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Do you have any nausea, vomiting?
Pain radiating to the back can be due to the acute pancreatitis.
Gallbladder disorder also can cause similar symptoms.
No nausea or vomiting. A couple of burbs and a little gas
Does gasX help?
I thought possibly gallbladder. I really think it was brought on my the ice cream. I could do 1/2 gallon in 2 days. I realize how stupid that is.
that is a lot of ice cream.
Yes likely gallbladder if you still have it.
If it does it is hard to tell. There is no immediate effect.
also, pancreatitis another possibility.
sometimes it may not cause classical symptoms.
do both pancreatitis and GB gradually get back to normal?
I am not a binge eater, the ice cream just went down so easy in this hot weather.
yes the attacks can be intermittent
What do you recommend i eat?
Diffidently no more ice cream
low fat diet.
Eat smaller, more frequent meals to ensure a better mix with available bile. Take small amounts of lean protein, such as poultry, fish and nonfat dairy, at every meal, along with vegetables, fruit and whole grains.
Avoid high-fat foods, fried and greasy foods, and fatty sauces and gravies. Opt for nonfat or low-fat foods. Read labels and look for foods with 3 grams of fat or less a serving.
I know you don't have a crystal ball, but will this gradually go away?
that is a good question.
In some cases, you may not need any surgery.
Diet modification is all that is required.
You will have less attackes.
What type of tests are done to diagnosis this?
Blood tests --liver function test, amylase, lipase
Ultrasound or a CT scan with contrast.
Ultrasound is better for gallstones.
I usually have oatmeal or a weight watchers drink for breakfast. Is that ok?
CT scan is better for pancreatitis.
yes that is ok.
yes that is also ok
just avoid pizza, ice cream, red meat, fried and greasy food.
Oh, i also threw out the potato chips and dip a long with all of the ice cream. I have lost 50 pounds with the band and only fluctuate 5 pounds one way or the other. I think i am paying for my errant behaviors.
How long would you guess till it gets better?
It only started over the weekend.
once you change you diet, within a week, you should see improvement.
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