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Hereditary pancreatitis with recurrent abdomen pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi,names& i was diagnosed with hereditary pancreatits at the age of 14.Im 18 now & have been hospitalized more then 15 times since my first attack.Its been just 6 months since last time Ive had a big attack and hospitalized once more,but recently in these past two months ive been having pain in my stomach again that has been coming & going.I do as what the docters have told me by taking my pancrease enzymes & to not eat until pain gos away but no relieve in my pain that comes more frequently now more then ever.I guess my question is should i seek more treatment to get more cat scans & m.r.i to see if there is any damage or thinking about finally getting on a pain management to deal with my pain & bring more activeness to my day to day bases.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read through the paragraph.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms such as vomiting, fever or jaundice?
User :   vomiting when pain gets worser threw the day.Pain been coming 2,3 times a week these past two months
Doctor :  
Do you have jaundice?
Doctor :  
Have you had a scan earlier in the past?
User :   no jaundice,and not recently since my last hospitalization back in december
User :   about year ago
Doctor :   May I know the reports of your previous scan?
Doctor :  
Was the report normal?
User :   swelling bad & there werent sure about damage that they could seen by the cat scan
User :   scan
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   The cause for your pains now seems to be an acute episode of pancreatitis alone.
Doctor :  
However the diagnosis of the cause can only be done by a physical examination.
Doctor :  
The other probable cause may be just a gastritis.
Doctor :   Pancreatitis is more diagnosed by the blood test and clinical examination.
User :   lif pace was threw hoof everytime
Doctor :  
However if the severity of the pains are more when compared to your previous episodes of the pain then getting a repeat scan may help.
User :   yes they r
Doctor :  
You may have to discuss about this with your previous doctors.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
Doctor :  
Since the pains are severe when compared to your previous episodes a repeat scan is not a bad option.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   no
User :   i jusst moved out to dont have a docter yet out here
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
Where are you located now?
User :  
Doctor :  
But you just mentioned that you had moved out from there. Are your doctors also located from the same place or else where?
User :   no i said i just out there meaning this is my new location
User :   move out
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   i lived in b4 moving out to
Doctor :  
I'l just look for a good doctor for you from your locality or one near your place.
Doctor :  
Just give me a few minutes.
User :   ok thank you. do u think the pain that is more constant now is from damage to the pancrease that could of form
Doctor :  
As i said earlier, the diagnosis can be possible only after a physical examination.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The other causes for the pain might be gastritis.
Doctor :  
hence an examination is needed.
User :   gastritis bad
User :   is that cause by pancretitis
Doctor :  
Gastritis is not as bad as pancreatitis.
User :   so it could be my pancrease acting up again or gastritis
Doctor :  
This is much more easier to treat, and you do not need to be on medications everyday.
User :   ok
User :   anything to keep me from being hospitalize again i just cant do it
Doctor :  
There is one doctor by name Dr XXXXXXXX W Gardner.
Doctor :  
You can meet him.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
An examination would tell us more. The need for hospitalization would be suggested only after ab examination.
Doctor :  
The address would be
Doctor :  
708, Del Prado Boulevard, Cape coral, Florida.
Doctor :  
Hope this would be of help to you.
User :   thanx doc
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   not really thats the only health problem i have is pancreatitis & i think u help me out as much as u can so i guess thats it
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
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