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Avatar f tn I also developed pancreatitis approx 1 month after stopping treatment. If anyone has experienced any of this symptoms I would like to hear from you.
Avatar n tn Since July 1994 I have spent months in Duke, John Hopkins and several other hospitals for pancreatitis and elevated (in the 1000's) liver enzymes. I have had 5-6 ercps and several sphyncterotomis(liver). Since Nov. 97 I have spent 90-95% of the time in the hospital and in extreme pain. Until March (after 4 years of agony)there was no known cause for my illness. In March a gastrologist found that contrary to former test results I now had sludge, silt or something in my liver.
10805050 tn?1420939120 It is one pill a day and for treatment naive patients your treatment could be as short as 8 weeks. Look around the site and read some posts I am sure you will learn a lot that way. A link was started about what treatment people did and their results an unscientific survey but still interesting here is the link to that post http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn sgot,sgpt=2000,fever,weakness,60y,malewhat is the cause and treatment?is it serious?
Avatar f tn I suffer from Sjogren's syndrome, Sarcoidosis, chronic pancreatitis and gastroparesis. My rheumatologist prescribed Plaquenil for treatment of joint pain and I am aware that this medication can affect the eyes. I recently noticed gray spots on my eye near my iris. Just wondering if this is cause for concern.
Avatar f tn Last thing, I was told that the incidence of pancreatitis is very very low, but that's not what the pharmacist said, anybody? Basically, in a nutshell, I just need some good feedback so I can start stabbing myself with this new drug! Thanks.
Avatar n tn -) The only thing that concerned me when I had mine done was the remote possibility of getting pancreatitis. If the doc is very experienced in doing this procedure, you shouldn't have a problem. I suppose you could ask your doc about the incidents of post-ERCP pancreatitis he has personally seen is his own practice?
Avatar m tn A phase III trial was moving forward, and I was surprised to learn that a patient receiving alisporivir had died of pancreatitis. The US Food and Drug Administration noted a possible association of pancreatitis with alisporivir and instituted a “clinical hold.” A full evaluation of the alisporivir data set is now under way, and we wait to see whether any possible risks can be managed and whether it is safe to resume testing.
Avatar f tn My senior Yorkie recently went to the Vet to review an ocular lesion that suddenly appeared and also receive medication for an ongoing itchy skin dermatitis (small itchy, crusty/flaky circular patches of skin). The doctor prescribed Clavamox for the skin ailment (as Convenia injections don't work very well for her) which I administered with food.
Avatar n tn //www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/pancreatitis-000122.
Avatar f tn I am not a doctor and know nothing about medicine but your description almost sounds like pancreatitis and/or a Sphincter of Oddi, intrahepatic or pancreatic duct problem. These issues can sometimes happen many years after a gallbladder removal. I will put some links at the end of this post for you to research. Only you will recognize your some of the more obscure symptoms that accompany these issues. I hope they help and that you feel better soon!
Avatar f tn Yes it was TB as the sample was sent away to London for the culture to be grown. I had a further resection in my 30's followed by pancreatitis and then gall bladder removal. Had bad flare-ups from time to time which anti-inflamatories did little to help. I found that sleep under the duvet was the best cure. In 2005 I was diagnosed with Hashimotos and have been on treatment since then with a T4/T3 combo.
Avatar n tn It would be difficult for me to beleive that pancreatitis would not have shown up on one of the many tests you have had but again it may be possible they missed it. Tests for pancreatitis include, Fecal fat test, Serum (Serum means blood) amylase, Serum lipase and Serum trypsinogen. These are fairly common blood tests and would or certainly should have been done on a routine draw.
Avatar n tn Also, I was initally very worried about pancreatitis. But I don't have abdominal pain, I only have spasms. The only pain that I have is in my chest after I eat. I am concerned about the one time elevated lipase, and for the record I havent touched a drop of alcohol since this whole thing started. My GI doctor wants me to contine taking the Pamine and see him in one month. If I am still having symptoms he is going to do a small bowel series and a gastric emptying study. My questions: 1.
Avatar n tn Diagnosis and Treatment – http://www.joplink.net/prev/200111/04.html Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis and Dysfunction of the Sphincter of Oddi: Comparison between Invasive and Non-Invasive Techniques – http://www.joplink.net/prev/200111/06.html Idiopathic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis – http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/487185_2 GI Consult: Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction by John Baillie, MB, ChB, FRCP – http://www.mdchoice.com/emed/main.asp?
Avatar n tn and they said she had pancreatitis(she never drank in her life or has taken anything more than an asprin) she was in for 1 more week there and then transfered to a university for another week.Basically the treatment for pancreatitis is starvation and Loads of pain meds.! She lost so much weight. One day after she was discharged from the hospital she was back at the first hospital with the same thing ! She was in for 3 more weeks .
