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Mesenteric Panniculitis Treatment
Will Mesenteric Panniculitis go away without treatment? Any known treatments without medication or surgery?
Not known: There is no standard treatment regimen. The first stage, when fat necrosis occurs, many physicians recommend no treatment. Individuals with no symptoms are not treated. Monitored to see whether the disorder progresses (watch and wait). In some cases, the disease may remain at this stage for years or even regress or go away on its own. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mes enteric panniculitis? Is there any herbs that can help? See specialist soon but wondered what to expect as far as treatment.
Plastic surgery!: Other than gastric bypass, lap band surgery, or diet and weight loss to decrease the bulk of your panniculus (or pannus), excess hanging abdominal apron skin cannot be exercised away. Keeping things clean, dry, and non-infected is great to try to do, but the only effective way to deal with this is surgical panniculectomy, or even better, complete or fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty. See experienced ps. ...Read more
My ultra sound says peritoneal / mesenteric cyst in right lumbar region. What does that means? Is it curable? What is the treatment
Medical vs. Surgical: Panniculitis is cellulitis of the abdominal apron or excess abdominal skin in the lower abdomen. It is treated initially with antibiotics and topical medications. If it continues to recur, a panniculectomy, which is removal of the abdominal apron, can be performed. ...Read more
There is no: Attached info to read - just the question and your age. Consider providing clarification and re-asking. ...Read more
Several: Rash, irritation where skin overlaps, redness, may be sore to touch, often weeps (fluids). Best to clean often with sterile soap (like hibiclens), rinse, and dry. May use powders and cotton (like shirt tucked into fold to help 'wick' the perspiration. Often needs surgical removal such that overlap is gone. ...Read more
8 months back my daughter complained of pain in her right upper arm. Was diagonosed as Panniculitis. Again she has the same problem. What causes this?
Lobular panniculitis: The panniculus is the mass of skin and fat that hangs off the lower abdomen. The term for an infected or chronically irritated panniculus is panniculitis. Lobular panniculitis is one type of histology seen under the microscope. The other is septal panniculitis, and both can be with or without vasculitis. Mild panniculitis is treated with local skin care, more severe with panniculectomy, tummy tuck. ...Read more
Why do some websites say a symptom of pancreatic cancer is lumpy fatty tissue? Is this referring to panniculitis caused by acinar cell carcinoma?
Ms. Amanda: Unfortunately there are no good tests for screening for pancreatic cancer. Lipase is not reliable and lumpy fat is a quack thing.
You may consult this site for info on this topic:
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/detailedguide/pancreatic-cancer-detection
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Why is a symptom of pancreatic cancer sometimes listed as "uneven texture of fatty tissue"? Does this mean panniculitis from acinar cell carcinoma?
Not common: The origin of pancreatic cancer is within the ductal Some people with pancreatic cancer develop an uneven texture of the fatty tissue underneath the skin. This is caused by the release of the pancreatic enzymes that digest fat. Tumor eventually obstructs the duct completely to prevent digestive enzymes from being secreted resulting in steatorrhea. ...Read more
I have discoid lupus & panniculitis. May I know what explains my constantly elevated igg level (~2000)? I also have lymphopenia due to steroid intake.
Just a bit high: That's not surprising in systemic autoimmune disease where there's often a polyclonal gammopathy. We don't usually treat discoid lupus with systemic glucocorticoids, and I'm wondering what the panniculitis is really about (Weber-Christian?). You may have some alternative to long-term steroids, which are brutal. Perhaps you can get a second opinion / clarification. ...Read more
Would lupus panniculitis on my thigh and shin cause my groin lymph nodes to swell? (Not big but small almond size swelling). History of discoid lupus
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. Cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read more
Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more
Therapy, meds: Agoraphobia, or fear of crowds (literally of the marketplace) is amenable to treatment with psychotherapy and/or medications, including ssris and others. Discuss a referral with your pcp; depending on comfort level, they or a mental health provider can discuss medication options in addition to therapy. ...Read more
Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more
For best results: Unfortunately it is diffuse diseases, it involves nipple and areola complex, when this area is removed will be cosmetically unacceptable, and is a aggressive disease are the reasons for mastectomy, although wide resection with good margins possible along with chemo-radiation is possible. It is also easier to reconstruct breast after mastectomy, if needed take a second opinion., discuss. ...Read more
Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more