Pancreatitis pain syndrome

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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 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.
436191 tn?1256649906 I'm 44 now and 4 years ago underwent a spinal fusion for lumbar problems. Pain has persisted and now I have a syndrome that impacts my neck/shoulder/scapular/jaw (upperbody). The ribs have been sore for many years. On top of all this I have a history of ulcerative colitis (though inactive). The bowels just never work right and use psyllium and senna daily. I sort of accept gi issues as a way of life all these years.
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 m tn 8 month ago i started having pain in my upper left abdomen (near the sternum), upper left abdomen near the armpit and upper left back (under scapula). hard to breath sometime. My stool was light, pellet like mucusy and very hard to pass. I have moderate itch; nose, chest and thighs, weight loss (2 kgs in 2 month), urine normal colour. Tests outcome: very high bilirubin levels, liver function is normal. EUS: mild esophagitis MRI: normal The Dr.
Avatar f tn MY QUESTIONS ARE 1.IS PREGNANCY AND PANCREATITIS RELATED SIMILAR TO SOME THING LIKE HELLP SYNDROME. 2.WHAT WAS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE FOR THIS LADY TO GET PANCREATITIS 3.WILL THIS PANCREATITIS REMAIN SILENT WITH NO CHANGES IN ULTRASOUND WHEN SHE WAS 5 MTHS PREGNANT. 4.
Avatar n tn I have recently had an abdminal ultrasound following blood work that showed an ALT of 144. I also have chronic dull pain in my right lower quadrant and sharp pain and tenderness in my mid abdomin below my sternum. The ultrasound showed a mild fatty liver and inflammation of the pancreas. I had my gallbladder removed 3 years ago for stones. I do not drink at all so this is not a factor. Also about 11 years ago I was very ill with chronic fatique and had a very high Epstein Barr antibody level.
Avatar n tn It can be difficult to distinguish pain caused by pancreatitis from pain caused by a peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, angina pectoris, gallstones. Diabetes is also a common symptom which affects over half of all patients with long-standing chronic pancreatitis. Long-standing chronic inflammation results in scarring of the pancreas which destroys the specialised areas of the pancreas which produce insulin. Deficiency of insulin results in diabetes.
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.
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 Hi, I wonder if anyone can offer any advice at all? I am reluctant to go to my GP, as I am currently being treated and investigated for so many other issues (diabetes, Cushing's disease to name just two!) and I'm sure he's going to think I'm a moaning hypochondriac! I had my gallbladder removed 18 months ago, following NO symptoms of gallstones (despite being full of them), BUT following an attack of acute pancreatitis.
Avatar f tn After so many years of various tests (and gallbladder removal, hearth caths which showed no blockages), our primary doctor thought this might be chronic pancreatitis (although enzymes are usually in "normal" range). A CT scan was performed this August and it shows only chronic gastritis--thickening of stomach lining; nothing showed up on the pancreas. Husband now has appointment with gastroenterologist next week.
Avatar f tn hi,I take dihydrocodeine for pain and nitrazepam for muscle spasms and sleep.I tried Lyrica and gabapentin but didn't get on with either.The liver consultant said they can only treat the symptoms as they arise . There is nothing my GP can prescribe for the overwhelming fatigue on the NHS.I also use eye drops/eye lube,artificial saliva for dry eyes and mouth and take antihistamines for rashes.I cut gluten and dairy from my diet and eat only healthy food.
Avatar f tn i have just come across your post and i really felt for you for what your going through. i also have sjogren's syndrome,lupus, fibromylgia,celiac disease. i understand you pain and frustration with these condtions and with the medical world in general. i am 29 an i spent all of my twentys looking for why i felt like crap very day. it blows my mind that doctor are the only place that provide a service and will treat people with no respect, but that seems to be just fine.
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 Hi Gayle: Welcome to this crappy club. There are many of us who have gallbladder surgery and then suffer from "post-cholecystectomy syndrome". I had my gallbladder removed in May 2008 but my pain and nausea continue. I now have excellent pain and nausea relief from medication but I'm still looking for answers.
Avatar f tn Within the last five years I have had a recurrence of the same pain I had prior to my surgery, all upper right quadrant pain that bores through to make back. I have developed Duodenal Divirticulosis, and Fatty Liver. I have gained weight, and developed Impaired Metabolic Syndrome. It does not matter how much I diet and exercise my body cannot metabolize the fat. I cannot help but feel that the removal of my gallbladder has something to do with my symptoms.
