Pancreatitis vs pancreatic

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Avatar m tn If all your labs (liver and pancreatic enzymes) are nornal, it would be very unusual for this to be pancreatitis. Typically the only time pancreatitis shows up and the enzymes levels show 'normal' levels is when someone progresses from acute to chronic pancreatitis. So if this hasn't been a condition that's happened several times in a couple of years, the chances of it being pancreatitis is low. All of the PPIs do not act the same nor do they have the same side-effects.
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 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 n tn no evidence of masses or pancreatitis, the absence of the pancreatic body and tail, no pancreatic ductal dilation, difficulty in visualizing the pancreatic duct, and hypodense areas in both lobes of the liver. A previous ERCP showed pancreas divisum. Liver biopsies showed missing small bile ducts, but the ERCP showed normal major bile ducts. Could these CT results be the source of my daughter's chronic pain? Would an ERCP procedure to correct the pancreas divisum provide relief?
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 In response to your posted message RUQ pain vs. IBS pain 2/18/99. Had Abd. US. which was normal previously to all of this. Decided to go ahead with the ERCP. They found the pressure in one of my shincters slightly high and did a cut to relieve it. Within 24 hrs. of the ERCP, started having increased pain in the epigastric area. I was told this was normal. After office hrs. I call the Dr.
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 Dear Jean, Manipulation of the sphincter of Oddi or injection of dye into the pancreatic duct can initiate acute pancreatitis. It is difficult to predict the duration of pain for any individual although most cases will not hace prolonged/recurrent symptoms. This information is presented for weducational purposes. Ask specific questions to your personal physician. HFHSM.D.-rf *keywords: pancreatitis 0.1 Dear Jean, I also had an ercp and I got pancreatitis also from it.
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 f tn pancreatic cancer , pancreatiits, or gallstones? My dad did die of pancreatic cancer, hence all the EUS I have had.
Avatar n tn 0 mm at the pancreatic head. The pancreatic duct appears normal in calibre. There is no beading or cystic change within the pancreas.. No pancreatic mass is seen. So that is that. My doctor is an *** and he has made it quite clear that this is all in my head and I need to move on. I am not sure what my mrcp means. This doctor just said there is nothing he can do and sent me on my way. But here I sit in pain. I am hoping someone can shed some light on what the results mean.
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 f tn Keep in mind that elevations in lipase can be caused by many different things other than your pancreas. And it seems you've been getting quite a bit of testing over the recent years so they most certainly would have noted something along the way. So it's very good to have your diagnostic history to work with when you do meet with your doctor. I'm sure he/she would have made an extra effort to meet with you sooner if they did think it was something to be really worried about.
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 m tn Your doctor can test pancreatic enzymes through blood tests. Acute pancreatitis is usually treatable with a special diet and may resolve in 3-6 weeks. If you continue to drink it can turn into chronic pancreatitis, which may leave you a real mess. It's also possible you have a gallstone, etc. As far as dehydration goes, try some pedialyte for a few days and see if that helps. A good b complex vitamin is essential as well.
Avatar n tn From 20 to 40 percent of women who do not have bile stones, but have biliary pain symptoms, have acute pancreatitis following the cutting of the sphincter; up to 20% can have pancreatitis just from the procedure. There can be long term effects also. The common bile duct may become chronically inflamed due to reflux of small intestinal fluid into the duct. From 14-36 percent may have some long term complications which may result in chronic pain.
436191 tn?1256649906 I currently have elevated pancreatic enzymes (6+ weeks), abdominal pain, difficulty eating and severe rib and shoulder pain on the right. MRI and MRCP only picked up an 8mm cyst in the gb. Not sure what to do and really thought the Hida with cck would be valuable information. No I wonder. Thanks for your thoughts! RobynLee Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acalculous gallbladder disease ROB A. FULLER, MD, JOSEPH A. KUHN, MD, TAMMY L. FISHER, RN, THOMAS W. NEWSOME, MD, BRUCE A.
Avatar n tn Despite that in the research I've seen it says only about 20% of patients who undergo the ERCP and sphincterotomy get pancreatitis, the super specialist in SF said in his experience he would say the number is more like 50%. He says if my mom got pancreatitis she would be in the more horrible pain imaginable and that she would "wish she had her old pain back." So hearing that doesn't exactly make he anxious to do it. The past few months have been a roller coaster.
Avatar n tn I have had three ERCPs two with sphincterotomies and never had a case of pancreatitis. That is because my doctor puts a stent in the pancreatic duct. I keep getting scar tissue blocking my ducts but the pressure was high in the pancreatic and bile ducts. I have gotten Dr. Dean Ornish's cook book to see if it can help me stay on track. It is so very hard when I have 50 years of bad habits to sort through. LOL!!!!!
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.
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 n tn your doctors should inform you about costs vs benefits of blood pressure meds in your case, and the possible risk in not taking them. one thing my docs told me very clearly was that imuran MAY (in RARE cases) cause acute pancreatitis, which is extremely dangerous if not recognized and treated at once. they described the symptoms and recommended to go immediately to the emergency room in case I would have them. the tingling you are perceiving...
Avatar n tn This is probably a dumb question, but have you had your amylase and lipase levels checked (pancreatic enzymes). Your attacks sound soooo familiar to me. The major difference is that I only had them for 5 months before I ended up having to go to the ER because my abdomen went rigid and I was having a hard time breathing. At the ER I was told that no stones showed on x-ray and that the sonogram showed my gallbladder was inflammed, the wall was thickened and it was enlarged overall.
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 f tn Unlike your liver, your pancreas is an unforgiving organ and once it is damaged, pancreatitis is likely. It's true that some people who have their gallbladders removed continue to suffer OR are worse off than before; I am one of them. For the most-part, though, this is not the case when the gallbladder isn't functioning properly.
Avatar f tn yet are the stools I've been having, which the doctor says is quite normal considering all the anti-biotics and what not, plus with pancreatitis you don't always have enough pancreatic enzymes being produced, which is what typically causes loose stools. Nothing to be worried about, they are just going to test the sample to make sure there's not an infection and if not, then they'll start me on the enzymes so that my body can get even more back to normal.
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 n tn If you don't think you have a gall bladder issue, there's always the pancreas right there with it; you might want to look into pancreatitis (I'd rather have a gall bladder issue). The other organ right there is the liver and again, I'd rather have a gall bladder issue... LOL I had my gall bladder out 9 yrs ago and haven't missed it for a minute, so that's the lesser of the 3 evils in that part of the body.
Avatar m tn ERCP often causes some mild pancreatitis. Procedures for SOD may be dangerous in some cases, yes. Anyway, my point was, first trying to determine the organ, from where symptoms arise, and then go into action. Gallbladder/biliary system is sure one of organs where your symptoms originate from. It's the next level of consideration, what to do now. "Hormone imbalance" was mentioned. I could also mention "nerve imbalance".