Pancreatitis pain at night

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Avatar f tn I've had CT Scan, small bowel series, and EGD. All normal. Now I'm having pain in my lower abdomin mostly right side with groin pain sometimes. Also have upper left abd. pain rad. to my back. Maybe something to do with my pancreas. Anyway, I've talked to some friends at work and they said the swelling could be due to a hernia. I can't tell if I have one because my stomach is so swelled up. So I have a referral to a surgeon to see if he can find out what is going on.
Avatar n tn Cessation of alcohol intake is imperative, particularly if this is the underlying etiology of pancreatitis. Abstinence does not always lead to symptomatic improvement; however, patients with alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis who continue to drink have increased mortality.
Avatar n tn Would pain due to pancreatitis be disabling in most cases? I am having post gallbladder removal problems, and I am concerned that my pain is due to pancreatitis? Had my surgery in June with a lot of problems afterwards. At one point I was diagnosed with a bile leak, and given antibiotics. After that I felt pretty good for several months, but now the pain has started again. I have a lot of pressure under my ribs, both sides. Stomach area is burning.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if I this is what is causing my left side pain under my rib cage. This appears at any time of day or night and lasts several hours. The pain feels like I have been running and got a side ache almost under my breast. My doctor has not suggested this, he is trying to ignore my symptoms for some reason. He found a small liver cyst, 2 weeks ago and then sent me for blood work.
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 I notice that withint 15-30 minutes of eating the pain really seams to kick in. I also notice that at night when I get ready for bed and finally lay down it seems like it steps up. As for nausea, my gastro put me on Nexium 2X a day and that really seems to help. When I was only taking it once a day about the only thing I could tolerate through the nausea was warm, flat Coke. I still have days where I get hit by waves of nausea, but for the most part I can eat "meals".
Avatar n tn I had to put my 11 year old Llhasa apso to sleep yesterday because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was in so much pain that they could not guarantee that he would survive even with treatment. It came on suddenly...he was fine Saturday but began throwing up in the middle of the night and continued...he couldn't even hold down water and was very weak. I took him into the veterinary hospital on Sunday and he was too weak to come home.
436191 tn?1256649906 It's interesting that you had the gallbladder removed and that you did have a stone but it seems not to have been at the center of your pain. Before they removed the gb what other tests did you have? I'm assuming they saw the stone on a sono for you. For me they only see an 8mm polyp - The one thing you may want to research is the Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. I understand it mimics gallbladder pain - but is more about the muscle at the mouth of the duct going into spasm.
Avatar n tn I posted couple of weeks ago . I went to the Er on 3-11 & was admitted for 4 days for pancreatits with mildly elevated Lipase (28) & a -sudden- severe pain in upper right quadrant(close to breastbone) that went straight thru to the back that was excruciating after eating that night. I also have ongoing pain in my back and a 'shooting & spasiming pain ' thats tolerable for now directly in my left ribs.
Avatar f tn hi i have been having pain under my mid rib cage for almost all my life around 20 years ago i went to the er for the pain xrays showed my gall bladder was enlarged they admitted me that night and removed it the next morning the doctor said it was badly diseased but i still continued to have the pain my stomach doctor said i have barretts esphogus and did a nissen wrap to avoid cancer it failed and i had to have another that also failed so the third surgery was a bad one they had to remove half m
Avatar m tn What makes me now wonder about chronic pancreatitis is that in the weeks following the disappearance of the rash the back pain has been joined by a pain in the pit of my gut or just below the rib cage at the upper stomach after eating a bigger meal or at night. Again, it is not debilitating but usually takes an hour or so to subside. I'm not a big drinker, and in fact have had no alcohol (or any other vice) for probably 5 months in effort to lose weight.
Avatar n tn The wierd thing is that she seems to be ok through out the day with her pain at a 2 on a 1-10 scale, but as soon as she lays down at night her pain shoots to a 7 and is almost unbearable. Is there anyone out there that can relate to the timing of the pain and who may have had any of these similar surgeries?
Avatar n tn Dear Kerrie, Pamcreatitis canbe one of the complications of lupus- either a direct result of the vasculitis or an adverse effect of the medications that you take, It is always necessary to exclude gallstone-induced pancreatitis because stones can cause a more severe pancreatitis as well as cholangitis (inflammation of the bile duct). Pnacreatiti susually presents with sharp painin th ecenter of the abomen near the ribs. The pain may go straiught through to the back.
Avatar n tn If I laid down on my back it was really be bad. My husband woke me in the middle of the night saying I was moaning. The pain was awful and contiued to get worse until I went to the hospital about a week later. They did a CT scan and ran several blood test. My CT scan showed a mass (4mm) on the tail of my pancreas. My lipase and amylase were slightly elevated. I also had masses in my kidneys, which is a symptom of AIP.
