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Biliary Pancreatitis Symptoms
Is burping a lot right after eating a symptom of pancreatitis?
Also have mild burning sensation in upper abdomen/chest after eating. No nausea.
Achy into back: Can be dull, achy, penetrating/boring through into bsack; can be more sharp, acute. Can be associated with vomiting, sense of feeling full, feeling sick. Often associated with alcohol use and/or passing gallstone. Can be a very big deal. Any doubt? Call md, get examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) and am having sharp pains in my left upper abdomen. Can this med cause pancreatitis?
Gastritis/ulcer: High doses of steroid like Medrol (methylprednisolone) can cause gastritis and even stomach ulcer. Sometimes this can be prevented by taking a PPI type of drug (Prilosec etc) along with the steroid However you do need to contact your doctor immediately re. this problem. I am not aware of Medrol (methylprednisolone) causing pancreatitis . ...Read more
I have upper abdomen pain and had blood work done that says I have a high lipase level of 343. Could this be pancreatitis?
I've chronic pancreatitis. Having serious gas problems. I feel heavy pain on my upper abdomen. My stomach feels heavy & filled with gas. Now what?
Enzyme replacement: Often enzyme replacement (pancrease, lipase, etc) will decrease these sorts of symptoms. If you are taking replacement enzymes and still have these problems, you might try otc anti-gas preparations with simethicone. If still no improvement check with health care provider. ...Read more
Aches and pain, nausea, fever, upper abdomen and back pain is that normal?Just got over unexplained pancreatitis so im worried!not same pain, same area
Abdominal pain: Your abdominal pain is concerning. It may be a relapse of pancreatitis, or it could be a gallbladder problem or a stomach problem. The risk of infection or abscess is high after an episode of pancreatitis. You need to see your doctor asap and have abdominal imaging and bloodwork done. ...Read more
Acute and Chronic: Acute pancreatitis is a serious medical condition where pancreatic enzymes inflame the pancreas and surrounding tissues it can lead to death but to those who survive they can develop chronic pancreatitis where the pancreas begins to fail from chronic injury. Both should have prompt medical attention and treatment. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more
Pain & scarring: Severe abdominal pain, nausea vomiting and in severe cases shock may result from pancreatitis. For more information see the web site give below. Pancreatitis often heals by scarring of damaged tissue. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis. ...Read more
All: Pain can be severe, life-altering, requiring narcotics. Diabetes can be "brittle"-hard to control, with very high and very low levels of blood sugar in the same day, associated with various complications of diabetes. Maldigestion can cause malnutrition, weight loss, osteoporosis, fatty, greasy, foul-smelling stools. Rx is available for all; complex issue. ...Read more
See below: The symptoms of pancreatitis and gastritis can be very similar. They both cause pain in the epigastric region which is often made worse by food. Pancreatitis pain tends to radiate to the back, and tends to be more severe. If you think you may have either, see your doctor, as there are specific tests and treatments for both. In the meantime, avoid alcohol, smoking, and caffeine. Hope this helps! ...Read more