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719251 tn?1230344505 My mother has been suffering from Pancreatitis for the past 4months. She has been in hospital three times with severe pain, vomitting, and fluid in the abdominal. In that time she has lots over 25kg. She is 60 years old but since loosing so much weight she looks like 80 years old. She no longer drinks but continues to smoke. What worries me the most is that she eats very tiny amount of food, she vomitts everyday and she is just not getting any better.
Avatar n tn Many of my conditions are related to post-Graves Disease. Ten years ago I had my gallbladder out after an attack of acute pancreatitis. I subsequently developed chronic pancreatitis and was diagnosed with Sphincter of Oddi. Rather than have the invasive surgery I went on a strict, fresh chicken soup diet with supplements ordered by an Ayruvedic doctor. Within 2 years I was completely recovered and could eat anything.
Avatar n tn There is no cure for chronic pancreatitis other than organ transplant. As you know, there is constant pain with this disease that can lead to addiction to pain meds as well as building a tolerance to meds, which has it's own set of problems. The Puestow Proceedure is designed as a measure to reduce/eliminate pain thereby reducing or eliminating the use of pain relievers. Pain is generally caused by the reduced power of the organ to drain due to blockages.
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.
1264088 tn?1279484422 CP is most often caused from drinking but other things can cause it such as Hereditary CP Cystic Fibrosis Chronic blockage of the pancreatic duct Injury Hyperlipidemia Hyperparathyroidism The enzymes help with the digestion of fat. They can help the pain in a few people but others they do not help. It is best if you stick with a very very low fat diet. You can also have bouts of acute CP so anytime you feel worse I would go to ER.
902019 tn?1249865014 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with AIP, have a 25 year history of autoimmune disorders (eosinophilic vasculitis, mild Sjogren's). 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 f tn Firstly L-bracket caused pancreatitis, but now seems no pain caused by pancreatitis. (2) used hormone for a few days; (it helped to reduce the pain but cannot last once stopped) (3) changed Tacrolimus to Xiluomosi. Now use Tacrolimus instead of Xiluomosi again but stop using cellcept. Looking forward to some suggestion about the reason and next step for Jaundice and fever. I am not a professional medical person. Any details you need just feel free to contact me. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn I have been referred to a surgeon in Cinncinnatti for a complete pancreas removal "Whipple", and an Islett Cell Transplant. This surgery is scheduled for april 24th and I am very upset about it and do not know what to do. I have had chronic pancreatitus for 6 years, and it has gradually gotten worse causing me to have to quit work two years ago. Pseudocysts were found in my pancreas 6 years ago, and were removed surgically, in which it took 18 months to get over.
Avatar m tn Hi, I saw a post of a case similar to mine where the liver was affected as well as the pancreas with wieght gain instead of loss on a low fat diet. Im wondering what causes that especially in pancreatitis? I loss alot of weight a year ago, was real sick with abnormal bruising and weakness, falling down, ect, this was before pancreas started acting up again, prior to that I had only one acute episode of pancreatitis.
1351244 tn?1279422653 hello. i have chronic pancreatitis thru a birth defect. since 2001, 17 plus major stomach surgiers and a 100 er visits. i would like to met someone that is being honest about there problem. i would like to learn to learn different copying skills. there is more to this diease in taking opiodes(which i had to prove i am not an abusing or seeker). i just would to me some people who are being honest and are looking for a somewhat normal day to day life. i am not a b.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know if pancreatitis always can be seen by a blood test? what tests do they do to see if you have it, and can they always tell? What are the symptoms? thanks!
Avatar f tn I would like to ask a question of Dr. Lupo. I have chronic pancreatitis diagnosed as chronic 6 years ago. I am on stron pain meds and have to fight the insurance company to get them, sometimes not get them. I have increased pain in the last few months and the meds are just not cutting it. I have been to my gastro/pancreas specialist and had some tests done and I will be going on a transplant list. I am taking Methadone HCL 10 mg. 2 tabs 4x day & have been taking 600 mcg.
Avatar f tn My baby Sasha wasn’t acting her normal self since Christmas Eve. I noticed when i came home her bowl was still full like she hadn’t ate anything . She’s been moping around looking sad, not eating , throwing up & barely drinking water so she’s very dehydrated now. So on Tuesday i take her to the vet & she was diagnosed with pancreatitis. I spent $600 where she is hospitalized on 11/29-11/30 today under IV fluids, pain medications, meds to control her vomiting. But she’s still not eating..
