Pancreatitis pain pancreas

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Avatar f tn what are your symptoms?
Avatar f tn Since the scans are clean, lipase is never high more than a few points, and per drs the pain is atypcial none think it has to do with my pancreas. I had a hida recently- GB operating at 28 where 35 is normal. I have a hard time thinking its my GB causing this since most of my pain is on the right. I also can have more pain after a glass of wine. Any thoughts?
Avatar m tn A doctor can check your bilirubin and do a few tests to rule out your pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. I wouldn't take any pain for granted. I just had 5 weeks of a hospital stay that saved my life. Thought I had a stomach bug. Ended up with a ruptured appendix and blocked bowel. CCU, ventilator and sepsis survivor here. Plus half of my intestines pulled. Pain was only a mild cramp with a stomach bug symptom for two weeks. I'll never take any stomach pain for granted anymore.
Avatar n tn I had 2/3 of my pancreas removed in 2005. Also, they had to remove my spleen. I know have only the upper part of my pancreas left. Again, I am starting to have the same feelings as before. Chronic trips to the bathroom. Loose Bowels. Several times a day. Severe back pain in the upper and middle left back. Also, having severe pain in the area of my last incision on the left side. This was the worst surgery ever, I have had two artificial hips and 2 revisions.
Avatar n tn Possible complications of ERCP include pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), infection, bleeding, and perforation of the duodenum. Except for pancreatitis, such problems are uncommon. You may have tenderness or a lump where the sedative was injected, but that should go away in a few days. ERCP takes 30 minutes to 2 hours. You may have some discomfort when the physician blows air into the duodenum and injects the dye into the ducts.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with inflammed pancreas which showed up on CT scan at emergency room. Since being released from hospital I keep having minor attacks of pain, but they seem to be getting worse. I am weak also. I do not drink. It does not seem to be related to what I eat. I am 6' and weigh 200lbs. Doctors are stumped. Does anyone have any experience with symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
Avatar f tn In the absence of these findings its unlikely that you have chronic pancreatitis. The other causes for the pain could be infections of the bowel and bladder, prolapsed intervertebral disc or inflammatory diseases of the colon. So, if your symptoms persist discuss these options with your doctor. Regards.
Avatar f tn Yes - I suffer from chronic pancreatitis and had SOD. Back in 2006 I had SOD surgery. I also suffer from IBS. Also, one doctor thought I had gastroparesis because I had an abnormal emptying study last year, but I just returned from Mayo and the emptying study came back normal. Also, most recent doctor thought I had Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and put me on Cipro for 8 days. Now I don't know if the pain is from my stomach/antibiotics or the pancreas.
719251 tn?1230344505 My mother has been suffering from Pancreatitis for the past 4months. She has been in hospital three times with severe pain, vomitting, and fluid in the abdominal. In that time she has lots over 25kg. She is 60 years old but since loosing so much weight she looks like 80 years old. She no longer drinks but continues to smoke. What worries me the most is that she eats very tiny amount of food, she vomitts everyday and she is just not getting any better.
Avatar n tn Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn You may have chronic pancreatitis. Find a biliary specialist soon. You should get testing to determine if you have this or not. If you do they will advise you what to do to help.
Avatar n tn In the chronic type, the digestive enzymes attack and slowly destroy the pancreas and nearby tissues, causing scarring and pain (The pain may eventually disappear, once no more digestive enzymes are being produced by the pancreas). This type may be triggered by only ONE acute attack, especially if the pancreatic ducts are damaged. (The damage causes the pancreas to be inflamed, which causes the tissue to be destroyed, which then promotes the devolopment of pain and scar tissue).
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 Sometimes my ribs and side is tender to touch and I get gas and discomfort as well as low back ache. I had one bad lot of pain one night that I thought might be pancreatitis but nothing since and I carried on drinking heavily (I had a drink problem but have stopped now) for several months after and no more attacks. I am wondering whether mine is pancreatitis so let me know if you find out.. don't know of anyone else having it in left hip though. I wouldn't worry about cancer ...
