Pancreatitis pain diabetes

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Avatar n tn There is a distinct possibility that this could be pancreatitis again, based on your previous history. After having it once, some people seem to be more prone to having repeated attacks, and then often they develop chronic pancreatitis as a result. And yes, it can just come out of the blue like that, but it's more likely that SOMETHING triggered this episode, you just haven't been able to identify what it is. The pain does radiate to the back with an attack.
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 My 7 year old champion 4-H obedience/Showmanship female schnauzer was recently and unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatitis. Her Lipase levels reflected 6000. Three days later her levels dropped to 5000, by the 5th day they jumped to almost 8000. After a long talk with the Vet, I elected to bring her home if she was able to hold food down. Despite the high lipase level, the dog was perkier and feeling better, we were risking her survival, but it was chance it or euthanize the dog.
1300526 tn?1275775221 Right now it is scary to hear stories about diabetes drugs that are being found to cause cancers and heart issues that we have to take, who needs pain killers after that news. Sorry for sounding like a sad sack but that is how it is.
Avatar n tn However, over the last couple of weeks, I have had a recurring pain which is reminiscent of the pain I suffered with the pancreatitis - although a lot milder in its form. It's a sort of crampy, central pain which feels like it's more in my chest than anywhere (sort of around and behind my boobs is the best, but crude, explanation!). It feels as if it's radiating down into my shoulders sometimes too. This is exactly where the pain of the pancreatitis was.
Avatar f tn How long can someone live (approx) with Chronic Pancreatitis when they are a heavy drinker? I have a family member that was Diagnosed with this and continues to drink heavy! He has had many attacks! This last time they wanted to place him in ICU but he checked him self out against Medical advise! If he continues to drink like this what will happen to him? Worried!!!
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with mild pancreatitis over 4 years ago it is on going. I currently still am experiencing slight pain on my right side. I have been seen by a GI doctor and a CT Scan, Ultra sound, MRCP have been performed. No issues have been found, I asked if it could be cancer and was told no tumors or cist we found wehn reviewing the xrays. We then tried to stop my BP meds thinking they could be the cause, but I could not stay off of them long enough to make a determination.
Avatar n tn One thing I should mention, pancreatitis can be a precursor to diabetes. A year later, max developed diabetes. (We manage it very well with diet and Vetsulin but it takes dedication, a rigid feeding schedule and 2 shots a day.) Keep an eye out for the symptoms once your pal is well. Early symptoms include increased drinking, iurinating more (accidents may be a sign), weight loss, increased appetite, dehydration and sudden cataract formation.
Avatar f tn The two main symptoms other than the fever were diffuse and colicky belly pain, and joint pain in legs and arms. They did lab testing to discover his CRP came back @15.3 Sed Rate of 100. Moderate titer AntiNeuclear Antibody 1:160 nucleolar. and 1:320 speckled pattern. but additional testing came back negative.
Avatar n tn A serum creatinine and creatinine clearance test should be done to rule out kidney involvement and a blood sugar for diabetes. However it could also be recurrent pancreatitis and pain of colitis too that has become dull aching type. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn Also, did you take the pain medication every day? Does your pain come and go or is it constant? Did the baby have any side effects?
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.
Avatar n tn RISK FACTORS Cigarette smoking Alcohol consumption( particularly beer) Gallstones High animal fat diets Diabetes mellitus SYMPTOMS Abdominal pain, vague, dull, middle of abdomen, occasionally going through to the back. Weight loss with loss of appetite, occasionally with an aversion to meats, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
Avatar f tn I too have Type 2 diabetes and smoke. I have been having URQ pain and also been having elevated alk phos levels. I have been having this for sometime. I just had my EGD which showed a very inflamed stomach lining and they did a biopsy, it was normal. I also had a MRCP on Thursday, I am still waiting on my results. If I remember I will try to let you know what I find out. What was your mothers symtoms? We really should not be smoking, but it is hard to quit.
