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Hiv And Pancreas Problems

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HIV positive and pancreas cancern-- Help

I have a dilemma and I need your help. I went to see my doctor for hematuria and abdominal pain. An ultrasound that showed that I had a large mass near my pancreas. I went to the emergency room with chills and abdominal pain on April 16. I was...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your story is actually not all that unusual. Pancreatic tumors are particulary hard to diagnose in that the tumors are often enshrouded in inflammatory tissue/scar tissue. The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology is often the final say in terms of... Read more »

Pancreas Pain

For the past 3 months Ive been in discomfort and pain because my pancreas is inflamed my gastro... Read more »

PANCREAS AND LIVER

ARE THERE ANY DIETS THAT CAN HELP WITH THE PANCREAS AND LIVER FUNCTIONS?... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Blood Sugar Assessments and HIV -- Is There a Problem?

The hormone insulin helps cells absorb sugar from the blood. In cases of pre-diabetes, cells gradually lose their ability to respond to the effects of insulin. As a result, blood sugar levels can remain high for prolonged periods of time. The... Read more »
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Gastrointestinal Problems and HIV

Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms -- diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain -- are among the most common problems that affect people with HIV. These symptoms can be challenging to sort out, as they can occur as side effects of HIV therapy and due to GI... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Danish Study Looks at HIV and Meds for Their Effect on Diabetes Risk

The pancreas gland, located in the abdomen, makes the hormone insulin, which helps cells absorb sugar circulating in the blood. As people age, they may gain weight and become less active and their bodies may become less sensitive to the effects of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas gland, the organ that secretes enzymes (which go into the gut and help you digest food) and insulin (which regulates the use of sugar). It may or may not cause symptoms such as: severe nausea... Read more »
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Huge problems

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Folks, can you help me please. This last month or so has been pretty awful. To start with I tested positive then after a month I got my numbers back CD480 VL750,000 not good, plus I have KS on my two arms but also on my lungs. In addition I have... Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm... Read more »

I hope my throat problem is anxiety not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been worrying sick about HIV, but I havent had any kind of sex, shared needles, or had a transfusion. My throat feels life the sides rub together when I swallow. If I drink milk or water it helps go away for a while. It is not the "lump in... Read more »

Weird Sleeplessness Problem hiv related?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, all. I have seen recent posts from some people regarding sleeping problems. I have had the same thing for the past 8 months and have written it off to stress. However, it has become particularly severe now, and I wonder if hiv infection might... Read more »