Pancreatitis symptoms diagnosis

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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 f tn (not my insurer). From their CT scan I was told I had pancreatitis, lipids and amylase where also high. I followed up with my insurance provider's GI specialist and an ultrasound, they were unable to provide me with any diagnosis..
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis is not a life long diagnosis. We have wonderful success with the canine Pancreatitis patients in our veterinary clinic using a few natural therapies with a home made natural diet. Take the burden off your dogs pancreas with full spectrum digestive enzymes. Re-balance your dogs digestive system with probiotics. Consider a bland home made diet such as chicken, rice and peas. If you would like to follow up on this in detail with me, that would be fine.
Avatar f tn My appendix ruptured 2 yrs ago and I have had numerous problems since. 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 I have thought of a primary diagnosis and would appreciate any input greatly! Thank you so much for your time! A 66-year-old man is admitted with complaints of progressively severe constant upper abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting of 48 hours duration. Recently, he has consumed large quantities of vodka, but has no history of biliary tract disease and is taking no medication. He is a thin man, who is found wincing and clutching his abdomen.
Avatar f tn Where specialist after specialist came through my sons hospital room. None could tell me what was wrong with him. 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 You will get all the pancreatitis info. that you need. It is and scroll down to Pancreatitis Online Discussion Board & Support Group , click on that and then go to the right of your screen and click Join This Group! It is free and you will meet people that are going through the same thing. Actually it saved my daughter's life. She like you had alot of pain and they thought it was her gallbladder and removed it . She continued to go down hill. We found a dr.
719009 tn?1230319097 Unfortunately, a lot of people get lumped into the IBS diagnosis because no one can figure out what is wrong with them. You have so many symptoms going on, I can't imagine how you are coping every day. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician. If you don't like your pcp, get a new one. Since it's been four years since your colonoscopy, you may want to re-visit your gastroenterologist.
Avatar m tn my lipase test was elevated at 76 ( normal 13-63) i have abdominal swelling, abdominal dissention. diarrea and loose stool. I've had these symptoms for 2 months. i did a self fliud wave test and i'm concluding i have pancreas ascties. i have had this abdominal swelling for 5months.
Avatar n tn I've familiarized myself pretty well with the symptoms of PC, and have learned that some people show no or few symptoms prior to diagnosis, and that my symptoms are similar to those of pancreatic cancer. My doctor believes that, due to the clean CT scan, bloodtests, and my age, that the risk of pancreatic cancer is nearly non-existent, despite my symptoms. Honestly, that kind of dismissiveness just worries me more.
559187 tn?1330786456 If so, did you have it after getting your MS diagnosis? I am wondering how much of an impact, if any, did the this affect your MS symptoms? I can't possibly believe that this could trigger yet another MS relapse as I feel I paid my dues with the relapse hat just preceeded the pancreatits, but is it possible? Thanks.
Avatar n tn Hi, My daughter, age 14 1/2 at the time, came down with pancreatitis this past July. It was acute, and painful but her amalase and lypase levels were not extremely high. Nevertheless, she was hospitalized for 4 days on IV until her levels returned to normal. They said they didn't know how she got it. Ever since the pancreatitis she has been in pain just about every day (and missing quite a bit of school). It doesn't seem to make a difference as to the types of food she eats.
Avatar n tn seems to be catching up with you now. the mortality rate is around 5-7 years after diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. you do take enzymes oraly to help you digest food?,,this is a must and will help the pancreas be able to relax. check into the miopathy procedures where they take healthy pancreas cells,and transplant them into the bad areas. its a tricky thing this pancreatits,but you got to keep on trying.
1453931 tn?1285188953 Sorry to hear about your pancreatitis. Just a question how did you know you had chronic pancreatitis? I had my GB removed just like you in 2008. I had a bile leak and when they preformed a ERCP I got acute pancreatitis. It is a risk associated with the ERCP. Anyway after my amylase and lipase went down to normal I was checked out of the hospital. However since then I have had horrible nocturnal abdominal pain and it also happens when on an empty stomach longer than 4 hours.
