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Avatar n tn I have had acute pancreatitis and now have chronic pancreatitis, so maybe I can answer some of your questions. Some symptoms of pancreatitis include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sometimes a fever and rapid pulse. Weight loss is frequent. 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.
Avatar n tn Is it something that can heal on its own over time? Sorry for all the questions but I can't seem to get any answers out of my doctor. I sincerely appreciate all your help, I've looked for answers for 10 years and just knowing I'm finally getting them settles my anxiety so very much!!
Avatar n tn I can't help you with your questions about SOD, but can answer any questions you may have about enzyme supplements. I have chronic pancreatitis and have been taking enzymes since July to help me digest food, not have pain with eating, and to gain weight. They have been very helpful for me and I am able to eat a lot fat diet with few problems, and have gained some of my weight back. If you wish me to answer any more specific questions, please feel free to post again.
Avatar n tn A portion of her intestine was re-routed and attached to the psuedocyst to drain. She continued with severe pancreatitis and a month and a half later she uderwent another surgical procedure to open the pancreatic ducts to allow the fluid to flow. She had an amazing recovery and was eating and out of the hospital two weeks later. Now, one year later she is having another bout of pancreatitis and we are so scared.
Avatar n tn 1.What kind of pancreatitis is recur. idio. panc.? is this an acute kind? 2. Each time he has pains are they outside warnings that the pancreatitis is eating part of it away? 3. can this progress to cronic pancreatitis and, 4.will he have this the rest of his life? Thank you in advance for any information you can give us regarding this matter. We are very excited to have found this sight where people really do care. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn And not everyone with hep c will develop that degree of liver damage they say only about 20%. Some questions you will need to know the answers from your doctor are how is you liver doing and what is your genotype. There are I believe 6 different genotypes of hep c and treatment is different depending on which one. I have genotype 1a for example. I encourage you to see your doctor we will be here to support you and help you understand information from your doctor.
Avatar n tn 1) Glucose intolerance occurs with some frequency in chronic pancreatitis, but overt diabetes mellitus usually only occurs late in the course of disease. 2) Chronic pancreatitis may be associated with a variety of complications.
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 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). Usually have done well with prednisone for the various flare-ups but with AIP, still recurring symptoms and the elevated IgG4 periodically. Next step may be Imuran. Is there anyone out there who has had good results with Imuran for autoimmune pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn His heart function is perfect. Their gut tells them it's PTLD but thus far unverifiable. The team of other disciplines want to biopsy a node in a tough area in the upper right chest. I believe they are doing a pet scan tomorrow to assess that lymph node.
Avatar m tn I think at this point I am going to get sent to a specialist who can actually tell me more detailed answers to my questions. From what I have read there are several others tests that are supposed to be done as well that havn't been done yet, and I am thinking I should get the H. Pylori test done again just to say I did (considering all you do is breath into a cup and they put a lid on it).
Avatar n tn I posted earlier under some other questions in the last couple days about pancreatitis, you may want to look at those posts. IBS sounds like a cop out to me, and I would suggest you pursue this further. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I would like to ask a question of Dr. Lupo. I have chronic pancreatitis diagnosed as chronic 6 years ago. I am on stron pain meds and have to fight the insurance company to get them, sometimes not get them. I have increased pain in the last few months and the meds are just not cutting it. I have been to my gastro/pancreas specialist and had some tests done and I will be going on a transplant list. I am taking Methadone HCL 10 mg. 2 tabs 4x day & have been taking 600 mcg.
Avatar n tn Any help in identifing what might be causing my husband to have the following problems would be greatly appreciated! He presented to the ER on Sept 15th with severe epigastric pain. Lipase was 11,000 & amylase was 5,331, liver enzymes normal, glucose normal, and triglycerides normal, Other abnormal labs included RBC 3.96(L), HGB 12.0(L), HCT 34.7(L), lymphs 15.1(L), ABS monocyte 0.6(H). He was admitted with acute pancreatis. Put NPO/given IV's and pain meds and sent home in 4 days.
Avatar n tn It sounds like you have pancreatitis that causes the pain you describe. I suggest you go talk to your doctor this is not normal after a gall bladder removal and is in fact a complication of it. It may be that they wrongly diaagnose dyou to start with . i too have teh same pain after my gall bladder was removed an it remains to this day with no known reason .
Avatar n tn I would also test the blood and image the abdomen to exclude chronic pancreatitis. If the tests remain negative, irritable bowel disease can be considered, and treatment for this condition optimized. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D. www.kevinmd.
