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Pancreatic Stone Removal
After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?
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
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
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
I have chronic pancreatitis stones size is 2 mm at the top of the pancreas.. Do i need surgery to remove them ..
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 ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my father is going to have surgery to remove a pancreas stone. is it a big operation?
Pancreas stones how dangerous are they been at the head of the pancreas . Can the stones move to the duct area .Can healthy diet reduce the pain.
I have been diagnosed with A Large 14mm Pancreatic duct stone located in the head right in the duct opening. ECRP has been unsuccessful. I need help!
Get 2nd opinion: A more skilled operator can release the stone to your gut. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
My husband had gall stones and had it removed two weeks ago and his pancreas is still hurting. How long does the pancreas hurt? He is not a drinker.
What should be done if there is a stone at pancreatic duct and cannot be removed because of the swelling of pancreas ? How can swelling be reduced ?
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
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