Pancreatitis pain children

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Avatar n tn She was diagnosed as having pancreatitis. We are going back to the doctor again this week to retest her, but her pain has flared up again. The way she describes it sounds as if the pain has begun pulsating. She is barely eating and is constantly tired. I am looking for suggestions on how I can help her with her pain. Tylenol seems to have no effect. If anyone else has had a child with pancreatitis what did you do to help them understand what they were going through.
Avatar n tn Well I'll try to explain to you what i typically go thru. Seems like my pancreas pain and pancreatitis pain are kinda seperate. they seem to have different symptoms but as the same,,,if you understand what im trying to say. my stomach stays sore between my ribs right in the center, it's sore to the touch, my bach ached right up the center and it usually hurts in the left shoulder blade, kinda feels like a burning stabbing pain. it hurts under my left rib cage more like a aching burning pain.
Avatar n tn I'm a 28 year old mom of 2 young children, and have had Idiopathic Pancreatitis for 5 years now. I have, 2 years ago,discovered that I do have a mutated CF gene that could possibly be causing this problem. Does anyone know of any new treatments for this other than ERCPs? I've had that procedure numerous times and each time it leaves me with a "rip roaring" case of pancreatitis. This is getting old.
Avatar n tn Hi - Is there anyone in cyperspace that has Cystic Fibrosis that is pancreate sufficient and developed pancreatitis. Would really like to chat with you. Also has anyone with pancreatitis tried antioxidant vitamins such as melatonin, Vit and selenium? Did it help? What is the "10 fingers" mentioned to manage back pain? Once your gall bladder has been taken out has anyone been prescribed Actigal? We have and don't know why since my daughter no longer has a gall bladder.
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.
1453931 tn?1285188953 Sorry to hear about your pancreatitis. Just a question how did you know you had chronic pancreatitis? I had my GB removed just like you in 2008. I had a bile leak and when they preformed a ERCP I got acute pancreatitis. It is a risk associated with the ERCP. Anyway after my amylase and lipase went down to normal I was checked out of the hospital. However since then I have had horrible nocturnal abdominal pain and it also happens when on an empty stomach longer than 4 hours.
902019 tn?1249865014 It was a bit more intense on my right side but only slightly off center. The docs would always ask about pain in the back (typical of pancreatitis) and I never had any pain there. Could never come up with any definitive correlation with anything e.g. what I ate, how much I ate etc. They gave me Nexium 2x a day to calm the stomach but that had no effect at all. Still a mystery.
Avatar m tn In month of feb, 2008 she started complaining severe stomache, when her pain didn't settle down wid few syrups i.e. cyclopam or meftal - spas, then we take her to hospital, they admitted her n done blood tests, ultrasound, abodomen x-rays and CT scan too. as she stated complaining severe backache too. in her CT scan doctors found her pencreas head size is bit bulky, they called it as Pencreas mild infection. but for secrure side they did MRCP too.
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 Dear Pattie, I assume from your posting that your pain is attributed to chronic pancreatitis and that other causes have been excluded. The pain from pancreatitis can be devastating. For those who suffer from chronic painful pancreatitis, each day is challenging. Some patients require ongoing narcotic use- Duragesic patches being one approach to relieve symptoms. Some, however, require klarge doses of demerol to control the pain.
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis in children certainly should be a concern and further evaluation warranted. Possible causes would include an obstruction of the pancreatic duct due to a congenital abnormality, hereditary pancreatitis, a form of cystic fibrosis, or Crohn's disease (amongst others). The next consideration if the the ultrasound and CT were negative would be an ERCP or MRCP to evaluate the ducts for blockages or stones. I would suggest a pediatric gastroenterologist for further evaluation.
Avatar n tn There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. There seems to be no literature on children with pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause and prognosis and any preventative steps that we could take.
Avatar n tn but you will be a diabetec,and you will need enzymes to digest food,but you will be alive!!! pancreatitis is a progressive thing,and has a very high mortality rate. sorry. they are right though,,,pain managment is key in living a comfortable life,,id not worry about the narcotic part of it,,id rather live comfortable then live miserable with a disease you cannot cure,you understand? again,i dont understand what they told you but they cannot remove it,you need it!
Avatar n tn There seems to be no literature on children with pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause and prognosis and any preventative steps that we could take. _____ Dear Celia, there is a familial form of pancreatitis which has a genetic abnormality as the underlying propblem. Because the GI Forum no longer has the services of a pedoatric gastroenterologist, you would be best to resubmit your questions to the Maternal-Child forum HFHSM.D.
Avatar n tn 00PM I went to the ER.I'm also 35 weeks pregnant so I had to be moved to another hospital that had a OBGYN well after some test they said I have pancreatitis.Well Saturday morning came around and I was still in the hospital they was only giving me something for pain and I couldn't eat anything,so here I sit thinking of my poor baby without any food from me.Well the pain as gone down alot and I went to the snack room and got something with low fat and ate it and was fine.