Avatar f tn The pain is unrelenting and hurts through to my back. It wakes me all hours of night sometimes. After first ERCP, the pain went away for two months but returned last month. I had another ERCP and ended up in the hosital with abdominal pain and fever. The symptoms disappeared quickly but I had elevated liver enzymes and my WBC was high. My CT scan came back normal. I feel my symptoms sound like pancreatitis.
611067 tn?1458595083 The bad news today was that for my chronic pain I am not allowed to use ibuprofen or exedrine or aspirin at all anymore!!! It's dangerous following the gastric bypass. Tylenol does nothing for my chronic pain - this is frustrating and discouraging. UGH!!! At least I won't die anytime soon from pancreatitis!!! LOL!!!!
Avatar n tn Hi. I've been having abdominal pain off and on for the past year and a half. Doctors have told me that I have IBS but I just don't believe that is what is going on with me. Over the last year I have had about six "attacks" where I wake up at night with very severe stomach pain that radiates to the back, severe nausea and vomiting along with diarrhea. The pain and nausea are so intense that I can hardly move. It lasts for a few hours and then slowly diminishes on its own.
Avatar n tn Hi, About two months ago I began experiencing lower back pain with fatigue, along with abdominal discomfort below my left rib cage. The pain has gradually worsened, with a lot of stomach cramping and pain in my sides and my back. It's not constant, but sporadic and annoying. Also, my stools began to float as well, though with no apparently discoloration. No jaundice.
611067 tn?1458595083 Well, my family doctor spoke with me last night and wants to see me tonight after hours. I'm so glad she's the kind of doctor she is. She's so helpful!!! As for me, the specialist cannot do the test he wanted because my intestines (from my gastric bypass) are still too long for him (with an endoscope) to go throught he pouch into the intestines and back up into the duct area. So, he is doing an MRI instead this Friday.
Avatar n tn I know from experience how awful pancreatitis can be, and hope he at least has a decent pain management doc. I can't imagine going through a huge surgery like a Whipple only to have it fail. Do the docs give you any idea at all as to why he is still having attacks? Another blockage? Scar tissue? Anything? It may be true that there really isn't anything left to do. People with chronic pancreatitis sometimes suffer for years and years until the pancreas basically burns itself out.
517981 tn?1216785618 In October 07 I had an attack of pancreatitis which resulted in my gall bladder being removed. I was told by the dr.s that my pancreas would be fine and I wouldn't need to worry about it again. Well saturday 7/5/08 I went to the casinos and had a drink, well apparently that was a horrible idea, I had another attack which felt like a heart attack and ended up in the ER for a few hours. My lamase level was 310 which isn't to high but what happened to not having to worry about my pancreas.
1264088 tn?1279484422 I hardly eat, although I'm on a fat free diet it's hard to want to when it could cause me more pain, now looking at doing a transduodenal sphincteroplasty, I'm excited, but nervous. I haven't found virtually anyone that has had one, or a successful one I guess. I suppose if it wasn't they could be dead considering how horrible acute pancreantitus can be, it almost took my life more than once.
Avatar n tn Feel free to post again if you have any more questions. What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis? The symptoms are very variable. Pain occurs in most patients at some stage of the disease. This may vary in intensity from mild to severe. It may last for hours or sometimes days at a time and may require strong painkillers to control it. It often radiates through to the back and can sometimes be relieved by crouching forward.
6472661 tn?1381772732 Then on Monday with her regular Nutro Venison and rice food she got worse. Called my vet that night he said back to i/d dog food and half a baby aspirin for pain. Maybe not her pancreas maybe a virus. So on Tuesday i took her back to vet they did blood work which was all pretty normal, nothing too outstanding. He examined her back, her legs, walking, hips, listened to heart lungs. Nothing going on there. He says she needs time to get threw this and it can take awhile.
Avatar n tn Librax (4X a day) Nexium (40 mgs 2X a day) Fibercon (3 pills 4X a day) Viokase 16 (4 pills 4X a day) Darvocet or Ultracet for the pain (Darvocet when I have a break through attack) Ambien (as needed) Erythromycin (1 and 1/2 Tsp - 4X a day) Since beginning the Viokase approximately four weeks ago I have found that I have some relief with the pain in my back and my overall day to day pain/discomfort has improved.
Avatar f tn Hi, I've had some upper abdominal pain for the past 2 weeks, with a couple of severe episodes at night. I went to my doctor for water pill refills and for him to check my blood pressure (routine), and I mentioned the abdominal pain. He did a complete blood panel, and I was told I have pancreatitis; Lipase 170 and everything else was normal. I had a non remarkable ultrasound, and now I've scheduled a cat scan. My bowel habits, appetite, etc are normal-just a consistent mildly painful abdomen.
Avatar n tn Basically we are to give her the prescription for pancreatitis, give her as much water as she wants and only feed her a tiny bit when she takes another pill (Diawin, for nausea/diarrhea) every four to six hours. Piper has not vomited at all since Friday night and she is keeping down the food at water we are giving her. She acts like she is starving, but I don't want to risk harming her further by giving her more food.