Pancreatitis vs gallbladder

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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.
902019 tn?1249865014 The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weight loss, pale stools, gallbladder-like attacks (but longer-lasting) and elevated liver function tests - which initially were thought to be a bile duct obstruction complicated by blockage of gallbladder sludge. Stenting the common bile duct and later removal of gallbladder (which was in bad shape) still didn't solve the problems. See my response (above) to DT10 for further info.
439601 tn?1357864486 Has anyone been told or know of reported Gallbladder problems and Pancreatitis? Just wondering as I had emergency surgery this week to remove the Gallbladder, a bad bout of pancreatitis came with it. The first ?? out of the surgeons mouth was -What MS Medicine do you inject? He said he was just "noting" it for the records, but when I got home from the hospital a very large questionaire came from Avonex asking me to list all my medications.
Avatar f tn I have had a HIDA however and it showed to be operating at 27 vs 35. Could this be the root of my problem? No stones, or inflammation. I question this as drs are puzzled, my pain and lipase indicate my pancreas but all scans are totally normal without changes, and though the HIDA was off, my pain is primarily left sided. Alcohol has made it worse so I refrain from it totally.
Avatar f tn last 3 yrs , i have had 3 pancreatitic attacks. gallbladder normal, pancreas-normal, enlarged common hepatic-11cm bilirubin=normal ,akaline phos alittlle elevated-60 but i take dilantin for 40 yrs and i have seen this level go up and down my doc says spinchter of oddi dysfunction vs adhesions . the menometer test is out of state-and i just can not afford i what else can be done?
Avatar n tn I have had doctors disagree on gallbladder vs gastroparesis. The chills and shakes can also come from low blood sugar if you are not digesting properly. I agree, see a specialist. My doctor is trying but her treatment may make me worse just because she doesn't have the right knowledge so I am looking for a specialist myself. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I had my gallbladder out in July. I had a complicated case because I had pancreatitis also. When I presented at the ER they did a set of abdominal x-rays and a sonogram. I did not have any stones, but my gallbladder was "enlarged" and the wall was "thickened" along with being "inflammed". I was admitted due to extremely high liver and pancreatic enzyme levels. I had ignored my attacks for four months before I finally had to be taken to the ER.
Avatar n tn I suppose it's really a decision that you have to make for yourself taking the advice of your doctor into account. I am currently having gallbladder issues. I had stones diagnosed about 3 years ago. At the time my doctor said that I should leave them alone if they were not bothering me. I used to get occassional mild pains after eating too much or eating cabbage in particular. About 12 months ago I started getting digestive issues - reflux and gas. Then I started to get some bowel issues.
Avatar f tn Abdominal pain occurring with the use of contraceptives can indicate gallstones or gallbladder obstruction. Abdominal pain and loss of appetite occurring with the use of combined hormonal contraceptives can indicate hepatitis (and elevated hepatic enzymes), hepatoma (benign liver tumor), or pancreatitis. Depending on the severity of the cramping, discuss your concerns with her doctor to determine if further tests are needed.
Avatar m tn My PCP says I have classic gallbladder symptoms and wants to remove the gallbladder. A GI and a surgeon that removes gallbladders will remove the gallbladder if I insist as I'm at my wit's end, but they think it could be musculo-skeletal, which my PCP says doesn't make sense as I get the pain after eating. After discussing this with the GI and surgeon, they agree that musculo-skeletal doesn't appear to make sense either.
Avatar m tn There are several different tests or procedures that can be done to show pancreatitis, acute or chronic. No tests are definitive for only one or the other. Tests for determining pancreatitis are, blood tests, stool tests, triglycerides tests, Xrays, ultrasounds, endoscopic ultrasounds, the secretin stimulation test, the bentiromide test (rare), CT-scans, MRCP's, MRI's and ERCP's.
Avatar n tn Losing weight isn't going to make the stones go away, and you could end up extremely ill by ignoring the problem. Pancreatitis is about a thousand times worse than a gallbladder attack, and gallstones and sludge are one way of getting it.
Avatar f tn Digestion and GI Health – Your Gallbladder – Cholecystitis – Gallstone Removal – Management of Common Bile Duct Calculi – Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) – http://www.sages.
Avatar n tn I'm a 38 yr old female with GERD. I had my gallbladder & appendix removed. GB surgery was in Aug of 1999. In July of 2002 I started having abdominal pain in my upper right quad along with aggravated symptoms of GERD.Upper GI showed sliding hiatal hernia and wave during swallowing (otherwise ok) and CT scan showed normal results but common bile duct showed 5mm dilatation. My Symptoms subsided until May 2003.
Avatar n tn 08:47: If I were you, I'd go see another doctor! An ultrasound will show whetter or not you have gallstones. I am a 38 yo white female, 200lbs, of Polish/German ancestry.
Avatar n tn Posted By Christine on February 16, 1999 at 21:30:09: In Reply to: Gallstones vs Ulcer/H.pylori posted by HFHSM.D.-ym on February 14, 1999 at 21:46:31: If I were you, I'd go see another doctor! An ultrasound will show whetter or not you have gallstones. : I am a 38 yo white female, 200lbs, of Polish/German ancestry.
