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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Common: Not normal, common.

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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bad Trouble!: Pancreatitis is known as one of the most painful conditions. The name refers to a state of inflammation of the pancreas. The common causes or viral ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Pancreatitis is inflammation of an abdominal organ involved in secretion of digestive enzymes and insulin
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Many causes: In pancreatitis, enzymes become activated while still in the pancreas, irritating pancreatic cells, causing inflammation and signs and symptoms assoc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea af ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Eric Potter
21 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Few common causes: The most common causes are gallstones, chronic alcohol use, high triglycerides, and a few different medications.
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenous ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Variable: Most of the time pancreatitis is mild & resolves with medical help. Rarely pancreatitis can be severe and cause pancreas cyst or necrosis, or even lif ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can mean different: Things to different persons. Some docs refer to a chemical pancreatitis as an abnormal elevation in serum pancreatic enzyme testing(amylase/lipase) wi ... Read More

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