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How can you tell if you have pancreatitis

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pancreatitis: Abdominal pain radiating to the back, nausea/vomiting, elevated amylase/lipase, abdominal ct scan.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Pancreatitis : The inflamed pancreas is liberating amylase and lipase in the blood flow. However you need to see a pancreas expert who will order more blood test and... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Many possibilities: The two main causes of pancreatitis in the U.S. Are alcohol and gallstones. Other causes include infections, medications, ercp, post-operative, hyper... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Pain: abdominal pain in the mid upper part, that goes to your back. blood tests show an elevated Lipase level. Imaging studies may show inflammation of the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Pancreatitis: This is complex and depends on your enzymes, the cause of the pancreatitis. Options for pain include celiac plexus blocks, Neuromodulation, rarely opi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the severity of the pancreatitis and the underlying cause. It can be days to weeks.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is a serious illness and can be confirmed using blood tests for pancreatic markers. Gas pains would come and go, pain from pancreatitis ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Potentially yes: Acute pancreatitis can be severe, and can cause other organs to fail and lead to death. Most of the time, pancreatitis is mild to moderate and the pan... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis: Follow low fat diet, use pancreatic enzyme supplements, take narcotic medications, undergo a nerve block, remove part of pancreas
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Diet & enzymes: A low-fat diet can help with the pain. Also taking pancreatic enzymes can give the pancreas some rest and offer some modest pain relief.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 19 years experience
EXCRUCIATING PAIN!: Pancreatitis hurts in the *worst* way. Can feel it in belly & mid-back. Easily exacerbated if a patient is eating prohibited foods, especially tho... Read More

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