Avatar f tn I was reading my gallbladder dicatation note and my surgeon FAILED to tell me that I had some filmy adhesions around the infundibulum and he sucked them out, I am worried he has done some damage because I have had to have numerous more surgeries including a pancreas transplant and subtotal colectomy due to the pancreatitis and the pain still lingers and when I get examined by the OBGYN for yearlys or check ups I scream and cry in pain and the intercourse is the same way, I can not have sex sinc
Avatar f tn But he is reluctant to perform an ERCP due to apparent risks of pancreatitis??? My pain doesn't seem to be any better or worse from eating. I can be in agony even if I have been fasting. I don't get any heartburn/reflux. My stools tend to be loose and yellow in colour. I have had CT scans, MRI (MRCP, numerous blood tests, endoscopy and colonoscopy, and have all come back relatively normal - showing no cause for my pain.
Avatar n tn Because of my problem(s) I can't have sex and I'm afraid that it may hinder me from having children one day. If anyone can offer some advice I would be thankful this is really taking it's toll on me. Oh I also sometimes have a flanking pain in the left lower side of my stomach.
Avatar f tn Hi all, im hoping someone may be able to help or offer advice, I have recently been into hospital for my gal bladder removing roughly 12 weeks ago, since then i have suffered chronic chest pain in my left side, just behind my breast, this pain goes into my left shoulder but does not travel down my arm, the pain is very severe and brings me to tears, lasting anything from 10 minutes to an hour, i visited the doctors last week when i was in extreme pain and was given an ecg, all was clear, i then
Avatar n tn I am having severe left shoulder pain. It is so bad that I cry daily and with 4 children which I had natural, I feel that I have a high tolerance to pain. My left arm and my neck up to the jawbone goes numb at times. The shoulder pain never goes away. I keep ice on it a lot plus take pain medicine and a muscle relaxer but nothing helps. I have tried patches, creams, massage, etc. A little History: I have not done anything to hurt it.
Avatar f tn I checked out that forum and am definately interested in joining, I thought maybe I should wait until I get the diagnosis as it may not be Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction or Pancreatitis. So far I've only had the pancreatitis once although after reading my symptoms seem to line up. Do you know off hand if I have to have a Yahoo email account to join as I do not. Again, having someone to talk to is so comforting as this is all new for me and has happened really quickly.
Avatar n tn During the attacks I experience pain within about 15 minutes of eating, pain will increase over the next hour and last for about 9-10 hours. My bowels stop working, I get sweaty and breathless. The pain always used to be just under my right rib, but over the years it has moved now to where I hurt on both left and right under ribs and in the middle at the "v" of my ribs. Pain radiates to my back.
Avatar f tn It can be elevated due to acute pancreatitis and considering the location of pain this could be a possibility. X rays can be normal in pancreatitis and ultrasonography may reveal abnormal findings. Your symptoms and elevated lipase levels can also be seen in cholecystitis. And going on a gallbladder conscious diet will not hinder the findings so don’t worry. Ultrasounds and CT scans will help detect any abnormalities in the structure of the gall bladder.
Avatar m tn and I do mean long term, I still don't think it's fine to be in pain for anyone let alone you. NOW have you spoke to a GOOD pain management doctor...I take (also) Cymbalta at 60 Mg and it took some Neuropathy pain away (about 75%) And being we are NOT aware of what's out there, exlain this to a Pain Management team and see what goes...I'm so hurting all the time and still take 80 Mg of codeine to start (Morphine is also a codeine deriritive) And another 30 to 40 Mg after that and sometimes more.
Avatar f tn I brought my dosage down because I wanted to go back to school and finish my degree, which believe it or not was as a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor. I'm one of the few who believe if someone is in chronic pain they should be able to get help with medications, and many insurances, especially Medicare will not pay for alternative procedures (I did have 5 shots in my spine which never helped and the last one actually did more damage to my lumbar).
Avatar f tn Such an undiagnosed pain is usually due to adhesions and cutting the adhesions takes care of the pain. Pain under right rib case can also be due to pleurisy, asthma, or any other lung problems. Usually this is accompanied by lung related symptoms like breathlessness, cough etc. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss with your doctor once. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn What I can gather from experience is that gas passing through my stomach was what was causing the pain. Every day I would have to fall to the floor and wait for the pain to pass, thinking I might go into shock each time, or end up in the emergency room again. I was prescribed norco for the pain, which actually made it worse i think because it messes with your digestion.
Avatar f tn Fourth, I also developed back pain (the upper back) and everytime I went to take a deep breathe inhaling I could feel the pain in my back like it was a knot, but it was a dull achy pain but very strong to where I couldn't sit down. I always had to stand, and when I went to pick something up from the floor, the pain would move from the back to the pain feeling in the chest as well, and it seems like the knot was moving down to my throat...Just a feeling!!!