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Gastroenteritis Symptoms Mask Pancreatitis
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
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.
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
Is it possible to have pancreatic trauma to where it could lead to acute pancreatitis from a violent stomach flu?
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
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
See below: There is no difference in the symptoms based on age. Most everyone will have vomiting and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone. ...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 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
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
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
Yes: You do not specify your symptoms, but there are numerous medications available for your symptoms. ...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
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
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
I've had pancreatitis before I am now thirteen weeks pregnant and having the same symptoms when should I seek medical attention?
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
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?
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?
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
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