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How Can You Tell If You Have Pancreatitis
With pancreatitis is there a way to tell if its a flare up without blood work. What are the signs?
EXCRUCIATING PAIN!: Pancreatitis hurts in the *worst* way. Can feel it in belly & mid-back. Easily exacerbated if a patient is eating prohibited foods, especially those high in fat, and if patient is not taking replacement enzymes like Creon, Pancreaze, Zenpep, Ultresa, Viokace or Pertzye. Likely will also have nausea, vomiting & sometimes even a fever. ...Read more
How can I tell if I have pancreatitis or gastritis without being tested. Pain off and on for 2 yrs but get more constant and worse. Upper mid abd?
Pancreatitis: Usually is more painful than gas and is accompanied by nausea and often vomiting and fever. It usually requires hospitalization. Gas pain is relieved by passing gas by belching or rectally and sometimes by pooping. Pancreatitis is worse with eating. And nothing relieves it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A simple lab...: Typically, pancreatitis is described as sharp epigastric pain that radiates to the back, worsens with food intake, particularly fatty food. Ulcers are more in the epigastrium that may or may not radiate. But the 2 do overlap sympatomatically. A very simple blood test (amylase/lipase) would tell the difference. These are typically elevated in pacreatitis. ...Read more
Blood test/ EGD: Stomach ulcers have to be seen to be truly diagnosed- an upper endoscopy will help see these the best. As for pancreatitis- simple blood test called lipase and amylase can detect inflammation of pancreas and a ct scan can see the inflamed pancreas. If you are concerned about having these problems- then avoid alcohol and go see your doctor. Certain otc meds like prilosec/prevacid can help w ulcer. ...Read more
Blocked pancreas: Gallstones can get into the plumbing around the liver, specifically into the common bile duct. The gallstone passes the plumbing for the pancreas on its way out to the body (pancreatic duct), and in some cases blocks the pancreatic duct. The pancreas produces fluid that collects in the blocked duct and causes increased pressure in the duct. This causes the pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to tell: It is always difficult to tell what the cause of pancreatitis is which is why a lot of lab work is done. Doctors take a medical history, check triglyceride levels, perform imaging like ultrasound or CT, and review medications. If there is no other explanation and the patient is on a high risk medication known to cause pancreatitis, then we will recommend discontinuing that drug. ...Read more
In past three years I had two episodes of pancreatitis. May I join gym or not to gain muscles. And tell me food to avoid.
Recently had pancreatitis. My lipase has been wacky since may 31.but everything else is normal blood wise. Will I get into GI 2mrw or will GI tell me go 2 ER. Supposed 2 c GI the 24th. Having symptoms?
Please tell me, could a person who is suffering from pancreatitis likely to suffer from fits or cardiac arrest?
Pancreatitis: A person suffering from pancreatitis can become extremely ill, and because of the various things that can happen if they become very ill, then yes, it is conceivable for them to have seizures (fits) or a heart attack or cardiac arrest. It would most likely be due to extreme electrolyte imbalances. ...Read more
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