Pancreatitis score

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Avatar f tn I am on my 4th gastroenterologist and all of them agree that i do not have chronic pancreatitis. I have been tested for automimmune pancreatitis and I do not have it....
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 n tn Other medical conditions you may have. For instance I have what is co-morbid conditions. Chronic Pancreatitis, HepC, Heart problems. But if you are in "final" stage, you should know this and be on a transplant list already. What is your M.E.L.D score? If your hepatologist hasn't discussed this with you by now, you should get him on the ball.
Avatar n tn D. score? I'm trying to understand how you are so sick that you would like to pass on? When you say mild ascites, does your abdoman have to be drained? Do you have jaundice? What is the underlying cause for your cirrhosis? Drinking, HepC? You may be having a flare up. I have hepc since 1972, cirrhosis since 1993. Very mild ascites around stomach lining. I haven't left house for over a year, just to get groceries. Like you, had high ammonia levels, confused, forgetful.
Avatar n tn The pain originates in the epigastrium. Its a very severe deep boring pain with a pain score of 10/10 when its at its maximum intensity. it lasts for several hours and only settles with IV tramadol or morphine. No aggravating factors could be identified. It radiates to the back. It is not associated with meals. Associated symptoms include nausea and vomitting, diaphoresis.
Avatar f tn So sometimes a person with a lower MELD score will get a liver before one with a higher MELD score if body size and blood type dictate. Without knowing much about your Husband's condition I would think that the next step would be for his doctor to refer him to a transplant center for evaluation. That would be my recommendation because I think it is wise to be evaluated sooner rather than later, even if he does not presently qualify for listing.
Avatar m tn - Malfunctining gallbladder (low HIDA score + stones) - Gastroparesis - GERD - small sliding hiatal hernia I also complained about postprandial back pain in the mid-left back (right about where my stomach and pancreas would be), but was told this was related to my gallbladder. Last year I had my gallbladder removed. The gastroparesis improved, and I felt overall much better. I'd get minor back pains after eating, I thought maybe it was the gastroparesis, due perhaps to some minor gastritis.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with hep c for a little over 10 years and just received lab results informing me that my fibrosis score is .63 and I am in stage F3. I am also having a lot of stomach and back problems and chronic pancreatitis and HIV. Should I be worried and do you know if any of these problems relate to each other? I have been scared to start any treatment due to the horror stories from people who have started treatment and I am frightened to begin treatment...
Avatar f tn My husband didn't have a Hida scan, but it took 3 trips to the ER before they realized it was pancreatitis caused by a diseased gall bladder. He was in ICU and 4 hospitals total before he came home on a walker and on insulin. Still too weak to get his gall bladder removed.....that happened 4 months after he was admitted. Don't quit going and hopefully, your dr. will insist on a CT scan or something to determine your problem.
284811 tn?1190853454 is a warning sign that you have or are close to getting a condition called Acute Pancreatitis....look it up on the net when you have time. I hope you don't ever experience that, but if what you find on the net is not enough to scare you straight, let me do it. Those pills (and alcohol) landed me in the hospital with an attack of Acute Pancreatitis. You wind up detoxing in the hospital for a week in the worst pain of your life an sweating like a pig for the first two days.
Avatar n tn 99% chance of me getting pancreatitis again with another ERCP. There is a risk of death with pancreatitis. We have tried Levbid (twice a day), but I still had small pains throughout the week. We are now trying Bentyl, which I can take four times a day. I haven't had the "big pain" again, but I have started to have the little pains again. Sometimes I got very nauseous with the pains, where I would run to the bathroom to vomit, but nothing would come up.
Avatar m tn Reveal Normal in size with normal parenchymal echopattern. No obvious evidence of pancreatitis, Mass or calculus is noted. PRE AND PARA AORTIC AREAS. Appear Normal. No Evidence of lymphadenopathy. SLEEN.It is Normal in size and echo.No focal lesion is seen BOTH KIDNEY.Normal in size and ecotexture.Corticomedullary differentiation is well preserved. No Obvious Calculus,Hydronephrosis or mass is seen. RIF.No obvious mass or localized collection or thickened bowel is the RIF.
Avatar n tn To get a liver you must be evaluated at a liver transplant center and get listed. The priority of transplant recipients is based on a MELD score which is comprised of a score arrived at through a combination of clotting, creatinine and bilirubin numbers. Hope this helps.
436191 tn?1256649906 I'm concerned that I either have chonic pancreatitis - or there is a blockage in the duct that is not being picked up. You are right... the study makes it look as though 80% of folks with gi symptoms will be happier once their gallbladder is out - regardless of HIDA scan score. BTW I scored a 37%!!!! Not too great - but not bad enough to say it's the whole problem. The cyst -- which they are calling a polyp now - is pretty big at 8mm.
Avatar n tn if the doc gets a high enough reading, they will try to do a sphincterotomy where they actually score that SO muscle so that it cannot contract so much. It doesn't work well and no doc will tell you it's a cure. There are high risks of Pancreatitis (an acute attack to full blown chronic) following this procedure. Little57 - do you know what your blockage was caused from? Gall stone, or sludge?
