Pancreatitis symptoms in adults

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Avatar n tn I have found little to no information regarding this condition in adults. All the research deals with this in infants. I would like to find out more information so that I may better handle this, but it just doesn't exist. First off, if it was almost completely blocked off, how did food pass through? I have stopped the Vioxx, and am awaiting the results of the biopsy taken during the EGD. What else can I do--foods to avoid, foods to eat more of, etc?
Avatar n tn disease of the biliary tract, for example: gall stones blocking the duct where it opens into the duodenum alcoholism trauma - bullet or knife wound duodenal ulcer hyperparathyroidism - over active parathyroid glands hyperlipidaemia - abnormally high levels of lipids such as cholesterol in the blood viral infection certain drugs such as corticosteroids and thiazide diuretics. The main symptom of pancreatitis is severe abdominal pain that is sudden in onset and continuous.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the gastroenterology community! What tests has he had done? What are his symptoms?
Avatar f tn Fatigue, headaches, achy hands/knees/neck/back, low grade fever (comes and goes), nausea, abdominal pain, and a rash that comes and goes on my scalp (my hairdresser told me about it) that is not bothersome in ANY way. Any time I go out in the sun my face gets REALLY red, even if I'm out for only a few minutes...and only across my nose and cheeks.
Avatar n tn as this can do permanent damage to the nerve cells in your central nervous system(brain and apinal cord), cardiopulmonary system and smooth muscle in your digestive tract( mainly the large intestine as these are the areas of the body where opiate receptors are widely spread. Tapering as slowly as possible will almost eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Once you stop taking them you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms so always taper as slowly as possible toward the end. xoxo- D.
Avatar m tn Do bulky pancreas' resolve over time in most people or are they always an indicator of cancer or pancreatitis. Given my history, should I consider myself to be in a higher risk category for occult ca? Many thanks for your response.
277174 tn?1189851979 Mediastinal adenopathy, however, is a prominent feature of lymphoblastic lymphoma and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, entities primarily found in young adults). My report said that there was significant and mediastinal adenopathy??? Any opinion on that? Thanks for answering. I'm just not ready 2 leave at 44. I'm having some improvement w?
Avatar f tn Reading my journals for the last six weeks-will provide some of the highlights when I can, but now I just can't. Hopefully, this will help somone else recognize the symptoms of kidney failure in their babies. I cannot express to all of you how much your comments mean to us right now. Not sure we could make it without you. It is so hard.
Avatar n tn Sometimes (especially in warm weather for us pumpers) our insulin gets a bit cooked in the tubing and/or in the reservoir/cartridge. If you haven't tried this already, open a fresh vial of insulin, and completely change out your cartridge & infusion set. Drink a LOT of water to help reduce ketones. If this technique works, then look for ways to keep your pump/tubing out of summer sun & heat. There's a product called a Frio, that's a little pouch filled with dried gel granules.
1318483 tn?1318350782 I know very little about it Addi but from the little I know isn't it usually dx in children and young adults due to the forming of the brain? From what little I know too, it is something that can be readily seen on an MRI. So, I am thinking it's not what you have since you have had MRI's w/none of this seen. As for your daugther, I am sorry, I don't know what the future holds but seems to me that dx is at least the first big step (you know how big a piece that is).
Avatar n tn celiac disease a disease occurring in children and adults characterized by sensitivity to gluten, with chronic inflammation and atrophy of the mucosa of the upper small intestine; manifestations include diarrhea, malabsorption, steatorrhea (passage of fat in stool), and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Syn: gluten enteropathy, celiac sprue, celiac syndrome. Try a gluten-free diet also (very tough).
218828 tn?1217257258 Inadequate absorption of calories will lead to loss of weight in adults or stunting of growth in children. Adults will complain of unintentional weight loss and perhaps tiredness, lethargy and fatigue. Children may have similar symptoms accompanied by failure to thrive with growth failure (falling through the centile charts for height and weight). Gastrointestinal symptoms: Chronic diarrhoea is common.
Avatar m tn I was suspected the same thing due to some of my symptoms, but sometimes I will eat things like Triscuits or rye bread, with no symptoms. My grandmother had pancreatic cancer and many of my symptoms are similar to those of pancreatitis, so I'm going to see a doctor soon, even if I have to borrow money from someone to do it. Thanks for both of your help.
Avatar f tn Apparently, left side abdominal pain is often more common in women and young adults. There are lots of common causes of a left sided abdominal pain, enlarged spleen, bowel problems, like diverticulitis, and constipation, to pain arising from muscles and skin over the left side of the abdomen. I have a friend who has chronic pancreatitis with similar symptoms. You should get this checked out if it's interfering with your everyday life.
Avatar m tn The toxins that build up in the body quickly from bacteria from leakage or perforations in bowels is deadly. Our bodies let us know with pain, and other symptoms, like changes in bowel movements, regularity, color, texture etc...these are at times passing issues, but if they persist for more than a few days it becomes extremely serious to seek medical attention. Thanks for sharing an important insight...although again to is not people dying from abdominal pain...
