What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends. This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment.
Prognosis . It depend of the way it was managed and how early it was managed. It is crucial to see a pancreas expert and get early labs and imaging.

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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...

Lap chole last year. Acute pancreatitis. Had ercp. Still have stone in cystic duct. Severe epigastric pain. Relieved by vomiting. Wht şhould be done?

See a liver surgeon. If a therapeutic endoscopist (specialty trained gastroenterologist in endoscopy) cannot remove the cystic duct stone (this can very difficult if the stone is lodged in the duct), then you should see a specialist in liver surgery, a hepatobiliary surgeon, who may need to take the remnant part of the cystic duct out and possibly clean out the common bile duct. Read more...

What causes acute pancreatitis?

Many things. Medication, high triglycerides, a stone in the common bile duct. Read more...
Acute Pancreatitis. The chief causes of acute pancreatitis in adults are gallstones, other gallbladder (biliary) disease, and alcohol use. Viral infection (mumps, coxsackie b, mycoplasma pneumonia, and campylobacter), hereditary conditions, traumatic injury, pancreatic or common bile duct surgical procedures and certain medications (especially estrogens, corticosteroids, thiazide diuretics, and azathioprine). Read more...
Many causes. The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels(a type of cholesterol), trauma(mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. Read more...
Many causes . . . There are many causes of acute pancreatitis including gallstones, alcohol use, medications, infections, etc. Check out http://www.Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis for more info. Read more...

How acute pancreatitis can be cured?

Pancreatitis . It depend which etiology we are dealing with. If it is related to stone disease for instance this can dealt with ERCP and stone extraction, if it is related to chronic pancreatitis, this might require more time and effort, including investigation. You need to see a pancreas expert. Read more...

Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones. If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. Read more...

What should I expect from acute pancreatitis?

It heals in few days. Acute pancreatitis is a serious illness causing much pain, nausea and vomiting. Patients require hospitalization to control pain, receive IV fluids and are kept npo. Sometimes it can be complicated by pancreatic necrosis and pseudocyst formation which may need surgery for correction. It resolves in 7-10 days in most case, unless it is complicated by the problems I have listed. Read more...

Is there anything I can do about acute pancreatitis?

Yes. Most common cause of pancreatitis are alcohol consumption and gall stones. Stop alcohol consumption. Keep yourself well hydrated. Small frequent meals with liquid diet during acute pancreatitis. Seek medical care if you are unable to keep anything down from vomiting, fever or worsening pain. Read more...