Symptoms of pancreatitis in humans

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Avatar n tn My dog ate cat poop covered in dirt. He is at home now doing fine and I have him on a bland diet of canned white chicken and brown rice only. However, his lower abd/belly is a little distended and hard. Could the barium cause this? He is eating fine, healthy appetite and bowel movements are constitent, soft stool, not alot of it though. I was wondering if the barium has hardened because he hasn't passed all of it yet.
902019 tn?1249865014 I coasted along ok till last fall, symptoms started again and by xmas was in full AIP flareup. 6 wks of prednisone (starting at 40 mg, then weaning), and by mid March liver tests were elevated again so had to do 12 wks of prednisone. Just completed that in June and within 5 wks my LFTs were up again, no surprise, was feeling so rotten.
Avatar f tn My 9 yr. old little Poodle Julie also had 2 bouts of 6 mos. time. Same symptoms as your dog & she was hospitalized both times for 4 days. They did the same to Julie as your dog. She came home 2 wks ago & is much better. Julie has Cushings disease & that may have caused it. No-one is sure. One thing I do know is that I gave her fatty table food right after last Xmas & she was real sick on New Years Eve. She also had a seizure with that bout...
Avatar f tn The metabolism of aspartame in the human body and the proposed toxicities from its metabolic components have concerned a lot of people and have been the emphasis of many post-marketing surveillance studies. Aspartame is metabolized by digestive enzymes and peptides to three common dietary components: amino acids, aspartic acid, and phenylalanine. Minute amounts of methanol can also be detected.
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...
1560663 tn?1298050127 He has been in three times since his surgery a couple of years ago to be evacuated. We switched vets a year or so ago because one of our cats died at the hands of our vet. We just couldn't bring ourselves to return. We questioned our vet's handling of his treatment. Anyway ths could turn into a very long story but my focus here is to help pet owners with cats with megacolon. We used a laxative that I cant remember the name of but it was a prescription that is for people and animals.
129422 tn?1222703189 This AM, won't eat, but no dry heaving or other symptoms. He has been in and out of vet's and hospital about 6 times in last 45 days. We are worn out. All blood work shows normal now and they have done very comprehensive blood work profiles. Vet is stumped. By time we got him home from last vet appt. 6 PM, he had stopped the dry heaving, and after giving him Pepcid 5 mg., he ate and held it down fine. We gave him no more pain meds, just Pepcid 5 mg. half hour before each meal.
Avatar f tn Same thing goes for humans. In the case of liver failure, I imagine there is a lack of bile available to aid in digestion; hence the nausea and vomiting. Has your vet prescribed a specific nausea medication to help keep your dog more comfortable? The cheapest one available is reglan (metoclopromadine) and it works by increasing peristalsis to move food and digestive enzymes through the tract faster. If the dog can't keep it down long enough to do any good, you can inject it at home.
Avatar f tn I feel for all of you. To the person inquiring about the itchiness- in humans when your blood phosphorus is high, itchiness is a symptom ang with the shaking/tremors. My dog suddenly staryed rubbing her chin in her paws a few days ago, desperately. And her ears are red. Have been using oil of oregano pet ear drops and Melissa's aloe for pets. Right now I am staying up with my beloved Lulu, a 14.5 year old Staffordshire Terreir and my best friend.
Avatar f tn I guess we have to put our trust in the professionals. We are in the slow process of taking him off the steroids now and praying his symptoms don't come back. I will however be inquiring about an alternative method of treatment with less side effects.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
6246858 tn?1382272876 It WAS a heart attack, inspite of the tech finding nothing significant on all of the tests! She was heart broken over Spike and maybe that level of stress would not show in an eco cardiogram. I don't know. She was so smart and that morning she knew that Spike was struggling, she came to me as if to ask me something. I stopped what I was doing and sat with her, I said, "what sweetheart, what's wrong, you look nervous and upset? Are you worried about brother?
1916673 tn?1420236870 We had camped on the weekend prior and coming home on the Monday I took her into our vet as she has a couple of growths on her and the one she had been licking and it had seemed to grow in size, red, angry looking. We had blood work done and it was then she was diagnosed with the kidney failure. They said her kidneys had already shut down 75%. She is very tired and any little bit of walking has her heartbeat elevated. They said her red blood cell count at that time was 26 percent.
233616 tn?1312790796 During episodes of infectious disease the mixed function oxidase system is depressed and the capacity of the liver to metabolize drugs can be compromised in both animals and humans. The depression that occurs during viral infections is mediated via the production of interferon. This action of interferon requires the synthesis of an intermediate protein(s) yet to be identified.
Avatar n tn When he goes in hospital, I assume the vets check his lipase and amylase levels and that is how they arrive at the pancreatitis diagnosis. Pancreatitis is one of the most difficult problems to treat - in humans as well as dogs. The pancreas is an extremely sensitive organ, and once it becomes inflamed and infected it tends to sulk for quite a long time - sometimes forever. It does not, however, mean a death sentence.
Avatar m tn All these symptoms (cough, feeling of lump in the throat, a lot of mucus) are signs of GERD. As I read on the Internet, one of the causes of GERD is in reducing of the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. Things that lead to a decrease in the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter: -alcohol; - analgesics and some antibiotics; -coffein; -chocolate; -smoking; - progesterone (for women); -stress -and others factors.
Avatar m tn The half life of theobromine (the substance in chocolate that is toxic to dogs) is about 18 hours, HOWEVER, symptoms of theobromine toxicity can manifest for upwards of 72 hours after the consumption of the chocolate. These symptoms can include bradycardia (heartbeat below 50 beats per minute), arrhythmias, heart attacks, seizures and even death. Since your dog is a small dog, he could still have issues owing to the large amount of chocolate he consumed.
Avatar f tn Benadryl is also something of an anti-emetic, and can be given at 1 mg per pound of the dog's weight, but I doubt it will be very effective in the face of this kind of vomiting. Worth a try though. Another thing that helps is calcium - lots of it. I was giving Chica 2 Tums a day during her last couple of months. The calcium binds to phosphorus which is deadly to those in renal failure.
Avatar f tn I imagine that he has some stories of his own about me and all the other silly humans in his life. Not to mention his sense of humor. I'm glad you gave me this important reminder!
Avatar f tn The living dogs never saw the remains, we just came home without the other dog. I did not see any substantial difference in the reaction of any of the remaining dogs on each of these three occasions. Even when it happened away from home, the dogs sensed our sadness and mourned their loss. Honestly I thought each time that the other dog sensed before we did that the ill elderly dog was going to die.
Avatar n tn Any advice on how I could stop that? Also, one of my biggest fears is undressing in front of anyone. I refuse, I'd rather die. Put a gun to my head and say "undress" and I'll tell you to "pull the trigger" I could deal with being poked a little as long as I can keep my clothes on. I'm so bad I don't even wear shorts, so go to pools / beaches, so much have sexual relations or anything like that.
Avatar n tn I tried everything with the herbal capsule this morning to get it down her and finally put some in her food. Of course she can smell it so it's pretty hopeless. I think she probably has cancer even though the vet didn't say that. If so, I'll just give her the medicine as long as possible since she's eating and drinking well and not suffering. I'm sure the inevitable is coming and she will have to be euthanized.
Avatar f tn At the very best, this and other theoretical and in vitro study results suggests probiotic therapy might augment a 10% - 20% decrease in blood work markers of renal failure. In turn, this could be enough to affect clinical symptoms and the course of the disease – or not. Dog owners grasping around for anything that could promote positive change might consider these conclusions are encouraging enough to try Azodyl.
Avatar f tn It's more of a matter of the source, but the end result is the same. D3 is made endogenously in humans skin by 7-dehydrocholesterol, and UVB radiation, D2 is not. Just to clarify (OH) is the chemical acronym for an oxygen, and hydrogen bond, or another words a hydroxy. (OH) represents a single hydroxy, and (OH)2 represents two hydroxyls in a chemical compound. The extra hydroxylation in Carbon 1 is what makes Vitamin D bond to the Vitamin D receptor, and activate it.
931217 tn?1283484935 One study has examined the relationship between neutering and the development of age-related behavioral changes thought to be similar to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of senile dementia in humans.[106] Such changes are relative common, being reported in 28% of dogs 10-12 years old and 68% of dogs 15-16 years old.
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Avatar n tn don't harp on that in your mind. Most of us hope for dignity the end of our winter, in my opinion our companions do too. Don't allow that memory to over take you repeatedly, your companion deserves his or her dignity. Remember that. Of you do both of your spirits will learn to flourish.
82861 tn?1333457511 My vet is always very busy in the days following any holiday. He can count on having several cases of pancreatitis coming in along with the usual overindulgence GI symptoms. Pancreatitis is expensive to treat because it's usually done in-patient and the condition is fatal more often than not. Much as dogs love human food, it's better to be safe than sorry and keep them on their usual diet. Educate your guests that human food is off the menu for your dogs no matter how much they beg.
1469903 tn?1286650297 • high amounts of glucose in the urine, which leads to dehydration and causes increased thirst and water consumption; • weight loss despite an increase in appetite; • fatigue; • nausea; • vomiting; • bladder, skin, and vaginal infections; • blurred vision; and • lethargy What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, that result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both.
Avatar n tn D The best way to go is absolutely NO table scraps since human food prepared FOR humans (ie with spices and other things added to it) is the major cause of pancreatitis in dogs. Please understand there is a difference between human-grade food that is prepared specifically FOR dogs and table scraps. Spices, rich sauces, butter, basically everything that we use that makes our own food yummy to us makes it unsafe for our dogs to eat.