Pancreatitis pseudocyst

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Avatar n tn dehydrated Monday, (10-14) 1st theory of his pain, leakage of the pseudocyst Ultrasound was done, it showed gallbladder sludge Enscopy only to the stomach to look for ulcers, found a lot of bile inside the stomach, this was sent to the lab Results of the sludge, tiny crystals was found Don't know what caused it,Doctors thought, either a leakage, another pancreatitis flare up, currently debating over removable of the gall bladder...... Today, Wednesday, 10-16-02.....
Avatar n tn The doctor asked me to get a CT scan of the abdomen, which I got done a few days ago. The radiologist reported a 1.8 x 2 cm hypodense pancreatic pseudocyst consistent with acute pancreatitis, but also recommended further imaging to rule out the "much less likely possibility of cystic neoplasm." In addition, the report also mentioned a 10 mm retroperitoneal lymph node. I have been reading up a lot and am getting extremely worried.
Avatar n tn Pho, I wrote about my history and results of a CT scan a few days ago - the CT scan showed the presence of a hypodense lesion with signs of acute pancreatitis and an enlarged retroperitoneal lymph node (10 mm). The radiologist diagnosed the lesion as a pancreatic pseudocyst, but suggested further imaging to rule out cystic neoplasms. I went to a GI specialist at a leading University hospital, who looked at the images and concurred with the view of the radiologist.
Avatar n tn I have chronic pancreatitis after being pregnant with my 1st. I am wondering if it is ok to have another baby and if so what are the risks? I had my gallbladder removed four weeks after giving birth to my son. Spent 4 months in the hospital and ended up having a tennis ball size pseudocyst removed off my pancreas. My son is 3 now and we have been trying to concieve for a year and couple months. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn After a serious bout of severe pancreatitis and total organ failure, I recovered except for a pseudocyst which they are just leaving and insulin dependent diabetes. Wondering if the cyst will eventually disappear and if the diabetes will ever resolve itself. Illness began in the spring of 2008....hospitalized for 5 weeks beginning September 2008. Had the offending gall bladder removed in Jan. 09. Sludge blocked the common bile duct. Hard to see on ultrasound.
Avatar m tn I have had pancreatitis since December 2006 and have had pain pretty much every day since. I also have Pancreas Divisum and a stricture in the main duct ( an MRI at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St,Louis has shown the the duct is completely closed off) that was caused from a 9cm pseudocyst. I take Norco (hydrocodone) 10/325mg for pain.
Avatar f tn My husband has 2 pseudocyst on his pancreas(1 on head 1 on tail). He has had several flare ups but the doctors say that they are idiopathic meaning they don't know what caused them therefor they can only treat when there is a flare up. He is going to be flying and is starting to have symptoms of a flare up. Is it safe to fly? He has been flying back and forth from home to work for a year and nothing has happened. Is there anything to worry about?
Avatar n tn I have recently (finally) been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis. The diagnosis was not made until I underwent a secretin (spelling?) test in March. At that time I was told that my bicarbonate level was within normal range, but that the amount digestive enzymes I produce is well below the normal range. Unfortunately I cannot remember the amount I was told and I have not actually seen the doctor since I had the test done. I don't go back to see him until 6/17.
Avatar n tn This sounds more like an acute Pancreatitis attack. Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
Avatar m tn I was just diagnosed with one and am getting a lot of conflicting information. My pseudocyst is 20 mm in size, located at the head of the pancreas, there is dilation in the ductal system and calcification / scarring of the pancreas due to chronic pancreatitis. I'm worried that I may be looking at pancreatic cancer. I am waiting for an appointment at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY to have an Endoscopic Ultra Sound (EUS) performed, which I believe will give me more information.
Avatar n tn He was admitted with pancreatitis. The HydeScan (spelling)? showed that his gallbladder function was at 10% and ultrasound showed a large amount of sludge in his gallbladder. No stones evident. Gallbladder removal is going to be scheduled. My concern is his age and that he has had high blood pressure for almost 2 years. He was in great physical condition and very slim when diagnosed with HBP. He is 6'7", 250 pounds now.
Avatar n tn My mother is 66 years of age, recently discharged from hospital, present weight is 62 lbs, diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis, pseudocyst and tumor tail of the pancreas detected by C.T scan, my mother is booked forERCP,I'm very worried as she is very frail, is there any risk in doing this test with someone so malnurished.Internist says she is not srong enough for a biopsy,therfore we don't know if the tumor is malignant, is there any other way of finding out,?ultrasound.
Avatar m tn i go to the local hospital (not the same one i had surgery at) and they tell me its pancreatitis. they treat me no food or liquids for 3 days and i fell better and go 18 months later i have a bad case of pancreatitis and they said they think stones are being thown by the gall bladder but have never seen stones on both one ever told me that pancreatitis could be from the surgery. they did cat scans,ultra sounds,blood work,and they tell me i should have my gall bladder removed.
Avatar n tn pancreatitis, pseudocyst 0.
Avatar n tn Thirdly, there is evidence of recurrent pancreatitis or a complication present such as a pseudocyst. From your description, it sounds like your wife's condition has markedly improved which would make the third possibility less likely. Nevertheless, a repeat sonogram, or if necessary a repeat CT scan, may be helpful to rule out complications and to make sure that her condition is improved. If there is a problem with renal function then that needs to be addressed.
