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how can you tell if you have pancreatitis

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pancreatitis: Abdominal pain radiating to the back, nausea/vomiting, elevated amylase/lipase, abdominal ct scan.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the severity of the pancreatitis and the underlying cause. It can be days to weeks.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Pain: Progressively worsening abdominal pain that moves to the right lower abdomen over 24-648 hours, worsening abdominal pains, hard to walk or move due to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Ultrasound: The most commonly used method to detect gallstones is with an abdominal ultrasound. The indication for testing are symptoms such as post-eating abdom ... Read More
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
How to know: Go to the link below and test for your risk of getting diabetes. The only way to know for sure is to undergo a blood test. Your primary care physici ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
TypicalRash&Pain: You will have vescicular rash in the distribution of a nerve and pain which can be really intense It may start with headache,sensitive to light and fl ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of mus ... Read More
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Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Tuberculosis: Clinically, patients with TB complain of cough (sometimes coughing up blood), weight loss, and night sweats. To diagnose it, we check sputum cultures. ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: Sad affect, no interest in pleasurable activities, despair, changes in energy/sleep patterns/appetite, somatic complaints, crying spells.
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Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints, characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth to touch. Many form ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Detailed description: Migraine is a disorder that is made from clinical information only. Very detailed description of events, careful calendar of times and triggers, and ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms...: COPD usually is caused by smoking. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough (either productive or not), weight loss or gain, cyanosis (bl ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get a friend to look: Bend over like you were going to touch your toes and have someone else look at the surface of your back (mid back and low back) as though it were the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schneider
37 years experience Dentistry
By Being Tested: A learning specialist will be able to test you, but the diagnosis is still somewhat subjective.
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Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Have a test.: To determine if someone is HIV infected, a laboratory test is most often performed. Most doctors offices, hospitals, clinics, etc... Will provide thi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Examination: Kyphosis is a normal curvature of the thoracic spine. I am assuming that you are referring to hyperkyphosis. This is where the upper back rounded for ... Read More
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Dr. Haresh Sawlani
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Grape like clusters ( bunch of vesicles) located in one particular section of the body ( dermatone) is a typical herpes presentation
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Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Lice: With head lice, you may have intense itching of the scalp. Small, red bumps on the scalp, neck, and shoulders may become crusty and ooze. You may have ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain and testing.: Assuming you're having symptoms consistent with renal colic (episodic mid-back pain in either side), an ultrasound of the kidneys would usually show t ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Breathing tests: Symptoms like wheezing (whistling sound when exhaling), cough or shortness of breath are symptoms. If these happen with asthma triggers (allergies, e ... Read More
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Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Blood test usually: If you have certain symptoms, blood tests will be done which may show leukemia. These tests may not show the leukemia outright. Either way, if there ... Read More
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Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Several ways: If you mean helicobacter pylori infection, several ways: 1. Endoscopy with biopsy (most accurate) 2. Breath test 3. Stool test 4. Blood test (leas ... Read More
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