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Can the pancreas heal itself

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around ... Read More
Dr. George Loss
Transplant Surgery 33 years experience
No: But there are Insulin pumps.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
No: Hepatitis b will be transmitted to the recipient . The liver and kidneys are too complex to reproduce artificially.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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THC: binds to fat cells- pancreas beaks down fat as does pancrease (pancrelipase).
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Enzyme: Is a synthetic enzyme to replace enzymes that are produced naturally in the pancreas to help facilitate digestion.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pan... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pan... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Depends on cause: If found incidentally it may not require intervention. If because of cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, obesity, cushing's etc therapy should be... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes?: If you have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, the treatment is oral pancreatic enzymes (aka pancrealipase). These enzymes are also used to treat chr... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Durgin
General Surgery 20 years experience
Pancreatic divisum: Patients with pancreatic division are often worked up with mrcp and/or ercp. Patients may undergo endoscopic or surgical therapy, in the form of sphi... Read More

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