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is pain in left upper abdomen a symptom of pancreatitis

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Gastritis/ulcer: High doses of steroid like Medrol (methylprednisolone) can cause gastritis and even stomach ulcer. Sometimes this can be prevented by taking a PPI t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly: It is possible for this to be pancreatitis, but there are many other possible diagnoses also. Regardless, you need an urgent evaluation to evaluate ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Hirshorn
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It could be: i suggest a GI consult. Your symptoms could be caused by a multitude of conditions.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Talk to your MD: Your blood profile is unlikely related to what you're feeling unless there are other causes like hypothyroidism which can cause microcytosis. Your abd ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Abdomen and back: Pancreatitis is usually felt in the upper mid abdomen, right under the tip of the breast-bone and it goes straight through to the back. Some describe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Yes.: Careful follow up and abstain from all alcohol. Get a hepatitis blood screening.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 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. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Typical: Chronic pancreatitis can cause pain even in the absence of radiologic or laboratory findings. Hopefully the medication that you are taking are helpful ... Read More
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