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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pancreatic Atrophy

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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 causes atrophy of the pancreas?

What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...Read more

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Does atrophy of the pancreas necessarily cause loss of function?

Does atrophy of the pancreas necessarily cause loss of function?

Yes: Atrophy of Pancreas will cause loss of exocrine and endocrine loss of function from fibrotic and parenchymal damage ...Read more

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What could cause atrophy of pancreas and arthersclerotic aorta. Cholesteral normal.?

What could cause atrophy of pancreas and arthersclerotic aorta. Cholesteral normal.?

2 causes: Atrophy of the pancreas is usually caused by autoimmune destruction which may inherited or, if acquired, by repeated injury either from alcohol or recurrent pancreatitis from gall stones. Atherosclerosis is a disease of aging but diabetes (which results from an atrophied pancreas) is a major risk factor as is smoking and high blood pressure. It also can be inherited. ...Read more

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Diffuse atrophic pancreas on MRI, 6wks ago MRI normal. No pancreatitis, Controlled DM1, no alcohol drugs, low fat diet, what could cause sudden change?

Diffuse atrophic pancreas on MRI, 6wks ago MRI normal. No pancreatitis, Controlled DM1, no alcohol drugs, low fat diet, what could cause sudden change?

Pancreas size: Most likely 2 different machines used? Otherwise may have not been read correctly first time (or second time). Discuss these issues with your Dr. ...Read more

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Hubby had CT for rt side discomfort. Mild fatty atrophy of pancreas & mild g/b sludge. Non drinker. Not diabetic. Asthma w/ Prednisone use. Cause?

Hubby had CT for rt side discomfort. Mild fatty atrophy of pancreas & mild g/b sludge. Non drinker. Not diabetic. Asthma w/ Prednisone use. Cause?

See details: Ask the doctor who ordered the tests or see a gastroenterologist. There is no way to be specific over the internet for this issue. There are numerous possibilities. ...Read more

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What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

It means: The tissue of your pancreas has deteriorated and is shrunken down. Often seen in people with history of alcohol excess or other causes of prior pancreatic inflammation. ...Read more

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Is diffuse moderate pancreatic fatty atrophy serious?

Is diffuse moderate pancreatic fatty atrophy serious?

It depends & more: Info about u would help. Why ✔️'d? If test was US not very accurate for this. Gen this is in overweight/obese people, usually w ↑ triglycerides. The wt is the prob & w wt loss the panc fat will improve. There are more rare causes? Reason usually never be found, can be a gallstone, chronic pancreatitis, rarely mass. Main concerns are pain if chronic pancreatitis/stones & malabsorption. Needs eval. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM, my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.

My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM, my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.

You haven't: Provided enough clinical information, but I would definitely discuss your problem with your physician. ...Read more

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Can an atrophic pancreas be reversed and if so how? What is an atrophic pancreas? Is it serious? I've had acute pancreatitis a quite a few times.

Unfortunately no: I would eliminate from your life whatever originally caused your pancreatitis and limit other things that could make it worse. Certain medicines, high fat diets and alcohol are things you can do something about. Genetic causes of pancreatitis are beyond your control but limiting the above will help prevent attacks. ...Read more

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I have never been a drinker, but the pancreas shows atrophy, and the liver slight enlargement. How come?

I have never been a drinker, but the pancreas shows atrophy, and the liver slight enlargement. How come?

Blood tests: You are worried about size here... Have not heard anything else and no symptoms reported.

What matters is your blood work. Check with your pcp. ...Read more

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Necrotiz pancreat led to chronic pancreas 5 yrs. EUS shows markedly atrophic pancreas. Taking pancreaze 10500 units x 12/day w/food. Extreme fatigue!

Necrotiz pancreat led to chronic pancreas 5 yrs. EUS shows markedly atrophic pancreas. Taking pancreaze 10500 units x 12/day w/food. Extreme fatigue!

