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How Long Should Pancreatitis Last
Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietime depending on the cause and the treatment. If you have a cough or bronchitis that is lasting longer than you think it should, get see by pcp, pulmonologist or other physician and get checke out. Testing may be necessary. Bad things can cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more
Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more
Not long: Rarely more than a few hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on cause: Diarrhea can have many causes - for example, it can be infectious or inflammatory. For run of the mill viral gastroenteritis, usually symptoms last 5-7 days. If diarrhea is lasting longer than that, especially if associated with blood, fevers, or abdominal cramping, then i like to suggest to my patients to have a more thorough workup done, including possibly stool studies. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Varies: Pancreatitis can take time to resolve. This is especially true if there are continued insults or irritations to the pancreas. Alcohol, fatty foods, certain medications, and sometimes even just any foods can cause continued problems. Pancreatitis can be very serious and for this reason should be managed by a doctor. If you have been treated and still having pain, see your doctor. Go in good health. ...Read more
See answer: The pain is epigastric, dull, radiating to the back, diminished by sitting forward, worse approximately 30 minutes after eating. The attacks usually last less than 10 days with pain free intervals lasting months to more than a year. Later on the pain can become more continuous.(20% of patients don't experience pain), and symptoms of malabsorption such as greasy or loose stools can develop. ...Read more
Nerve block for pancreatitis, how long do they last, and are they numbing or do they have an uncomfortable feeling?
Had mild pancreatitis last wk, pain gone now but CT scan still showed inflammation around the pancreas, how long does it take the inflam to go away?
Weeks: After an attack of pancreatitis the ct scan findings of inflammation can often last weeks after the pain is gone. No big deal. No need to keep checking ct scans unless the doctor is looking for something else. The biggest question is ..What was the reason you got pancreatitis ? This is important so you don't get it again. Continue with the work up with your GI doctor. ...Read more
Can't really give: precise answer. There are several grading/scoring systems to try to predict the severity of pancreatitis. Grade E suggests a certain appearance on CT scan called the Balthazar Grade. It must be combined with an estimate of Necrosis Percentage to get the Computed Tomography Severity Index. Grade E refers to fluid collections and is associated with moderate severity. Acute healing time: 6+ weeks ...Read more
Depending: On the cause about 1-2 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should i go to the e.R.? I have had 2 hospitalizations for pancreatitis in the last 6 months. I am currently having the same symptoms again only milder but getting worse. Should i wait until it gets real bad or should I go right in?
Got pancreatitis before xmas and now occasionally I get random pains that last a few hours in the same spot.
I don't quite see: a question there. Looks like a statement. If you do have a question please re-phrase and re-post. ...Read more
How long (days, weeks, months) does lipase stay elevated from onset of acute or chronic pancreatitis? Is Lipase elevated at end stage of pancreatitis?
Lipase: The lipase level is usually elevated in acute pancreatitis, and usually not in chronic pancreatitis. It will usually remain elevated as long as the acute pancreatitis remains active, and usually decreases as the pancreatitis improves. This can take weeks, but usually does not. A lot depends on what is causing the pancreatitis, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more
Any home remedies to help with pancreatitis? I have been hospitalized 2 times in the last 6 months. I am currently having pancreas pains but not as severe but getting worse. Is there anything i can do from home or is the e.R. But only option?
How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?
Admitted to hospital last nite with acute pancreatitis. upon arriving lipase was 875 its 1062 today.wat happens if lipase won't stabilize?
Don'tWorryStayPositv: Don't worry, it will stabilize. You're in the hospital. They're watching you carefully and will do what's necessary to get you better. Best focus your mind on getting better. Learn why this happened, how it can be avoided in the future and what lifestyle changes may be needed. HEED THAT ADVICE. The pancreas is a mean sucker and repeated bouts of pancreatitis can be a real bummer. ...Read more
I'm on 4mg dilaudid bid for pancreatitis after i take it i get a squeezing/can't breath feeling where my pancreas is, lasts 2-3min is this normal?
Very common: And this side effect may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while. If any of these effects persist, report to your doctor for medication adjustment. Your doctor has prescribed this medication because he/she has thought that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Hope it helps. ...Read more
I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking
Abt 2 weeks w/o nutr: Depending on how healthy u were b4 d onset of pancreatitis (& how much u were eating), u r approaching d point where TPN (total parenteral nutrition, or feeding thru an IV) is attempted. If u r vomiting all foodstuff, u may need a gastric (stomach) tube but not 4 feeding (that will cause u to vomit as well). The gastric tube shd b used to drain the stomach (keep empty) & rest the pancreas. TTYD.GL ...Read more
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