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What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...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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Whipple 8/15. Severe upper left abd pain, recurrent fever (103), & acute pancreatitis in past 3 weeks. CT says multiple non dilated small bowel loops in abd & pelvis - says gastroenteritis. Other possibilities? Drs gave no answer for recurrent fever.

Whipple 8/15. Severe upper left abd pain, recurrent fever (103), & acute pancreatitis in past 3 weeks. CT says multiple non dilated small bowel loops in abd & pelvis - says gastroenteritis. Other possibilities? Drs gave no answer for recurrent fever.

Fever: The intestinal loop pattern is nonspecific, in my opinion. I would be concerned about an intraabdominal abscess formation. I recommend that an abdominal surgeon be conducting your care with close collaboration of a gastroenterologist and a radiologist who can suggest other imaging studies likely to shed light on your case. An exploratory operation may be required, however if antibiotics don't help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pancreatic trauma to where it could lead to acute pancreatitis from a violent stomach flu?

Is it possible to have pancreatic trauma to where it could lead to acute pancreatitis from a violent stomach flu?

Pancreatitis: A viral infection by itself can cause pancreatitis. The severity is variable. Trauma to the upper abdomen can also cause pancreatitis. ...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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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

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

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What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

Pain: Abdominal pain is usually the most prominent symptom, which is usually worst 30-60 minutes after eating a meal. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, and oily diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

Pain, sometimes: Severe, malabsorption, glucose intolerance are main effects of chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms would depend on severity of each condition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis from bad food?

Symptoms are...: Usually abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea are the usual presenting symptoms of gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

See below: There is no difference in the symptoms based on age. Most everyone will have vomiting and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood in the vomit or stool. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

What are the most common symptoms of pancreatitis?

Nausea/vomiting, pain: Pancreatitis often results in upper abdominal pain which can radiate through to the back and is usually worse with eating. Nausea and vomiting are also usually present. ...Read more

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What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

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

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What are the most common symptoms of gastroenteritis?

What are the most common symptoms of gastroenteritis?

Vomiting & diarrhea: Gastroenteritis can present with diffuse or localized abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms may include nausea, fever, and cramping. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of having gastroenteritis?

What are the usual symptoms of having gastroenteritis?

Vomiting and diarhea: Most often it is caused by a virus but can be bacterial. The symptoms range from diarrhea cramping vomiting and sometimes fever. Nausea is often part of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and end result of acute pancreatitis?

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

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What symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are the most important?

What symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are the most important?

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

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I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

I keep getting gastroenteritis symptoms. Is it something else?

Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more

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Is there effective medication that will decrease gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: You do not specify your symptoms, but there are numerous medications available for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pancreatitis and gastritis as far as symptoms?

What is the difference between pancreatitis and gastritis as far as symptoms?

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

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Can I travel with what I think is gastroenteritis I have all the symptoms but they decresed a little and I've had it for 4 days?

Gastroenteritis: If your symptoms are improving, and have almost resolved, you can travel as long as you will have access to medical help if you get worse. In general if you can avoid travel, it's best avoided.. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pancreatitis? Is loss of appetite and pain some of them?

What are symptoms of pancreatitis? Is loss of appetite and pain some of them?

Pancreatitis: Yes, those are some of the symptoms. You need to consult with a pancreas expert and probably get imaging to further assess the severity. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis? Is flattulance one of them? Is low lipase levels one?

Yes: Pancreatitis can be acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis is life threatening, its major symptom is abdominal pain and will typically present with a very high lipase. Chronic pancreatitis will present with bouts of recurrent abdominal pain and may associate flatulence. Pancreatic insufficiency, specifically lipase, may cause flatulence also. Dietary changes along with enzyme replacement may help. ...Read more

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I've had pancreatitis before I am now thirteen weeks pregnant and having the same symptoms when should I seek medical attention?

Now: Go see your OB doc now. Pancreatitis can complicate pregnancy. Better to see your doc now and find that everything is ok rather than wait and find problems. You can never be too careful during pregnancy... ...Read more

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Question about pancreas: what is the difference between pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis don't theys have painfull symptoms? What I heard

Pancreatitis: Is inflammation of the pancreas and can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long lasting). Both can be painful and associated with vomiting and digestive problems. The most common cause of acute pancreatitis is disease of the biliary tree such as gallstones or infection. Alcohol use is also associated with pancreatitis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can you be told you don't have a true pancreatitis? But at the same time have all the symptoms, elevated lipase and be on 4th hospital stay for it?

How can you be told you don't have a true pancreatitis? But at the same time have all the symptoms, elevated lipase and be on 4th hospital stay for it?

How elevated?: There are other causes of elevation or serum lipase, like intestinal obstruction. Macrolipasemia, and renal failure. You should ask your doctors at the hospital for an explanation. ...Read more

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Have Chronic calcified pancreatitis As the pancreas is dying what symptoms will I have & at what point should I seek help. What do I need to watch for?

Have Chronic calcified pancreatitis As the pancreas is dying what symptoms will I have & at what point should I seek help. What do I need to watch for?

Maldigestion: This is a serious condition that needs attention. Your pancreas is losing its ability to produce digestive enzymes and this leads to bad digestion, diarrhea and weight loss. It also causes diabetes due to lack of insulin production. You will need to see your doctor ...Read more

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Is vomiting always a symptom of gastroenteritis?

Is vomiting always a symptom of gastroenteritis?

No: Many times, vomiting occurs with gastroenteritis, but not always. Abdominal pain, cramping, fever and nausea may also occur with or without vomiting. Vomiting can also be a symptom of many other conditions. It 's important to let the stomach rest before trying to drink anything and even then take only small sips at a time of room temperature liquids. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain
abdominal pain that radiates to your back
abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
nausea
vomiting
tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pancreatitis?

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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
1,250 Doctors shared insights

Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...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


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