Pancreatitis overview

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Avatar n tn (That is, the pancreas is close to the gallbladder and can itself cause complications of pancreatitis, but there are many causes of pancreatitis). http://emedicine.medscape.
Avatar n tn // Future side effects of gallbladder removal can include Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome as well as an increased risk of colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and chronic pancreatitis. If the gallbladder does not have stones, there is a failure rate of 40%; the symptoms that prompted the surgery will NOT be relieved. Many thanks to Michele and Bev of the Sphincterofoddi_pancreatitis Yahoo! group!
Avatar n tn // Digestion and GI Health – Your Gallbladder – Cholecystitis – Gallstone Removal – http://www.
Avatar f tn in Indiana, can this cause more serious problems? I have read so much about complications with pancreatitis after the procedure especially for those of us with Type III, do you feel there are more complications by me not having the procedure? I want to get out of pain and get my life back, but I guess I want to make sure I am doing everything I can to avoid all complications. Thanks so much.
Avatar n tn // Childhood Pancreatitis – Pancreatic Enzyme References – Control of Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion – Overview of Pancreatic Development – Control of Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion – http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.
Avatar m tn Increased lipase and LDH are increased either in pancreatitis, or when pancreatic cancer is present with pancreatitis. But cancer may go without pancreatitis, so enzyme levels are not necessary high. 3. Foamy urine may be from bilirubin in urine (which is likely, if urine is darker as usualy) or from excessive proteins in urine, and this may be due to kidney disease. Beside thinking on pancreatic cancer, don't forget to biliary tract disease.
Avatar n tn Now, I am having similar pain, almost like pancreatitis, it comes, gets better, then comes again. I can't get a diagnosis! The doctors think I am crazy - that is always encouraging. If it is my ducts, why do they keep shutting down?
Avatar m tn Here is a quick overview of the last three months of my symptoms: Lower left abdominal pain, not sharp but dull and achy. Nothing that disabled me. I continued to run 40-50 miles per week. Went to PCP and he sent me to Urologist (I was urinating more frequently). Negative tests. Urine OK. Pain continued. I went to GI and he ordered colonoscopy after I started to have intermitent fevers. That test was negative. Also had endoscopy and uppper GI, all neg.
Avatar n tn stones in the duct; a liver disorder; pancreatitis; gastritis and/or is the bile duct too close to the stomach and needs to be moved further down the small intestine? What tests should we request from a Doctor to find the cause/causes and move towards resolving his ill health?
Avatar f tn This is a good overview of SOD: Yes, it can cause problems with the liver and the pancreas if it is not taken care of. If the sphincter is spasming shut, both the bile and the pancreatic fluids can back up. This can impact the pancreas resulting in pancreatitis. It can also do damage to the liver.
Avatar m tn I believe you are only taking interferon & riba, correct? I am not sure how often periodically is but here is some info for you. If it is occurring more than once or twice I would suggest talking to your gastroenterologist. This is right up their alley, so to speak. Yes, I understand this could be embarrassing but you don't want to miss something that could be serious. Health becomes before pride.
1932256 tn?1327949940 Here are a couple of web sites that might help give you some information, and, if nothing else, they can give you an overview and perhaps help you to figure out what questions you should ask the doctor. You also need to figure out how best to help your son and support him if he recovers. There are a couple of forums that may help you more (this is a Hepatitis C forum).
Avatar f tn On 8/26 he had an ERCP with a stent put in, a biopsy for auto immune pancreatitis followed that evening with another attack. He came home with more pain and had another attack on 9/4. After the ERCP etc., the biopsy came back negative but he daily lives with pain now maybe due to the stent, is down fro 150 to 130, is now digesting food sometimes with Pangestyme EC before every meal or snack and has no energy.
1069644 tn?1276932463 Hello, I'll try to make this a short overview :-) Last May I had severe pain between shoulder blades that went through to my chest. ER did cat scan ( check for blood clot, EKG, blood work etc... told it was a muscle strain. Continued with same problems and 3 more ER visits and countless Dr visits. Was seeing a Chiropractor as well since I had been told it was possibly a rib out of place. Finally my Dr suggests a Hida Scan where they find that my Gallbladder was not functioning.
