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Can The Pancreas Repair Itself
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
To some degree: The liver does have a remarkable ability to repair itself, but it is not unlimited. It depends on the cause of the damage, length of exposure and whether the damaging problem can be stopped. Over use of alcohol, can be stopped, other causes, such as autoimmune causes not so much. The key is to find and treat any fixable causes before the liver's ability to repair itself has been exceeded. ...Read more
Related: Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results. Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can stem cells be used to create fibrous tissue over part of skin of the thigh to create mesh from patients own body for hernia repair?
What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?
Read somewhere liver is only organ in the abd area that can repair itself. Then an abdominal injury could dmge other organs 4 life. That's disastrous.
Somewhat true: The statement that the liver is the only organ that can repair itself is somewhat misleading. All organs will heal and scar. The gut is replacing it's lining every day. It is rare that one gets an abdominal injury severe enough to take out an entire solitary organ (pancreas,stomach) and survive. Of course it is possible to lose a kidney since that is a paired not a solitary organ. ...Read more
Yes it: will as it contains digestive enzymes. This would be a surgical emergency. ...Read more
Live donor : will only be allowed to donate if their liver is healthy enough to fully regenerate (besides all other requirements, of course). with an adult-to adult donation, R lobe is typically harvested and transplanted into the recipient - where it also regenerates in a matter of weeks. ...Read more
I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.
Nothing major: The main functions of large intestine is to act as a reservoir for the fecal matter. It also absorbs water from the stools so they get solidified. The net effect of removal of colon may be more frequent bolwel movements than 1-2/day and they may be softer or semisolid.Of course you need your lower end to be functional/intact in order to have control over the bowel movements ...Otherwise a colost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Hepatitis A cause permanent liver damage? If your liver doesn't fail due to an acute infection, will it fully heal itself?
Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?
Can stem cells injected in the TMJ can help it recover, in case the disc is ruptured and the condyle deformed?
Not yet: We're not at a point where you can simply inject stem cells and hope that they will magically know what to correct, especially if the cause of the problem isn't addressed first. Most patients w TMJ symptoms have a malocclusion that causes or contributes to TMJ problems. Go see an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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