Pancreatitis treatment and prognosis

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Avatar f tn My mom has severe emphysema, and has been on continuous O2 for 2 years, delivered through nasal cannula at 3L. She is s/p CVA, CHF, and mild MI. She also has chronic pancreatitis (s/p alcoholism)and HTN. She still smokes about a pack of cigarettes per/day. When on O2 her sats can be as high as 98%. When off of O2, she can go into the 70s. She is constantly using "pursed lip breathing", has a chronic, productive cough, and a barreled chest.
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.
701334 tn?1262857103 Common tests which reveals the signs of colitis include X-rays of the colon, testing the stool for blood and pus, sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy. Treatment of colitis may include the administration of antibiotics and general non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) medications; Azathioprine or similar immunosupressants; steroids such as prednisolone and prednisone and pain killers like buscopan.Severe cases may require surgery.
902019 tn?1249865014 Don't know if its good or bad yet but at least they are now finding something and she can start a treatment instead of Morphine and anti sickness. Her flare up back in July was pancreatitis so don't know if she has both Crohn's and AIP but from what I can tell they are both autoimmune problems. Hope everyone is well.
1337091 tn?1275912473 This morning when i went to take him, he couldn't walk and kept falling over and crying. I literally had to put him on a rug and pull him out to my car and pick him up (he's 91 lbs.) and put him in the back seat. When I got there they put him on a stretcher and took him in. That vet said she was concerned about something neurological going on, causing him to lose balance and fall.
Avatar f tn After two days i was told last night her kidney is at 7, i cant remember what her BUN was or any other number because at that point i was told she now has pancreatitis and her liver is going bad as well. They are releasing her today with me and told me to take her home, make her comfortable at home and she can either pass on her own or i can bring her in after a few days to be put down. I am having a hard time with this whole thing and felt it came on quickly.
793908 tn?1294708709 After several checks a month ago, the determination was made by our vet that his disease had progressed to the point with high blood numbers that there were no other treatment options. Unhappy with this prognosis, I researched Cushings in dogs online and found Supraglan. I give him 1 eyedropper full twice a day with his food. He eats fine and is doing well.
Avatar n tn My 10 year old has had two attacks of acute pancreatitis. These seem to come on very suddenly and be unrelated to any condition such as diet or trauma or drinking alcohol, obviously. There seems to be no treatment except morphine for pain and intravenous fluids. There seems to be no literature on childhood pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause, prognosis and any preventative steps we could take.
Avatar n tn There seems to be no literature on children with pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause and prognosis and any preventative steps that we could take.
Avatar n tn Can you give me any information about the cause and prognosis and any preventative steps that we could take. _____ Dear Celia, there is a familial form of pancreatitis which has a genetic abnormality as the underlying propblem. Because the GI Forum no longer has the services of a pedoatric gastroenterologist, you would be best to resubmit your questions to the Maternal-Child forum HFHSM.D.
Avatar n tn There seems to be no literature on childhood pancreatitis. Can you give me any information about the cause, prognosis and any preventative steps we could take.I submitted this question to the Gastroenterology Forum and it referred me to this section. Dear Celia : There are many causes of pancreatitis in childhood , viral etiology including mumps , infectious mononucleosis , influenza A, german measles , and Coxsackie B virus .
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 n tn Overall, although pancreatitis caused by hypertriglyceridemia has the same prognosis as other causes of the acute episode, early recognition and treatment have been shown to hasten clinical recovery. In addition to insulin, which promotes tissue uptake of lipids, specific treatment modalities can include fresh frozen plasma and plasmapheresis. Plasmapheresis has been shown to cause dramatic clinical improvement in patients with acute pancreatitis and to prevent disease recurrences.
Avatar n tn He needs a support group also for hepatitis,,,,and of course AA for drinking. Suggest here,,,and many will help and talk to him and check in your town and see if you have any local support groups. Good Luck to you!
284078 tn?1282620298 This time about a woman on Topamax for 7 days who seemed to have lost almost all her vision 12 hours after increasing her dose per her doctor's instructions. Some quick thinking sparked me to ask if she could see up close and lo and behold while she was blind as a bat in the distance, she could see the tiniest print about 6 inches in front of her nose. She had developed an acute myopic shift from a choroidal effusion which pushed the lens/iris diaphram forward.