Avatar m tn I had mentally put this behind me until my physical raised the flag via the elevated AST's (88) - do you think I should retest Will in a few weeks based on the date of my last test? Is the ALT score being just marginally outside of "normal" (by 3 points) overly concerning? In terms of a PCR, can I request that or does my doc have to order it? Is there a way to request the test directly? (my doctor is a bit of a pain to get a hold of).
Avatar f tn He HAS been losing weight, but we believe that's due to the fact that he's been petrified to eat anything (he was also diagnosed with acute pancreatitis so when he eats something bad it acts up and causes him a lot of pain). I've done a ton of research on Cirrhosis and I am confident that I can help him change his lifestyle when that comes back confirmed, but there's not much I can do about liver cancer and the survival rate doesn't look too great. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
Avatar f tn It can easily miss the evidence since most places say that you have to have greater than a score of 40 to be diagnosed celiac (score = greater than 40 IEL's [intraepithelial lymphocytes] per unit area). Well, if the normal end of the range ends at 20, and celiac is at 40, what happens between 20-40? Most places call it negative when it's not. There's a lot of gene linkage between Crohn's and celiac, so you might want to consider trying a gluten-free diet and see if it's of help.
Avatar m tn ) ) So-called facet injections may well have their place but, on that score, my time is precious and I have no intention whatsoever of attending "pain management clinics". Now; you say 'depending too much on narcotics'. To that I answer nonsense. Narcotics, as you call them, are so efficacious and has been with us for centuries. Beleive me, I am anything but immobilised .....but I am human and pain .....excrutiating pain tat is ....
1479013 tn?1330703362 A series of blood tests recently showed that I am positive for Cardiolipin IGM antibodies, while all other blood work was pretty normal. While I had a low score on the ANA test, 17 (range 0-120 U), do you think that I have Lupus or just Antiphospholipid Syndrome? I have all the system-wide symptoms of Lupus and/or Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and supposed to re-test again in a few weeks.
Avatar n tn I've been out of work for just about a year because of the pain, seizures, chronic pancreatitis, headaches, day night reversal. I'm trying to get a job now so I can get an income and get rid of the state insurance so I can treat again.
Avatar n tn You do have a lot to be grateful for (and I know you are grateful) with the improvement in your fibrosis score. I hope the break from treatment will allow you to really enjoy most of the summer without the monkey on your back. You can re-charge your batteries and come back with renewed engery and determination to fight the final round.
Avatar n tn I had my gallbladder out in June 06, due to poor function score of 20 on Hidascan w/CCK test. I continue to have "spasms' right and left sided. I have been eating very low fat which has helped a little but the antispasmodic I take before meals doesn't take away "that feeling" that comes when my abdomen swells, etc... I'm curious if you ever feel pain left side/ pancreas region. I believe I had a minor attack of pancreatitis over a month ago but I waited til my appt.
Avatar m tn However, with your extensive history of tests and a cardiologist willing to go to bat for you, you might be able to leap past that hurdle. Remember, I'm not talking about the CT Calcium Score test . I'm talking about what some call a virtual angiogram. One more thing - has your cardiologist looked at other cardiac conditions that cause pain, like myocarditis? Another one more thing - have you considered climbing down the tree of specialists and seeing an Internal Medicine specalist?
Avatar m tn I would ask to re-visit that with the hepatologist. One's MELD score can change fairly quickly with changes in health status. What is his current MELD?
Avatar n tn Foul smelling stools can be caused by malabsorption or chronic pancreatitis. This possibility, including the change in stool shape, may warrant further testing. This can include a colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy, stool tests and breath tests looking for the various types of malabsorption, or an upper GI series/upper endoscopy looking for diseases of the upper GI tract.
Avatar f tn I have an ~18 year old terrier mix rescue dog who developed chronic kidney disease--stage 2, about 2 weeks after an episode of acute pancreatitis—now about 7 weeks ago. He had been on metacam for degenerative joint disease (elbow, spine, hips) for about 2 years, so we have been monitoring his blood work at least every 6 months. His creatinine had been creeping up slowly, but entered the abnormal zone at 1.
Avatar f tn After she had the hidascan done of the gallbladder showing a 23%, she has also had a test done to see how fast the food goes through her stomach. I think the score shoud run at about a 60. Her score, I am told is in the range of what is acceptable, but in the high end of acceptability. She scored a 90 on this test. I find it interesting that both have a ratio of two thirds. How do I find out if this parasite is in her gallbladder? We are doing a stool test.
Avatar m tn The risk of developing any level of pancreatitis following ERCP is great (60% was what my doc told me), and that ranges anything from an acute attack to chronic which people suffer through life with. I don't know a lot about much, but I do know a lot about SOD. I am more than happy to offer any knowledge I have of doctors, meds, treatments, etc to help you. SOD can be a long road, so please educate yourself as much as possible.
Avatar n tn I just applied. I have a liver biopsy that shows piecemeal necrosis. My knodell score is 15/18. I said I was fatigued and unable to sit at the computer (my line of work) for more than 1/2 hour because of chronic fatigue. I also have depression and have been taking Zoloft for a few years. Do you folks think that this will "cut" it? Also, I did 15 weeks of Interferon/Riba and am a non-responder.