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Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Disorders

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  • Merna16 1

    Question about pancreatic insufficiency and blood sugar levels

    Hi All.  New Here.  Have been doing some research.  I'll try to keep this short  :-)  I'm a 35 year old female who has always struggled to gain weight and keep it on.  I was diagnosed hypoglycemic many years ago and have been able to control it with my eating.  A few years ago, I contracted listeria...

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  • james40298 2

    Worried about Pancreatic Cancer

    Hi there As the title suggests, i am really concerned about Pancreatic cancer. I am 35 years old and in the past few months have started with some very strange symptoms: March - Kidney area pain and dry mouth. Tests: Bloods- all normal including Diabetes. April - Pain under ribcage, both sides. This...

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  • pauline78442 1

    Acute Pancreatitis

    On May 26th this year my husband who was extremely healthy and physically fit was performing on stage when he felt severe abdominal pain, shortness of breath, sweating - he thought that he was having a heart attack or that he was suffering from food poisoning and did not want to go to the emergency department....

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  • julianpablo 1

    new to the forum and have questions

    Hi I am new to this forum and would like to understand more about what i have found myself having to deal with. In sept 2015 at the age of 52 i had an attack one morning which was quickly diagnosed at the A&E stage as pancreatitis. over the next few months it was determined that i had severe acute pancreatitis...

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  • Booboolamore 2

    How long does it take to recover from acute pancreatitis?

    Hi I was wondering how long it takes to recover from acute pancreatitis? It started when I was at work just over 3wks ago, I got the most excusiating pain in the upper left side of my abdomen, going into my back (the exact same pain I used to encounter when I had gallstones nearly 10 years ago, but I...

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  • Ruthie49 3

    Pancreas Divisum

    Hi, does anyone have experience with pancreas divisum? I have just received my recent MRI and MRPC report through the post saying I have pancreas divisum. Everything else with the pancreas looked normal. I'm a bit bewildered ad I haven't seen my consultant yet. Although I've been suffering with pancreatic...

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  • amy28499 1
  • karen07883 2

    Cyst on pancreas

    Hi, I would love some help... Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in the epigastric area and right side under ribs. At times I experience back pain but I couldn't say that the pain is radiating through from the front abdomen. The pain is chronic, at best in the morning and gets worse...

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  • tomjohn 3

    Apple Cider Vinegar for pancreatitis?

    Hello all. I have a question for you. Would consuming ACV help relieve an attack of CP/AP or is it only with gallbladder issues? Im asking because I have found out, if I drink Apple Cider Vinegar when I have an attack, then the pain will subside in 15-20 minutes. I read this would help relieve gallbladder...

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  • lakshman14009 1
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    My mother was diagnosed with severe actute Pancreatitis ...

    My mother was diagnosed with severe actute Pancreatitis last month. Until then I had never heard of this condition. Mum was admitted on the Monday with severe abdomen pain and vomiting. The hospital quickly diagnosed Pancreatitis, at what stage was unknown. They immediately put Mum on a drip and...

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  • robin55947 1

    Pediatric chronic pancreatitis

    My 15 year old has been suffering with pancreatitis and now chronic pancreatitis for years. She has had a lot of hospitalizations and procedures. None relieving the pain and other symptoms. Some doctors have been great and others cruel. She feels like she is alone in her suffering. Just wanted to see...

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  • heather0315 2

    Pancreas Divisum

    I started having attacks around age 15. ER trips in college with horrid pain that I wanted to die! I was told reflux, given GI cocktails, and it was menstrual cramps. It wasn't til I read and finished nursing school that I came to conclusion something was wrong with my pancreas or gallbladder. My grandfather...

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  • mark75690 3

    Describe your chronic pancreatitis pain

    My doctor thinks I may have chronic pancreatitis and is sending me for an ultrasound scan. Please can you describe your symptoms and pain please. From reading online the pain is horrendous, my pain is mild to moderate but constant with no rest from it. It is worse with walking etc and slightly better...

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  • JSJLMS72 3

    Back pain and abdomen pain on left side under rib cage...scared!

    I'm not sure where to start. A lot has been going on in the past month. It all started when I started to feel like I had a couple of drinks when I had not. I was able to calm myself down because I thought I might be having some sort of anxiety attack. Long story short the symptoms did not go away. So...

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  • lynds214 2

    Low lipase level. I'm scared.

    Hi everyone. A little about me first. I'm a 35 year old woman. 133 lbs. Non smoker. Occasional wine drinker. So in the past 2 months or so I've been very dizzy and weak off and on. In the past 3 weeks I have been very sick with diarrhea and still have the extreme dizziness, fatigue and weight loss....

