Pancreatitis or ulcer

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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 f tn But they say you don't have that? Anything show up in your endoscopy? like Gastritis or ulcer? These too can give you killer abdominal pain and vomitting. When one doctor can't help you, its time to find another. Maybe go to and find the best internalist, gastro, and whichever dr specializes in the pancreas, and go see them. And if it is your pancreas, they can remove it.
Avatar n tn I have gone through the ulcer route and after seeing my rhuemy on thrusday, she suggested that it may be my pancreatitis caused by the lupus becauseof my blood tests. 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.
Avatar n tn 9 months ago after a 6 hour car ride (again with the sitting) I got severe diarrhea but this was followed by chronic abdominal pain which to this day has not subsided. With my history Gi Doc suspected chronic pancreatitis but... ultrasound, bloodwork for Amalyse lipase, CT with contrast, then finally an MRCP were all clear. 4 years ago I had an upper GI (where they put the camera down your throat not sure what it is called).
Avatar f tn Pylori, sludge/stones in the common bile duct, gallbladder/gallstone problems, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, minimal change chronic pancreatitis, etc., etc., etc. Unfortunately, everyone and their sister wants to tell you what's "probably" wrong with you. Like you, I tried to check my symptoms against every commonplace disorder I was aware of.
Avatar m tn Thanks for the reply. About the shakiness, I have only woken up to it a few times, and it's not usually the first thing i wake up to, it usually develops a few minutes into feeling extremely nauseas, which is why i am more inclined to thinking it is a panic attack. However i thought i would mention it in the post because maybe it's related to the other things i am feeling.
Avatar n tn i have had acute chronic pancreatitis for 7 years now. i am not a drinker and there is no history of it my family. i have become anorexic because of the pain when i eat. i was on TPN for 4 1/2 months and was takin off in may. i continue to have episodes about monthly. my last lipase count was 2247!!! what could this mean? i have had all the tests they know to do. scopes of all kinds, ercp, capsule endoscopy which did not pass. they finally surgically inserted it.
Avatar f tn Pancreatitis will be unlikely given the normal CT scan as well as normal amylase and lipase levels. I would consider looking at various causes of upper GI disease, including an ulcer, inflammation of the stomach and esophagus, or GERD. An upper endoscopy would be the next recommended test, and can be discussed with your personal physician. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar n tn This can include upper GI disorders, like GERD, an ulcer, or inflammation of the upper digestive tract. An upper endoscopy would be recommended. Gallbladder or liver disease, which can lead to light colored stools, can be evaluated with a CT scan or ultrasound. I agree with the comment that celiac disease be checked for, which can be done via blood antibody tests.
Avatar n tn It can be difficult to distinguish pain caused by pancreatitis from pain caused by a peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, angina pectoris, gallstones. Diabetes is also a common symptom which affects over half of all patients with long-standing chronic pancreatitis. Long-standing chronic inflammation results in scarring of the pancreas which destroys the specialised areas of the pancreas which produce insulin. Deficiency of insulin results in diabetes.
902019 tn?1249865014 The other thing you may want to ask about is a comment I saw on the Mayo Clinic site that said that Imuran can cause or contribute to Pancreatitis. I'd love to know what he/she says on both counts.
Avatar f tn For starts, just say "no" to the alcohol. Drinking how much once a week? Sounds like pancreatitis or a gastric ulcer. As remar stated, you need to be seen by a physician. Keep us posted.
Avatar n tn It is really not usual that gastric or duodenal ulcer would result in swollen nodes. - gastric cancer or limphoma or other abdominal cancer - leukemia - autoimune gastritis or pancreatitis - other (?) Do you have ulcus? Are you loosing weight, have nausea? Do you fel like meat smells?
Avatar m tn Told the doc what was up and he said I probably had an ulcer and gave me some antacid stuff and sent me off (no tests or anything). The next day I had pains during the day so I got into a bottle of Gaviscon on top of the antacid pills and felt better no big thing. That night I drank a good amount of liquor and the next day I was fine all day but got pains at night pretty bad so I had more Gaviscon and some Pepto Pills.
Avatar f tn Hypothesis is GERD but I don’t believe this is the right diagnosis. I don’t have pain or burning in my throat or esophagus. I’m a 30 year old female 122lbs and eat rather healthy and not overly fatty foods. I need to get blood work done to check the enzyme levels and ultrasound of gallbladder. Any guidance or thoughts on what this could be would be very helpful. Thanks!
Avatar m tn Eus is not as risky. Its more like a endoscopy. Chronic pancreatitis or SOD do not always show elevated enzyme levels so more procedures are usually done to get a clearer picture of the problem.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the quick response. Looks like I'm going back into the ER today, as it's the only place I can get in. I just want to be taken seriously. My husband obviously thinks I'm being dramatic and the doctor I saw seemed pretty quick to dismiss it as an ulcer. He ran some blood work but didn't tell me what (and it was around 5am after being up all night so I didn't ask enough questions) but everything came back clean.
Avatar n tn If the pain is in the left lumbar region (see the quadrants of abdomen—a google image should get you this), then this could be due to stomach issues (like acidity), it may be due to pancreatitis, or spleen issues or kidney stones or kidney infection or due to urinary infection or colitis. An ultrasound of the abdomen followed by urine and stool examination may help clinch the diagnosis. You may need additional tests like CT scan of abdomen, serum amylase, lipase etc.
Avatar f tn Last week, my 8 year old Siberian Husky went down with acute pancreatitis, which was probably triggered by gorging on dog food. (he got into the canister of food) He came home on Thursday, and on Friday appeared to be on track, but my dog sitter had trouble administering his antibiotic and pain meds. By the time I got home on Sunday he was lethargic and totally off his food.
Avatar n tn This would rule out several upper GI disorders like an ulcer, GERD, or inflammation of the upper digestive tract. To further evaluate the pancreas, an MRI of the abdomen, or an MRCP can be performed to look at the biliary ducts. More specialized tests can be considered if the results continue to be non-revealing. This can include a 24-hr pH study (to rule out GERD) and a gastric emptying scan (to look for gastroparesis). These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar n tn Please be specific because she insists that the doctors say the pain pills had nothing to do with her losing her baby or the pancreatitis. If they knew the amount she was ingesting would that make a difference in their opinion? Explain the process that these drugs take and how this medication can be a direct cause for losing the baby and having pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Hi - I had an ERCP with Sphinterotomy on Wedensday. I spent the next two days in the hospital with Pancreatitis. Even though the procedure went "remarkably well", I ended up with the Pancreatitis. It was a good thing that they kept me overnight for observation because the Pancreatitis hit at 11pm. Boy what a gut wrenching pain that it. Anyway, the reason why I am writing is to suggest that you back off on your diet. I am currently on clear liquids.
Avatar f tn Gastro might want to check - trypsin, and CA 19-9 to see if it is pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer. - H. pylori that is a common cause of peptic ulcer He will probably prescribe you some anti-acid drug..., so what you can do until then, is that you avoid alcohol, acidic food, aspirins.. and everything you know that harms you.
Avatar n tn Stools have changed often and i use to vomit to begin with to ease some pain but once i finished it just got worse.
Avatar n tn There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn 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.
1328058 tn?1275247456 I recently was released from a long stay at the hospital. It started with an ER visit when I had severe epigastric pain. I knew immediately it was from gallstones as I'd had 6 or so "attacks" within the past two years. This was the first time going to the hospital for this pain; I'd thought previous episodes were just dehydration, or indigestion & I would stay in bed, trying to breathe and keep down fluids, & they would last up to two weeks.