Pancreatitis vs cancer

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902019 tn?1249865014 I've only ever had mild pancreatic pain - which is often the case with AIP vs chronic pancreatitis. Main problem is biliary obstruction if my LFTs spike. Keep well and pls keep me posted.
Avatar f tn My drs said this is not typical of pancreatitis as lipase usually goes up real high and quick and back down a few days later. I am hoping if someone can help w these questions- 1. If someone has pain due to PC does it typically show on a CT or US? 2. Is lipase usually very high with PC or just slightly high 3. If I had PC back in Sept (when my ca was slightly elevated) would it have gone up in 5 months vs down?
Avatar n tn Kidney/Urinary Stones I have no history of UTI. 6 mos. ago I had an ultrasound for possible pancreatitis, when the report showed 2 possible kidney stones. A subsequent IVP was performed and was normal. 3 days ago, I had lower abdominal cramps which went away. That night, I woke up with the same type of cramps, in my right flank. I wouldn't say they were in my back, and they weren't stabbing pains, just awful cramps that came in waves.
Avatar n tn I was initially diagnosed with autoimmune pancreatitis for which I was treated; concurrently I had high thyroid antibodies with dry mouth and dark urine before going into remission; based on my family history (father with RA, congestive heart failure, inflammatory pneumonia misdiagnosed as lung cancer and kidney/pancreas issues) and recent research, I realize I probably have igG4 systemmic disease (I had extremely high IgG4 levels when disease flared).
Avatar f tn She is worried about gastointestinal cancer. Recently she complains of bloating, flatulence, and sometimes when she burps, some liquid with undigested food particles will come out. She also complains of abdominal discomfort. She has undergone colonoscopy last year and everything was alright. Doctor advised her repeat the test again after 3 months. Please advice. Thanks.
Avatar m tn look in her eyes. Her bloodwork was normal, except her white count was highly elevated (25 vs. 16.9 normal), yet tests for pancreatitis was negative. Her x-rays showed no blockage, but her spine showed disc deterioration, as well as compression. This appeared to be chronic, not acute. She is at the vets, but still in the same state....any thoughts, suggestions? I'm not sure if she had a stroke (vet says no), cancer, ???? Thank you.
Avatar n tn The official MRI report should contain the radiologist's impressions on what specifically it could be (i.e. cyst vs tumor etc). To obtain a definitive diagnosis, some kind of liver biopsy of the lesion should be considered and discusses with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar f tn pancreatic cancer , pancreatiits, or gallstones? My dad did die of pancreatic cancer, hence all the EUS I have had.
Avatar f tn Ive had left sided pains for 6 yrs, just 6 months after my dad died of pancreas cancer. My lipase has always been at least 40 pts high since then. The last 2 yrs have been worse, soft bowels always, more constant pain-enzymes do help some. Ive had SEVEN EUS and multiple MRCP in the last 6 yes-all normal UNTIL NOW! I just had a secretion MRCP and it came back with all sorts of stuff. I had an EUS just 4 months prior that was normal!
Avatar m tn If the disease wins, your 4 options ring true. Otherwise you seek cure or remission, as crnic cancer vs. acute you must be vigilant to keep it in remission. 1. eliminate sorces, suppliers and tell doctors. 2. tell others very close to you, for support, accountability, and call you out if you can't recognize your own affliction flaring up. 3. Change whom you are exposed to that may cause relapse. 4. Change your lifestyle, seek and spend time with positive uplifting people and activities.
Avatar f tn If your hysterectomy was an open vs. laparascopic surgery, the chances of adhesions (scar tissue that pulls internal structures out of their normal places) should also be considered. Adhesions generally don't show up on imaging studies which means you have to have a doctor who seriously listens to your symptoms rather than relying only on test results. Is the pain sharp, dull, burning or crampy? What makes it better or worse?
Avatar f tn Its about 2 inches up from my belly button then 1 1/2 inches left. I am so fearful its my pancreas. My father died of pancreatic cancer. My fear is my other symptoms (which I think can also be symptoms of untreated diabetes) are due to this. I would think that anything with the pancreas whether diabetes or worse would have the same issues on the nerves.
436191 tn?1256649906 Differences in this study compared with others are the wide range of ejection fractions measured prior to LC (0% to 97%) and the inability of the HIDA scan with CCK infusion to accurately differentiate which patients would experience excellent outcomes from their surgery vs those who would derive little or no benefit from LC. Patients with normal gallbladder ejection fractions (>30%) had the same outcome as those with abnormal gallbladder ejection fractions (<30%).
Avatar n tn Perscribed Nitroglycerin for the pain and told me to take 2 Nexium vs. 1 for 30 days. He told me he would get back to me if anything else showed up in the tests. Blood tests 5/1 MTI 5/6. To date I have not heard a word from my Gastro. Doc. However; my GP(also received copies of all tests) called yesterday and asked if I was taking any kind of iron pill or suppliment; I am not.What's that about?
