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is abdominal pain a symptom of chronic pancreatitis

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic, however the underlying cause is very important. Alcohol can cause pancreatitis. Gallstones can cause pancreatiti ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: If you have found a new mass, get seen. If you really have chronic pancreatitis, insist on an explanation. Do you carry one of the cystic fibrosis gen ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pain: Your abdominal pain appears to be very critical and you must see your doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay in an appointment I strongly rec ... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Generally intense pain can cause your heart to race.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
10 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If you are currently still having right upper abdominal pain, especially if it is worsened, and you go to the ER, they will likely to a blood test to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Too young to have: Chronic Pancreatitis. Idiopathic Pancreatitis can resolve. Chronic means long lasting years and years and years. You do not have DM type 1 or Pr ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
19 years experience Child Psychiatry
Pain control: try some of the non-opiate pain meds, things like amitriptyline and cymbalta (duloxetine) can solve mood issues AND improve pain. work on self calming ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The fact that Creon is alleviating your symptoms suggests that you are being adequately treated for chronic pancreatitis. However, you should talk wit ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William m Simpson
49 years experience Family Medicine
Enzyme replacement: Often enzyme replacement (pancrease, lipase, etc) will decrease these sorts of symptoms. If you are taking replacement enzymes and still have these p ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Tough Luck: Since the treatment of acute and chronic pancreatitis is not much different, you can consider giving your pancreas some rest once in a while with IV f ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Rare condition.: This is rare especially at your age. If you truly have pancreatic insufficiency you may need the creon all your life. Although the pancreas is normal ... Read More

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