Avatar n tn We were told by the school cunselor that are 9 yr.old daughter has pre teen syndrome. She is fine one minute and the nexted she is acting like a baby or having a tantrum. Sometimes she is hitting herself and saying she is dumb or stupid,crying and saying she can't do anything. We haven't ask the dr. anything yet because she has also been ill and we are trying to resolve this. She has a lump on her breast and they are trying to find out what that is. Could all this be tied together?
Avatar f tn It can be due to abdominal distention, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, inguinal hernia,kidney stones,or just anxiety that caused pain in testicle as your husband was a bit nervous with his pain in abdomen. Request-Im not to threaten you with all of these scary medical terms but abdominal pain in all of these cases must be associated with other symptoms like nausea, vomiting,diarrhea,long lasting pain,blood in stools and lot more.
Avatar f tn Pain under the left shoulder blade is usually a referred pain from abdomen like stomach ulcers, acidity, pancreatitis, or ectopic pregnancy (unlikely) or from the chest like in heart attack, pericarditis, pleuritis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Another possibility is ankylosing spondylitis. Back pain worse when sitting or lying down and feels better with movement is usually caused by ankylosing spondylitis. This is a genetic condition.
Avatar f tn THEY SAID AT ONE TIME I HAD PEPTIC ULSARS AND IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME. LATELY I'VE HAD SEVERE PAIN FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY RIB CAGE TO MY NAVAL. EVERYTIME I EAT IT SEEMS AS THOUGH MY FOOD JUST SETS AT THE BASE OF MY RIBS,I FIND IT HARD TO BREATHE AT TIMES. I TEND TO BURP ALOT TOO. SOMETIMES MY STOMACH WILL SWELL AND I LOOK 3 OR 4 MONTHS PREGNANT. I JUST SPENT 8 HOURS IN THE HOSPITAL CHECKING FOR APPENDIX OR GALL BLADDER PROBLEMS.
Avatar n tn I was hospitalized for 2 weeks with a diagnosis of acute viral syndrome, leading to ileus and pancreatitis. After the NG tube was removed, I began coughing violently, bringing up a lot of mucous. My primary care dr. said it was allergic post nasal drip. The antihistamine he gave me did not help, so I went to an ENT, who said my throat was being irritated by stomach acid. I have lost 25 lbs. and am still coughing and bringing up mucous.
Avatar n tn Could any of my infections been a cause of acute pancreatitis? Sudden pain started in May when I was taking the antibiotic Cipro, 250 mg. 1 daily. I would appreciate any advice that you could give me in this area. Thank you.
Avatar n tn My life has been dibilitated due to the pain and the suffering of pancreatitis. My quality of life is much lower because of pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrheal and hospitalizations. I had an ercp (with stint) procedure done and a sphicterotomy even after taking the enzymes as directed my pancreatitis continues to become more severe. It never goes away there is no relief.
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 I ate steak last night and suffered badly from it. I started to bloat and then the pain. It was a twisting , pulling pain and I finally just had to go to bed. I seldom eat any red meat and when I do I suffer. I read that it is hard on the liver to digest proteins. There has also been times when I have awoken from a deep sleep with severe spasms in this area. I wonder if scar tissue is to blame or the common bile duct.....
1143850 tn?1413216148 I've been paranoid about chronic pancreatitis but I would of thought I'd be in more pain as I'd only class the pain as about 2/3 on a scale of 10. I've looked up splenic flexure syndrome and my symptoms seem like it could be that. I have an appointment with specialist but not till next month. Just want my mind put at rest that it's not my pancreas and other people suffer with this from ibs! As the worry off it is driving me crazy and I'm constantly googling symptoms.
Avatar n tn Almost 9 years ago I developed ARDS after developing Pancreatitis after an ERCP. Is there such a thing called post ARDS syndrome? I have not been well since in 98 I was in a coma for 8 weeks. I had several surgeries including debreadment of nacrotic tissue in my pancreas. i had a trache. I had multi organ failure and blood clots. I recovered rapiddly once sent to rehab. I never fully regained my strength even after Pulmanary/cardio rehab.
Avatar n tn It can be due to hypertension,Gastroesophageal reflux disease(do you have heart burn and difficulty in swallowing), disorders involving the lung like Pneumonia, pulmonary embolism etc, lung cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome,pancreatitis,gall bladder disease and muscle pain. Sometimes, a cervical disk may irritate the nerve roots going to the chest wall and produce chronic chest pain that is aggravated by walking and certain body positions.This cervical root irritation can also cause dizziness.
Avatar n tn After numerous tests and 2 surgeries, what first appeared to be gall bladder disease, and then Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, is now being diagnosed as Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome (FAPS). (IBS is also under the designation of FAPS, but my illness is not the IBS type.) My pain is throughout the entire right upper quadrant of my body: abdomen, chest, ribcage, shoulder, arm, back, etc.