Pancreatitis

What is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is a serious condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed.

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... My husband had a pancreatitis last October of unknown origin (he does not drink), a severe one with over 3000 lipasa. He also has had for the last few years a PSA somewhat high. A biopsy in 2007 (at 5.95) was negative. Since then the PSA has gone up and down, but after the pancreatitis it went up from 4.6 to almost 6 and three months later to 7.8. The doctor wants to do another biopsy. Could the pancreatitis have had an influence???

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Pancreatitis may be won't...

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My friend has had about 13 pancreatitis attacks and has been hospitalized everything for them. My question is how many pancreatitis attacks can a person have and why do them seem to be happening more frequently now even though she is under the care of a specialist, on a special diet?

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Hi and welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thank you for your query. I am Dr. Rommstein, I understand your concerns and I will try to help you as much as I can.
In most cases this is caused by small biliary stones or pancreatic stones and he should do ERCP or MRI biligraphy to rule this out. Other causes...

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hi lm elaine l have pancreatitis l got from ecrp and had gallbladder removal and lately l have difficulty breathing so l told my consulant at the hospital and he blood tests and an ct scan and it was only two weeks and now he wants to see me on eighth of january you dont think any thing showed up

doctor1 MD

hi.

noted history of pancreatitis and difficulty of breathing. is your difficulty of breathing persistent and causing you distress? if it's episodic, it may just be a radiation of pain from your pancreatitis and will resolve spontaneously. if not, it is best if you consult with a doctor for...

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Hi,
I have been hospitalized for pancreatitis. Now my lypase levels are almost double what they should be, even though I have cut down on drinking (no hard alcohol at all), could this be due to my menstral cycle? How does menstration effect the lypase level in my body?

Much thanks,
K

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
Numbers of different lipase presented in human body here you must be talking about the pancreatic lipase, which is very likely to increase because of your clinical condition of pancreatitis, it is nothing to take with your menses but may have something related with...

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Our primary care doctor has diagnosed my wife with Pancreatitis, I need to know what I can do to help with the pain he prescribed medicine for her by prescription, but, the prescription is not being helped by her provider and we cannot afford the $311.00 do get this, can you give me any assistance

doctor1 MD

Dear Friend.

Pancreatitis should be treated , it's cause should be removed. Your focus should not be only on relieving pain.
Get her proper treatment of Pancreatitis. Her pain will be resolved spontaneously.
However , we prefer to use Tramadol for pain relief in cases of pancreatitis.
You may...

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I have been diagnosed for Pancreatitis in XXXXXXX 13. After that I have been prescribed pancrioflat. After some time I started feeling better. But again after one month the problem reoccurred .Again the same medicine continued and now the problem of pancreatitis is treated. But the blood sugar has become abnormally high. The fasting blood sugar is 250 and PP is 360. The physician told that this is due to pancreatic and prescribed Insulin dose 16 unit in the morning and 10 units in night. Please inform me whether the present prescription is OK or I need to take some other treatment.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The present treatment is the right one.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr. Gyanendra XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting the question.

Please be assured that your doctor has prescribed you the right treatment.

If you get pancreatitis, the cells in the pancreas will die, and that is where the...

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My husband is 47- experienced first pancreatitis 4 years ago. Had gallbladder removed, became diabetic following year. Was able to control with diet until last year. He is now taking Januvia as of last month. He started on mertformin and that actually caused his numbers to rise. He had a flare up that was managed at home in June of this year, and accute attack in August, and another flare that we are managing at home this month. We are seeing a gastro dr, specialist in Dallas, and our local family dr. He's had a biopsy of the pancreas and it was benign for cancer. We are going back for more tests in a few weeks. We are following low fat diet as well. He does not drink or smoke...so far there are no medical answers for the cause of the pancreatitis. In your experience, are we doing all the right things? Would a Mediterranean diet help considering diabetes an pancreatitis?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Antidiabetic drugs by themselves can cause pancreatitis. Since alcoholism and gall stones are absent then antidiabetic drugs can only be the possible offending agent.
Regards

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Hi, l'm a 27 yearold male, with pancreatitis, hiatal hernia, anxiety, hepatitis, depression, sever insomnia and to top it off l have diabetes. My pancreatic attacks are sever and would like to know which painkiller is the best for me and not too hard on my liver??? So l can possibly ask my Doctor to prescribe it for me possibly? The pancreatitis pains are sever and keep me up all day and night. Thankyou for any information you can provide about my PAINKILLER Situation or any of my health problems.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Your query is the best pain killer for acute pancreatitis ?
All pain killers are best until they act and after some time you will be addict .
The best way is treatment of pancreatitis not pain killers.
All pain killer also aggravates Hiatus hernia and...

