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What are your treatment options for acute diarrhea due to chronic pancreatitis?

What are your treatment options for acute diarrhea due to chronic pancreatitis?

Work up: Acute diarrhea needs usually work up and should not be assigned to chronic pancreatitis. Being accomplished with stool studies at least, depending upon how sick you are. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Have chronic pancreatitis having diarrhea with red blood coming out in plops w/sm amt. Bm and what look like tissue what could this be. Been 3 days?

Have chronic pancreatitis having diarrhea with red blood coming out in plops w/sm amt. Bm and what look like tissue what could this be. Been 3 days?

Rectal bleeding: If the blood is bright red this generally indicates it is originating from the lower part of your bowel. It may not be related to your pancreatitis. Have your doctor exam you to see if there is a source for the bleeding. You may require a colonoscopy to find out the exact cause. All the best in getting this sorted out. Watch for low blood with persistent bleeding. ...Read more

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Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?

Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?

Probiotics a waste: Need Questran (cholestyramine) to bind the bile acids now constantly flowing into your intestine. Also suppliment the Fat soluble vits D, E, K, A. and the B COMPLEX (water soluble) ...Read more

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Diagnosed Pancreatitis for 4 yrs no insurance (28yr M)need rerouting of the duct. Constant yellow watery diarrhea and nasusea. Any idea if this is relate?

Yes: The symptoms are typical for chronic pancreatitis and the illness needs to be addressed promptly. If no other recourse, one can go to an ER to determine severity/immediate risk and utilize and case management services available there. ...Read more

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My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

Rx side effects: Yes, this is entirely possible as common side effects from Pancrelipase may include: nausea or vomiting; mild stomach pain or upset; diarrhea or constipation; bloating or gas; greasy stools; rectal irritation;headache, dizziness; cough; or weight loss. Hives may suggest an allergic ige reaction as well. He should follow up with his GI or prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Why yellow diarrhea? Narcotic withdrawal. It's bright yellow, very acidic and diarrhea even goes to water consistency. Can trigger pancreatitis too.

Why yellow diarrhea? Narcotic withdrawal. It's bright yellow, very acidic and diarrhea even goes to water consistency. Can trigger pancreatitis too.

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the doctor misdiagnosed me with acute pancreatitis?? Severe gastroentritis? Gastritis? Intestinal problems? Diarrhea 2x in 1 week

Is it possible that the doctor misdiagnosed me with acute pancreatitis?? Severe gastroentritis? Gastritis? Intestinal problems? Diarrhea 2x in 1 week

Pain's NOT normal...: ...but you have provided us none of your test results nor your symptomatic presentation upon which we rely to render an intelligent guess. However, we can neither converse with you nor examine you in this format. If you're unhappy with one provider's diagnosis then ask questions of him about it. If the response is unsatisfying, seek the opinion of another physician. Pancreatitis is serious. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with pancreatitis & campylobacter inf Been sick for 15 days. Was improving but began having stomach pain and diarrhea again. What do I do?

Diagnosed with pancreatitis & campylobacter inf Been sick for 15 days. Was improving but began having stomach pain and diarrhea again. What do I do?

Go back to MD: You must return to your doctor or gastroenterologist to let them reevaluate your therapy and check up on you. Do not take chances! Gall bladder been checked? ...Read more

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Pain in upper right abdomen and back. Sticky stool, nausea. No pain the epigastric or left side, no diarrhea. Is it pancreatitis?

Pain in upper right abdomen and back. Sticky stool, nausea. No pain the epigastric or left side, no diarrhea. Is it pancreatitis?

Possibly: It is possible for this to be pancreatitis, but there are many other possible diagnoses also. Regardless, you need an urgent evaluation to evaluate the symptoms. If pancreatitis is present, it will be easy to tell with simple blood tests and possibly x-rays or scans of the abdomen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went to er, bad lower stomach cramps, massive diarrhea. Wbc 13.27 (4.00 x 10.80) high neutrophils low lymphs. Food poisoning or pancreatitis? Diangosis gastroenteritis, better & discharged after 2 hour.

