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Avatar f tn pregnant again) and after four days of intense stomach pain, not eating and diarrhea I took myself to a different hospital E.R. (not my insurer). From their CT scan I was told I had pancreatitis, lipids and amylase where also high. I followed up with my insurance provider's GI specialist and an ultrasound, they were unable to provide me with any diagnosis..
Avatar n tn I had to put my 11 year old Llhasa apso to sleep yesterday because he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and was in so much pain that they could not guarantee that he would survive even with treatment. It came on suddenly...he was fine Saturday but began throwing up in the middle of the night and continued...he couldn't even hold down water and was very weak. I took him into the veterinary hospital on Sunday and he was too weak to come home.
Avatar n tn My question is does this mean I have chronic pancreatitis or can you not tell on a MRCP? Does the duct dilatation set off an inflamation of the liver and pancreas and cause the pancreatitis pain? Also can the duct dilatation heal on its own in time? I have no desire to undergo an ERCP as I've heard such nightmare stories from people who have undergone but yet I'm so tired of not feeling good and having pain and just would like to feel good again. Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn My chocolate lab "Skip" is about 10 years old and developed pancreatitis for the first time. We took him to the doctor he never vomited or diahrea until the day after he got to the vets office. His amalyse was high like 8000 and his glucose and white blood count low but we got an ultrasound to make sure not cancer. He started to show improvements with the IV and antibiotic. Now a week later he is starting to decline and the vet has tried everything.
Avatar f tn That can only be done in the hospital. I had pancreatitis and was hospitalized for 8 days before the enzymes were low enough for me to leave. They did stay just above normal for two more weeks. Perhaps your enzyme level isn't high enough to require treatment yet. I would keep up on this and see your doctor again soon if the pain continues.
Avatar n tn If she isn't able to hold down water, I honestly think she needs to go back in hospital. The way pancreatitis is treated is by allowing that organ to rest through literal starvation. Same treatment holds for human patients too. The dog is given IV hydration and nutrition, nausea and pain control, and then you wait it out. Is she eating anything at all? I hope your vet explained that avoiding fats is very important right now - and in the future.
Avatar n tn I went to the hospital and they said i have pancreatitis caused by a gall stone blocking me. Once my pancreatitis had settled they discharged me to bring me back in as an out patient to have my gall bladder removed, before they could do this i was bought back into hospital because i had cholecystitis, once that had cleared up i had my gallbladder taken out in emergency surgery. The problem is i still have pain attacks now.
Avatar n tn I have had terrible pain in my front right & left ribs & in my sides that wraps about midways in my back somethime under both shoulderblades on both sides for the last 2 years after eating with weight loss that has leveled off some. I have had one mild elevation of Amylase around 135 at the beggining of 2006. I had high triglycerides which are now normal.I have had continual elevations of Lipase around 320 throughout the last 2 years.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis and since then have seen a gastro doctor. He is recommending that I have my gallbladder removed, or as he stated "yank it out". He has me on Urso 250mg @ 3 times a day; Nexium @ 40mgs; and Viokase 8 tab 5 times a day then given me percocet for when I am in pain. First off, I am very concerned about removal of my gallbladder as a cure-all, it seems drastic.
Avatar f tn I have been doing research online regarding Autoimmune Pancreatitis. I am noticing no case studies done in my sons age group, treatment is corticosteroids/steroid saving therapies, over a prolonged period of time. In all the research i have been reading there is no data regarding long term prognosis , or quality of life in persons with this disorder. Another concern of mine is if he has to go on a steroid long term, what about schooling?
Avatar n tn We took him to a specialist hospital where he had the same treatment in ICU as a human with pancreatitis. He had a central line placed in his neck so he didn't have to get stuck with needles all the time, and was put on TPN - nutrition given via IV. He also had a ton of pain meds - a 75 mcg fentanyl patch along with injections of dilaudid for breakthrough pain. At least I know he was as comfortable as humanly possible those last couple of weeks.
Avatar n tn I was in the hospital last month with pancreatitis. The treatment is for no food. The pancreas needs to rest, and by not eating it can heal. Your baby will get plenty of nourishment from what your body has stored. Not being a Dr I can only guess that another case of pancreatitis would be worse for the baby than to go without food for a few days. By leaving without the Dr discharging you. You are showing the Drs that you are unwilling to follow Drs orders.
254215 tn?1195096984 My aunt had a mini schnauzer (the breed is notorious for chronic panc) who lived to be 19 - most of those years with chronic pancreatitis, and occasional hospital stays for acute attacks. I doubt the paw-dragging is in any way related to the pancreatitis. It sounds like, for whatever reason, the circulation to that paw has been compromised. You need to get it checked out ASAP or she may lose the paw.
Avatar m tn to not eat until pain gos away but no relieve in my pain that comes more frequently now more then ever.I guess my question is should i seek more treatment to get more cat scans & m.r.i to see if there is any damage or thinking about finally getting on a pain management to deal with my pain & bring more activeness to my day to day bases.
