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Avatar m tn It feels like it radiates to the back on the left side, but I also have herniated disks throughout my spine. 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.
Avatar f tn When I was in the hospital there was a pain management doctor that came up and they put me on a morphine pump instead of the 6 mg of morphine they were giving me every 2-4 hours. That worked ok, until I started to throw it up. The GI doctor then decided to try me on 50mg of fentanyl and 5 mg of oxycodone for break through pain. I found that to work great, they sent it home with me on September 6th for a month supply.
Avatar f tn Pain, GI, Pulmonary and High risk OB, the doctors still were not sure...they said they had never dealt with a pregnancy with someone this severe, but that I could try it and we would find out. I am now 5 months pregnant. The pain doctor wanted me back on oral meds incase a problem developed with the pump due to the expanding abdomen. I am off all med except zofran oxycontin and a little vicodin. The pregnany has been going well.
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.
Avatar n tn He currently is on Zantac, TPN, hydrocortizone, Zophran, prilosec, Diludid PCA pump(for pain), Vancomycin for a bacteria blood infection, levsin and flugonizal(?) for thrush. Is there anything else we should be doing besides draining his stomach and pain control? We don't see an end in site. He has had pancreatitis in the past. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Hi Everyone I am in still in a lot of discomfort, scan came back ok, went back to the Doctors and been prescribed Fybergel which i have to take for 2 weeks then go back for referrel for a CT Colon scan, i have had problems with bowels for a long while now. But the pain is further up towards my sternum could this be the reason due to contispation, i feel like i am wasting there time but the other end i need this sorting out.
Avatar n tn Has anyone had an ERCP done while they had active pancreatitis? If so did your pain increase and your pancreatic enyzme levels rise? He is on a Dilaudid PCA pain pump 24 hours a day and he is on G tube suction but he is still throwing up and still in alot of pain and he is now getting chronic headaches. Any suggests would be helpful. He is TPN dependent so we know he has a fatty liver, also his spleen is enlarged and he cysts on his kidneys which also can cause him pain.
Avatar n tn I've had several major episodes that I've managed at home with clear liquid diet, rest and pain meds. I also have a morphine pump implant which is set on 3 mgs per 24 hours. Yesterday, following a two week period of upper abodominal and back pain consistent with the pancreatitic symptoms I've always experienced, after trying to manage at home with a reduced intake diet of mainly liquids, I broke down and called the gastroenterologist office. He was out so I was told to go to the local ER.
Avatar n tn It has been reccommended and I would like to hear from anyone that has used it. __ Dear Beth, Chronic pancreatitis can produce an incapacitating pain,, as you are aware. In our practice we have had much success using Duragesic analgesic patches. In a small subset of patients, there is a single streicture of the pancreatic duct and in this group surgical treatment may be effective.
Avatar n tn __ Dear Beth, Chronic pancreatitis can produce an incapacitating pain,, as you are aware. In our practice we have had much success using Duragesic analgesic patches. In a small subset of patients, there is a single streicture of the pancreatic duct and in this group surgical treatment may be effective. In general, however, surgery does not relieve the pain of chronic pancreatitis. This information is presented for educational purposes only.
Avatar n tn ___________ : : Dear Beth, : : Chronic pancreatitis can produce an incapacitating pain,, as you are aware. In our practice we have had much success using Duragesic analgesic patches. In a small subset of patients, there is a single streicture of the pancreatic duct and in this group surgical treatment may be effective. In general, however, surgery does not relieve the pain of chronic pancreatitis. : : This information is presented for educational purposes only.
Avatar n tn __ Dear Beth, Chronic pancreatitis can produce an incapacitating pain,, as you are aware. In our practice we have had much success using Duragesic analgesic patches. In a small subset of patients, there is a single streicture of the pancreatic duct and in this group surgical treatment may be effective. In general, however, surgery does not relieve the pain of chronic pancreatitis. This information is presented for educational purposes only.
455835 tn?1206018981 My son has been experiencing severe and chronic stomach pain since April 2007. The first bout put him in the hospital and was diagnosed as pancreatitis. Subsequent trips to ER and hospital admissions have failed to result in comprehensive diagnosis. Endoscopic exams showed severe inflammation in duodenum, proton pump inhibitors prescribed...no help. He continues to suffer. He has seen three GI docs and they all give up on him.
Avatar n tn While all the symptoms you mention, except for mouth sores, are regular occurances with chronic pancreatitis, you would really need to have some more tests done to determine if that's the cause. The pain, high triglycerides, nausea, fatigue and feeling of fullness after eating are all suspect. Has the doctor done any bloodtests to check your amylase and lipase levels? Have you lost any weight? Unfortunately, a sonogram won't show chronic pancreatitis.
Avatar n tn Hi! If you have pain in right chest area mainly with burping then it could be due to acidity and gastric reflux. It could also be hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief.