Avatar f tn In pancreatitis both lipase and amylase are usually elevated. Other tests (CT, MRI) are needed to confirm pancreatitis. But elevated lipase doesn't mean you have pancreatitis. Or, lipase level doesn't necessary correlate with severity of inflammation. ERCP was probably suggested because a small stone, either from gallbladder or pancreas can block pancrteatic duct - what results in pancreatitis. There's another, noninvasive investigation - MRCP, which could be done instead of ERCP.
Avatar n tn He also said that Rebecca's tryptsin level was 5 vs normal of 20, indicating chronic pancreatitis. Interesting that the narc pain meds causes pain. Nothing else puts a dent into it tho. But that could be why higher levels have been needed.
436191 tn?1256649906 It basically states that the Hida Scan w/cck is worthless in that it was not predictive of whether or not a patient would benefit from having their gallbladder removed - regardless of how low thier ejection fraction was, or how much in the way of symptoms it provoked. It is a pretty large study done by a reputable medical center, so I'm on the fence about whether or not to have this test.
Avatar f tn I flew out of state to see this dr that did this test and he can't see me till Dec when he plans to do an EUS- this was part of the plan before these results. The also noted possible sludge in my gallbladder lumen but the hida scan I had a few months prior did not show sludge, my GB was mildly slow last yr but seemed to resolve. Anyone, please help. Ive been crying thinking I will die in a few months and I have a little 2 yr old girl. I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn I have had the pain for about 9 months. Gallbladder has been removed. Also, hysteroctomy. I have had colonoscopy done which showed non-cancerous polyps, follow up when I am 50. I have had kidneys looked at, all good there too. I have a GI dr who does not know why I am having pain. I have also spoke with a urologist, he has no clue either. I have had CT, nothing. What else can cause this pain?
Avatar n tn (impression is that it is an AVM) due to proximity to a tortuous vessel (on this scan and a f/u CT of chest). Liver had some min. central hepatic biliary prominence. 5mm nodule in gallbladder question gallstone vs polyp. Spleen has multiple contiguous lesions either subcapsular in location in the left subdiaphragmatic region or possibly perpheral splenic lesions.Overall size is 30x18mm in demension, spleen otherwise has normal enhanced morphology.
Avatar n tn It consists of 5 things that COULD be a problem (bleeding, pus, vomiting, fever, difficulty breathing), and even with that scant few problems, it doesn't say what the parameters for OK vs NOT OK are; i.e., How high does the fever need to be, to be considered a problem? The severe symptoms I've experienced aren't even addressed, except the fever. I was never given any information on post-op care, or on what to expect. I'm only now able to go on the internet. I feel so betrayed.
Avatar f tn fatigue mild headaches body aches stuffy nose sharp pain in upper right chest that goes back into right shoulder (gallbladder?) increased heart rate for no reason (have had three attacks of this in 1 1/2 months - last only 10 min) bladder pressure issues OBGYN issues -recurrent increased appetite (I can eat a lot -always craving different things) recently I have been having a terrible craving for sugar - almost unstoppable craving for sugar My ideas, maybe it is...
Avatar n tn numerous stones and inflammation. Prior to the gallbladder removal he'd had a few of these episodes over the course of 1-1/2 years. Thus, when the new wave started up they explored poss stone in duct--negative. We now live 35 mins from the ER, vs. 5 mins. at height of "spasms".
Avatar n tn Ruth Engs, RN, EdD, Indiana University, Department of Applied Health Science, Poplars 615, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 Home Page | Article List | Questionnaires | Books | Search my Files | | Health Hints | Resume -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have had my gallbladder out so why am I still having gallbladder pain? Biliary spasms affect from 2 to 10% of people who have had their gallbladders removed.
Avatar n tn E (ER) 7 times, before finally taking my gallbladder out. I also had pancreatitis and fatty liver (even though i was on a low fat diet and do not drink excessive alcohol). I thought it was the end until the pain started to come back! But my gallbladder complete with stones and sludge had been removed!!! I have been getting sever pain practically nearly every day now, but my hospital haven't got the right equipment until the end of the year to do the pressure tests on my oddi.
Avatar n tn Ruth Engs, RN, EdD, Indiana University, Department of Applied Health Science, Poplars 615, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 Home Page | Article List | Questionnaires | Books | Search my Files | | Health Hints | Resume -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have had my gallbladder out so why am I still having gallbladder pain? Biliary spasms affect from 2 to 10% of people who have had their gallbladders removed.
Avatar n tn Has anyone that has had gallbladder problems experienced anything similiar to what I am going thru? (or does this problem sound like something else?) For the past 2 yrs I have had pain in the upper rt abd area that has varied from severe to mild. When the pain is severe I would definately describe it as "an attack". When the pain is bad I sometimes get pain under the right shoulder blade also and have a general feeling of not being well.
Avatar n tn Make sure whomever you find has a lot of experience in gallbladder/liver treatment. Do seek out another doc, though. And make sure you ask about the major vs. the minor outflow from your pancreas.