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Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?
See your doctor soon: It is wise to see your doctor soon regarding this. Depending on how high your amylase and lipase are it could be acute or chronic pancreatitis, and considering that you're on medications and have a history of acute pancreatitis, it's even more important to see your doctor. Diet restrictions like low fat intake and fluid replacement and monitoring are needed to be done, so see dr. Asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had pancreatitis around 3 months ago or so it wasnt caused by alcoholism hadnt drank in over a month only drank 1 every few months can i ever drink?
No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?
Tests lead to tests: Real question is why lipase ordered in 1st place if no symptoms. All tests have false positives. False positives go up if patient without typical symptoms of disease in question. If test results pursued without looking at big picture, doctors & patients can get on a road to nowhere. If no symptoms and very mild/nonspecific findings on advanced testing, risk is low. Check in w/ Dr every 2-3 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mean different: Things to different persons. Some docs refer to a chemical pancreatitis as an abnormal elevation in serum pancreatic enzyme testing(amylase/lipase) without clinical signs like nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain(clinical pancreatitis). Some doctors refer to a chemic pancreatitis as pancreatitis that is due to a chemical exposure. I've seen it used both ways. ...Read more
See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more
Yes: Pancreatitis is a particularly dangerous condition. Despite best medical treatment, some cases can lead to death. When you have pancreatitis, enzymes that normally digest food are released in the abdomen and start digesting the body from the inside. This causes an intense reaction to contain the spill. ...Read more
Upper Abdominal Pain: Classically, pancreatitis pain localized to the upper-abdominal region and can extend through to the back. The pain is often made worse by eating and can last several days till the acute inflammation resolves. Symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, fever, and increased heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"boring": Usually described as a stabbing or "boring" pain right below your breast bone that shoots straight thru to your back. Patients are usually very tender in their upper abdomens. Coughing or walking may be extremely painful. Why do you ask? ...Read more
Yes, if it: becomes chronic. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consultation at my Virtual Practice web site: www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more