Pancreatitis ultrasound results

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Avatar n tn Has anyone ever had pancreatitis? I am wondering if I this is what is causing my left side pain under my rib cage. This appears at any time of day or night and lasts several hours. The pain feels like I have been running and got a side ache almost under my breast. My doctor has not suggested this, he is trying to ignore my symptoms for some reason. He found a small liver cyst, 2 weeks ago and then sent me for blood work.
Avatar n tn Would pain due to pancreatitis be disabling in most cases? I am having post gallbladder removal problems, and I am concerned that my pain is due to pancreatitis? Had my surgery in June with a lot of problems afterwards. At one point I was diagnosed with a bile leak, and given antibiotics. After that I felt pretty good for several months, but now the pain has started again. I have a lot of pressure under my ribs, both sides. Stomach area is burning.
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 Sorry you are in the same boat cause this boat is slowly sinking! LOL =) I called and requested copies of my tests so I could "google" what is there since his consultation was so vague. My blood sugar is high but he said no big deal. I am not a diabetic and have never had problems with my sugar.
Avatar n tn And that is something to have checked especially if you have had 4 bouts of pancreatitis already. If you have Pancreatitis, it NEVER goes away once you have gone chronic. With 4 episodes under your belt, I would be surprised if you have not gone chronic yet. You titled this Severe Pancreatitis. It usually doesn't get to that stage without you being Chronic. The pancreas is an organ that DOES NOT rejuvinate itself. Once damaged it is damaged for life.
Avatar f tn I'm very scared of pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. I have no symptoms at all. I felt great actually.what can cause this elevated lipase? I keep hearing it can be somthing serious and I'm very afraid.i also hear that an ultrasound cannot dect problems with the pancrease and I recently took an ultrasound because of my abnormal bloodwork. Could this just be how my make up is? Or am I doomed to have pancreatitis?
Avatar n tn di ahve had this problem before but lasted for 2 weeks and i was better, b ut this time its sticking with me, im just feeling sore in the upper stomach,alittle nausea,very weak and after eating i get all the pains and bloatings in my stomach making me curl up somtimes, the dr that sent me for the blood tests said if crp,esr results are in normal range normally means theres no inflamation in the body, so pancreatitis maybe less likely also the ultrasound shown it was fine a few months ago.
Avatar n tn I stopped drinking completely after my first attack of acute pancreatitis. Sludge was noted on the ultrasound. No real changes in bowel habits and I did have pain in that area, but the Dr. said my gallbladder seemed fine.
Avatar m tn I live with constant pain. I live with chronic pancreatitis, as well as pancreas divisum. With in the last year I have gone to the ER 6 times with sever pain to where I cant even stand. They did nothing because I have no insurance. I can barley eat now and get sick everyday. My pain doesnt go away and increases after I eat or drink any fluids now. I don't know what to do and Im sick of living with this constant pain and being sick.
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 I have recently (finally) been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis. The diagnosis was not made until I underwent a secretin (spelling?) test in March. At that time I was told that my bicarbonate level was within normal range, but that the amount digestive enzymes I produce is well below the normal range. Unfortunately I cannot remember the amount I was told and I have not actually seen the doctor since I had the test done. I don't go back to see him until 6/17.
Avatar f tn OMG I can't believe I'm not the only one dealing with a puppy with pancreatitis...My puppy has been in and out of the vets office more times than I care to count since we got her in May. This little Chessie is just miserable. She will be great for a few days and then within a matter of a few hours she can be in pain and so sick. I am able to do IVs at home if I need to, but my question is what do you get them to eat? Pumpkin she loves...yogurt at times.
Avatar n tn I recently was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis. An ultrasound was done of my gallbladder and it was normal as was the CT scan of my pancreas. My doctor still thinks I have gallbladder disease and ordered a HITA scan done. I have no symptoms of gallbladder problems, but the scan from what I could see and from comments by the technician indicated almost no contraction, a large gallbladder, and from what I could see no emptying of the gallbladder.
559187 tn?1330786456 I had to stay home sick today as I did not get any sleep last night because of stomach pain and nausea. I am also having fatigue that is so overwhelming and comes on so quickly that I feel compelled to stop whatever I am doing and go lay down. That is very strange as that never happens to me. So I called my PCP to tell her what was going on.
Avatar n tn The doctors have been reluctant to do another ERCP, I concurred, because of an attack of acute pancreatitis after the manometry/ERCP, but I have had many CAT scans, several MRIs, and one internal abdominal ultrasound in 2001. My most recent CAT scan was spring of 2007. It was normal. The only abnormal finding was seen during the ultrasound and it was attributed to aging. Despite normal results I continue to have intermittent pain and now my burning pain has extended to the groin area.