Avatar f tn I myself have been going through this pain. I just spent 6 days in the hospital with what they called panreatitis. I have the same pain it sounds like that ya'll have had. I had my gallbladder out in 1998 and have IBS and hyatial hernia and acid reflux. Now I am having to deal with this. I am also told that I am going to have to get the ERCP done because gallstones may be creating the problem. Also a big thing! CT Scans and MRI's do Not always show stones.
Avatar m tn My dr said she thinks it's GERD and to try proton pump inhibitors. I must admit they help slightly, however I still have this pain that is constant all day long. I am worried it's pancreatitis, but I have had a complete abdominal ultrasound on all internal organs (negative) and labs for LFT's Kidney function, Cholesterol, all were normal, although no pancreas panels were ordered. I brought it up to my dr she said pancreatitis is excrutiating, and mine isn't.
Avatar n tn If you had Pancreatitis you would know it! The pain is normally starts out on your RIGHT side underneath your ribcage. Eventually the pain will shoot through the middle of your stomach and to your back. It is the most god awful pain you will ever experience in your life. In my opinion it was worse than any labor pains I ever experience. Read down farther in this forum. TazLady has posted many things in regards to Pancreatitis as well as Concerned Lady.
Avatar n tn Has anyone elses pancreas pain been confused with kidney pain? Mine is in upper left back and coming to front. Then up between shoulder blades. Worse at night when I lie down. Floating stools and I have lost a stone in weight. Pain in upper abdomen now all the time and sometimes in gall bladder area. Undigested food in stools too. Can anyone relate to same symptoms? Sweat at night sometimes too and feel weak sometimes like I haven't eaten even when I have. Never feel hungry either these days.
Avatar n tn ive had all the test you could possibly think of,ive been in the hospital over 50 times,ive had my gallbladder removed because they thought that was the reason for my pancreatitis,ive had stints placed in my pancreas,ive had so many iv's that i dont have any veins left in my hands,arms,or feet so they gave my a port which got infected so they had to remove it so now when i have to go to the hospital they put them in my neck or i have to have a central line...
Avatar n tn 5/12/09 i was rushed to the ER after about 4 an hour of the worse pain imaginable, i had this same attack 3 other times, same symptons vomitting severe pain in my abdomain all the way to my back we have to great hospital here but each time they would say you pulled some thing give a couple shots and perscriptions this last time i went buy ambulance i was so out of it they just took me to the other one i got in the they got the info of what was happening ran a x ray drew blood and then did a cat
Avatar f tn 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. Maybe this it what you need to do also.
Avatar m tn I live with constant pain. I live with chronic pancreatitis, as well as pancreas divisum. With in the last year I have gone to the ER 6 times with sever pain to where I cant even stand. They did nothing because I have no insurance. I can barley eat now and get sick everyday. My pain doesnt go away and increases after I eat or drink any fluids now. I don't know what to do and Im sick of living with this constant pain and being sick.
Avatar f tn I am no expert in the field but, from my experience, food and water is usually completely stopped from 1-5 days to let the pancreas REST. 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 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.
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.
Avatar m tn i am a 27 yr old female, with more pancreatitis attacks then i can count in the last year and a half. ive been accused of a frivilious life style which is so far from the truth. ive had every test known for this condition. in the last 2 months i was put on a protien suppliment to replace my emzymes that my pancreas produces. in the first 2 wks i lost 20 lbs, had no appetite, liquid bowel movements, dizziness, fatique, discoloring of the skin,and more symptoms i can even list.
Avatar n tn Since your pancreas is involved you do need to replace the enzymes used for digestion that the pancreas usually supplies. This may help your pain. I was also encouraged to eat a very low-fat diet balanced diet, low in sugar (complex carbs okay), easy to digest proteins. Red meats, beans etc. are hard for some of us that have pancreatitis to digest... sadly as I love beans of all sorts... I was also told to avoid alcohol and tobacco.