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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.

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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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 it be acute pancreatitis?

Can it be acute pancreatitis?

Pain: In you have pain in the mid abdomen that shoots straight to your back, it could be pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What is the cure for acute pancreatitis?

IV Fluids/Pain Meds: Treatment consists of iv fluids to maintain normal fluid&electrolyte balance, and providing nutritional support. Bowel rest till able to tolerate oral feeding pain medication treating alcohol abuse and dependency treatment of gall stones if causing acute pancreatitis by ERCP by endoscopic procedure antibiotic use is controvertial like imipenem or meropenem surgery if pancreatic necrosis rarely. ...Read more

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What can I eat and drink with acute pancreatitis?

Clear liquids: During an acute attack, clear liquids is the safest thing. If your doctor allows you to eat solids, stay away from fatty foods. ...Read more