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 from years of worrying), match up quite a bit with chronic pancreatitis. I am not experiencing weight loss or diarrhea. I'm going to call my Gastroenterologist to see if I can get squeezed in. But, naturally, I'm terrified. Can any other illnesses also come across with these symptoms? Also, medscape has those depressing mortality figures. It sounds like I'm dead meat if I have this. One article said there is no treatment yet I hear of people who end up having surgeries.
Avatar f tn I hope someone out there can help me. For 14 years, I have suffered abdominal attacks in my diaframe very high up in the area between my rib cages. The pain mimics pancreatic pain. The pain is so horrible that I almost wish I could die. It usually lasts 20 to 30 minutes, but can be longer. I am paralized during these attacks & can't move. They usually occur 4 to 6 times a year with milder attacks in between the more serious attacks. Lately, they are becoming more frequent.
Avatar m tn As the location of pain (and slightly elevated lipase) seems suspiciously consistent with pancreatic disease, I recently had an endoscopic ultrasound performed, with the understanding it provides a much better image. The results showed no inflammation, no calcification, no scarring, no cysts or dilated ducts. It did show minor tissue "changes", as well as various hyperechoic strands and foci.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctor and they took my blood. I had abnormal pancreas results so they gave me a CT scan. The CT scan revealed nothing wrong. About 2 weeks ago, I came down with really flu-like symptoms... extreme chest congestion, shortness of breath, headaches, and severe swollen lymph nodes. The doctor wants to do another blood test to see if I still have the abnormal pancreas. Could these be related?
Avatar n tn Having high pancreas enzymes means you have inflammation of the pancreas which is usually caused by gallstones or by drinking too much alcohol. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine. These enzymes help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in food. Normally, digestive enzymes do not become active until they reach the small intestine, where they begin digesting food.
Avatar n tn my age is 58 my blood test for lft has been done with results as follows total bilirubin = 1.9 mgs% alkaline phosphatase = 216 iu\l only these two are higher than the normal range and i am experincing fever for past a week and weight loss of 5-6 kg in past 2months,i am also alcholic. what may be the diseases or problem??
Avatar m tn I too have had an endoscopic ultrasound but it showed that I had two of the features of pancreatitis apparently there are five you have to meet to say for sure that Yes you have this! Anyway I know they also gave me propofol but I woke up nice sounds like you were out for the count! I don't know why it is but they tend to do the stomach and biopsies of the stomach during a regular scope. Also I have had a hard time swallowing and they said they would have to repeat the scope for that.
Avatar m tn Given the pain seem to come from my liver, I made an appointment with gastro who did an ultrasound on my liver, gall bladder and pancreas. I did research that pneumonia in the right lower lobe can cause liver pain. However I'm thoroughly convinced that because of my history of drinking I have liver disease. Wouldn't the CT scan have indicated cirrhosis or any abnormal enlargement or shrinking, or nodes?
Avatar n tn Hi, my CA 125 was 49, should be under 30. I had an ultrasound, vaginal & pelvic, results were normal. I had my Uterus out 15 years ago. I am done with Menopause. The GYN says there is nothing to worry about. I am always bloated and have mild pelvic pain, naturally he blames it on IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Avatar n tn it also shows that it could be acalculous cholecystitis/gallbladder dyskinesisi: hida is excreted by the liver normally no entergogastric reflux after administration of standard fatty meal, prolonged latent period 8 min (normal 2min) and subsequent poor gallbladder contraction with calculated GBEF of 8% (normal 35%) conclusion: findings would be consistent with acalculous cholecystitis/gallbladder dyskinesisi, findings do not support sphincter of oddi dysfunction. diagnosed with h.
Avatar n tn 3) Further tests are needed to determine the extent of liver damage. An ultrasound would be a reasonable next step. Biopsy can also be considered if the results are not-revealing. 4) Signs of liver failure include the following: difficulty clotting, ascites (i.e. fluid in the belly), inability to metabolize, encephalopathy (i.e. change in mental status due to inability to metabolize), or varices (i.e dilated veins increasing the risk of upper or lower GI bleeding).
Avatar f tn Pancreatitis is probably the deadliest complication of gallbladder disease. In the US, more than 95% of the pancreatitis is caused by either alcohol or gallstones. The fact that you had pancreatitis in the absence of alcohol and a history of any abnormality on ultrasound would indicate a cholecystectomy.
Avatar f tn My primary doctor ordered an ultrasound and it was revealed that I had gall stones or what looked to be gall stones. I was immediately sent to a Gastro Doctor. He had found the ultrasound pics inclusive so he ordered a HIDA Scan. The results from that test revealed that my gall bladder was dysfunctional. The gastor doctor wanted to remove my gall bladder and did so on March 21st of this year.
Avatar n tn Elevated lipase levels are commonly seen in acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas gland). The most common causes of pancreatitis in the United States are alcohol related and gallstones. As the pain comes after eating so a possibility of cholecystitis (inflamed gall bladder due to gall stones) leading to acute pancreatitis is high in your case.