1469903 tn?1286650297 the dose is adjusted for weight only in children.[2] The dose should be drunk within 5 minutes. • A variant is often used in pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes, with a screening test of 50 grams over one hour. If elevated, this is followed with a test of 100 grams over three hours. Blood is drawn at intervals for measurement of glucose (blood sugar), and sometimes insulin levels. The intervals and number of samples vary according to the purpose of the test.
Avatar n tn Thus chronic inflammatory responses in many organs aside from the liver are likely to expect and the inherent susceptibility particularly of endocrine organs to autoimmune attack due to their esoteric, not truly tolerant set of expressed proteins will make such endocrine autoimmunity (exemplified as thyreoditis, but not limited to such or islet cell pancreatitis, leading to diabetes) appear in a higher percentage than in the population background not chronically stimulated by viral antigens and
Avatar f tn I have a 12 yr old daughter that has had stomach problem all her life. When she was younger they thought she had Celiac Disease, but after several biopsy's they could never get anything to say this is what was going on. She gets a "burning pain" like her stomach (pretty much right in the middle if you had her show you where the pain was at) is on fire. Sometimes she gets waives of neasua sometimes it will let up.
242516 tn?1368227505 org/health_chats/register/17 Due to the swine flu, the US has declared a public health emergency. We're early in the outbreak of this new virus, with most all patients in the US having mild illness who have recovered without treatment. Only 1 of the 20 cases have been hospitalized. Since the US strain is a genetic match to the Mexico strain, officials are concerned about the potential of deaths in America from swine flu.
Avatar f tn I'm a full time student, raising a 6 month old child, and living in a two bedroom, one bathroom house with my son and 4 other adults (parents, boyfriend, and another housemate who is my parents' age). My symptoms are fatigue, appetite loss, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty with memory and thinking beyond what seems appropriate to my level of fatigue at any given time, widespread mild to moderate pain with no apparent cause, and left sided headaches which have been growing in frequency.
Avatar n tn I think the only tumor marker that has a role in screening, in people without symptoms or specific risk factors, is PSA for prostate cancer. Even that has come under recent scrutiny, however. Specifically with regard to CEA, I think there's no evidence at all that it has use as a screening tool, and some evidence for the opposite, in that it's inaccurate enough to lead to lots of testing which can have its own problems.
Avatar m tn May also be given vitamin supplements, especially fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, since chronic pancreatitis is associated with lowered fat absorption. A diet low in fat and high in protein and calories might be recommended to help patients gain and maintain weight. This is just my opinion, with the problems you've listed above. But defently tell your Dr.
Avatar n tn Fatigue, GI problems, and some other extraintestinal symptoms may also be found in children/adults with inflammatory bowel disease. If you would like more information about either condition, reliable sources include for celiac disease, and for inflammatory bowel disease. I hope your son feels better soon.
Avatar n tn PS. In January I was in the hospital with chest pains. My EKG's were very abnormal and a cardiologist was called in the middle of the night (I'm 37 and female, so the likelihood of heart disease was very low) for a heart catheterization. They found an electrical problem and coronary artery spasm, and prescribed cardizem. No more chest pain! After I was in,another woman close to my age from my church went to the ER with chest pains. She got a catheterization too, no problems were found.
Avatar f tn No pain but she didn't have bacterial overgrowth in her intestinal tract. You can try probiotics (good bacteria) to see if the pain goes away. If symptoms persist see another doctor.
Avatar m tn I have lost my brother I dont want any other sister goes through the same experience. If in case you get to know its pancreatitis go for getting a stent or its too late its better to get the pancreas removed and live on artificial pancreas then seeing your loved one dying of this cancer.. Act fast if any of you is in the same case... Best of luck,, live happily This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/233978'>choledochal cyst</a>.
Avatar f tn To reach and stay right near a reading of 100, I take 6,000 IU's daily. I live in Georgia. Older adults cannot use the sunlight because of changes in their skin. Also, people with absorption issues, like losing 18" of colon to cancer, need more Vit. D3. There are some awesome videos on Youtube about the importance of Vit. D3 for everyone. My cancer DID recur, but it took 3 years and was a very tiny spot on my liver. That's been 2 years now so over 5 years from my original dx.
Avatar n tn Since the body stores 3 to 5 years worth of B12 and several months supply of folate in the liver, deficiencies and their associated symptoms can take months to years to manifest in adults. Over time, a deficiency in either B12 or folate can lead to macrocytic anemia, a condition characterized by the production of fewer, but larger red blood cells and a decreased ability to carry oxygen. Patients who have this condition may tire, be weak, and be short of breath.
Avatar f tn There would be abnormal lab test results for someone with advanced liver disease along with other symptoms before developing HE. Cirrhosis in general depending on the cause normally takes many years of continuous damage before cirrhosis occurs. I have had cirrhosis for 11 years now. I was diagnosed in January 2008 with liver biopsy. The cause of my cirrhosis was being infected with hepatitis c for 30 years.
Avatar m tn It's a manifestation of what is seen in undiagnosed, long-term problems due to celiac in adults. Most docs don't seem to realize that. There are also a subset of hypersection (acid) celiacs - they have both - but they seem to have a 'bubbly' duodenal bulb when a barium x-ray is done.