Pancreatitis symptoms what is it

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Avatar n tn So little is actually known about this disease. The doctors probably say it is not pancreatitis because your pancreatic enzymes are not elevated. What noone seems to realize is they may not be elevated even during a pancreatitis attack. The enzymes elevate in the bloodstream when the ducts are blocked and the enzymes cannot reach the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).
Avatar n tn Since being released from hospital I keep having minor attacks of pain, but they seem to be getting worse. I am weak also. I do not drink. It does not seem to be related to what I eat. I am 6' and weigh 200lbs. Doctors are stumped. Does anyone have any experience with symptoms of pancreatic cancer?
Avatar n tn Vet called today, said Ozzie's level are over 1'000 on lipase count and that makes it sure it is pancreatitis, che chronic version. Having had a look at internet, none of the symptoms agree with what he does. He does not, vomit, reject food, loose stool.... He is overweight, sleeps well on his side, likes his food, not too bouncy, but he is 11, had 3 leg operations due to "clicking of leg when on walk" sorry forgot the name of it.
Avatar n tn What exactly are the symptoms of this condition? ALSO... how is pancreatitis diagnosed? How do they normaly find if this is the problem? Thanks!
Avatar n tn about 4 weeks ago i had to take my mom to the ER because she was suffering from severe stomachache. It turned out to be acute pancreatitis. She was admitted in the hospital and stayed there for 3 weeks. She's been out of the hospital for 2 days. I am really worried because she looks really tired and she says that she has stomach pain as if it was sored. I wanted to know if these are normal symptoms after an acute pancreatitis ?.
Avatar n tn Just an idea. Ask for a copy of your blood work. I always do that now and check and see what your amalyse and lipase levels are. If they are high it would indicate pancreatitis. Just another piece of the puzzle. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I'm not stupid, in that I know for a fact that this is what is causing and/or making my symptoms worse, but here is my question. On several occasions I have stopped drinking completely for as long as 5 or 6 days, and felt my symptoms get a little bit worse each day. Not exactly the intended plan. The only thing that seems to make this awful pain disappear in fact is having a few drinks. Why is that? Is it the "pain relieving" effect of the alcohol?
Avatar m tn Sooo If I were you I would have the little one tested for sugar in the urine which is called Glycosuria. If it is positive he may have diabetes. In the early stages of diabetes a cat will try and compensate for the inability to utilize blood sugar by eating more FOOD! This may be what is happening now since the pancreas has been compromised. I would check with your vet to be sure this is addressed, K? ....and if you think I just know this off the top of my head, ooh NOOOO!
Avatar f tn Evidently he got into some scraps we threw out which is what they think caused the attack. He honestly did not have many symptoms until the very end now the worst part. He moaned some but only the weight loss until he started now being as active. In less than a week it progressed to he is laying flat no movement & then finally the vomiting & diarrhea. He wasn't even running a temperature until now.
Avatar f tn I have seen countless drs and finally I saw one of the best pancreas drs nationwide, and he suggested it could be minimal change recurrent mild attacks. The only other test Ive had is a hida scan for the gb and it was abnormal, but not the cause of the pain. Anyone out there with insight?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed yesterday in the ER. They found through an abdominal ultra sound the tail is enlarged. I have a family history of pancreatic cancer. They request I do further testing. Is pancreatitis something you can get rid of or is it something that kind of hangs around and "flares up"?
Avatar n tn This is suppossed to be one of the symptoms of pancreatitis, but I have not idea what that would look like. Mine is floating most of the time. I am also constipated most of the time. I thought diarreha would be more of a symptom for pancreatitis? I'm going back to the dr. next week, but was hoping to get some ideas of what might be going on.
Avatar n tn It hurt her liver and she is on liver pills right now. She is totally back to her old self now though! So it is possible to recover. Didn't you say your dog is back to her oldself? I don't understand why you would euthanize her if she is. Maybe I miss-read your post.....
Avatar f tn my dog has had pancreatitis 2 times he is 8 yrs old and he hasnt shown symptoms in 2 yrs. we got a kitten over the weekend and the dog ended up eating the cat food a couple of times. now he has diahrea and i have seen a couple blood drops by the poop. Is there something i can do for him other then take him to the vet. It is the same exact symtoms as last time so i really dont need to pay a couple hunred dollars for them to tell me what i already know.
Avatar n tn He seems to think that it might be pancreatitis and that I should go back to my gastrointerologist. Could a pancreatic attack happen out of the clear blue sky? Does anyone think this is what it might be??? I'm anxious to hear from others. Thanks for your time. Have a WONDERFUL Day!!!
