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I suffered from acute pancreatitis 2 months ago caused by gall stones. My gall bladder was removed, now I suffer from frequent and urgent urination. ?

I suffered from acute pancreatitis 2 months ago caused by gall stones. My gall bladder was removed, now I suffer from frequent and urgent urination. ?

Call your physician: There are a number of things that come to mind when i hear about this problem. A simple urinary tract infection (but the time frame is a bit odd). One thing that comes to mind is an infection in the pelvis that is irritating the bladder. I can't tell you exactly what your problem is caused by, but it should be looked into. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Thoughts? Could pancreatitis caused by gallstones go away if the stones are removed?

Not exactly: If only the stones are removed, the gb, where they formed, would allow new stones to form and cause new trouble. This is the reason the gb and the stones are to be removed. Unfortunately, once you have suffered an inflamed pancreas from any cause, there is risk that it can re-occur in the future - whether stones are still present or not. ...Read more

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Pt with history of acute pancreatitis and gall stones, presents with disorientation ammonia levels 800 n rising.Liver profile normal, no ph, suggest cz?

Pt with history of acute pancreatitis and gall stones, presents with disorientation ammonia levels 800 n rising.Liver profile normal, no ph, suggest cz?

Not enough info: Have the gallstone & past pancreatitis issues been treated with gallbladder surgery? What radiology tests gave been done? Is there bile duct blockage? Sounds more like liver failure or other serious liver dysfunction. Your doctor should know better who has all the test results. See a gasteoenterologist for an opinion if needed. ...Read more

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Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more

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Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?

Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?

Best to be moderate: in your alcohol consumption. The CT suggests that your pancreas has some scarring, or is in the process of healing from, pancreatitis. That might have been from the gallstones you've had removed, or it could be from excessive alcohol consumption or high cholesterol, to name a few. As your pancreas is healing it is best to avoid alcohol to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Idiopathic: That is s medical term for unknown cause. Many times the etiology of chronic recurrent pancreatitis is unknown. Also sometimes pancreatitis can be related to elevated blood triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat gallstones is the number 1 cause of pancreatitis?

Anatomy: If gallstones decide to leave the gallbladder, they travel from the gb to the cystic duct into the common bile duct. The duct that drains the pancreas joins the common bile duct. If a gallstone gets lodged, this causes inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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When will my gallstones & pancreatitis pain go away?

When will my gallstones & pancreatitis pain go away?

It takes time: The pancreatitis pain will go away with time and no eating for some time. I always do the gallbladder removal as soon as the pancreatitis resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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