Avatar f tn again, keep in mind, I am only sharing my experience, and not suggesting that you have anything like what I have. I do hope for you, that you get the right answers, soon...I was told here in my town that the reason the Dr. are doing so many test, is to keep from getting sued...I've had so many tests...When you talk to your Dr. take a list of questions with you, to ask..ex. why so many tests, what do you think is causing these symptoms? Just things you want to know....Good luck, my friend....
571337 tn?1233261897 I live with Chronic Pancreatitis. It took me ten yrs to find a doctor. Finally, after loosing so much weight, my internest, (reg doctor) referred me to Indianapolis, North side Gastroenterology. Well, the two procedures were, one to place a stent in bile duct. That one was not suppose to have made me have pancreatitis, but it was one in a million. I guess I was that ONE>\\ The next? Just 13 days ago? I had a celiac block done. In which they burn the nerves around the pancreas.
543435 tn?1282246279 Has any doctor ever suggested he may have chronic pancreatitis? You can have chronic pancreatitis and have flares of acute pancreatitis. This can be hereditary or from drinking or many other reasons. If you have this disease then you are unable to digest a lot of food. Sticking to a low fat diet and taking specially prescribed enzymes to help digest food seems to help some people with this. Usually a diagnosis is made from an endoscopic ultrasound procedure or from CT scan.
Avatar m tn I've posted two questions about the same problem and so far I have not received any help. When I first visited this site it seemed as though all the questions that i read had answers to them.. I'm a newbee to this site.. How long does it take to hear from someone normally. I have gastro issues that are frankly scaring the living daylights out of me.. I dont know if you can access them from my nickname but if you read this and you somehow stumble upon my other posts, PLEASE...
Avatar n tn I will try to answer some of your questions and hopefully ease your mind a bit. With pancreatitis it's true that you cannot eat when you have it, but the french fries he ate wouldn't have made a difference either way. The reason "not eating" wasn't on the instruction sheet is because he wasn't expected to get pancreatitis. He got pancreatitis from the ERCP that was performed, probably because they accidentally injected the dye into the pancreas.
Avatar n tn If you are continuing to have nausea, have abdominal pains radiating to the back, and your antiacids are not working for Gerd, I suggest you ask your doctor to test your amylase and lipase levels for pancreatitis. You didn't mention whether food irritates this condition more. Usually the weight loss doesn't start until the pancreatitis is more advanced and people are unable to eat because of the pain and malabsorption sets in.
Avatar n tn the rheumatologist is running a lymphocyte test that has not come back yet... My questions...would the steroids have kept her body from producing antibodies to the strep/mono so that maybe she did have those and the test was false? At 8 weeks would it be worth it to retest? She is taking naprosyn suspension 2x a day but it does not so far seem to be cutting down the pain...they've (neurologist/rheum) have ruled out neuropathy and rheumatic causes...
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, the procedure resulted in severe acute pancreatitis. Four months later, I still have some inflammation, but not that severe. I am concerned because the pain behind my rib cage is coming back. 1) What is the liklihood that the sphincterotomy was not successful and that the SOD is back? 2) If it is SOD, can it be corrected using external surgical methods? Does surgery pose the same risk for pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn I am looking for ant info re TM and Pancreatitis. I am also looking for info on CT scans and chronic Pancreatitis....does it *always* show up on a CT? My GI dr says no, the surgeon says yes. I have been hospitalized for 4 months now and am anxious for answers Thank you....and I'm sorry this question wa so long!
251222 tn?1270939717 Unfortunately, I don't have the answers you're looking for, but you came to the right place to get answers and support. I just wanted to welcome you and tell you good luck on this journey. It's a frustrating one, and one that needs a lot of support.
Avatar n tn I was also told by a highly respected neuro that nothing was wrong with me, when I did, in fact, have MS, so I know that docs are fallible (and sometimes lazy or stupid...) I would like to ask a couple questions. I saw the reference to a normal EMG, but I did not see a NCS Nerve Conduction Study ( also called a Nerve Conduction Velocity). Have you had one of these? It would certainly be proper to do with your history of paresthesias.
Avatar n tn I am tired of going to ER's, being in the hospital, having procedures that temporarily help and ca n give me pancreatitis and being told you might just have to live with the pain. I've been doing it for on and off two years. I am very worn down and weary and my life is passing me by because I never feel well enough to do anytrhing.
Avatar f tn I am going to attempt to answer all of your questions, so this may be a long post - you might be better printing it out and reading it a couple of times, as some answers are quite complex. In addition, I need to reply in several posts, because of the text limitations by MedHelp for single posts. It is hard researching canine kidney disease and getting the right answers from the internet.