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A 31-year-old male asked:

my gastro diagnosed me with chronic asymptomatic pancreatic hyperenzymemia after clear ct scan and mrcp. they say it's benign. should i get more test?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: But i sure would not drink alcohol !
Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Usually no: Benign vs. Not controversy the doctor treats chronic pancreatitis by relieving pain and managing the nutritional and metabolic problems. The patient can reduce the amount of fat and protein lost in stools by cutting back on dietary fat and taking pills containing pancreatic enzymes. This will result in better nutrition and weight gain. Sometimes Insulin or other drugs given to control the pts.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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