Avatar n tn At this point, it really doesn't matter what caused it, just that I have it and that there is no cure. That is the big, fat bummer part of it. My son, God bless him, sat on Santa's lap and asked him to bring me a new pancreas for Christmas. I almost cried. Thanks to all that have listened to my story. Merry Christmas to you all.
Avatar f tn So I have a referral to a surgeon to see if he can find out what is going on. Maybe this it what you need to do also. They need to rule out one thing at a time. I know I do not have food allergies.
Avatar n tn This is not a question, but may be a helpful lead to those who are experiencing symptoms that sound like pancreatitis or at least, trouble with the pancreas. From my experience, doctors tend to dismiss looking further into problems with the pancreas. I'm unsure WHY. I was told that a CAT scan would find my problem, but it did not. Only when I was referred to a gastro doctor and he did an ERCP, was the problem with the pancreas found.
Avatar m tn when i do get tested all is fine in the blood and urine. its bad when i am happy my emzyme count is high it shows im not lying. ive been accused by doctors i like being drugged only when i go in for the pain management...its very frustrating.ive never had my gall bladder removed but once was said it might help. i recently had an ercp test done after countless begging from my numerous doctors and am in more pain now then before. is there any advice for all this and more??
Avatar f tn I am sc ared because I am not myself and the pain and symptoms I have cannot be normal! What should I do????
Avatar n tn So now we are more confused than ever. The symptoms that lead to his thought that it is IBS is that her pain always comes with her menstral cycle and she has mucus in her stools. 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.
517981 tn?1216785618 Also you might want to start looking at your stools and your vomit, I know that is gross but you need to see whether or not your stools are greasy, fatty, what color they are etc. That is pretty much a sign that something is wrong with your digestive system. Also you might want to look up some information on pancreatitis. You can google this word or go on webmd or even this site. Your symptoms seem pretty close to this. I hope this has helped you.
Avatar n tn I have been on an antifungal program now for a little over a year and have improved dramatically. It is a hard program but it is so much worth it. I actually sought the program out as I thought my pain was all candida related but I guess may be the pancreas after all. If you believe you have candida please go to and check out their website. They have best one for it and their products and support are absolutely wonderful and I swear by it.
Avatar n tn I have pain in the upper part of my stomach and if I lie on my back it gets worse if I lie on either side it gets a bit better but it is always there. Can anyone tell me what the symptoms are and if there is anything I need to know about this (if it is serious) since I don't go to the emergenacy room unless dragged.
Avatar f tn constant - some shoulder pain and some weakness in arms ( intermittenly ) - I have fatigue - I am sweating one minute and cold the next - No one is telling me anything - no one knows why I have it . I am not sure what is going on and do not know what to do next. Is it possible someone could be wrong since I am not having the severity of pain in my abdomen? Should I just wait it out or look for new docs ?
Avatar m tn Over the course of a few months, the symptoms do not seem to be worsening, which is good, but also not getting better. If it is chronic pancreatitis, will it by definition worsen over the months or years or can it stay stable if I stay on a healthy diet, avoid alcohol, etc.??? Any advice appreciated. I do realize that I likely need to get back to the GP, but I'm most curious as to whether chronic pancreatitis ALWAYS worsens no matter what.
Avatar n tn My Max had pancreatitis 4 years ago and I recall his stomach was distended. I think that the bowels moving is a good sign. If you are concerned, you can call the emergency vet and ask about it; sometimes they will provide information over the phone. One thing I should mention, pancreatitis can be a precursor to diabetes. A year later, max developed diabetes. (We manage it very well with diet and Vetsulin but it takes dedication, a rigid feeding schedule and 2 shots a day.
Avatar n tn Did the vet say an ultra-sound should be done. My dog had all the symptoms of pancreatitis - and we found out when it was too late that he had eaten a piece of rubber - and it was lodged in his intestines. It didnt show up on an x-ray ... but did when i decided to take him for an ultra-sound. Unfortunately, Willie was too weak, and passed away.
Avatar n tn They kept telling us that things are so small in that area anyway and then when it is a child it makes things that much more difficult. Do you know what has caused your ductal obstructions or lack of flow? From what I have learned, most people, unless they have some obvious anatomy problem, don't really have an answer as to why they are prone to pancreatitis. I know this may sound silly, but can you describe the pain for me?
Avatar f tn I am doing a lot of guessing here but you can get thrombosis of the splenic vein from it which can result in gastric varices. I am also assuming that the pancreatitis is not from alcohol abuse. Are you on any replacement enzymes when you eat? Some of your symptoms sound like malabsorption from pancreatic insufficiency. Have you have any recent imaging - specifically an MRCP or endoscopic ultrasound? What is the time scale of the procedures that you had? What portion of your stomach was removed?