Went to er, bad lower stomach cramps, massive diarrhea. Wbc 13.27 (4.00 x 10.80) high neutrophils low lymphs. Food poisoning or pancreatitis? Diangosis gastroenteritis, better & discharged after 2 hour.

Probably not: Probably not food poisoning or pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is almost always tested for when patients come to the er with abdominal pain. Food poisoning usually causes vomiting and affects others who ate the same food. ...Read more

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I left the hospital yesterday after 5 days with pancreatitis. And an h pylori infection in my stomach. My lipaise was normal again. No fever, no vomiting, mild diahrrea. White blood cells were normal again. Today I have a lot of ab pain?

I left the hospital yesterday after 5 days with pancreatitis. And an h pylori infection in my stomach. My lipaise was normal again. No fever, no vomiting, mild diahrrea. White blood cells were normal again. Today I have a lot of ab pain?

Seek evaluation: At a minimum, you should contact your hospital team via the contact instructions in your discharge summary. You should consider going to the emergency room, as this could represent a recurrence of your pancreatitis. I wish you well! ...Read more

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Are there cases of pancreatitis which don't have a discernible cause?

Are there cases of pancreatitis which don't have a discernible cause?

Pancreatitis: Yes, there are called "idiopathic" however in most cases, a pancreas expert is able to identify the cause of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes acute pancreatitis?

Many causes: The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels (a type of cholesterol), trauma (mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. ...Read more

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Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

No, I have: Never heard of a patient whose colonic diverticultis caused pancreatitis. In a rare cases, duodenal diverticula can cause pancreatitis, but this is really rare. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have sour diarrhea?

Sour diarrhea?: What do you mean by "sour diarrhea"? Are you talking about the smell? How long have you had this? Any other symptoms associated with it? If your symptoms persist or get worse, then you should probably see a doctor. A lot of diarrhea resolves on its own within a couple of days. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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How does hypercalcaemia cause pancreatitis?

Conjecture: Nobody really knows but some suggest that hypercalcemia induces pancreatic injury via a secretory block, accumulation of secretory proteins, and possibly activation of enzymes that begin to digest the pancreas. ...Read more

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My nephew has had diarrhea for a while. Possible causes?

My nephew has had diarrhea for a while. Possible causes?

Long list: Osmotic, secretory or exudative? Running a possible list of causes for diarrhea: Acute gastroenteritis (viral or bacterial infection), food intolerance/ allergy, recent antibiotic use, IBDs (crohns or ulcerative colitis), osmotic diarrhea from non absorbable sugars (i.e. sorbitol), malabsorption, spurious diarrhea, thyroid disorders. If it's been more than a couple days he should see his doctor for eval ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis in children and how to treat it?

What causes pancreatitis in children and how to treat it?

Many causes: In a child, the most likely cause would be post-infectious pancreatitis. Several viral infections can lead to pancreatitis. Other causes include meds, gallstones, cystic fibrosis, and hereditary or autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, but the principles of management include aggressive IV fluid, bowel rest, pain control, and often hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is a high amylase always pancreatitis? What else causes high amylase?

Is a high amylase always pancreatitis? What else causes high amylase?

Depends on where...: Amylase can come from the saliva glands. If the amylase level is mildly high, and is not thought to be coming from the pancreas or small intestine, it may be coming from the saliva glands. One's doctor can decide the next step, because lab results don't mean much without knowing what one's results have been over the years, and what the symptoms have been. ...Read more

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Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Can Azo cause diarrhea?

Yes: Brad Azo Gantrisin and generic sulfisoxazole with phenazopyridine. It is used for urinay tract infection. Beside diarrhea it also causes nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and headaches. ...Read more

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Can eggs cause diarrhea?

Can eggs cause diarrhea?

Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you feel after those meals. See if there is a correlation with eggs and your symptoms of diarrhea. You may find it could be something else you are eating as well! ...Read more

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Do bananas cause diarrhea?

They could: Generally bananas are considered to be constipating. Any food can cause diarrhea in certain people. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more