455835 tn?1206018981 Spasms of the common bile duct or the opening to the duodenum (sphincter of Oddi) can cause a backup of bile and pancreatic juices and that can result in pancreatitis. Has he been rechecked for on-going problems with pancreatitis and have the monitored his liver enzymes and pancreatic enzymes? When they did the scopes, what did the reports say about what the biopsies of the duodenum showed? Inflammatory patterns can result from more sources than just acidity from the stomach.
Avatar n tn I never took a pain pill and I never used the PCA pump. So I can take alot. That pain I had the day I went to the hospital was horrible. They finally got the pain stopped with Moriphine and some sort of muscle relaxant. Anyway, I don't really have access to a Dr. other than ER and I would prefer to not go that route. I am just wondering if you have any idea what this could be. I have thought of LGS, IBS, ulcers, etc.
Avatar f tn I see a shrink to make sure I don't get depressed and to learn how to deal with drs who won't listen to me but the gastros in particular ask questions about depression without even checking with the psychiatrist who would tell them I'm not depressed I am in pain and frustrated by medical go rounds. Pain pump in, all other pain meds stopped. Tiny tiny amount of morphine going into spine not enough to do anything. Periodic episodes of vomiting to point I can't get off bathroom floor for day.
Avatar f tn I am a fifteen year old female and I've had excrutiating pain in my upper stomach since about October (or so) or 2008. The pain is just below my breast bone, in my upper stomach. Sometimes the pain also hits me in the center of my chest. Lately, it's been getting worse. More on the pain...When I find myself in a stressful situation, the pain spikes. This has happened two or three times in the past two years, and each time it happens I feel as though I'm going to pass out from the pain.
Avatar f tn The pains that you describe are not typical for ulcer disease, pancreatitis or common bile duct stones.
Avatar n tn have had hep-c since 87 been in pain the last 5 to 7 years tried a lot of pain meds was on oxycodone 6-8 times a day morphine and to the point of pain management wanting a pump put in me. dose anyone no of anything that could help don't want the pump but tired of pain .... going crazy!!!
Avatar n tn upper endoscopy, ct scan with iv and oral contrast, hida scan with cck, hida scan with fatty meal, numerous blood tests including LFTs. Fatty foods tend to bring on the pain, but not always. My pain begins in the upper right quadrant and wraps around to my back. It comes in waves, is sometimes achey and mild, but at its worst is very sharp and disconcerting. I also have had severe epigastric pain. I sometimes feel nauseous but have never vomited.
Avatar f tn Acute or chronic pancreatitis Pancreatic cancer SPLEEN The spleen is the largest lymph node in the body responsible for filtering blood and removing cellular debris and foreign microorganisms. Although the spleen can be removed without hampering life, it nevertheless plays several important roles in the body.
Avatar f tn this confusing situation is most apt to occur with cholecystitis, peptic ulcer disease, and acute pancreatitis. There are a lot of different causes of chest or abdominal pain. But, as i've read your situation this fits most. Just check this out and it might help even just a little. Eventually, you have to consult a doctor as soon as possible so they can further assist and answer you better.
Avatar n tn Hi, I just underwent an upper endoscopy and biopsy yesterday for some stomach pain I've had for several years. I haven't gotten test results back but so far have been diagnosed with chronic gastritis and reflux esophagitis. My question is about how I am feeling right now. From all I've read there should be no pain or discomfort after the procedure but I feel like someone punched me in the stomach and I'm nauseated.
Avatar n tn Our son has had high blood sugars for over 3 months. He also has stomach pain and diarrehea. Blood tests and stool samples have ruled out Celiac Disease. He's going for an endoscopy and colonoscopy next week. Has anyone else experienced high blood sugars and stomach pain for extended periods?
Avatar n tn This is my first post here.I have had RUQ pain over 1 year, then had Lap Chole in Feb. Pathology revealed chronic acalculous cholecystitis (without stones) of the gallbladder and scarring so much that it had adhered to the liver and bowel. Since the surgery, I still have the same pain as before. After eating, I get the sharp pinchy cramping that goes around or into the back. I have been to every doctor in the state, pre and post surgery to find out the cause of this pain.
Avatar m tn Even though my tests were normal, he says that sometimes tests can miss pancreatitis, plus, the proton-pump inhibitors he has prescribed seem to do little or nothing. He says that if my pain was caused by acid reflux, the proton-pump inhibitors should fix the problem (same with ulcers). He feels that pancreatitis might be the only other explanation for my pain. The lack of any definitive diagnosis, however, is driving my nuts.
Avatar n tn My problem as far as we know is muscle spasms, when I first came home from the surgery I noticed that I had knots all along my right ribs, I even let my family doctor checked them out, I would notice if I tried to pull at things or lift things I would have sharp pain in ribs, finally I got to hurting all the time there, doctor wanted me tested for stones in duct as I mentioned above, since that came back negative, I was already in theraphy for pain in lower pain from an old injury, the pain ca
Avatar n tn Four weeks ago, I was in so much pain that I went to the ER and was admitted and put on a Morphine PCA pump for two days for pain control. Just hang in there and keep on your doctors, to diagnois sphincter of oddi dysfuntion is very difficult. I am not going to quit until someone finds out what is wrong with me.