Pancreatitis symptoms diagnosis and treatment

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Avatar f tn My symptoms are not going away and I'd like to better understand what is happening so I can get the treatment I need.
Avatar n tn Six months ago our 13 year old mini schnauzer suffered dreadfully with a severe case of panreatitis and his discomfort and internal bleeding left no option but to put him down (such a terrible term!). He had suffered from pancreatitis for a number of years and received treatment on each occasion but it seemed that with every new attack, his recovery response to treatment diminished.
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 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.
1453931 tn?1285188953 I totally understand what you are going through. I'm 24 years old and I had pancreatitis for a year now. I don't drink and I don't eat a lot of fatty food (just the average amount that others eat who are trying to be healthy). I've had a CT, MRI, endoscopy, and lab works done. I've been to three different GI doctors and they keep repeating the same tests over and over again.
Avatar m tn I would greatly appreciate anyone who could provide perhaps some enlightening literature or thoughts as how to proceed since almost all of my questions and diagnosis still remain unsolved. Any questions I should ask the doctor, or should I try and find a pancreas specialist? Once again, thank you to anyone who may respond I greatly appreciate anyone's effort to help me solve this medical mystery.
902019 tn?1249865014 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 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 n tn , Chowdhury, T., and Miedema, B.W. (1998) Endoscopic sphincterotomy for the treatment of gallstone pancreatitis during pregnancy. Surgical Endoscopy, 12(5), 394-399 (May). Bernard, P., Lopez, J.F., Kitmacher, P., Doublier, C., and Peyretou, C. (1990) Acute pancreatitis and pregnancy. A recent case report. [Article in French] J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris), 19(8), 1006-1010. Block, P., and Kelly, T.R. (1989) Management of gallstone pancreatitis during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
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 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 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.
Avatar m tn A number of autoantibodies have been detected in patients with inflammatory bowel disease some of which may be clinically useful for establishing the diagnosis. This would include the ASCA and p-ANCA test. Studies suggest that people who are p-ANCA negative and ASCA positive are more likely to have Crohn's disease. I would discuss all of these options with your gastroenterologist. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar m tn I had some symptoms in common with you and recently found out that I have Anemia and severe Vitamin D deficiency. Anemia is tested by checking Ferritin levels which is the only iron test that can verify iron deficiency anemia because Hemoglobin and Hematocrit can be perfectly normal, and it is considered the most severe form of anemia.
Avatar f tn SYMPTOMS: early satiety, nausea, trapped gas, and bloating, constipation and diarrhea. A battery of tests were done, including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (hiatal hernia) esophageal motility (muscle doesn't work well), stomach emptying. All normal. I've been hospitalized with pancreatitis twice in the last 2 years. I have type2 diabetes, I'm overweight. I am a 60 year old African American female. DIAGNOSIS: My gastroenterologist came up with nothing Murilax and Amitiza.
Avatar n tn An ultrasound of the abdomen followed by urine and stool examination may help clinch the diagnosis. You may need additional tests like CT scan of abdomen, serum amylase, lipase etc. Since you had pain in the middle of the stomach, and then on sides and have reactive hypoglycemia and drink alcohol, you could be suffering from pancreatitis or gastric reflux or gastritis or acidity. Of this gastritis caused by H pylori infection can cause reactive hypoglycemia.
Avatar n tn I have had the standard tests (sonogram, cat scan), blood work (my lipase slightly elevated) done by the first internist who insisted that I had IBS even though I had very few symptoms.
Avatar f tn Last year I struggled with pain in my stomach, diarrhea when I ate anything, and pain in my joints. I was sent for a CT scan for possible pancreatitis, and they found prominent lymph nodes around my pancreas, and something in my colon. I was sent to GI specialist, and it was thought I had Crohn's disease. Had an upper endoscopy, and colonoscopy which only showed chronic gastritis, and hiatal hernia, and Barrett's esophagus.
Avatar m tn Also, considering the extremely conservative nature of her GI and his unwillingness to budge from his IBS diagnosis and mis-administration of fiber to a patient with severe diarrhea has convinced her to get a second opinion. Any suggestions on next steps or conditions would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
Avatar n tn He put in a stent and I got sicker. I developed mild pancreatitis (cleared in a few days) and the right side pain continued. He repeated the ERCP 2 weeks later and did a papillotomoy (made an incision in the bile duct to relax it and keep it open). Initially I did feel some better. The nausea eased and the dizzy spells stopped. I ate well again and gained 5 pounds back and felt stronger. Now, over the past couple of weeks the pain has started again!!!
Avatar n tn my continued diahrrea and recent symptoms continue to make me very worried about my situation and even HIV because u have had some difficulty breathing for the past 3-4 weeks and every time i type diahrrea into the internet HIV comes up as the main cause. but i really should not be a risk for this and I DID test negative! plus my lymphocite #s were normal according to my new GI and yet even he asked me if i had been getting mouth sores and/or rashes!
Avatar n tn I strongly urge you to seek another opinion from a specialist so you can get an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your discomfort. Pancreatic problems worsen with time if left untreated, especially if you are vomiting frequently. I wish you good luck and good health.
Avatar m tn Today I saw my doctor who was quite refreshed from rest at home. He recommended two treatment options, one is injection once a week and the other is baraclude by mouth once daily. Because the former has side effects that may cause me (the bread earner of my family) to stop working, I immediately chose the latter, which costs $2200 per 90 days. Would appreciate your sharing your experience if you have used baraclude before. Thank you.
Avatar n tn ________ dear linda, pseudocysts are one of the complications of pancreatitis. They are collecti0ons of pancreatic secretion and necrotic debris surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Most pseudocysts occur after pancreatitis ( independent of cause) when the symptoms of pain recur. the diagnosis is made by ultrasound or CT scan. Pseudocysts often resorb without treatment. The duration of the cyst is directly related to size- bigger cysts take longer to disappear.
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 f tn I have had HCV for 35 years and have led a normal life and still have minimal liver damage and very few symptoms from the disease. If he truly contracted HCV only 4 or 5 years ago all likely hood he would have very minimal liver damage if any at all.. However this is not to say things cannot move faster .however the one thing for modt is very slow moving .taking many years and often decades to do significant damage towars cirrhosis.
Avatar f tn Abnormal eye signs include poorly reactive or unresponsive pupils, reduced visual acuity, optic disc hyperemia, retinal edema, an enlarged blind spot, papilledema, and eventually optic atrophy. GI symptoms are also very common and include nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain due to gastritis. The abdominal pain can be severe and mimic an acute abdomen; pancreatitis can develop and also produce abdominal pain. Permanent neuro-visual deficits may follow recovery from severe methanol poisoning eg.
Avatar n tn He/she will help you decide if treatment is needed at this time, or possibly monitor you and wait for newer treatment drugs that are in development right now. A liver biopsy may be necessary to determine if you have sustained any damage to your liver. For right now, the best thing to do is begin your education by reading the posts in this forum, other HCV forums, and you might want to take a look at the following site as well: http://janis7hepc.
Avatar f tn Now that I’ve had it non-stop for a week (in provincial hospitals the assumption would be made that you had the bug and treatment started), here in the private sector you get the diagnosis before you start treatment, so I’ve had severe symptoms for a week already and the infection has managed to spread around a bit. Also a single case of such severity is rare, usually loads of people would get it at once and that would be a bit of a clue.