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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes,  can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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If pancreas swelling is going then we can operate the stone.. ?

If pancreas swelling is going then we can operate the stone.. ?

Pancreas: I don't know what you mean by "pancreas swelling". I might be able to advise if i had more information. Regarding the kidney stone there are several ways to take care of it that might not require surgery. You also need to know what is in your 24 hour urine collection to get an idea of why you formed a stone. That way you can usually prevent an occurence. ...Read more

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Treating Kidney Stones (Checklist)

Drink two to three quarts of water every day
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Use over-the-counter naproxen or ibuprofen for pain relief
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Let your doctor know if you have a fever or can't hold down food
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My dad is going to have surgery to remove a pancreas stone. Is it a serious operation?

My dad is going to have surgery to remove a pancreas stone. Is it a serious operation?

Pancreatic stone: This depends upon the location of the stone and the skill of the surgeon (or gastroenterologist) if this can be done with ERCP. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a experienced gastroenterologist who can treat a big pancreas stone?

Gastroenterologist: If you have confidence in your doctor, and I presume you do, ask for a referral to a local gastroenterologist. Alternatively, if the stone is well recognized ask for a referral to a gastric surgeon. ...Read more

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I had pancreatitis last year and i had my gull bladder removed and other stones moved but i continually have the pancreas pains what could it be ?

I had pancreatitis last year and i had my gull bladder removed and other stones moved but i continually have the pancreas pains what could it be ?

Ercp: You could be having stone in your biliary tree. However , dedicated imaging such as MRI and labs need to be done. You should be seeing a pancreatico-biliary expert. ...Read more

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4 pancreatitis attacks in the past 8 mo. Dont drink, no stones, no perm damage to pancreas. I keep having attacks. Is this ap if it is recurrent? Cp?

4 pancreatitis attacks in the past 8 mo. Dont drink, no stones, no perm damage to pancreas. I keep having attacks. Is this ap if it is recurrent? Cp?

Still Acute: Chronic pancreatitis would require evidence of permanent damage to the pancreas. And having acute episodes is not a feature of only chronic (though can happen if there is acute-on-chronic). You are correct that continued attacks can lead to chronic pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause ap. An ERCP and (if that is negative) sphincter of oddi manometry may help. See a pancreas specialist! ...Read more

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Pain in gall bladder area but scan shows no stones? Scan showed coarseness in pancreas..What could that be? Thanks x

Pain in gall bladder area but scan shows no stones? Scan showed coarseness in pancreas..What could that be? Thanks x

POSSIBLY: Certainly a mild, chronic pancreatitis can cause epigastric pain. However, the absence of gallstones does not preclude gallbladder disease. Document the causes, onset, and progress of your pain, to better guide your doctor. A hida scan can evaluate the function of your gallbladder. A simple lab test (serum amylase) can check for pancreatitis. Speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones seem like a pancreatic attack?

Can kidney stones seem like a pancreatic attack?

Yes: They both produce and pain but kidney stones tend to produce flank pain instead of mid-abd ; and patients with kidney stones usually are constantly moving to find comfort where as one with pancreatitis tend to sit very still. ...Read more

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Is it true that the pain that comes with kidney stones is closely related to a pancreatic attack?

Is it true that the pain that comes with kidney stones is closely related to a pancreatic attack?

No: Different organs, different organ problems. Pain from the kidney stone is a combination of blockage of the kidney's urine drainage by the stone and the stone moving down the ureter. Pancreatitis is like a chemical burn caused by leakage of pancreatic enzymes around the pancreas. ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder now for 15 yrs. Pain on andoffunder rt rib through to back around side. Will nuclear hida scan show pancreas stone or bkockage?

I have no gallbladder now for 15 yrs.  Pain on andoffunder rt rib through to back around side. Will nuclear hida scan show pancreas stone or bkockage?

Postchole-x Syndrome: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound +/- ercp. These tests are far-better than a hida. ...Read more

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Does anyone know who can treat a big pancreas stone?

Surgery, GI, or rads: Usually gastroenterology will attempt to stent the pancreatic duct and open the biliary duct. If this fails general surgery may attempt to remove the stone or do whatever else is necessary to get the duct working. There are many approaches and you and the surgeon should discuss it. For patients that are poor operative candidates, stenting plus ultrasound guided destruction of the stone is poss. ...Read more

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Will a nuclear hida scan show pancreatic stones or bile duct stones?

No: Hida scan is a functional exam to reveal if the bile duct is blocked by a stone or tumor. If blockage is suspected by the results, an MRI of the bile ducts (mrcp) is frequently the next step to visualize the blockage. ...Read more

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32 yr old female, inflammed gallbladder , pancreas , & liver. 1 year ago 32 kydney stones. Takes nexium (esomeprazole)?

32 yr old female, inflammed gallbladder , pancreas , & liver. 1 year ago 32 kydney stones. Takes nexium (esomeprazole)?

?question?: If you have all those problems, you should definitely see your doctor. I am not sure of your question. ...Read more