A 29-year-old male asked:
had mild pancreatitis last wk, pain gone now but ct scan still showed inflammation around the pancreas, how long does it take the inflam to go away?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Brooks answered
29 years experience Gastroenterology
Weeks: After an attack of pancreatitis the ct scan findings of inflammation can often last weeks after the pain is gone. No big deal. No need to keep checking ct scans unless the doctor is looking for something else. The biggest question is ..What was the reason you got pancreatitis ? This is important so you don't get it again. Continue with the work up with your GI doctor.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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