Avatar n tn I have chronic pancreatitis after being pregnant with my 1st. I am wondering if it is ok to have another baby and if so what are the risks? I had my gallbladder removed four weeks after giving birth to my son. Spent 4 months in the hospital and ended up having a tennis ball size pseudocyst removed off my pancreas. My son is 3 now and we have been trying to concieve for a year and couple months.
Avatar n tn During the induction phase of ALL tretment on my 4 yr old daughter she developed acute pancreatitis from the use of Peg Aspariginase. It was misdiagnosed and the chemo treatment continued. We are in the induction phase and my daughter receives a 4hr drip of Methotrexate and an intrathecal injection as well. On the first MTX treatment my daughter devolped severe pain in the abdomen and when we had an ultrasound a pseudocyst was found measuring in cms 7x9x12.
Avatar f tn Pain on the left side underside of the breast could be caused by pancreatitis/ pseudocyst, gastritis, issues with chest wall/ related structures etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by your treating doctor for appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar n tn My father was diagnosed with pancreatitis on 8-4-02. He went 5 weeks at home NPO except water. Lost 50lbs, then admitted to hospital for 5 days, released with 12 hour tpn bag, which he used for 42 days. After ct scan showed improvement, he was told to start eating a low-fat diet. After 7 days, he was re-admitted to the hospital (from er) with debilitaing upper abdominal cramping. He has been in the hospital ever since.
Avatar n tn I am not sure about that onei s it alcohol related?due to pancreatitis from drinking?doctor would know!good internist or gastroenterologist!
Avatar m tn Foward 16 days, I land back in a different hospital who said pancreatitis was gone but I had the complication of a very large, baseball sized pancreatic pseudocyst. They said don't worry about pseudocyst, it's no big deal, it will go away. (Huh?) They said gallbladder was partially blocked. (Huh?) They pushed and and pushed coaxed and wheedled, trying to get me to have my gallbladder out via laproscopy but I resisted. My instincts were screaming so loud they were deafening.
Avatar n tn A CT scan showed acute pancreatitis, pseudocyst in pancreas, and hepiatic hemangioma posterior segment right liver lobe. I had esophogitis and gastroitis. Endoscopy showed no ulcer in stomach. I had my gall bladder removed, and spent 14 days on an IV, the last 3 of which I was given solid foods, prilosec (1/day) and Bentyl (3/day). After being released from the hospital, the abdmonial pains persisted. I stopped eating solids.
Avatar n tn 5 cm in its greatest dimensions) involving the head and proximal body of the pancreas possibilities would include a pancreatic pseudocyst or choledochal cyst." I am scheduled for a MRCP and an ERCP to determine the next phase in treatment. From the above analysis, could this be cancerous? I have a family history of cancer (my father died from colon cancer). My doctor asked me if I have lost any weight...I have not and have actually GAINED. And...
Avatar n tn a) What is the likelihood that my pancreatitis was caused by an auto-immune disease? b) What is the treatment for a pseudocyst? Mine is not too big - 2.5cm x 1.5 cm. Wait and see? Fine needle aspiration? d) Should I worry about cancer? c) What is the likelihood that I have chronic pancreatitis? In which case, what is the treatment and outlook for someone with that? Sorry this is so long.
Avatar n tn Other causes of a pancreatic mass other than cancer can include a cyst, pseudocyst, infection or pancreatitis. I agree with the MRI to further evaluate for a cause. An endoscopic ultrasound may also help rule out cancer. These options can be discussed with her personal physician, or in conjunction with a GI doctor. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar f tn I've heard this can be cancer and you can die within 7 yrs. I heard if its pancreatitis/ inflamation its a horrible operation and dangerous. im getting a MRI in a few weeks but need to hear some facts. Im a single model/ actress and mom who is Very scaired, my son needs me and I like being alive. Can this be anything less serious. Any chance I will be told to go home everything is O.K. How big is the head suppose to be.Is mine very large. The Lipase how bad is mine.
Avatar n tn I have chronic pancreatitis with pseudocysts & calcification, I also have an enlarged pancreatic duct and history of bile duct sclerosis. I have systemic sclerosis and have chronic gastric ulcers (no H-pyloric) and food bezoars for 10 years. I am supposed to be on liquid diet (I am not) and have gastroparesis and have gained 40 pounds in past two years. I have hypothyroidism for 33 years and empty sella syndrome.
Avatar f tn I should also add that I have had no previous problems with my pancreas, never had pancreatitis, I am not an alcoholic, I have had no blunt trauma to my abdomen nor surgery.
Avatar n tn There are many causes for an enlarged pancreas such as pancreatitis and cancer as you note. Other causes would be a pancreatic pseudocyst or cystadenoma. Other rare possibilities would be a pancreatic anatomic abnormaility (i.e. pancreatic divisum). These causes would show up on the CT or ERCP. If the enlarged pancreas is an incidental finding in an abdominal CT scan or ultrasound, there are no lesions like masses or cysts, and the pancreatic duct is normal size, it is a normal pancreas.
Avatar n tn The tail is mildly prominent measuring 22 mm in maximal dimension versus 15 in the region of the head. Echotexture is homogeneous and no discreet mass or pseudocyst is suggested. There is no peripancreatic fluid identified. The pancreatic duct is not ectatic. No internal pacreatic calcifications are appreciated." IMPRESSION: Mild prominence of the pacreatic tail, felt to reflect a normal variant given homogeneous echotexture. No further work up suggested at this time.