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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits.

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I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

Unknown: Many people who develop diabetes as a result of pancreatitis require Insulin for treatment. This is because the beta cells that make Insulin are located in the pancreas, and are injured by pancreatitis. Loss of sufficient beta cells causes type 1 diabetes. It is important to control blood sugars to prevent long term complications of diabetes, such as eye, kidney, nerve, and vascular disease.

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Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??

Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??

No meds: There are no medications that will help with the stones. Surgical treatment by a surgeon with experience and interest in chronic pancreatitis has the best chance at longer lasting pain relief, but is obviously more invasive than ERCP with ESWL. Hope this helps!

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Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks

Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks

Varies: When a tendon has chronic or multiple of episodes of inflammation and/or injury, calcifications can develop. At 4x1 mm they are extremely small. They don't really heal. One way to look it is they are really just a symptom of of chronically irritated tendon. Treatment involves addressing the cause of the tendinitis.

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Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Rarely a Whipple: Only 10 % of patients with pancreatic head ca are candidates for a wipple. Following this procedure the 2 year survival rate is about 10%. A vaccine is now being developed to be given post surgery to prevent this problem of recurrence.

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Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Effective like...: ...Curative? The answer would be surgery if the patient is fortunate enough to discover it early. Even then there is a good chance that it will come back. Chemo and radiation may control it for a while but very seldom for a long time. No cancer is "good to have" but pancreatic cancer is particularly virulent as a rule. Hope this is not about you.

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77yrs. CABG-'98, EF-LV 52%, Mild COPD-'12. Treatment/stable. HDL/LDL, BP, SpO2 normal. Carotid doppler-hemdynamically signifc calcific plaque, 75%?

77yrs. CABG-'98, EF-LV 52%, Mild COPD-'12. Treatment/stable. HDL/LDL, BP, SpO2 normal. Carotid doppler-hemdynamically signifc calcific plaque, 75%?

Stroke history?: Hi. I assume you've not had a stroke or TIA; please clarify if you have. That's what you want to prevent. Regardless of your LDL and HDL, you should be on a high dose statin. Regardless of your BP, you should be on an ACE inhibitor. You should be on some anti-platelet agent (e.g., clopidogrel). You should absolutely NOT smoke (I trust you've quit!). Good luck!

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My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?

My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?

No treatment: In spite of your grandfathers clinical condition, the pattern of behavior of prostate cancer after 80, for the most part typified by an indolent form of metastasis. One uses drugs like Lupron (leuprolide) to reduce hormones but at his age there are probably little or no hormones secreted. Chemo such as Taxol not utilized. Therefore he should live normal expected time for a 90yo without further intervention

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What's the best treatment for endometrial calcification?

Biopsy: At first, the biopsy should be performed to understand why calcifications are here. And after that treatment.

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Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a good option used to help restore normal function and decrease pain associated back pain. This may include stretching, strengthening weak muscles, use of heat/ice, as well as education to help prevent the recurrence of pain.

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I was told I have aorta calcification (not sure is it abdomen or?) what is the risk and treatment if available

I was told I have aorta calcification (not sure is it abdomen or?) what is the risk and treatment if available

Atherosclerosis: This is a sign of atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, cholesterol build-up in the arteries. Treatment is to lower cholesterol, diet, exercise and drugs.

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Is calcification in right apex (lungs) requred treatment or not and how to remove the marks which reflect in x-ray.

Is calcification in right apex (lungs) requred treatment or not and how to remove the marks which reflect in x-ray.

Rule out active TB: Calcification in the apical lungs in a TB endemic region is old healed TB until proven otherwise. However active TB needs to be ruled out if you have any symptoms of shortness of breath, unplanned weight loss, bloody cough, chronic cough etc. It can be done with sputum studies or a ct scan. This " feature" cannot be removed by surgery, drugs, diet.. It is akin to a well healed injury.

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Calcification of the tendon over the 5th metatarsal can't see ortho for 6 weeks pain worse what's normal treatment n risks of no treatment?

Calcification of the tendon over the 5th metatarsal can't see ortho for 6 weeks pain worse what's normal treatment n risks of no treatment?

If you can't find: Ortho sooner than that, try a podiatrist. A cam walker boot is something to try...immobilization may help reduce your pain.

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7mm echogenic focus seen at left kidney (not sure of calcification)at upper pole. No hdm. Wat could be the reasons and treatment suggested?

7mm echogenic focus seen at left kidney (not sure of calcification)at upper pole. No hdm. Wat could be the reasons and treatment suggested?

More info is needed: To deduce what is needed for you in facing a 7-mm echogenic cyst, one needs to review & analyze your detailed clinical profile, although this small focus should carry no clinical significance and urgency at this time although worthwhile to be closely followed with repeating a same imaging study. How to done correctly? Follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html.

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My ultrasound showed calcification within the endometrial lining and a small uterine fibroid. What is this and what is the treatment.

My ultrasound showed calcification within the endometrial lining and a small uterine fibroid. What is this and what is the treatment.

Tumor: A fibroid is a non cancerous tumor. They are very common. Some cause problems and some do not. Some grow and some do not. If it is a problem it requires some type of surgery to remove and fix it

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CT Scan shows Unenhanced pancreas is normal without surrounding inflammation and visible duct dilation. There maybe punctate probable calcification pancreatic tail image 15 of 903? Does this mean I have pancreatitis?

CT Scan shows Unenhanced pancreas is normal without surrounding inflammation and visible duct dilation. There maybe punctate probable calcification pancreatic tail image 15 of 903? Does this mean I have pancreatitis?

Pancreas: Although any symptoms you may have need to be correlated with your lab and x-ray results, this CT scan seems to indicate that you do not have pancreatitis. If you're having persistent symptoms, see your doctor. Good Luck.

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What is the most common treatment to cure inflammation of the pancreas?

What is the most common treatment to cure inflammation of the pancreas?

Pancreas: There are many things that happen to cause inflammation of the pancreas and the doctor will have to decide what studies to do and what care to be given. Wish you well.

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What is the treatment for an overactive pancreas that causes functional hypoglycemia?

What is the treatment for an overactive pancreas that causes functional hypoglycemia?

Food: This sounds like a reactive hypoglycemia. The easy treatment is small frequen feedings of protein and complex carbohydrates. Avoid refined sugars, candy, soda, donuts and caffene.

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