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the CBD, gallbladder/Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. The metallic taste is common with pancreatitis, duct, gallbladder and other biliary problems. So are the chronic back pain radiating to your middle back and right shoulder blade, irregular bowel movements, fatigue, frothy urine and abdominal pain. [I have all of that.
747159 tn?1293807927 Good Day, I have auto immune chronic pancreatitis, CLL, had colon cancer, and they once thought I had pancreatic cancer, the fine needle biopsy showed I had it but when they did the Whipple procedure they did not fine it. I was given viokase 8 for years, then they took that off the market and I had to go on creon dr 24,000 units. I have tried this by first taking 2 one before meals and one after meals, it did nothing to help me.
Avatar f tn I'm looking for a treatment center to help with prescription drug abuse (norco, percocet, ativan) and there are two that seem to be willing to work with me financially. My insurance is Medicare and they don't cover residential treatment for anything, only inpatient detox if needed. The two places I'm looking at are Malibu Horizon and Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat. I haven't found really any online review of either facility.
1674610 tn?1317005820 The starvation diet whilst you were in hospital before MRI is the standard sort of treatment for pancreatitis, and since your previous number was 480 and then went down to 89, that does indeed show improvement. But getting a second opinion or consult is your best bet, to at least find out what the mass was.
Avatar n tn To answer your question from your last post. Yes, the testing for SOD is done during the ERCP W/ menometry. You should know that there are two different ERCP's. The main one is using dye to get an XRay of your bile ducts. The other is with the menometry. This one doesn't use dye only saline. I think it is saline they use. I can't imagine they would use plain water. What they do is slowly inject the saline into the bile duct. They take a reading after to measure the pressure.
Avatar f tn Case closed. No treatment except meds. No cure. That's a pretty bleak outlook. Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the common bile duct, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, Pancreatitis (toxic-metabolic, idiopathic, genetic, autoimmune, recurrent, severe acute or obstructive), etc., etc., etc. I would definitely ask my primary care physician for a referral to another Gastroenterologist for a second opinion.
Avatar n tn Have you ever had pancreatitis? Did you drink alcohol? You should ask your physician if he has done a CAT scan of your abdomen to assess the pancreas. It is difficult to provide substantial information regarding your problem because of the numerous detail that must be obtained due to your two recent surgeries.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Small Bowel Bacteria Overgrowth, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, pancreatitis, etc. I've found that physical and mental stress make my symptoms worse but stress is NOT the cause of my pain. I apologize in advance for the length of this post but I really want to help you. Doing your own research can only help. Check out the "First Principles of Gastroenterology", http://gastroresource.
Avatar n tn however, recently i felt very sick, nausea but no vomiting, upper abodominal pain, weakness and i went to the hospital for treatment. the hospital performed an ECG to check my heart, the ECG confirmed my heart was normal. i was given an enema, which helped relieve stools from my bowel & i felt much better. the hospital also performed all the following tests, Endoscopy examination, X-RAYS, CT SCAN, MRCP SCANS.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the CBD, Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, pancreatitis, etc. If you are really suffering, you could always ask for sustained action pain medication so you can function, especially while you are moving. They are difficult to wean off of but make a huge difference to quality of life as time goes on.
1878464 tn?1320563037 My GI has order the test for Celiac Disease, so I will know about that shortly as well. I have tried to vary my diet looking for food allergies but have yet to find any foods that may be causing any issues. The abdominal ultrasound did show the pancreas to be normal as my dermatologist thought 'panniculitis' was a possibility. I have be referred to one of the leading dermopathologists now, so hopefully this can be figured out.
Avatar n tn I last about 12 hours and then have to be taken to the er for treatment. This has happened for the past 18 years with a diagnosis of GERD. The last 4 years have been more frequent with 2-3 admissions for this in one year. Each time it gets worse. I have a family hx of relatives with "bad stomachs". But for the past 4 years, I have had epidural steroid injections in my neck and back for previous operations to control neuropathy and pain.
Avatar f tn My mother had severe GERD and was told she had hyperacidity. The thing is hyperacidity is rarely the cause of reflux. She actually had very low stomach acid and now takes betaine HCL with pepsin and digestive enzyme supplements with great results. Excerpt from Chris Kresser's article "Get rid of heartburn and GERD forever in three simple steps"... "To review, heartburn and GERD are not caused by too much stomach acid.
251222 tn?1270939717 After a rush to the big city hospital they found I was in a Diabetic Dka (high sugar coma), had pancreatitis caused by untreated gall bladder disease and had 2 strokes. In summer of this year, the gov. doctor stated I have MS, my neuro does not agree. He states my problems are a combo of diabetic nerve damage, stroke effects, and a chronic Epstein Barr virus) My new doc. was alarmed right away, he said my blood pressure is orthostatic? and my thyroid is double the normal size.