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What is pancreatitis

A 60-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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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Inflamed pancreas. : The pancreas is located just below your stomach in front of the spine. It produces Insulin as well as the enzymes that digest food. Inflammation is al ... Read More
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A 53-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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Inflammation : It is inflammation of the pancreas. The most common causes are alcohol use and gallstones. Some medicines can cause it. It can be mild or severe. So ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience Family Medicine
Severe pancreatitis: This is a very severe form of pancreatitis that comes on quickly. The causes are the same for all cases of pancreatitis, it's mostly a comment about ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alcohol and: Pancreatic duct obstruction. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Next are cases due to gall stones and other obstructions o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve. This inflammation can cause damage to the pancreas causing it to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic Pancreatitis: This is chronic inflammation of the pancreas resulting in abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, elevated liver functions and usually normal pancreatic enz ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
Hydrate,bowel rest: In acute pancreatitis, patients are usually given intravenous fluid and nothing by mouth until the pancreatitis "cools down". The cause of the pancrea ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Temporary vs.: Permanent damage. Both are mostly due to alcohol abuse and gall stones. Acute pancreatitis may resolve without permanent damage to the organ, wherea ... Read More
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