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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Nephrology Topics
|neer_sainik - Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:24 am||
my father who is suffering with renal disease have already had 5 dialysis in last 7 days now having severe pain in left upper stomach .does he need a surgery?(lipase 367) (amylase5500)
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:46 pm||
Is he having peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis?
Having such a high lipase could indicate pancreatitis.
He has to be admitted to the hospital if not already there. He has to be seen by a surgeon and he has to have a ct scan of the abdomen if available. The findings of ct scan of the abdomen will decide whether he might need a surgery or not.
There is controversy on indications and when to operate in patients with pancreatitis and is usually related to the general condition of the patients and if they can tolerate surgery.
Your father might not even have pancreatitis. He has to be seen by a surgeon and examined to decide the reason behind the abdominal pain.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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