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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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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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


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History:acute pancreatitis. 24hrs feeling unwell, nausea&vomiting but mild upper abd.pain. Can AP present this way? Need ER or wait til Monday for GI?

History:acute pancreatitis. 24hrs feeling unwell, nausea&vomiting but mild upper abd.pain. Can AP present this way? Need ER or wait til Monday for GI?

Yes, it can: The sooner you get it evaluated the better. With a history of acute pancreatitis, that's the diagnosis until proven otherwise. I would go get seen today. ...Read more

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Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?

Hereditary: You could get a genetic study to see if you have the gene present in people with hereditary pancreatitis. If you have family members with idiopathic pancreatitis flareups then you probably don't need to go through genetic testing and just continue to abstain from alcohol. ...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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Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones: If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. ...Read more

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What should I expect from acute pancreatitis?

It heals in few days: Acute pancreatitis is a serious illness causing much pain, nausea and vomiting. Patients require hospitalization to control pain, receive IV fluids and are kept npo. Sometimes it can be complicated by pancreatic necrosis and pseudocyst formation which may need surgery for correction. It resolves in 7-10 days in most case, unless it is complicated by the problems I have listed. ...Read more

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Can it be acute pancreatitis?

Pain: In you have pain in the mid abdomen that shoots straight to your back, it could be pancreatitis. ...Read more