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Chronic pancreatitis

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shim
20 years experience Gastroenterology
No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs.
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Chronic pancreatitis: Yes it can if it is detected early enough. You need to see a pancreas expert.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Alcohol and: Pancreatic duct obstruction. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Next are cases due to gall stones and other obstructions o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Irreversible changes: Chronic pancreatitis is defined by irreversible changes in the pancrease (pancrelipase) such as fibrosis. This causes poor function and problems with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Absolutely: That is the "chronic"part of chronic pancreatitis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Temporary vs.: Permanent damage. Both are mostly due to alcohol abuse and gall stones. Acute pancreatitis may resolve without permanent damage to the organ, wherea ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
20 years experience Transplant Surgery
Treat symptoms: For chronic pancreatitis there are a number of steps to take. First you must avoid things that exacerbate the condition. Alcohol, fatty foods, high ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Pain: you can get chronic abdominal pain, and chronic diarrhea, which is usually oily diarrhea due to fat malabsorption.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Pain: Abdominal pain is usually the most prominent symptom, which is usually worst 30-60 minutes after eating a meal. Other symptoms include loss of appeti ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Pain, sometimes: Severe, malabsorption, glucose intolerance are main effects of chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms would depend on severity of each condition.
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