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how dangerous is pancreatitis?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience 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 life threatening infections. Also rarely can affect other organs such as the lung, if severe pancreatitis.
Answered on Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Pancreas: It could be dangerous, especially if severe, you should see a pancreas expert.
Answered on Aug 17, 2019
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Pancreatitis : It can be very dangerous depending on the severity.
Answered on Nov 8, 2019
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