Januvia Pancreatitis Diagnosis & Tests

Were you diagnosed with pancreatitis after using Januvia (sitagliptin)? Many people with Januvia pancreatitis must undergo extensive medical tests and treatment. Fortunately, with an early Januvia pancreatitis diagnosis, the long-term prognosis is very good and most patients recover completely. If you or your loved one was diagnosed with pancreatitis and you believe Januvia is responsible, contact our lawyers regarding a Texas Januvia lawsuit today.

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Januvia Pancreatitis Diagnosis

Unfortunately, extensive medical tests are often necessary for an accurate Januvia pancreatitis diagnosis. With prompt tests, early diagnosis, and treatment, Januvia pancreatitis can be reversed and the patient can recover fully. However, a delayed Januvia pancreatitis diagnosis can significantly increase the risk of complications. After 4 weeks, necrosis (tissue death) affects more than 70% of people with pancreatitis. The risk of death also increases.

Therefore, individuals who use Januvia should be vigilant for symptoms of acute pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation). These symptoms may include:

  • Severe, persistent, unexplained upper-abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weight loss, decreased appetite
  • Digestion problems

Click here for more information about pancreatitis diagnosis and tests from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Januvia Pancreatitis Tests

Januvia pancreatitis tests will begin after a patient visits a hospital’s emergency room with symptoms of pancreatitis (severe upper-abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc.). These can be symptoms of many illnesses, so a doctor will likely begin by taking a blood test, asking the patient about their medical history, and conducting a physical examination.

Januvia pancreatitis tests may include:

  • Blood tests will look for elevated levels of amylase and lipase (digestive enzymes), which are released when the pancreas is inflamed or damaged. Other changes to blood chemistry may affect blood-sugar, calcium, potassium, and more.
  • Abdominal ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging test that uses sound waves to create a picture of the pancreas. The sound waves are emitted from a wand called a transducer which is passed over the outside of the abdomen. It is used to look for inflammation or gallstones in the pancreas.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound is a minimally-invasive test that uses an endoscope (a long, flexible tube) that passes an ultrasound down the throat and into the stomach, near the pancreas. It is useful for creating detailed images of the pancreas.
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to create a 3-D picture of the abdomen.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic waves to create a picture of the pancreas. Contrast dye may be injected to help make organs stand out more in the final picture.

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