Avatar f tn 81 Other noncerebral bleeding (non-major) 3.6 3.1 0.005 Any noncerebral bleeding 3.9 3.4 0.004 CAPRIE (Plavix vs. Aspirin) In CAPRIE, gastrointestinal hemorrhage occurred at a rate of 2.0% in those taking Plavix vs. 2.7% in those taking aspirin; bleeding requiring hospitalization occurred in 0.7% and 1.1%, respectively. The incidence of intracranial hemorrhage was 0.4% for Plavix compared to 0.5% for aspirin.
Avatar n tn symptoms I describe related to common bile duct stones? What are the statistics for ERCP - what % findings are gallstones vs tumors for my age group? What is the likelyhood that I could have a tumor? ( I did drink, smoke for a few years and am overweight - 169 lbs 5-2'- other than GERD - healthy female) I guess I'm looking for some kind of reassurance before I undergo the ERCP. What would the symptoms be if I had a tumor?
3867523 tn?1348953285 10 g/dL (3% vs 15%), dose modification of PEGASYS (30% vs 36%) and COPEGUS (19% vs 38%) and of withdrawal from treatment (5% vs 15%) compared to patients treated for 48 weeks with PEGASYS and 1000 mg or 1200 mg COPEGUS. On the other hand the overall incidence of adverse events appeared to be similar in the two treatment groups. The most common serious adverse event (3%) was bacterial infection (eg, sepsis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, pyelonephritis, pneumonia).
Avatar f tn If it is secondary to pancreatitis, then maybe a long long course of metronidazole may help. My dog had pancreatitis, liver failure and a liver tumour. I was told she had less than 48 hours to live. That was early in 2008. She is fine now. No liver failure, no pancreatitis and liver tumour is gone. I used to work with people who had liver failure and were waiting for transplant. I applied some of that knowledge to caring for my little girl. Low protein, low fat diet.
Avatar f tn I'm sorry but I disagree with your comment. As I said earlier, I'm not a doctor and I know next-to-nothing about medicine but even I know that it can be dangerous to hold onto a non-functioning gallbladder.
Avatar n tn No problems after the procedure? I ended up with pancreatitis after mine. What is your next step then? Will you be having your gall bladder out? Nothing has shown up that points to gall stones or gall bladder problems. I am going to a new gastroenterologist on Monday. I hope he can help me.
Avatar m tn Later perhaps, it may need to be raised, but then there will be room to do it. They say it has caused thyroid cancer in mice and rats, but not yet in humans. Perhaps it is too soon for some to take a chance on this drug, but not for me. I am 50 and so am more concerned about a sudden heart episode, really. My own common sense says that introducing a human hormone into the bodies of mice and rats would cause their hormonal glands to freak out, and perhaps produce cancerous cells.
Avatar n tn ALP started to increase at this point. His sugars went up and he went on insulin. He was showing pancreatitis symptoms and started a clear diet. Ct showed mildly enlarged liver and normal pancreatic contour with increasing periportal. My poor husband could barely get up the stairs at the end of the day. He soon became jaundiced and had ercp which showed CBD narrowed. Stent was put in. ALT,AST.GGTelevated with climbing ALP.
Avatar n tn I also don't know if its safe to have the CT scan with the iodine contrast dye because of what's going on with my thyroid. Does anyone have any thoughts on all of this? I had myself convinced I had cancer but now I don't even know where to go with this!!!
Avatar n tn Are you suggesting that because chemotherapy, which includes a number of drugs applied directly to a brain tumour during neurosurgery (opening up the skull), has some benefit for a metastatic brain cancer there is a logical relationship between that and a subcutaneous injection of a pegylated interferon?
Avatar n tn and also sugar levels? b/c to me it could be hyperthyroidism, pancreatitis, diabetes or cancer to name just the top ones that lead to drastic weight loss.. if she hasn't had these tests make sure she gets them...otherwise I really can't tell you much more. wish you good luck, something has to be found and fast to help her or she won't survive loosing so much.
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181575 tn?1250202386 He explained to you that if you fight them with medium-sized arrows they will find a way to escape the arrows. He then says that at that point you switch to bigger arrows. Problem is that the virus already knows about arrows and before too long they can figure out that these are the same arrows...just bigger. They can find a way to escape the larger ones too. Then, your quiver is empty.
280891 tn?1261016650 why don't we hear more about it on the eveing news? why do we not know that the higher the animal products consumption the higher the cancer rate ( of all cancers)..why do we still continue to hear on the news that cancer has gotten better in certain areas of the body when only they are manipulating the statistics to "look" as if it has...why is the American Cancer Society telling people the wrong information and getting away with it STILL!
Avatar f tn Hi. As a person with cirrhosis, first I went through all the stages of grief, including therapy that included "How to live when you are dieting" , but have not accepted this condition because I don';t want it. To that end, I began my research and found out that cannabis (yup, that evil weed) was used to treat cirrhosis, before the FDA and Rockefeller at al began the fabricated stories of the drug called marijuana.
Avatar f tn Stenting for another year? wow does he get pancreatitis when they stent him? You might have told me but i dont remember. My days have been ok. very tired today, been alseep alot. pain is mild still watching what i eat hoping that keeps the attacks away. I wish i liked veggies but i have to say not a big fan, like corn,green beans,peas, potatos that's about it.