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Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?
See your doctor soon: It is wise to see your doctor soon regarding this. Depending on how high your amylase and lipase are it could be acute or chronic pancreatitis, and considering that you're on medications and have a history of acute pancreatitis, it's even more important to see your doctor. Diet restrictions like low fat intake and fluid replacement and monitoring are needed to be done, so see dr. Asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?
Usually not: Chronic pancreatitis by itself is a serious illness with a 50% mortality rate over 20-25 years. People with garden variety chronic pancreatitis do not have an appreciable increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer; however, the small number of people with hereditary pancreatitis have a 40% life time risk of cancer of pancreas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute tests: A 1998 study found that 100% of patients with acute pancreatitis had an elevated lipase, and 95% had an elevated amylase directly upon admission to the hospital. As their hospitalization continued, those values dropped off and so the tests would be less useful for diagnosis. ...Read more
Is onglyza (saxagliptin) safe for long term treatment? Possible pancreatitis and thyroid cancer? How to avoid pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, & ketoacidosis?
Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?
Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?
Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more
Severe l.u.q. abdominal pain. Multiple imaging studies show no abnormalities. Lipase normal. Amylase 124 (ref. range 28 to 100). Is this pancreatitis?
Nerve?: Left upper quadrant pain can be caused by gastritis, pancreaitits, splenic problems and may be associated with nerve problems such as zoster. Since imaging and blood work are normal, this is not pancreatitis. Followup with physician for evaluation for possible gastritis or zoster. If you develop a rash in the area, the diagnosis of zoster would be most likely. ...Read more
Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?
Chronic non-helicobactor, nsaid, drinker, h-pylori or bile gastritis for five years. Can foveolar hyperplasia lead to gastric cancer?
Is it possible that the doctor misdiagnosed me with acute pancreatitis?? Severe gastroentritis? Gastritis? Intestinal problems? Diarrhea 2x in 1 week
Pain's NOT normal...: ...but you have provided us none of your test results nor your symptomatic presentation upon which we rely to render an intelligent guess. However, we can neither converse with you nor examine you in this format. If you're unhappy with one provider's diagnosis then ask questions of him about it. If the response is unsatisfying, seek the opinion of another physician. Pancreatitis is serious. ...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
IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC panctreatitis age is 20yrs.best tablets are CREON and tramodol.Is it true. Do they cure pancreas?
Pancreatitis: Unfortunately there is no cure if the pancreatitis is truly idiopathic. Creon is helpful for digestion in chronic pancreatitis and tramadol is helpful for pain that may be associated with the pancreatitis. Hopefully all other reasons for your pancreatitis have been looked for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer