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Oelwein, IA
A 35-year-old female asked:

Had vsg surgery 2 weeks ago. labs today showed me pancreas may be inflamed? doc wants to recheck. i have high anxiety. does this commonly end up bad?

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Dr. Fritz Jean-Pierre
20 years experience
No worries: Actually pancreatitis or the inflammation in your pancreas is not that uncommon. It can be pain and usually resolved with NPO for several days and pain medications. Rarely you may need antibiotics for more severe cases when infection or necrosis of the pancreas is seen on a CAT scan. If you labs are just elevated, rest assured that without any other symptoms you likely have just have a mild case.
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