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Doctor insights on: Acute Pancreatitis And Alcohol

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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I had acute pancreatitis 10 years ago following a cryptosporidium infection. Although not the cause, I have avoided alcohol since. Is this necessary?

I had acute pancreatitis 10 years ago following a cryptosporidium infection. Although not the cause, I have avoided alcohol since. Is this necessary?

Endocrine: Not necessarily but it depends on how much you drink and how frequently. Also what was the cause of the pancreatitis? Alcohol certainly can lead to pancreatitis so be judicious. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? Due to gallstones and ercp. It's been one month. Healthy

Can I drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? Due to gallstones and ercp. It's been one month. Healthy

I would avoid it...: Alcohol could be a trigger to develop pancreatitis. If you are make the decision to have it anyway, should be done in very small amounts since it could exacerbate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? Due to gallstones and ercp.

Can I drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? Due to gallstones and ercp.

Not recommended: I would not recommend anything that might add to or potentially make worse a patient with recent episode of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes acute pancreatitis ?

Many causes: The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels(a type of cholesterol), trauma(mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment. ...Read more

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If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

Maybe: If you are in a hospitalized setting or need a small supply of narcotic meds, it is unlikely that you will need a contract, but it all depends on your prescribing physician. But if you need chronic pain meds, then it is highly likely to sign a contract. ...Read more

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