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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No: but need follow up care of the ' mild scaring ' its nature
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In the literature, the sensitivity, or ability of MRCP test to correctly identify those with pancreatic cancer, is in the 80% range and the specificit ... Read More
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Dr. James Brockenbrough
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: The secretin-enhanced MRCP is a technique to help image the pancreatic duct. The MRCP is just one arrow in the quiver to diagnose hepato-biliary and p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samer Muala
14 years experience Family Medicine
Confusing: It is saying that MRCP can detect pancreatic cancer 84% of the time. Sensitivity refers to how many times a study will be negative and you are confid ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Screen vs Confirm: Sensitivity means that if you had 100 people with biopsy proven PC, then 84 out of the 100 people with PC had a (+) test. Specificity means that if yo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Purvaj Patel
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevated Lipase: Elevated Lipase can be a concern for pancreatitis. Have you had any significant weight loss, abdominal pain? If you are concerned about cancer of the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Stop worrying, Steve! I'm glad you're okay. Maybe there's an organic cause, or maybe it's nerves. Really happy for you.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Not necessarily: Most times MRCP is done without using intravenous contrast, and the study is primarily to look at the bile ducts and pancreatic duct. In such a situat ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Odds are good: MRI with MRCP is quite sensitive and specific. There is limited head to head data regarding to the two techniques of MRI/MRCP and EUS - though MRI/MR ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Floating stools: usually related to excess intake of dietarty fats. Eliminatge all fried, greasy and fatty foods for 2 weeks and add dietary fibers: cereals, grains, f ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on location: Pancreas is a fish-shaped organ with its head tucked into the duodenum (c-shaped beginning of small intestine coming off stomach). If tumor blocks bi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no symptoms. May have gradual onset of lack or appetite and gradual weight lo ... Read More
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