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I have been under enormous stress since the beginning of August which continues till today. My specific question which has to do with the pancreas or total endocrine glands is pain which runs from under my upper left shoulder blade around the front extending into the area of the pancreas and sigmoid colon...I'm 73 female have experienced this once before when in my mid thirties when I was under enormous stress...actually had a positive amylase test ....the gi doctor said I couldn't have pancreatitis because I didn't fit the profile!!! My stools have changed to lighter yellow today ...I do take something for anxiety, lexapro 15 milligrams a day and klonipin, 0,05 mgs ....1 1/2 tablet per day. I have been diagnosed with microscopic colotis in 2006 and take donntal 3 tabs per day and 1 entocort per day. The stressors are: my husband has had bladder cancer for 8 years, quite treatable though he may have to have his bladder removed. My daughter-in-law has hurthle cell thyroid cancer for 4 years and now in the past two weeks has been diagnosed with breast cancer. My only son is on his own because after 30 years of marriage is wife left him and my grandson, 29 has become a police officer in an inner city in Connecticut. All that being said I guess I am in remarkably good health...but my paternal grandparent either female or male died of pancreatic cancer , the other of bladder cancer. My maternal side is remarkably healthy.....I have no other known health problems at this time. thanks for any direction you may point me!!!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, stress can cause pancreatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

It may come as a surprise to you but you have correctly noticed that stress can affect the pancreas. Emotional stress may not only be responsible for an initial attack of pancreatitis but may...

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Recent questions on  Pancreatitis

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Hi doctor!!! This is raja (21years/m). I'm a patient of chronic pancreatitis. I had my first pancreatitic attack some 5 years back. After the first attack i have had nearly some 8 attacks. I have gone almost every possible treatment methods. But no one is able to identify the cause!!!!!

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have had pancreatitis off and on for over two years now...had gallbladder removed 3 years ago...sphinter of oddi disfunction, biliary diskenesia, i cannot eat without throwing up everytime, i have chronic diahrea, i was just admitted to the hospital with severe pain in my abdomen which was constant right side of my belly button and radiated to my right side and was burning. No fever. No white blood cell elevation..ct scan showed no bowel obstruction or inflammation and blood work showed no pancreatic elevation. They said nothing was wrong with me and sent me home...SOMETHING is wrong. I asked for a CT of my appendix and they did CT without contrast looking for kidney stones. No stones. Never redid CT for appendix. What should i do and what might this be?

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My father has chronic pancreatitis .. He has been c/o severe burning in esophagus/throat for 3months now and now starting to lose his hair during this time ... He has tried protonix, Prilosec, egd done with noted white patches which they thought was thrush but was not ... He can t get any relief ... Any ideas???

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My husband has a uniformed rash on his back. No raised welts or pimples. He says there's no itching or burning but I'm afraid it may have something to do with his pancreatitis which he was diagnosed with 4 years ago. His doctor said he has a neucrotic pancreas.

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My head is killing me my stomach is upset I vomited I’m dizzy and when I swallow it feel like it gets stuck right about half way down it’s uncomfortable sometimes it passes down and sometimes it comes back up. And my pain in the abdomen

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Thank you. minor pain starting several months ago at my lower right rib area. over last week or two, the pain has increased but doesn't hurt unless I move a certain way or touch the area. I do exercise moderately but don't remember bumping the...

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yes. I know I have Rheumitorid Arthritis , but right now my lower back hurts quite a lot. I have nausea , loose stools, drained feeling and pain in my lower abdomen. I also have degenerative lower back as well. Urine is dark yellow. Also, I seem...

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