10821430 tn?1439584483 nine have symptoms of PLE although his mom did have Pancreatitis when she was around 4 years old,has not had since...diagnosis was by this same veterinarian.
902019 tn?1249865014 Again the specific marker for crohns was not detected in the biopsy but everything else from symptoms to inflammation at the specific section of bowel was? This was like her AIP diagnosis no IGg4 marker in biopsy. Her Gastro has started her on Mezavant to specifically target the crohns to see if this helps her symptoms but he has admitted they are not sure as the link between AIP and Crohns is very weak and they have not come across this before with my wife’s symptoms and problems.
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 m tn A few symptoms that are only present when I have pancreatitis flare-ups are small black specks in my stool or sometimes even small red spots. I don't know these are of any concern as related to blood or just rather undigested food from my pancreases inability to perform fully. Most of my questions to the doctors go unanswered and other symptom explanations are shrugged off.
Avatar m tn Dr, Choi, I have the following symptoms, but have had mixed opinions from my doctors. My family doc thinks I have GERDS, while my Gastro believes I may have chronic pancreatitis. Here are my symptoms: Nearly constant central, upper abdominal pain since August 6, 2010. Pain is gnawing, burning, like heartburn or severe hunger pains. Pain is entirely absent at night while sleeping, and absent first thing in the morning. I sleep well.
Avatar f tn My husband is 61 years old and has been a heavy drinker for past 30 years. For the last 10 years he has had periodic "attacks" which have sent him to the emergency room numerous times (every time a different "diagnosis"). 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).
Avatar n tn Other than that her symptoms go more with pancreatitis. Pain above her left ribcage that goes to her back - pain about her shoulder blades. When we saw the Dr.he had a complete blood work report in his hand and it showed raised amylase (131) and lipase levels (718) which I always thought showed pancreatitis. When I questioned him he said some people just have high levels and it is normal for them. I don't buy that.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have chronic pancreatitis and have found that if I get too hungry I will have pain too, it's strange and I thought it was just me! yes, I too will stay away from food as long as possible to get rid of the pain, but then comes that not eating pain if I go too long, can't win, it's either pain because I ate, or pain because I have gone too long without eating enough!
Avatar n tn all other tests for HEP, addison's, Celiac, liver/kidney/heart functions,etc - all ok, bone scan ok cept some ostearthritis. LATEST DIAGNOSIS - Fibromyalgia -still intense, excruciating RUQ/flank pain - has sent me to ER 3 times in 2 mos! - last time was seizing with eyes rolling back in head, & bad slurring (TIA ?). Cat scans show only 2 cysts on liver/1 on R-kidney.
Avatar n tn i too have some issues,and was actualy worried i had developed pancreatits from drinking (im a bit of a weekend warrior) but i have had literaly dozens of tests for everything from pancreatitis to diabetes for my weard symptoms i get every once in awhile.
Avatar f tn OMG I can't believe I'm not the only one dealing with a puppy with pancreatitis...My puppy has been in and out of the vets office more times than I care to count since we got her in May. This little Chessie is just miserable. She will be great for a few days and then within a matter of a few hours she can be in pain and so sick. I am able to do IVs at home if I need to, but my question is what do you get them to eat? Pumpkin she loves...yogurt at times.
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 For as long as I can remember, I've had digestive problems that appear to set off other symptoms including joint pain in foot, ankle, and hand, mouth sores, abdominal pain and cramping, and low grade fevers. My gastroenterologist tested me for antibody ASCA IgA & ASCA IgG. Both came back moderate to high positive. I was told it looks like Crohn's Disease.
Avatar m tn I have been suffering from various non specific symptoms for long time but no definite diagnosis has been made in the context of global picture of symptoms and abnormal lab findings. They are as follows: Positive ANA with speckled and nucleolar pattern Positive atypical P-ANCA Elevated Kappa light chain erratic blood level of triglycerides from normal to slightly elevated to very high.