Pancreatitis ultrasound findings

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436191 tn?1256649906 Interview a number of them and see how many of their patients have developed post ERCP pancreatitis. When done in good hands, your risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis is very, very small. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I have had my gallbladder removed, and had also experienced pancreatitis 2 years ago. My values and results are as follows: Thyrotropin (Sensitive TSH) 6.67 MIU/L ANTI- TPO (Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody) 486 IU/ml All other levels were with in specified range. The ultrasound showed measurements of: Right lobe 4.0 x 1.6 x 1.5cm, Left lobe 4.4 x 1.7 x 1.5cm, the isthmus .2 cm.
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 n tn This sounds more like an acute Pancreatitis attack. Chronic Pancreatitis, to my knowledge, does not have the type symptoms you indicate. Acute pancreatitis has high levels of amalase and lipase and is sometimes very critical as this one appears to be. Do a search on the web for acute Pancreatitis for more information than you can read. Then do one on Chronic Pancreatitis and see the differences. Hope things improve.
Avatar n tn Limited abdominal ultrasound HISTORY: Chest CT performed reported 18-mm peripheral enhancing lesioin right lobe of liver felt likely to represent hemangioma but not completely evaluated on the study of the chest by report. A rounded well circumscribed mass with sharply demarcated margins is present in the right lobe of the liver. The mass is hyperechoic to the surrounding hepatic parenchyma and measures approximately 1.8 cm in maximal dimension. No other hepatic lesions are seen.
Avatar n tn The location of your pain sounds very much like where mine was located before my first attack of acute pancreatitis. I now have chronic pancreatitis. I also had the yellow stools, either fatty or so oily that they would float. Also had the weight loss and inability to eat. Back ache is also a common complaint, but not everyone gets it. You need a second opinion.
Avatar n tn But since last 20 days she is suffering from acute pain in her upper abdomen. We went to the physician and he suggested for an ultrasound. The findings of the ultrasound are as follows:- Pancreas is ecogenic with dilated main pancreatic duct( approximmately 9.7mm in diameter. An echogenic focus casting DAS is seen in the head of the pancreas measuring 13mm with multiple echogenic foci in MPD. Splenoportal axis appears to be normal. Portal vein diameter is within normal limits.
Avatar n tn findings would be consistent with acalculous cholecystitis/gallbladder dyskinesisi, findings do not support sphincter of oddi dysfunction. diagnosed with h.pylori, gastritis,deodenitis and erosions. would these be due to the gallbladder not functioning wel causing the h.pylori bacteria to spread and do more damage? i had an ultrasound of the gallbladder, bilary duct, pancreas they were fine.
Avatar n tn I am an extremely healthy 43 year old white woman who has been experiencing upper abdominal pain (pressure) with inconsistent bowel habits for several months now (no blood). I have also lost about eight pounds - more out of a loss of appetite and a desire to keep my bowels calm. Spiral CT of the abdomen and pelvis indicates all is normal, with the following exception - "tail of the pancreas is prominent. There is no evidence of pathology, however.
Avatar f tn But as your CT findings are normal the chances of pancreatitis are extremely remote. In my opinion, you should consult your gastroenterologist regarding appropriate treatment for the reflux disease and the need for a prokinetic. You may also ask your doctor about diaphragmatic exercises as a toned diaphragm is the most powerful anti reflux mechanism in the human body. Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
Avatar n tn I have gone through various investigations for the diagnos of this pain such as ultrasound, ct scan contrast,various blood tests including LFT, AMYLASE,etc.All come normal .Once in 2005 amylase was raised and a procedure called ERCP was done in 2006 .The reports were normal.In 2007 I got my gallbladder removed because of gallstones.My pain now in 2008 still persists and uccurs from time to time with no particular diagnos.
Avatar n tn The pancreas is slightly enlarged, heterogenous in appearance with some restricted diffusion. Findings are suggestive of acute pancreatitis. The retroperitoneal lymph node is enlarged (1.3 x 1 cm). Final impression is strongly suggestive of a pancreatic pseudocyst. Would this additional evidence from the MRCP help rule out cancer? Or, do I have to wait for the EUS for conclusive proof?
Avatar f tn He consulted with a specialist who suggested sending me for an ultrasound in case it was a gall bladder issue presenting in an unusual way. I'll have to wait a couple weeks for the ultrasound unfortunately, and am not sure how to proceed in the meantime. It may well be gall bladder, as we had a rich dinner a few hours before the attack (and I've had similar but less intense experiences after eating rich food).
Avatar n tn When I was in the hospital I had a CT, mrcp, and ultrasound. The only significant findings was the pancreatitis on the CT and sludge in the GB. Do you have any ideas as to where I should go next with this or who to see.
Avatar n tn Dear Doc, My problem started out with abdominal discomfort in March that did not improve with PPI's so I had an upper endoscopy in late April. The findings were normal with a little irritation in the lower part of the stomach. The indigestion improved a bit but I continued to have a burning pain on my left side around the area of the spleen that roams from front left part of the rib cage to the left side.
