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Pancreatitis Pain Control
See GI doc: See the GI consultation and get it evaluated. You could have developed a pseudocyst. ...Read more
Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?
Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Moderate left arm pain started 2 days cause? No sob/chest pain history: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz severe spinal pain(ongoing)
Not your heart: This is not a heart symptom. The pain likely is related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joint of your left shoulder. Alternatively, it could be caused by nerve impingement of your upper (cervical) spine compressing the dorsal roots or of the peripheral nerves in your brachial plexus. ...Read more
Severe chronic (over 1 year) right lower abdominal pain which increases with pressure + nausea/vomiting. Not appendicitis, and not gynecological??
Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?
Cannot without help: Your described symptoms of a burning luq pain can have many possibilities. You have only noted 2 possibilities of many, and likely picked the 2 worst case scenarios. Abdominal pain can have many causes and reasons, and pancreatitis or peptic ulcer would also be associated with severe pain, nausea and vomiting, inability to eat, etc. You yourself cannot tell what you may have; must see a doctor. ...Read more
Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.
Severe pain in right side mid abdomen & back. Often worse w/breathing. Have temp of 99.8. History of ovarian cysts & kidney stones. Please help!?
Pain: Probably kidney stone. See a doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Upper right quad abdominal pain through back & up shoulder. Diag. FattyLiver in 2011. Gall bladder function @ 93% No stones. Pain level: 7?
I'm have epigastric pain LUQ and RUQ pain. Nausea and stool change. Symptoms worsen after eating. Loss of appetite. Fatigue. Pain radiates to back?
Cholecystitis: Chronic cholecystitis or gallbladder stones/sludge associated with symptoms of pain, bloating, belching and nausea is a reason to see a surgeon for a surgical consult. Okay to ask your doc to send you to as surgeon. In the majority of cases, an outpatient laprascopic gallbladder removal will be helpful to the patient. Take a friend with you. Be well. ...Read more
Do pain patches work better than narcotic pills to control chronic joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis?
Pain in upper right abdomen and back.sticky stool,nausea.no pain the epigastric or left side,no diarrheano gall stone..is it pancreatitis ?
It could be: i suggest a GI consult. Your symptoms could be caused by a multitude of conditions. ...Read more
Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?
Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more
Any number of: Conditions, such as appendicitis, kidney stones, ileitis, cecal diverticulitis, colon cancer, foreign body perforation, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst rupture, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer, lymphadenitis, etc. And these are just the most common conditions. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more
4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?
Lower right abdominal pain for past 48 hours. Not severe, a medium pain. Diarrhea. Pushing doesn't increase pain. No fever. No vomiting. Appendicitis?
ER now: never ignore persistent abdominal pain- UC or ER now. ...Read more
Several days of constipation taken laxatives. Pain around belly button radiating to right side and worsening. No gallbladder ?
Left side abd pain under rib,nausea, back pain, diarrhea,constip. Take lipase supplmnts b/c no gallbladder. Drank alcohol, usually dont. Pancreas?
What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver, but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime
My wait for pain management is long, pcp wont prescribe any meds for chronic pancreatitis, or ra, would a new pcp possibly help? Or a specialist?
Tough problem: Talk to your pcp about your frustration. There sounds like concerns about meds aggravating your other medical conditions. Local measures (heating pad, ice packs, patches) may be options. The pcp may be able to get you into pain management sooner since you have a special situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is Chronic pancreatitis ? How to control on it? and what kind of treatment should take and what kind of doctor should check.
Summary: Here is a nice link from medline plus to read about it that answers your questions since I don't have much room here. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000221.htm If you are symptomatic you should see your PCP, and you may need referral to a Gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Husband has pancreatitis about every 6 months. No gall bladder, no alcohol, cholesterol controlled with meds, had every test run.. all normal. Why would it keep occurring? We are so lost as to what to do. It requires a hospital visit every time.
Chronic pancreatitis: Other than alcohol, ductal obstruction, and high serum triglycerides (not total cholesterol), look into hereditary pancreatitis by asking family. Also, cigarette smoking (if he smokes). Beyond that, autoimmune causes are more rare. Underlying diseases such as lupus or hyperparathyroidism have obvious manifestations and do not typically start as pancreatitis. Key tests: ultrasound, ERCP. ...Read more
Diffuse atrophic pancreas on MRI, 6wks ago MRI normal. No pancreatitis, Controlled DM1, no alcohol drugs, low fat diet,what could cause sudden change?
Pancreas size: Most likely 2 different machines used? Otherwise may have not been read correctly first time (or second time). Discuss these issues with your Dr. ...Read more
What is the best way to get pain under control chronic pancreatitis and degenerative disk with bone spurs in neck pain arm and lower back and legs?
Unstable neck and ba: The neck and back pain is from instability associated with bad ligaments in the neck and back. The pancreatitis could be the back itself giving the pain. You would greatly benefit from prolotherapy to the neck and back. Find a doctor and learn about prolotherapy fro www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. Stop smoking! ...Read more
Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more
Maybe: It really depends on the cause. The two most common causes are biliary tract disease like gall stones and alcohol overuse. If the causes are addressed with surgery for gall stones or cessation/moderation of alcohol use, the chances are lower for recurrence. One third of all pancreatitis either has no known cause or is due to adverse reactions to drugs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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