Avatar n tn I had a healthy dog until he went under for dental cleaning and tooth extractions. The tooth extractions went well, but two days later he developed pancreatitis. We got it under control with medication and low fat canned food. However, when we stopped the meds we noticed he wasn't turning his neck and his neck started throbbing. We took him in again to the vet. The vet x-rayed his neck and said he has a slipped disk.
701334 tn?1262857103 ,,,hurt even to touch my belly,went to hospital,,and had these tests done.. 2 ct scans with barrium and iodine contrast. full blood panel amalayes/lipase infection stool no gullstones/no hiatal hernia no enlargments of any organs. they gave me fluids/pain medecine shot,and sent me home,,i was better in 1 days time....and diahrea stopped. this happened 2 times one month apart. i am 34 5-8 215 lbs.
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 He is running trials in the states on SOD treatment and you get free treatment if you sign up to the group. Its called EPISOD. You can google it. He told me he is sure its sod because everything else is ruled out, my enzymes were elevated, I had the typical pain and vomiting and I have bad attacks with narcotics. Narcotics cause these attacks in most everyone with SOD since they raise pressure in the sphincter. He did mrcp and I do not have dilated bile duct so I am type 2.
611067 tn?1458595083 I also need to get into a gastroenterologist so they can do some tests. I'm scared to death. I have had pancreatitis before and it was horrible. This felt very similar and I told my doctor I think I've had these attacks before too. Fun, eh? The pain is so bad and the ibuprofen is something I shouldn't be taking due to my gastric bypass and so she is calling me in Darvocet. She said I'd be okay on that for a short time and that it shouldn't hurt me as far as being off the Lortab now.
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?
1337091 tn?1275912473 2 days in the hospital, no improvement. My vet suggested I take him to the ER at another hospital for an ultrasound of his abdomen. 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.
Avatar n tn Kathleen, Pain behind the ribcage is a common symptom of pancreatitis. I have had acute pancreatitis which has now become chronic pancreatitis. Pain can be present in many areas, lower abdomen by navel, mid abdomen, flank areas, rib cage, back and shoulders. Pain is usually more severe when one is having a flare-up, when irritation and inflamation is present . Continued inflamation can lead to an acute attack.
Avatar n tn I had a healthy dog until he went under for dental cleaning and tooth extractions. The tooth extractions went well, but two days later he developed pancreatitis. We got it under control with medication and low fat canned food. However, when we stopped the meds we noticed he wasn't turning his neck and his neck started throbbing. We took him in again to the vet. The vet x-rayed his neck and said he has a slipped disk.
Avatar n tn I just don't understand why the doctors are so reluctant to treat (suspected) pancreatitis. Nothing shows in my blood tests, so I must be fine. (Ya, right.) If the treatment is to rest the pancreas, no food, etc., then why don't they just have me do this? It would be a lot easier to deal with, than these painful flare-ups. I have actually tried to self-treat & abstain from all food,- I can't do it any longer than a day and a half.
Avatar n tn Your husband is receiving the standard medical treatment for a severe acute pancreatitis attack. Often severe cases can take several weeks to subside. The doctors are controlling his nausea and replacing his fluids and allowing the pancreas total rest by restricting solid food. The antibiotics were given as a safeguard in case any infection resulted from his attack. This, too, is standard procedure after an acute attack.
793908 tn?1294708709 Julie took a turn for the worst..out of nowhere. Yesterday/last night & this morning, I thought we'd lose her, but for now, she is better. She started vomiting 3x in the afternoon. She was visably sick. (of course this happens on the holiday weekend) I called her Vet at 6 pm & he was on his way to the Jersey Shore. He did say that it may be a Virus & don't panic (yeah right) & he had many dogs this past week with a 3 day virus.
Avatar f tn You shouldn't start treatment with a medication that can cause pancreatitis while you have pancreatitis. I bet any doctor would tell you that. Epclusa includes sofosbuvir which lists "pancreatitis" as a possible side effect. Here's a study that says.... "There were 7 grade 3 events including anemia, neutropenia, nausea, hypophosphatemia, and cholelithiasis or pancreatitis." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar n tn My suggestion to you is to stop eating. I know that sounds awful, but the treatment for pancreatitis is for no food for at least 2 - 3 days. This is what they do if you were to be hospitalized. You want to rest your pancreas so it can heal. When you eat it causes it to work causing more stress to the organ. Drink lots of water. The diet once you feel better is a very strict low fat diet, as the pancreas's job is to help digest fat.
Avatar f tn Another ERCP procedure was performed on Mar 10 2010 this time 3 attempts with different size catheters were tried only to fail. Several hours proceeding the procedure I was admitted to hospital with pancreatitis also at this time a pseudo cyst was discovered on the pancreas I was treated for 2 weeks in hospital. Even the hospital stay was morally degrading within the first 3 days of my stay from medical professionals.
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.