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Had a ct scan to determine the surgical procedure for repairing an adnomial hernia. the scan showed a moderate inflammed pancrease (pancrelipase). what is this?

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Dr. Pouya Shafipour answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Pancreatitis?: This could be a sign of mild pancreatitis which if left untreated, could be dangerous. I suggest seeing your doctor, going on a clear liquid diet or if you have any abdominal pain, only drink water before seeing your doctor. Also avoid any alcohol, tylenol (acetaminophen) or pain medications until further evaluation.

Answered 3/12/2020

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Dr. Marius Frasie answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas either acute or chronic, usually will cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, poor appetite.

Answered 9/11/2013

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Dr. Tri Huynh answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

"Inflammed pancreas": "inflammed pancreas" as seen on ct as you described means you possibly have pancreatitis (injury to the pancreas). Not sure if you have any symptoms such pain, nausea, vomiting. To diagnosed acute pancreatitis, you need to have clinical abdominal pain, abnormal labs (pancreatic enzymes), and ct results. Discuss with your surgeon.

Answered 1/5/2019

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