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I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

MY OPINION ONLY: You should not drink at all forever....you should not NEED alcohol....if you do seek counsel!!!

I sincerely hope this will help!!!!!!!!

Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...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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What to do if my dad was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption. There is a re occurrence of pain.?

What to do if my dad was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption. There is a re occurrence of pain.?

Cyst/pseudo cyst: If no more alcohol ingestion there is a chance that he has a pancreatic pseudo cyst/ cyst. A repeat CT should confirm it or rule it out. ...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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Would you get a 2nd opinion for possible spincter of oddi dysfunction? Have acute pancreatitis, no gb or stones, don't drink, cholesterol not high

Would you get a 2nd opinion for possible spincter of oddi dysfunction? Have acute pancreatitis, no gb or stones, don't drink, cholesterol not high

You could.: It seems you have already seen a sub specialist and the major causes of pancreatitis have been ruled out. Sod dysfunction makes sense. If you were seen at a major medical center I think you probably did get the benefit of several specialists although you may not have seen this. ...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

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I had an eus that caused acute pancreatitis. I spent 10 days in the hospital. I do not drink. What are that chances of a re accurance?

Not related: Endoscopic ultrasound, is a test used to look at a variety of things, including the pancreas. It can detect stones or masses in the pancreas. Since it does not involve actually touching the pancreas, it should not cause pancreatitis. More than likely, your md ordered the eus to look at something that may have caused elevation in a pancreas marker. Elevated lipid levels can lead to pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Never had acute pancreatitis, but drank heavily in my 20s. Now almost 34 and stopped drinking 3 years ago. Likelihood of chronic pancreatitis now?

Never had acute pancreatitis, but drank heavily in my 20s. Now almost 34 and stopped drinking 3 years ago. Likelihood of chronic pancreatitis now?

Acute Pancreatitis: Is "hard to miss" but milder attacks may be missed and ultimately result in chronic pancreatic insufficiency! If there are questions about this diagnosis a consultation with a Board Certified Gastroenterologist may be necessary!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Will I still be able to drink after mild acute pancreatitis?

Maybe: Depends what the pancreatitis is due to. If it is from gallstone or medication and you have had them delt with or stopped the medicine then it shouldn't be an issue. If it was from alcohol you could drink (no one can physically stop you) but you will be putting yourself at risk for future attacks and the nest time it might not be a mild attack. ...Read more

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Could drinking the day of a blood test cause slightly elevated lipase levels? Do not drink heavily and never had acute pancreatitis.

Could drinking the day of a blood test cause slightly elevated lipase levels? Do not drink heavily and never had acute pancreatitis.

I think so: I think that if you've never had this problem before, and you had been drinking that same day before the test, then it's certainly possible the alcohol caused an acutely elevated lipase level. If you drink on a daily basis, though, it's also possible that irbid always a little elevated. Maybe repeat the lipase lab when not drinking to check, ok? ...Read more

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My dad was admitted with acute pancreatitis. Alcoholic pancreatitis. He received 2 blood transfusions. He refuses to quit drinking. What will happen?

My dad was admitted with acute pancreatitis. Alcoholic pancreatitis. He received 2 blood transfusions. He refuses to quit drinking. What will happen?

Potentially can die: Your father is unfortunately in a very tenuous situation. If he has received blood transfusions, I would assume his liver has been compromised and is failing, the lining of his esophagus (food pipe) and stomach being irritated and inflamed and is at risk for bleeding/ ulcers. Your father has to stop drinking now or he will endure a host of complications that will lead to his death. Talk to his doc ...Read more

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Have had slightly elevated lipase levels twice over past 8 months (80 and then 61 - reference range to 60). Drink very rarely. Never had acute pancreatitis. Have recently had a normal ct scan. What would cause these abnormal levels?

Relax: Some folks run a high-ish lipase. If you feel well, relax. In pancreatitis it is maybe 5x the upper limit of the reference range or more. Reference ranges are set arbitrarily so that several percent of folks fall above. ...Read more

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Could a person with a history of pancreatitis drink alcohol?

No...: Alcohol is a direct pancreatic toxin that in susceptible individuals will precipitate an attack of pancreatitis. If you've had pancreatitis in the past, taking a drink of alcohol is not a good idea. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with a history of pancreatitis drink alcohol?

Is it safe for a person with a history of pancreatitis drink alcohol?

No: Alcohol and tobacco can induce pancreatitis and are known risk factors for pancreatitis, so if you had pancreatitis before you have a higher chance to get it again, alcohol consumption increases that chance even more. ...Read more

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Have familial chronic pancreatitis. Suffering from pain in back on left side and under left rib. Feel sick. Do not smoke or drink alcohol. I am 34.

Chronic pancreatitis: What is your triglyceride level? High triglycerides can trigger pancreatitis as well. Have you had a MRCP or ERCP to assess if you have pancreas divisum or assessment of the sphincter of Oddi (both divisum and Oddi dysfunction can be treated with sphincterotomy). Would check lipase amylase, lipid & go to ER now. May also have gastritis with/ without H pylori so check for that as well ...Read more

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For almost a yr I have epigastric and ULQ pain that wraps around to my back. This worsens if I drink alcohol or eat oily foods. Is this pancreatitis?

For almost a yr I have epigastric and ULQ pain that wraps around to my back. This worsens if I drink alcohol or eat oily foods. Is this pancreatitis?

It may well be: The fact that fatty foods increases these symptoms may indicate that the primary problem is gallstones, and both of these problems - pancreatitis and gallstones - may also be worsened by alcohol. Pancreatitis generally occurs only with higher levels of alcohol consumption. Please talk to your doctor ASAP about your alcohol use and these symptoms, and strongly consider cessation! Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and end result of acute pancreatitis?

Pain & scarring: Severe abdominal pain, nausea vomiting and in severe cases shock may result from pancreatitis. For more information see the web site give below. Pancreatitis often heals by scarring of damaged tissue.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cronic and acute pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis.: Acute pancreatitis elevated amylase and lipase severe pain starts epigasric area and generalizes to abdomen and back. Chronic pancreatitis generally occurs in individual with prior history and is recurrent pain same location blood work does not have to be positive. ...Read more

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On scale 1-10, how painful acute pancreatitis, and is the pain constant?

Depends: Everyone is different a 10 to one patiwnt is a 2 to another patiwnt. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could acute pancreatitis be life threatening?

Potentially yes: Acute pancreatitis can be severe, and can cause other organs to fail and lead to death. Most of the time, pancreatitis is mild to moderate and the pancreas recovers. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more