Avatar f tn // American Thyroid Association: I hope this will help.
Avatar m tn I;m going to suggest Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction as something to rule out as it mimics gallbladder disease. You may have more than one condition which can cause confusion. I could be right off track here but something to look into. Excerpts from Podcast Transcription - Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: An Overview "Dr. Linda Austin: Now, why have I never heard of this before? "Dr. Joe Romagnuolo: Well, Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a difficult diagnosis to make.
Avatar f tn +++++++ has clinical and research interests in Diagnostic and Therapeutic endoscopy, Pancreaticobiliary endoscopy (ERCP/Cholangioscopy), Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), Cancer staging, Endoscopic palliation of gastrointestinal malignancies with luminal stenting, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), and Management of acute/chronic pancreatitis/pancreatic cysts. Dr. ++++++ is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
Avatar f tn I'd suggest you look into the possibility of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). The John Hopkins Digestive Disease online library has a good overview of the condition. The next time you get an attack, ask your doc to perform a liver and pancreatic enzyme level blood test within 24 hours of the attack. You want to see if the levels are elevated. If it is SOD it can be problematic in the long run. If the sphincter or the common bile duct spasms, it can retard the flow of bile.
Avatar n tn I have been hospitalized 4 times this year and every time was for pancreatitis. Now that I got my lab results today, I feel that maybe a lot of my problems might start with the liver (that is where my pain is all the time). All my docs have said I did not need to do the treatment until absolutely necessary because of all the health problems I am already experiencing.
Avatar f tn Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, pancreatitis, food allergies, and possible vasculitis. My doctors assume all of these problems are autoimmune. However, I have tested negative for antibodies to EVERYTHING (thyroid, adrenals, celiac, myasthenia...etc etc etc). I do have an enlarged Thymus. Any ideas how this could happen (autoimmunity without any antibodies)? Of course I worry there's something else going on here, but my doctors seem so convinced...
2133558 tn?1368831758 I'll give you an overview instead of a line by line translation. You have very little inflammation and liver fibrosis. "Portal fibrosis" is equal to stage 1 liver disease. Portal fibrosis is when excess connective tissue forms within the portal tracts, which consequently become densely staining and expanded, but there is no extension into the adjacent parenchyma (Liver cells).
Avatar f tn Alcoholic hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by drinking alcohol) Autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation caused by an autoimmune disorder) Celiac disease (small intestine damage caused by gluten) Cirrhosis (liver scarring) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection Dermatomyositis (inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness and skin rash) Epstein-Barr virus Gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) Heart attack Hemochromatosis (too much iron stored in your
Avatar f tn 13 - Biliary System). For abdominal pain overview, check out: Keep a journal! It's exceptionally useful to keep a journal or a blog and your welcome to read mine if you want. Everyone who is registered on medhelp has a journal on their home page. It's a great way to review your situation objectively and identify patterns in your symptoms, medications and pain level.
Avatar n tn Low IQ, mental retardation, learning disability, epilepsy, cancer, chronic fatigue, lupus, anxiety, inner ear problems, meniere's, vertigo or dizziness, kidney failure requiring dialysis or other renal problems, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis C or other liver disease, pancreatitis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, rsd or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, sarcoidosis, peripheral vascular disease, lyme disease, cerebral palsy, rheumatoid arthritis, down syndrome,
Avatar m tn Untreated, celiac disease can cause all kinds of problems, including trouble om tje absorbption of vitamins and minerals, and in precipitating other painful conditions, like pancreatitis and in the producfion of gall stones. When you ask "does anyone know what's causing this back pain?" are you referring to the "tickling pain" over your hip, the severe pain that made getting out of chairs difficult, sharp chest pain, stomach pain, or some other painful condition?
Avatar n tn Although others have posted detailed information about the meds in the article in the past several days - the article is an easy and quick read for an overview. Read it soon, it's copywrited and probably won't last in the thread long..