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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Overview)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes manufactured by the pancreas.


Dr. Ralph Layman
1,361 doctors shared insights

Pancreatitis (Overview)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes manufactured by the pancreas.


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Pancreatitis (Tip)

Removing your gallbladder can solve your pancreatitis. ...See more

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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

Get evaluated for gallstones
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Get evaluated for lipid abnormalities
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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Tip)

Drink water instead of alcohol and rest your bowel when you have acute pancreatitis. ...See more

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How do you diagnose pancreatitis? Raised amylase and lipase? Please explain

How do you diagnose pancreatitis? Raised amylase and lipase? Please explain

Inflamed pancreas: Acute pancreatitis causes significant upper abdominal discomfort which may radiate through to the back. It can be confused with acute gastritis, peptic ulcer or acute gall bladder inflammation. Elevations of serum amylase and llpase are diagnostic. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Tip)

Avoid alcohol and fatty foods. Both stimulate pancreas and can worsen pancreatitis. ...See more

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What should people with pancreatitis eat?

What should people with pancreatitis eat?

Avoid fats: Rule of thumb: avoid fats and eat small portions often in the hospital setting, patients are typically kept "npo" (nothing by mouth) and given plenty of IV fluids and pain management to allow the pancreas to rest. Symptoms typically resolve within a few days for uncomplicated, acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I had gad test during active pancreatitis. Result was 113. Can pancreatitis elevate gad results. I have recent diagnosis of type 1.5 diabetes due to that ?

I had gad test during active pancreatitis.  Result was 113.  Can pancreatitis elevate gad results.  I have recent diagnosis of type 1.5 diabetes due to that
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Don't think so: Anti-gad antibodies are seen in a variety of autoimmune neurologic disorders including stiff-man (moersch-woltman) syndrome, autoimmune cerebellitis, brain stem encephalitis, etc... Anti-gad is the major pancreatic islet antibody, a marker for type 1 diabetes. Anti-gad is seen with autoimmune thyroid disease, pernicious anemia, etc... Haven't heard of pancreatitis causing anti-gad. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Tip)

Avoid alcohol like your health depends on it because it dose. ...See more

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How do you know if you have pancreatitis?

Continued: Also the patient's history can help out. Is there a lot of alcohol intake, do they have gallstones, high cholesterol? What medicines do they take. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Tip)

If you drink, quit. If you don't drink, look at triglycerides and medications. Eat a low-fat diet! ...See more

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Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Yes.: Many different drugs have been listed as possible causes of otherwise unexplained pancreatitis. A recent review article of this subject looked at the 100 most prescribed medications in the US and found that 44 of them have been implicated as possible causes of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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2months ago my pancreatict duct was 6mm and dilated now it is 2.6 does it mean my chronic pancreatitis is cured age is 19 i had creon after food daily?

2months ago my pancreatict duct was 6mm and dilated now it is 2.6 does it mean my chronic pancreatitis is cured age is 19 i had creon after food daily?

Wow...: Were you told the cause of your pancreatitis? If known, you should know. The shrinking duct is a good sign but not the only sign of healing, which could take a while. And a "chronic" (your word) condition is usually not cured (or it wouldn't be chronic) but usually managed. Be dutiful in managing this. The pancreas can be a nasty brute if you don't take good care of it! ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Tip)

Don't drink alcohol; make sure your gallbladder's fine; clear liquids are good. ...See more