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  • nate79884 2

    Pancreatitis and losing consciousness

    Im a 37 year old male who recently went through an attack of acute pancreatitis. Without realizing it I had many symptoms long before my attack. It started with what felt like a hangover that wouldn't go away after a night of heavy drinking. Then I developed diarrhea that was at times foaming and foul...

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  • sharon2510 2

    Do I have Pancreatitis?

    I have had three Amylase blood test with slightly raised levels. Not overly raised one was 192 . I get upper left abdominal pain that is worse after eating and the pain spreads to my back. I constantly feel nauseous and can only eat small amounts of food before feeling full. My Gastro consultant said...

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  • grace77 1

    Help Im pretty conflicted

    Pancreatic issues runs in my dads side of the family and they're hereditary but so far only males have inherited pancreatitis. I am a woman. Usually I've been told it's triggered by alcohol. Does that mean I should refrain from drinking all together? Im afraid of developing pancreas issues so any advice...

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  • clarald 1

    Chronic Pancreatitis took me to hell and back!

    Hi, I believe my history of this condition started in 1977 at the age of 24, I began to get discomfort in my abdomen which my GP could not explain and would do anything about, it was not a major problem to me at that time I just new something was not right. About 10 years later things got a lot worse...

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  • David94001 2

    Does this sound like Chronic Pancreatitits?

    Hello! I have been struggling with chronic undiagnosed Abdominal pain for 4 years. And I want to know if what I'm going through sounds like chronic pancreatitis. To start off I'll tell you my background I am 18 I am a male and I have had my appendix out (acute appendicitis) and gallbladder out (chronic...

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  • kwstratton 2

    Chronic Pancreatitis - surgery - HELP!!

    I have never posted on a site before but hoping someone has had a similar experience and can provide some guidence.  I was diagnosed with CP in 2014.  Have had 15 or more stones and more that 8 stents put in through ERCP.  I have had 4 psuedo cysts that have burst that have had to be drained.  I have...

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  • Cares 2

    Food to avoid

    What foods do others find trigger pancreatic pain? DH finds the worst food to be camembert/brie as it sets off severe pain within about 10 minute Hot chips are no good and yet he is able to eat doner kebab and icecream without ill effect. So it's not as simple as avoiding fats or dairy!  

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  • jkristine 2

    Lipase levels elevated for past 6 weeks

    Hello there! I've had slightly elevated lipase levels since September. Normal range per test is anything below 60...the first time I had them checked they were 101, the 2nd time, 84 and on Thursday they are 69. So far, this is the only test with abnormal results. I've had a hidascan, normal...abdominal...

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  • tazz1985 2

    Serum lipase slightly elevated and serum amylase normal

    Hi Folks!  Just a quick history of mine: i have been suffering from persistent abdominal pain (burning type of pain) for the past two to three years and since then i have had frequent bowel moments (usually take Imodium once or twice a week to hold my BMs).I have been to numerous GI specialists and almost...

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  • steff37258 1


    Hi all My partner was taken in to hospital yesterday with pancrities From what I have read on here it's best he doesn't eat for a couple of days only take fluids till the swelling goes down Because when he it's it flares up and cause more pain and discomfort Be greatfull for advise very worried girlfriend...

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  • Guest M

    Chronic Pancreatitis

    Hi i was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis December 2006 and much to me relief as the doctors were starting to think the pain was all in my mind altho i lost 6 stone so i knew something was not right! It all started about 4 years ago when i collasped at work due to sever stabbing and burning pain...

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  • Burneye 1

    It does get better! Acute Pancreatitis

    Hi there, Almost 4 weeks ago I had my first (and hopefully last) acute pancreatic attack. I was hospitalized and put on nil by mouth for 36 hours. My hospital stay was for three nights and then I came home. The first few weeks at home were very average. I was in quite a bit of discomfort (especially...

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  • Gem1384 4

    Gallbladder disease or Chronic Pancreatitis

    Hi all, looking for advice/personal experience. I have had recurring RIGHT sided pain under my ribs to the side and up my back. Slight loose stools (normal colour, float after a lot of vegetables, no oil) weight loss some intentional but lost some recently through worry. Normal ultrasound scans x2 and...

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  • leigh74005 3

    Pancreas problem?

    Sorry for the length of this post. Male, 38 For the past couple of years, I have had occasional pains in right upper abdomen. Had an ultrasound 2 years ago that showed slightly fatty liver. I put the pains down to this and got on with life. The pains would come and go. This time, they have stayed. The...

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