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Pancreatitis weight loss
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could be pancreas,but if it were,i think you would have more issues....severe weightloss,throwing up alot,hpspitalizations exct.
sounds like you might have crohns disease.
id check into that,,its more digestive then organ i think,and i kinda know,i have a close friend with chronic pancreatitis.
In pancreatitis, nutrients the dog needs are passed out in the feces, thus probably the reason for the weightloss (and that is quite a bit). Has he been checked for diabetes?
If the Vets your Vet has called can't come up with any other possible treatment, assuming the above is being done, I would suggest a call to a University Vet Hospital, if there is one in your area. Like the closest one to me is UC Davis in Sacramento.
Hi all ! Can someone please tell me about pancreatitis and the mortality rate when your cat gets it ? My Kaci cat whom I just love so much is old (about 161/2 ) and I have been taking her to the Vet to get hydrated about every 4 days . She is not really eating well and I am really worried . Anything more that I can do for her ? Any suggestions would be appreciated so much ! Thank you ..
Some symptoms of pancreatitis include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sometimes a fever and rapid pulse. Weightloss is frequent. The nausea, pain and vomiting often follows a meal of some sort, and can be triggered more severely by foods heavy in fats. Often there is pain in the abdomen and between the ribs at the base of the sternum. Pain that radiates to the back is also common with pancreatitis.
Many people feel nausea at the same time, some experience vomiting. Sometimes there is unexplained weightloss that is due to malabsorption of nutrients that the damaged pancreas cannot properly digest.
The pain and other symtoms are more than an annoying ache. It is sharp and can be very excrutiating, and can usually only be lessened by the use of powerful pain medications.
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.
And I lost 60 pounds in about 6 months with little effort- NOT from fasting. I understand rapid weightloss can cause gallstones too.
I also rapidly gained back about 40 pounds in the last year, and can't seem to loose a single pound no matter what I do!!! I asked the doctor about this and he said it could be due to the gallstones/pancreatitis, and my body not being able to digest food properly. And that I will probably loose weight after having gallbladder removed. IS this true??
I've been evaluated for Cystic, autoimmune, gluten intolerance, and just about anything you can imagine and the best I've been able to do is minimize weightloss. 2nd opinion EUS at Cleve Clinic didn't see significant issue and doctor asked me to stop Creon. After getting sick a couple of weeks later, I resumed and was told to "treat symptoms". Recently diagnosed with Vit D deficiency for which I am now taking 8000 IU daily.
Ive read chronic pancreatitis might not show up in these imaging tests but the severe weightloss and pain are continuing. Please keep me updated on ure condition since it sounds quite similar to my dads.
in my sides that wraps about midways in my back somethime under both shoulderblades on both sides for the last 2 years after eating with weightloss that has leveled off some. I have had one mild elevation of Amylase around 135 at the beggining of 2006. I had high triglycerides which are now normal.I have had continual elevations of Lipase around 320 throughout the last 2 years. Every thing else has been pretty much normal other than a mildly increased ANA that has since been normal.
Early symptoms include increased drinking, iurinating more (accidents may be a sign), weightloss, increased appetite, dehydration and sudden cataract formation. Symptoms of more advanced diabetes should be treated immediately and include the above symptoms plus depression, weakness, vomiting, rapid breathing, and an acetone odor on the breath.
My stool was light, pellet like mucusy and very hard to pass.
I have moderate itch; nose, chest and thighs, weight loss (2 kgs in 2 month), urine normal colour.
Tests outcome: very high bilirubin levels, liver function is normal.
EUS: mild esophagitis
The Dr. gave me a diagnosis of gilbert syndrome to justify the bilirubin and said that he is not sure from where my other symptoms are from!
Alcohol consumption( particularly beer)
High animal fat diets
Abdominal pain, vague, dull, middle of abdomen, occasionally going through to the back.
Weightloss with loss of appetite, occasionally with an aversion to meats, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
However, last year I began to develop symptoms of pain in the center and left quadrant of my upper abdomen, nausea, mild weightloss. I would feel sick if I ate and sick if I didn't. I cut back to a very limited diet of fresh cooked foods, mainly poultry and vegetables, fruit and flat breads. I have improved symptom-wise except when under stress. However, my Amylase continues to be elevated and I am concerned, as is my doctor, about chronic pancreatitis leading to pancreatic cancer.
They may make the water in the toilet look oily, smell offensive and be associated with bad wind.
Weightloss occurs in virtually all patients with chronic pancreatitis. It is due to failure to absorb calories from food and diabetes may also contribute to this. In addition, patients may be afraid to eat because eating brings on the pain. Depression is also common in chronic pancreatitis and this can also reduce appetite and lead to weight loss.
this has been going on for like 9 years now.
no weightloss,no throwing up.
i also have other gastric issues,some reflux,stomach gergling,stuff like that.
in the summer time,i had two unexplained bouts 1 month apart where i got a fever/chilled, had severe stomach pain where it even hurt to the touch,/bloating..and severe diahreah where i was going like 20 times a day!!....no throwing up though.....
Most of the people who get sores have neuropathy, meaning loss of feeling, usually in the lower extremitiies. The parts of the body that suffer the most are the fet and hands. Weightloss and neuropathy and wounds that are hard to heal are often symptoms of diabetes, but I am NOT trying to diagnose, just saying that there may be something else besides his liver. I feel for you and know how frustrating it is to try to help someone you love.
Animals, like people, can develop chronic pancreatitis after only one acute attack of pancreatitis. My aunt was able to keep her dog's case managed for many years, with only a couple more hospitalizations. I just want you to be prepared for what you might be up against. So far, Piper's case could be a whole lot worse, so hopefully she'll keep improving and that will be the last time you ever have to deal with this.
The symptoms of autoimmune pancreatitis for me were weightloss, 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.
Im wondering what causes that especially in pancreatitis? I loss alot of weight a year ago, was real sick with abnormal bruising and weakness, falling down, ect, this was before pancreas started acting up again, prior to that I had only one acute episode of pancreatitis. Now its been basically non-stop, confirmed by mri, that it is chronic pancreatitis, and fatty liver.
I must tell you that I never experienced sudden weightloss, nausea, vommitting or loss of appitite. I have always run a low grade fever tho'. I will say that the times I have experienced vomitting, nausea and loss of appetite were when I was in the middle of a pancreatic attack and needed hospitalization. I also am pretty sure that amylas and lipase levels arn't supposed to be over 63. But the doctor (specialist} I am seeing now is not concerned with what my levels are anymore.
Onset stomach and R epigastric pain, lower right abdominal pain usually with some reflux. Occurs about 2 hrs after eating. 196# to 175# weightloss in 2 months with fatigue. Was tx for L temporal HA and dizziness with 14 days of doxy developed watery pale diarhhea, that ws tx with 2 wks of flagyl - upper abdominal pain evolved with rapid weight loss, nausea exacerbated by fat intake.
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