Hi I have some questions about pancreatitus My sister was diagnosed with it about a week ago and her enzymes were double what they should be they have done xrays blood work stool sample ct scan etc. there wasn t any sign of gallstones that they saw and blood work and stool sample came back fine. She is really weak and clamy is losing weight pretty fast we are worried to death about her and nobody can tell us anything. What kind of specialist doctor works with the pancreas? Do you know what else it could be if not gallstones/gallbladder she feels clamy and she will be fine one minute and the next she is sick and about to pass out. she is tired all of the time. she is hurting above the belly button and to the side all the way to her back please help. we need somebody to give us some answers.
pancreatitis could be acute or chronic. and its presentation could be from mild to severe (from a simple abdominal pain to eventual shock and organ failure). it is best if your sister is admitted, or managed as in-patient, better if in a monitored bed or ICU setting under a gastrointestinal doctor or a general surgeon's supervision. diagnostics and lab parameters would be done repeatedly for monitoring. she'll need adequate hydration thru IV fluids, nutrition support and IV antibiotic treatment for weeks. assessment of pancreatitis severity will be done thru imaging and clinical progression of the patient's condition. management could go from a conservative medical management to a surgical one.
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