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I get pancreatitis - but don't know why?

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  • Posted By: xxemmaxoo
  • April 14, 2008
  • 05:18 PM


I'm a 16 year old girl that knows no more then i did 4 years ago as to why i get so ill...:confused: I know that pancreatutis is very rare for children to get and doctors have already dismissed the common causes such as Alcoholism, Gall stones, high levels of fat or calcium and other similar causes.

I had my first attack of acute pancreatutis when i was 12 and then had another minor attack a few months after. Doctors couldn't find any answer as to why i had these attacks, i was then considered an outpacient at a childrens hospital for about a year where i had numerous tests to try and find an explanation however none was found so i was discharged from the hospital. 3 years passed and in 2007 i had yet another attack of pancreatutis then in Feburary this year i had another. I have had many MRI's/CTC's/Ultrasounds/XRays and yet still have no answer as to why i'm getting so ill so suddenly.


If anyone knows any rare causes as to why i may get pancreatutis thankful to hear, thanks.

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  • Chronic pancreatitis can be associated with autoimmune diseases. I have read that there are over 80 autoimmune diseases which can make it difficult for diagnosis. However, there are some which are more common that your doctor may want to check out if this has not already been done.
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • i'm a 16 year old girl that knows no more then i did 4 years ago as to why i get so ill...:confused: I know that pancreatutis is very rare for children to get and doctors have already dismissed the common causes such as alcoholism, gall stones, high levels of fat or calcium and other similar causes. i had my first attack of acute pancreatutis when i was 12 and then had another minor attack a few months after. Doctors couldn't find any answer as to why i had these attacks, i was then considered an outpacient at a childrens hospital for about a year where i had numerous tests to try and find an explanation however none was found so i was discharged from the hospital. 3 years passed and in 2007 i had yet another attack of pancreatutis then in feburary this year i had another. I have had many mri's/ctc's/ultrasounds/xrays and yet still have no answer as to why i'm getting so ill so suddenly.if anyone knows any rare causes as to why i may get pancreatutis thankful to hear, thanks. ***********************do you take previced or prilosic for acid reflex i did and it gave me paincraittits over 85 different times and hospitalize 65 from it after i figure it out it stoped
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