Avatar f tn These symptoms could be SO many things including microscopic sludge/stones in the common bile duct, gallbladder problems, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, mininal change chronic pancreatitis, etc. Pancreatic and ductal pain is among the most horrendous pain there is. If the Percocet are not managing the pain, a sustained action medication might help!
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Gastroenterology/Pancreatitis-yes-or-no/show/2287815">Pancreatitis yes or no?</a> was started.
Avatar n tn I did have the endo/ultrasound done by the leading specialist here in Ireland. Her findings were that only one tube from the pancreas was connected to the duodenum. There was a small length (it appeared to her)of the second tube coming out of the pancreas and re-entering it after a very short distance. She was undecided if there was any "flow" through this. You mentioned idiopathic pancreatitis, could you oblige and explain what that means?
Avatar f tn My last appt, my gastro looked at me (I'm overweight) and said that I probably have fatty liver but decided to order an ultrasound along with some blood work. I will provide you with some background on abnormal test results from my recent last 2 visits: Alkaline Phosphatas 111 GFR >60 Iron 19 TIBC 484 Iron Saturation 4% Hemoglobin 10.4 Hematocrit 32.8 MCV 67.2 MCH 21.3 RDW 20.
Avatar n tn 2) If the backup is occurring in the pancreas, you may hear your doctor use the term “pancreatitis.” This means the pancreas is becoming inflamed. Further from the web - "There are also three categories of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: In categories I and II, doctors can find clear evidence of the dysfunction, such as abnormal blood test results or a dilated bile duct, which might be found by using an ultrasound test.
Avatar f tn I have no symptoms except the blood test, Low levels of cholesterol, Liver US with no findings and negative for all hepatitis. Is there a need to do liver biopsy ?
Avatar m tn (May have been partially been caused by anxiety over the arrhythmia.) In the last 3 years, ultrasound findings of my gallblader progressed from "small quantity of sludge present" to "small quantity of sludge AND micro/small gallstones at the bottom of the gland and near its exit (?)" although the ducts are clean. Note that parents and 48 years old sister have ALL had their gallblader removed!
Avatar f tn Have they done an ultrasound? Yes, I had one recently when I had pancreatitis. A liver biopsy? Nope. Are you overweight? Nope. Slightly underweight. I most definitely need a new Gastroentrologist. Even my Internal Medicine doctor said gee, yeah, your liver enzymes being high is sort of like a fever, we know it's indicative of something but we don't know what... I'll see you in 6 months. Great. It's funny brtammy mentioned being poisoned..
Avatar m tn Lung infections like pneumonia and bronchitis can irritate the diaphragm and cause vomiting. Pancreatitis is another entity diagnosed by blood tests and ultrasound. Renal stones can cause vomiting and pain. The stones may be too small to be picked up by an ultrasound. Inflammatory bowel diseases and gallbladder diseases can also be the culprits. Discuss these options with your doctor when you happen to meet him.
Avatar n tn Had CT in December - showed bilateral adnexal fullness and followed up with ultrasound with no findings. Just had another ultrasound and it showed endometrial stripe 3mm. No adnexal mass bilaterally. There is subcentimeter physiologic appearing follicles in ovaries bilaterally and scant amount of free fluid in the cul-de-sac. MY OBGYN has not been as proactive as I would like. Am seeing another OBGYN on the 25th. Any thoughts or suggestions? Is this ovarian cancer?
Avatar n tn Other causes can be a pancreatic pseudocyst as well as chronic pancreatitis. I agree that an endoscopy ultrasound would help, as well as an abdominal MRI. Both of these conditions should be considered to further evaluate the pancreas. As for surgery and prognosis, I can't comment on those issues without knowing the diagnosis. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
469934 tn?1333138882 They put me on Morphine and Gravol and re-did the CT and the Ultrasound with negative results this time [although I was really squirmy during the Ultrasound]. They sent me home with a stronger prescription after 14 hours. I was asked by my employer to take a leave of absence because, even though I would get to work everyday, I couldn't always get through the day due to pain. The HIDA is scheduled for April 8, 2008 and I'm terrified. I'm in SO much pain and what if it comes back negative?
901406 tn?1242403422 They are similar to MedHelp except everyone in the webgroup is familiar with Acute Pancreatitis, Chronic Pancreatitis, Autoimmune Pancreatitis, Minimal Change Chronic Pancreatitis, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction and/or other UNDIAGNOSED DIGESTIVE ILLNESSES. I belong to two groups, Michele's (Sphincterofoddi_pancreatitis) and Maddi's (Pancreatitis_sphincterofoddi) but there are many others. We have Members as young as 17 years old, so you would have people your own age to talk to.
Avatar n tn The question of what would cause the prominence or fullness of the tail of the pancreas is one that you should direct to your doc. It can be caused by pancreatitis, but it can also be due to other issues and would have to be investigated more fully by a variety of tests. The final impression would have to be given by your doc. Pancreatitis can become an on-going problem, unfortunately.