Avatar f tn Complications are ascites, cyst or fluid buildup in pancreas, low B.P etc.Haemorrhagic pancreatitis, necrotizing pancreatitis and involvement of liver, heart and kidney carries poor prognosis. Some amount of free fluid can be norm al around the uterus. Any infection or inflammation can cause it. Discuss your concerns with the treating doctor. Write us again. Best luck!
931217 tn?1283484935 [17,18] Mammary cancer is usually treated with surgery and often chemotherapy, and it is often fatal despite treatment, with 59% of dogs with malignant tumors in one study eventually dying of causes related to their. [21] Spaying dramatically reduces the risk of mammary cancer in both dogs and cats. In dogs the risk has been reported as 0.5% when spayed before the first heat, 8% if spayed before the second heat, and 26% if spayed after the second heat.
Avatar n tn When the disease becomes chronic pancreatitis, the pain is less excrutiating, and it can come and go. As the gastro site fully explains, repeated flareups can cause further damage to the pancreas, so treatment is necessary to minimize the flareups and control the pain. A gentleman posted earlier that he disagreed with my statement concerning the fact that further damage occurs, yet perhaps he did not realize I was referring to chronic pancreatitis.
Avatar m tn After sleepless nights we finally got the MRI results back, he has 7 apparent tumors, one even being 17 cm long, also in liver and kidney. The first doctor gave us a grim prognosis, practically assuring he had days to live. A family friend who had a similar situation said "thats what metastasis looks like, it happened to my father".
Avatar f tn How Is Pancreatitis Treated? Treatment for acute pancreatitis People with acute pancreatitis are treated with IV fluids and pain medications in the hospital. In up to 25% of patients, the pancreatitis can be severe and patients may need to be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). In the ICU, the patient is closely watched because pancreatitis can damage the heart, lungs, or kidneys. Some cases of severe pancreatitis can result in death of pancreatic tissue.
Avatar n tn I kept it honest and short. I said...your liver is not working and it is not making your prognosis very good. I'm just the daughter-in-law and she had a daughter saying....we'll save you...you won't die. I went and got my husband. I feel so bad, but the daughter really is hurting her by telling her she will get a transplant when she is not a candidate, and will not qualify.
Avatar n tn this is their internal organs shutting down and if not caught quickly the prognosis is very poor. just eating a few treats per day is not giving her the nutrition she requires to live....this is a very DANGEROUS situation, she sounds like she is very weak already if she cannot even lick her water properly...I sure hope she gets the help she needs asap... http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/12/13/feline-hepatic-lipidosis.
Avatar m tn Or, be in the room when the doctor arrives to check on him and if your brother agrees to have you there, be present and ask the doctor questions. I wish you and your family and brother the best of luck. This is not an easy thing to deal with. Let us know if we can help you more.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Avatar n tn They refer to him as very sick and in grave condition. They are unable to offer a diagnosis or prognosis since they can't verify anything through sample collection. They are offering information based on how he presents, CAT scan results and his having to have been put on the respirator to breathe. Yesterday his blood pressure was very high, today it continues to be very low and dropping.
Avatar m tn They had me bring her back for the next 4 days during the day to administer IV fluids to her. They ran the tests again and her BUN dereased to 89 and CREA only decreased to 2.6, but her phosphates increased after the fluids. They then suspected Addisons disease and ran the test Wed, which was negative. She tolerated all of this until Wednesday night and she began with diarrhea and not feeling well at all and she also wouldn't eat.
Avatar f tn I've been treated for it before with suboxone but that made me anxious and panicky. I just read more on it here on this website and the prognosis doesn't sound good. Someone wrote it could last a year or more and return at any time in your life. That is so depressing b/c I want to feel normal again but all I feel is depression and anxiety, panic disorder and agoraphobia. When you feel that way, it is hard to eat right and exercise as people recommend...
Avatar n tn Have the doctors checked for coeliac disease and pancreatitis? Just clutching at straws here. Ask if they can do a calprotectin stool assay test. I have had Crohn's for 37 yrs and this test has only been available in England (where it was developed) for about 4 years. If the calprotectin level is out of range (norm is 20) this shows inflammation in the digestive tract - but not where.
Avatar m tn I'm pharmacy student in Thailand Now I learn about Chronic diarrhea Please you explain me about treatment and prognosis of non-HIV chronic diarhea with fecal yeast in elderly. Thank you.
Avatar n tn If I were you, I'd take advice and explanation and prognosis info from those who know the exact situation, rather than the experiences of others with similar but fundamentally different problems.