Pancreatitis pain ribs

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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 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 The nausea, pain and vomiting often follows a meal of some sort, and can be triggered more severely by foods heavy in fats. Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum. Pain that radiates to the back is also common with pancreatitis. There are several ways to test for pancreatitis and to reach a diagnosis of either acute or chronic pancreatitis or both.
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 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 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 n tn Pnacreatiti susually presents with sharp painin th ecenter of the abomen near the ribs. The pain may go straiught through to the back. pain is increased by eating and relieved by lying on the back with knees bent or sitting up and leaning forward. Loss of appetitie and vomiting can occur. There may be yellow eyes, dark urine and pale stool.
436191 tn?1256649906 Does anyone have any insight regarding persistently elevated pancreatic enzymes (Amalyse and Lipase)? About a month ago I began having pain (ribs/abdomen/back) along with nausea. Thinking it might be gallbladder bloodwork was done, and the pancreatic enzymes were elevated (about a week after the onset when things were a bit better). They have never gotten better (they are mildy elevated but defintiley abnormal). I continue to have severe belly pain - rib soreness/burning...
Avatar n tn In July of 2011 I became very sick. "Out of it", lethargic, sterrorhea, and one particular episode where I had an electric shock feeling in my mid abdemon for several seconds. After this moment, I felt horrible with moderate left side discomfort and generally feeling like I had the flu. Having an MRI which didn't reveal anything significant, I later went for EUS. Doctor indicated CP and life began with Creon. I have taken max levels of Creon 24K x 8/meal and sterrorhea remains.
665361 tn?1225276972 I woke up in severe pain from a 1-10 it was an 8. After an ultrasound and a Cat scan i was told i have Acute Pancreatitis. I am a 20 year old female, I do not drink/smoke/etc, and i was told this could be caused by poor nutrition. The doctor said that there is no way to know for sure if this will ever happen again but i would like to know if there is any way to prevent this from reoccuring. I'm currently taking a MVI and watching what i eat but i'm very nervous about this happening again.
Avatar n tn Follow your diet, stay away from alcohol and see your specialist often. Alot of what you mentioned sounds familar to Pancreatitis. The diareha, the continuous pain, the off colored stools. You are probably experiencing fatigue, mood swings, depression and/or extreme tiredness. My specialist told me it's exhausting being this sick and he is right. With your families help, you will be better in the future than you are today.
Avatar n tn I have had terrible pain in my front right & left ribs & in my sides that wraps about midways in my back somethime under both shoulderblades on both sides for the last 2 years after eating with weight loss that has leveled off some. I have had one mild elevation of Amylase around 135 at the beggining of 2006. I had high triglycerides which are now normal.I have had continual elevations of Lipase around 320 throughout the last 2 years.
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 f tn I have abdominal distention, squeezing pain that starts in abdomen and moves up my body to my neck, drilling feeling behind lower left ribs, extreme fatigue, pain in abdomen, pain in joints, swelling, etc.. I have "a bunch" of Esophogeal Ulcurs and an inflamed stomach, this issue was addressed. I have been to several Dr.'s that don't seem to CARE about ME as a whole.
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 f tn Chronic pancreatitis and Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS) may also cause this kind of pain. Lastly,an important cause of such pain along with blood in stools is found in inflammatory bowel disease(Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis). It would be better to get CT abdomen done which can clear cut confirm a diagnosis from the above possibilities.Pls consult a gastroenterologist and get CT abdomen done. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I have had a sharp pain on my left side under the ribs and I assume near the heart. So fairly similar. You have to mention other symptoms like shortness of breath paralysis on one side before It can be definitive. I had a near collapsed lung in my 20s which cause the same symptoms as your describing which reduced merely by taking some time out and relaxing.
Avatar f tn Shingles can also start this way. Pain under right ribs with gas can be due to any inflammatory bowel disease like Celiac or Crohn’s, IBS or due to food intolerance. If all these are ruled out, then laproscopy should be done. 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.
Avatar n tn Kathleen, Pain behind the ribcage is a common symptom of pancreatitis. I have had acute pancreatitis which has now become chronic pancreatitis. Pain can be present in many areas, lower abdomen by navel, mid abdomen, flank areas, rib cage, back and shoulders. Pain is usually more severe when one is having a flare-up, when irritation and inflamation is present . Continued inflamation can lead to an acute attack.
Avatar n tn Hi all, I have been having the same problem as most of you. I have been having pain in my right side under my ribs and in the upper right side of chest/breast area since april.Constant pain all day long. I even take Darvocet and this has not helped at all. This all started after having the iferior Vena Cava filter placed. They went through my neck to place it. I have had CT's done of my lungs to make sure I did not have a Blood clot in the lungs.
467797 tn?1216214857 I am just confused because if it is pancreatitis, even acute, wouldn't I have more pain? The pain I feel is relatively mild and it happens for a few days then goes away. Btw, I am not a big alcohol drinker - maybe a couple drinks on the weekends. I try to restrict my drinking because I am on 6mp. I get my liver and CBC checked every 3 years and the blood tests always come back normal. Does this sound like something I should pursue with my doctor? Or could it just be acid reflux???
1132657 tn?1260557669 In Feb 09 I started to have pain under my right ribsRib cage pain, hida scan showed low % fuctioning rate, so they removed it. (MAY) 1 week after surgery I awoken with screaming pain. Lasted for 6 hours then went to ER. They told me it was inflammation from the surgery and sent me home. The pain has not went away since!!! Went to a Gastro dr, in which he sent me for many tests: Colon, EGD, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, blood, the whole works.
Avatar n tn However, I am still experiencing intermittent left side pain and have had three bowel movements today that were narrow and gray (almost colorless). I am concerned that this may be a sign of pancreatic problems, but I don't want to overreact. How many of these type of bowel movements should I have before I call the doctor. Is this an emergency? (no fever, chill, etc.
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 I have pain in the middle of my back on the left side and a very sharp pain under my ribs on the same side. The pain is so bad the last couple of days that I can't slouch or bend my waist either way without a lot of discomfort. It almost feels like a hard ball is under my ribs. Have you found anything out as to why this pain occurs? Any help would be nice. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I also have lots of gas, stomach ache and have recently been experiencing a pain on my left side under my ribs. I have had an ultrasound and blood tests and these all seem fine. Can anyone help me as my doctor doesn't seem to know what's going on. Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn It started as a small fist sized area on her back then went into both kidney areas then moved forward and subsided where her stomach/gallbladder / liver would be her stomach then started to shut down and she felt like something was stuck and squeezing when she tried to eat she was given pain meds and iv for 6 days in hospital she was able to eat and drink they sent her home about a week later it all started again back pain into lower ribs this time she can eat fine just has constant squeezing p
Avatar n tn I had the dull pain under my ribs (right side) for years and years. Had all the tests, with no answers from the doctors. I learned to live with it after a while. Finally, a new doctor told me I had to lose weight and recommended that I read the book- Eat, Drink and Be Healthy, by Dr. Willett. After reading the book I decided to cut out all Hydrogenated fats from my diet. If you read the labels of packaged foods you will see it listed as an ingredient.
Avatar n tn I started having extreme pain under my ribs on right side. The pain was extreme. It would start and all I could do is pray that it would stop. It happens all the time but twice so extreme that it brought my blood pressure up to 180/115 and would rush to emergency room when I could not take it any more. Once I would get to emergency room it would quit. The extreme pain lasted about 2 hours at a time.