tn Hi, Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas that alters its normal structure and functions.THhe symptoms are abdominal pain or steatorrhea (diarrhea resulting from malabsorption of the fats in food, typically very bad-smelling and equally hard on the patient), as well as severe nausea.Considerable weight lossis seen due to malabsorption. treatment involves replacing enzymes or surgery.
1916673 tn?1420236870 While this is a painful illness, pain-killing medications are often damaging to the kidney disease and can make the pancreatitis worse. Therefore my earlier comments remain justified. Is your dog considered overweight for his breed and size? If not, have you been feeding a high-fat content diet prior to Dickens getting kidney disease? If neither of these are relevant, then your vet needs to discount hypothyroidism by having a T4 blood test undertaken.
793908 tn?1294708709 Hi...I am so sorry for all your losses. It's so awful to lose your beloved pet. My heart goes out to you all. Next week. I am starting my beloved 9 yr. old mini Poodle Julie on Trilostane for confirmed Cushings Disease. She is 14 lbs.now & never stops drinking water & has to go outside way too much. Her appetite is immense. All of this is so abnormal with her, along with her "pot belly" & she is very non energetic.
Avatar m tn I am really worried I caused brain damage and severe damage to my organs. (Its been longer then 24 hours since I last drank but I still feel ******) My symptoms: My nose is running, I still feel nauseous there's pains and itchy tingling feeling around my stomach area and sides of my ribcage and hands and chest, my appetite is gone, my throat burns, and I feel really tired and confused. Does this mean I have damaged some of my organs, what other symptoms should I look out for.
Avatar f tn 20 when diagnosed in may she was put on KD dried and wet food she had few symptoms apart from occasional vomiting which we thought was just a sensitive tummy which she pretty much always had, she is on half maalox tab ,my vet is also my boss and when he sent her recent bloods to the lab and it came back with creatinine levels so high he asked the opinion of the pathologists re IV therapy and they said it wouldnt make much difference now because of her levels and it was just care plan, the ant si
Avatar f tn But they also say if acute cases aren't solved within a certain time frame (4-6 hours) that the damage can be permanent. Could she have overdosed enough to get kidney damage without there being any outward, obvious signs she was in trouble?
Avatar f tn I did not know anything about pancreatitis or kidney failure until this happened.I don;t know if this was acute renal injury or acute on developing chronic and a bout of possible pancreatitis triggered her downhill battle? I had been feeding her high quality food from Chuck and Don's called FROMM, and it's made in Wisconsin. I doubt that food had any problems associated. About a year ago, I bought a bag of chicken jerky treats from Waggin Train, and now realized there was a recall on them!
14146674 tn?1433801990 I should add, there is no stopping the progression of kidney disease and the damage it does to the kidneys is irreversible. We can however sometimes halt the disease in its tracks and improve quality of life, for a time. The most success is with early diagnosis and fast intervention.
793908 tn?1294708709 Hi...Next week. I am starting my beloved 9 yr. old mini Poodle Julie on Trilostane for confirmed Cushings Disease. She is 14 lbs.now & never stops drinking water & has to go outside way too much. Her appetite is immense. All of this is so abnormal with her, along with her "pot belly" & she is very non energetic. She was just diagnosed & I am very stressed about treatments. I know that I will never use Lisodren on her. Trilostane will be my choice.
20820562 tn?1524881446 She was constipated and vomiting. The vet took blood work that showed she had pancreatitis and kidney disease. Her BUN was 76 and creatinine 5.6. Her pancreatic function numbers were (Am) 2148 and (LP) 2792. She was on IV fluids overnight and her numbers barely changed for her kidneys but her pancreas function numbers were (Am) 441 and (LP)550.
20820562 tn?1524881446 She was constipated and vomiting. The vet took blood work that showed she had pancreatitis and kidney disease. Her BUN was 76 and creatinine 5.6. Her pancreatic function numbers were (Am) 2148 and (LP) 2792. She was on IV fluids overnight and her numbers barely changed for her kidneys but her pancreas function numbers were (Am) 441 and (LP)550.
Avatar n tn It will not affect your Stent, but excessive drinking will lead to Heart damage, Liver damage, Kidney damage, Brain damage, Pancreatitis and all kinds of problems. So in a week, you can sensibly drink up to 21 units. A unit is a standard measure given in a bar.
Avatar f tn This is particularly important because she also has kidney disease, and we have to be vigilant that her T4 doesn't swing too low and cause further kidney damage. My vet has prescribed Chinese herbs as a compromise for now -- specifically Hyper Jia Bing aka Jia Kang Fang. I understand that herbs can't substitute for methimazole or other treatment for hyper-t, hyper-t is one of those diseases where holistic treatment is rarely, if ever, successful by itself.
Avatar n tn My lipids are withing normal levels and my weight is normal for my height. Your thoughts on the possiblity of liver damage or cronic pancreatitis? After 2 years of abstinence what are the possiblitlies of something coming up regarding the liver or pancreas? Thank you.
Avatar n tn I am especially upset now that the pain gets worse when I am laying on my back (this interferes with my sleep), which is, as I read in the literature, is a characteristic symptom of pancreatitis. Is it possible that the cause of my pain is still a chronic pancreatitis (despite all the negative tests so far) or can it be something else (I do not have a fever or some urinary problems)? Thank you! PS. I do not drink.
Avatar n tn I am so happy for you. I can't believe how hard-to-detect pancreatitis is! In a recent post BaseballMom said that blood tests & ct scan are helpful in diagnosing pancreatitis... What blood tests are run? What elevates, anything besides Amalase & Lipase? How high do these levels need to be if it were pancreatitis? What would the ct scan show in a case of pancreatitis? Would a ct of abdomen & pelvic check the pancreas? Also, Taz...
Avatar f tn The AST can be high w/ liver disease, skeletal muscle diseases (myositis and mulcular dystrophy), trauma, pancreatitis, renal infarct, eclampsia, cancer, cerebral damage, seizures, alcohol, heart tissue disease (heart attacks, pericarditis), and infections in the bloodstream. Medicines: intramuscular injections, corticosteroids, primidone, antibiotics. I have had an elevated AST from time to time, but then it will go back to normal. I'm pretty sure they look at the overall picture.
1382010 tn?1279647204 The most common cause of chronic pancreatitis is prolonged alcohol abuse. Pancreatic ascites can also be caused by acute pancreatitis as well as trauma to the pancreas.