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I have had chronic pancreatitis for 2 years. It is not hereditary, not an alcoholic. 8 attacks I have 2 cysts on my pancreas. What are my options?

I have had chronic pancreatitis for 2 years. It is not hereditary, not an alcoholic. 8 attacks I have 2 cysts on my pancreas. What are my options?

Depends: On cause of the cysts (post pancreatitis are benign) and evolution/size. If true cysts, size over 3cm or central location in pancreas are worrisome. Could be premalignant. As for the cause of pancreatitis, look for stones or congenital issues such as pancreas divi sum. Hope this helps :). ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Chronic Pancreatitis (Definition)

Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism.. Pain is ...Read more


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Can acute pancreatits turn into chronic pancreatitis?

Can acute pancreatits turn into chronic pancreatitis?

Depends: Acute pancreatitis from gallstones generally does not turn into chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis, associated with diabetes, chronic pain after eating, maldigestion of fats can occur after bouts of alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis;high triglyceride (>1000) panc'itis can also. Got stones? Get gb out; high tg-diet and meds. Alcohol-don't drink. Preg related?: see md for individual rx. ...Read more

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Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs. ...Read more

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Diet for chronic pancreatitis? how many grams of fat are recommended for chronic pancreatitis. 128 pound male 5ft10

Avoid alcohol,hi fat: The only absolutes in chronic pancreatitis is to avoid alcohol, refined sugars / snacks / candy (those that give a quick sugar rush), & fried/greasy/high fat foods (such as creamy sauces, fast food, full fat meat & dairy, & anything fried). About 25% of ur calories (or about 55 g/day) shd come from healthy fats like omega-3: baked fish, lean meat, healthy oils. U shd talk to a nutritionist further ...Read more

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My brother has developed chronic pancreatitis. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed chronic pancreatitis. What is it exactly?

Scarring in panc: Chronic inflammation of pancres (digestive and endocrine organ), generally as a consequence of chronic alcohol use. Can cause chronic pain (usually worse after eating); maldigestion of (primarily) fats, with foul smelling, greasy stool, weight loss; maldigestion of carbohydrates and protein; diabetes that may be poorly controllable. Can be treated with meds, occ surgery. ...Read more

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Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

No: A lot of times acute pancreatitis is treated by pancreatic rest with fasting. Usually chronic pancreatitis is not treated this way. A low fat diet is recommended as is abstaining from alcohol (even if alcohol is not the reason for your pancreatitis). Treating the reason behind the pancreatitis and in select cases surgery or other procedures. ...Read more

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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