Avatar n tn e,fbc were normal, bloodtest also neg for all hepititis viruses and autoimmune blood test A friends father had somthing wrong with his pancreas, inflamation i believe and he would drink milk to ease the symptoms of pain, also alcohol and sour drink would make his condition worse. does it it sound like im suffering from some form of pancrease issue inflamation? can it be cancer thats affecting my liver too? what tests should i do?
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.
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 n tn Has lost weight Still drinking alcohol to sleep Left hand is currently numb Recently his hands swelled up/red, mainly his left hand and especially his left hand ring finger, knuckle ballooned out. pain/tenderness in the middle of his abdomin when the Dr.
Avatar n tn mid-abdominal pain that radiates to the back, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty and pain digesting fats and proteins and fatigue. Not all people have all of these symptoms, some only a few. At the onset of my acute, and then later chronic pancreatitis, I had all of these symptoms at one time or another. Please feel free to email me if you have any further questions.
Avatar n tn However, over the last couple of weeks, I have been suffering recurring pain which is reminiscent of the pain I suffered with the pancreatitis - although a lot milder in its form. It's a sort of crampy, central pain which feels like it's more in my chest than anywhere (sort of around and behind my boobs is the best explanation!). This is exactly where the pain of the pancreatitis was. It does seem to be slightly worse after eating, but the type of food I've eaten doesn't seem to matter.
Avatar n tn Hello.....It's possible that this has been a chronic case of undiagnosed Pancreatitis that has now lead to Diabetes....... Did this show up on any of her tests? Diabetes can cause sudden blindness & can be a result of the Pancreatitis....Just a thought....I do hope she's doing better....Please, let us know.......
Avatar f tn I know that it is usually VERY painful. Are you having pain? If so, does the pain worsen significantly after you eat? The best thing you can do is contact your doc and have the appropriate diagnostic studies done. Pancreatitis needs treatment, as you know, so it is best to find out for sure. Best of luck to you.
1469903 tn?1286650297 • high amounts of glucose in the urine, which leads to dehydration and causes increased thirst and water consumption; • weight loss despite an increase in appetite; • fatigue; • nausea; • vomiting; • bladder, skin, and vaginal infections; • blurred vision; and • lethargy What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both.
Avatar m tn All the while, the pain is beginning to increase in severity and frequency yet again. Pain medicines (OTC nor hydrocodone) do not work. I have tried the following medicines: Pepcid AC/Complete, Prevacid OTC, Protonix, Dicyclomine, Carafate, Phenergan and random OTC pain meds. I don't know what to do so have turned to you for another opinion on what to look for. The pain has been so severe this evening after eating Manicotti that I considered going to the ER.
Avatar n tn Last summer I was told I had reactive hypoglycemia after extensive testing for diabetes. I was told I don't have diabetes though. Over the last few weeks, there is a sore pain in my left side, generally the middle of the side, but does not go away easily. Sometimes it leaves, then it returns. The pain HAs on occasion, felt as if it were getting under my ribs, and yes once, it did seem to radiate around to the back.
Avatar n tn Door, autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is an unusual form of pancreatitis that has only recently been recognized as a distinct disorder. AIP is an unusual form of chronic pancreatitis. The immune system mistakenly attacks healthy pancreas tissue, causing inflammation and hardening. Symptoms closely mimic pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma), but the disease process is different. It can be a multisystem disorder in which the disease can affect other parts of the body.
Avatar n tn I was a longtime sufferer of pancreatitis and have diabetes. You have to try and normalize your system. Cut out all processed/highly refined foods, do juicing, and small consistent meals. Make your husband quit makes the pancreas work too hard. Since his is chronic, its all about maintenance, and allowing the body to do some healing as well! If you want I can send you a plan I used which saved my life, and kept me functional. The doctors will just give you meds to ease pain....
1519223 tn?1500816586 Abdominal pain that may radiate to the back Increased pain while eating or bending forward Nausea Vomiting Fever Rapid heartbeat Cases of pancreatitis associated with Januvia and Janumet tend to be acute, meaning the disease occurs quickly and over a short period of time, and it can be fatal. A UCLA clinical study published in the journal Gastroenterology revealed that taking Januvia increases the risk of pancreatitis six-fold, and cases usually develop in less than two months.