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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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Is there any treatment for chronic pancreatitis?

Is there any treatment for chronic pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more

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What is Chronic pancreatitis ? How to control on it? and what kind of treatment should take and what kind of doctor should check.

What is Chronic pancreatitis ? How to control on it? and what kind of treatment should take and what kind of doctor should check.

Summary: Here is a nice link from medline plus to read about it that answers your questions since I don't have much room here. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000221.htm If you are symptomatic you should see your PCP, and you may need referral to a Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

Pancreatitis: Can be tough to deal with. I agree the ER is a very busy and not always pleasant place. There are many strategies but pancreatitis can be tough to deal with. Only use your pain medication when necessary as you build tolerance to it. Try eating small meals that are low in fat. Enzyme supplementation also helps. Lastly, nerve blocks, surgery and duct decompression are possible options. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis and i feel like regular medicine hurts. Is cannabis a good alternative?And my anxiety depression insomnia and nausea?

I have chronic pancreatitis and i feel like regular medicine hurts. Is cannabis a good alternative?And my anxiety depression insomnia and nausea?

no: There is no way to establish what you get exactly in a "dose" of marijuana. That, and in fact the lack of an approved indication for your condition, and other factors, make marijuana a non-option. A thorough assessment, second opinion and other innovative approved treatments are certainly an alternative. Consult your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?

No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?

Tests lead to tests: Real question is why lipase ordered in 1st place if no symptoms. All tests have false positives. False positives go up if patient without typical symptoms of disease in question. If test results pursued without looking at big picture, doctors & patients can get on a road to nowhere. If no symptoms and very mild/nonspecific findings on advanced testing, risk is low. Check in w/ Dr every 2-3 months. ...Read more

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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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How will EUS help determine if I have chronic pancreatitis?

It is a good test: There are several ways to make the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and one of them (a bit invasive) is endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The study may reveal changes in the structure of the pancreas. Yet there are other simpler tests, like fat in the stool, diabetes and MRI of the pancreas (MRCP). For someone young who does not drink, the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is unlikely. ...Read more

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