Avatar m tn You will get all the pancreatitis info. that you need. It is www.pancassociation.org 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.
Avatar m tn i don't think there should be any problem between the transplant and the pancreatitis. The damage was probably due to the drinking and with long-term ongoing sobriety hopefully it should no longer be a problem. rarely, patients can have remitting episodes of acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis but this is more the exception than the rule.
Avatar n tn i am unsure of why you are having this discomfort--it almost sounds like mild pancreatitis which could also be from alcohol. your doc is right that invariably the liver blood tests would be abnormal if you were causing liver damage. it sounds like you should definitely cut back your drinking though. they have done a colonoscopy but sometimes the colon can look normal and biopsies are needed to exclude forms of colitis.
Avatar f tn I would like to ask a question of Dr. Lupo. I have chronic pancreatitis diagnosed as chronic 6 years ago. I am on stron pain meds and have to fight the insurance company to get them, sometimes not get them. I have increased pain in the last few months and the meds are just not cutting it. I have been to my gastro/pancreas specialist and had some tests done and I will be going on a transplant list. I am taking Methadone HCL 10 mg. 2 tabs 4x day & have been taking 600 mcg.
571337 tn?1233261897 you will loose weight,you will have bad gas,,,,and you usualy end up in the hospital at least once a month. if this is truly chronic pancreatitis you have,you need to get on some enzymes to help aid your food digestion,,you need to eat high carb,low protein diet no alcohol,pop,coffie,stuff like that.
Avatar n tn aI'm posting this under general gastroenterology instead of Pancreatitis because I don't want something to get missed because of a myopic approach. In 1994, when I was 34 yrs old, I was diagnosed at Duke University Med. with pancreatitis. Pancreatitic and liver enzymes were all above 3000's. Since then I have fought chronic pancreatitis on an almost daily basis. It was considered unknown causes. I don't smoke or drink alcohol or take illicit drugs.
Avatar n tn Ascariasis, scorpion bite, Kidney failure, Kidney Transplant Patients with Crohns disease In the majority of patients with acute pancreatitis, the disease is self-limited and resolves spontaneously. Patients are usually medically treated with supportive care with special attention given to analgesis, maintenance of normal plasma volume (fluids to prevent dehydration), frequent monitoring of vital signs, and identifying and treating possible disease complications.
Avatar n tn Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of. Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
Avatar n tn Your words might shed a little light on something my mom talks little of. Dear emom, The most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the United States are alcoholic pancreatitis and gallstone pancreatitis. Many patients with so-called idiopathic (unknown cause) pancreatitis end up having microlithiasis (small stones or crystals in the biliary tree). There are many other causes of acute pancreatitis but they are less common.. I will list them for you.
312330 tn?1245180352 We tried using Methotrexate a few months ago, but my liver enzymes skyrocketed and I developed acute pancreatitis (they have never clearly found the cause of the pancreatitis, whether it was medication-induced, or part of the disease). My liver enzymes continue to remain elevated and I feel quite similar to how I felt when I first had Hep A, except that I'm not experiencing that nausea/vomiting....instead I just have the fatigue and URQ pain.
Avatar f tn Hello, My husband had been on chronic pain medication for over 20 years (4 spinal surgeries, which failed), and now has been diagnosed with pancreatitis due to the constriction of his biliary duct. Do you know if it is possible to have a transplant of a duct from a cadaver or animal, or organ donor? So far they haven't figured out what to do.... it's test after test, with long waiting periods, then the same tests again. Who is the best doctor for this in the northeast?
414844 tn?1206852615 I have had Chronic Atrophic Pancreatitis since 1968 years old, and Crohn's Disease since 2000.... [More] I have had a cholecystectomy, sphincteroplasty, duodenostomy, and a pancreatico-jejunostomy for my pancreatitis, and I have had a resection of the sigmoid colon and rectom with a temporary colostomy for the Crohn's Disease. I later had a sigmoidectomy and proctectomy with a permanent colosty. I am preparing to go for surgery, TP/ICT.
1409228 tn?1282347063 about two weeks ago I could feel the pain in my stomach that felt like my pancreas flared up. I have had acute pancreatitis 2 times before so I know the feeling. I had pain in my upper abdomen,oily stool,dizzy,nausau and no appetitie. So i went to the ER did the tests everything was normal so they said they think is is a ulcer and scheduled me with a specialist. The pain was so bad I went back in to the ER where they ran a cat scan and ultra sound and blood test.