PANCREATITIS SYMPTOMS?

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HI,

I was diagnosed with pancreatitis 5 months ago. My doctor told me i had completely healed and i could go back to my old ways except limit my alcohol. At the time i had not done enoughr research to know the long terme effects of even a acute pancreatitis attack. Eventually i got back into eating junk food and pizza and occasional beer. For the past week after a big meal i started having a lot of flatulence (Gas). It usually starts mid after noon if i eat all my meals. I end up passing gas every 15-30 minutes after i eat a large meal. I have also been feeling bloated for the past 2 weeks. I have not yet experienced pain but i would like to know if this is early signs of another pancreatitis attack. Also i have been feeling abnormally hungry these past few weeks. I could eat all day if i didnt feel so bloated.

Any opinions?

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    the doctors told my husband he could never have another drink again.  They also said his diet would have to be low fat -no junk food.  But his pancreatitis was very severe     all are different I think    Good luck and God bless
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    I have chronic pancreatitis, been told can't dunk again beginning to believe my problems could be thro my arthritis medicine see specialist again Friday

    So may get some answers. You would know if an attack was coming on via your stools and smell, people with pancreatitis often have constant pain varying from mild to secure

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      Can I just ask what stools would be like as I've had upper left pain for 6 years. Had so many tests as I'm sure it's pancreas as worse the day after alcohol but all negative. Im 33 female and all this started age 26 I did used to drink wine every night usually on an empty stomach so I am very worried I have chronic pancreatitis. MRI, bloods, ct, endoscope and colonoscopy and stool test all normal. Surely something would show after 6 years and continuing to drink occasionally? I eat fatty foods etc with no trouble it's only alcohol that seems to give me pain but only sometimes! Maybe gastritis? I've never had acute pancreas attack and never vomit or have upset stomach it's always constipated and always healthy colour (dark brown) only symptom is where pain is situated. Docs and specialists all say ibs
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      Natalie,very loose and the smelliest you have encountered, MRI Scan would show abnormalities in pancreas, try cutting back on Alcohol saying that I miss a tipple with mates does not seem same when I'm in there company. When I had my pancreatic attack it was the worst pain I have ever had and ended up in hospital for over a week. Not sure I out IBS daughter inlaw has this and goes to hospital every couple of months for infusion as a day patient.Which helps her loads

      Good luck to you and may you get some relief in the near future

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      Thank you. Just hard to believe docs when I google pain in upper left after alcohol all that comes up is pancreas! I do think I would be in more pain and something would be showing after 6 years of it!

      I have cut down lots I alcohol. Like you say it's so hard with friends drinking! I've tried to just stop alcohol at home as with 3 children I don't get out much anyway so it was mainly having a drink when they were in bed in the evenings! I've had to stop red wine as that causes most pain. Think must be the acid! Thanks for your reply. Sorry you have this horrible disease and hope you can keep it under control.

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      Have you had your blood tested? And I have binged a few times since my first attack since I did not read up enough to know how dangerous it could be. I haven't drank since I joined this site. Also is it only when you eat that you have pains? Or are they constant?
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      Yes had blood tested more times than I can remember in last 6 years since pains started. Always come back normal. Eating doesn't really effect me it's the day after alcohol that I notice it the most but I do think a lot of that is me panicking about it. It is there on and off anyway and I cut out all alcohol for 6 weeks last year and I still had some pain. I'm wondering if it's gastritis. I do get heartburn sometimes. But when pain is bad if I press and massage area it helps and feels like it's shifting wind! Others I've spoken to said I wouldn't be able to press on the area of it was pancreas as it's too tender.

      It's only in the last year that I've noticed shooting pain under left breast and left side and sometimes back. Only lasts few seconds at a time but comes often especially after drinking. Although these only started after I read it's a symptom so I do wonder if docs are right about it being anxiety and in my head! My detailed MRI of pancreas with dye was normal as was stool, bloods, ct and endo! Docs have given up on me now!

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    Thank you for your input. I had 1 attack that had me in the hospital on IV for 5 days. It was a mild one with no vomiting. My stools were not soft but rather difficult to pass. Also all my test came back positive (MRI, CAT Scan and ultra sound) so signes of inflamed pancreas. Although my blood test lipase levels were 4400. My amylase was normal according to th doctor. Do s this sound like pancreatitis for sure or could It be something else with pancreatitis like symptoms? I still occasionally get bloated but no pains since then.
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      Tristan everybody's reply seems to differ, my attack put me in hospital after collapsing with the most severe pain I have had .I also have psoriatic arthritis and take loads of medicine for both arthritis and pancreatitis. The collapse also had me with very bloody smelly stools and ulcerative colitis. Not touched alcohol for 6 months but still getting very painful right tummy and side pain. As I stated before see my pancreatic specialist Friday so may get some answers.

      Sometime think all the medications for different ailments could cause other issues.

      Hope some of these posts help you and good luck

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    hi tristan.. the same thing was initially happened to in 2013 when i got my first acute pancreatits attack... and doctor told the same thing.. that i am healed now and no need to worry.. i would suggest you to be alert now.. stop alcohol completely.. eat anything that is cooked for you in home.. avoid food outside.. try maximum to have cooked your food in olive or coconut oil.. the sign is of early pancreatitis but you are lucky that you are aware of this.. dont wait till being hungry.. have sth always with you to eat and try to develop small meals habits.. be hydrated with water and have a time for walk.. never eat too much but take many smaller meals..  this is how you can avoid it being chronic.. and one more thing dont  be worried about this because you have got the idea now to keep yourself far from this disease.. have a great life.. 
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      Hi, this was exactly what I needed to hear. This is perfect and I will have to follow this for the rest of my life. Thank you soooo much for taking the time to answer to my post. Much love
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    Hi Tristan had my appointment with Specialist, have to go for another MRI Scan and then camera to have another look at pancreas

    Said eat what you like but spread

    Over the day also never touch alcohol again. Apparently on last scan they found small traces of calcium build up. Still have abdominal pain and taking pain killers and amytripaline to help sleep but they don't work.

    Keep you updated when I have next scan

    Cheers Kevin

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      Hi did they find calcium build up on MRI? I've had MRI, ct, endoscopy, colonoscopy, loads of bloods, stool samples, ultrasound and all clear yet I still get mild upper left pain and bloating and full feeling. Pain only on a scale of 10 about 3. I get short sharp stab pains in left ribs, front side and back too and all worse the day after alcohol yet specialists say it's ibs. It's been worrying me and ruining my life for 6 years now! Would something show by now if it was chronic panc? I've never had acute attack, never vomit and am always constipated, never pale or smelly stools always dark rabbit droppings that leave no mess at all.
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