Talk to your doctor!: You have a complicated health history and should be following closely with a GI physician. Talk to them! Your symptoms can't be properly evaluated in an anonymous question format and you owe it to yourself to be completely open with your physicians about how you are feeling and your concerns. They can't evaluate an issue that you don't share with them. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan and it showed pancreatic atrophy, should I be concerned?

I recently had a CT scan and it showed pancreatic atrophy, should I be concerned?

There are a: Number of potential causes, most common are diabetes and obesity. See your doctor about its significance in your particular case. ...Read more

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84 yrs. Pancreas atrophy. Type 2 controlled by diet for 8 years. Fasting glucose 91 but postprandial is now 175 after 2 hours. A1c been 5.9 previous.

84 yrs. Pancreas atrophy. Type 2 controlled by diet for 8 years. Fasting glucose 91 but postprandial is now 175 after 2 hours. A1c been 5.9 previous.

Try Metformin: Metformin is an Insulin receptor sensitizer, and blocks the release of sugar from the liver (via glyconeogenesis). By taking metformin, Insulin works "better, " and your pancreas is given somewhat of a "rest." it should normalize your blood sugar, HGB a1c, and lower your Insulin levels. You might also add Acarbose (a "starch blocker") to help maintain normal blood sugar. ...Read more

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I have atrophied pancreas, not an alcoholic, do not have pancreatitis or pain, no gall bladder stones, have been on metformin for probably 20 years?

I have atrophied pancreas, not an alcoholic, do not have pancreatitis or pain, no gall bladder stones, have been on metformin for probably 20 years?

Question? Cause?: I see a list of findings & medical conditions; however, I do not see a question. I suppose your question would be, "why is the pancreas shrunken (or atrophied)? " The use of metformin to compensate for less insulin produced by a shrunken pancreas. That makes sense. Often times, viruses trigger the immune system to attack the pancreas, which causes it to shrink. LADA - latent autoimmune diabetes Ab ...Read more

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I had a MRI results, severe stetosis liver, kidney cysts, and mild atrophy pancreas, have been given pain pills, but no plan for treatment, ?

I had a MRI results, severe stetosis liver, kidney cysts, and mild atrophy pancreas, have been given pain pills, but no plan for treatment, ?

Treat yourself: Kidney cysts usually need no treatment and there isn't one anyway. You have much more pancreas than you need. Fatty liver in a non-alcoholic and with other serious disease ruled out is often the organ's way of asking for more aerobic exercise. Make that your mainstay if self-care.. ...Read more

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In the ct chest :mild to moderate pancreatic atrophy with punctate calcification in the region of pancreatic tail do I need more test im 50 y?

In the ct chest :mild to moderate pancreatic atrophy with punctate calcification in the region of pancreatic tail do I need more test im 50 y?

Depends: On your medical history and clinical condition, although that was an incidental finding, your doctor / the doctor who ordered the the study would be the best to judge, best wishes ...Read more

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83 yrs. Gallbladder removed 40 years ago. Now show sludge in gallbladder lumen. What does this mean? Nausea common for me. Also atropy pancreas

Symptoms?: Not sure what lumen you are referring to if the gallbladder was removed. You may develop gallstones in your common bile duct which could give you pain, nausea or jaundice. These can be confirmed with a test called an mrcp and removed with a procedure called an ercp. If your symptoms are minor these could probably be watched. Move forward with ERCP if pain, nausea or jaundice worsens. ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflammation of the pancreas?

Here are a few caus: Excessive use of alcohol is a common cause of acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). Another common cuae is gall bladder stones. Rarely it can be a block in the duct of the pancreas as can happen with pancreatic cancer or from a stone in the pancreatic duct. ...Read more

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What causes small lesion in tail of pancreas?

What causes small lesion in tail of pancreas?

The most important: Cause would be Pancreatic Cancer however pancreatic cysts can cause small lesions....this finding NEEDS to be explained since when cancer is picked up "early" in the tail" of the organ CURE can be achieved by early surgery!
Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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Can multiple system atrophy cause abnormal emg?

Can multiple system atrophy cause abnormal emg?

Yes: Any thing that effects a particular nerve and the muscles it innervates could lead to abnormal EMG ...Read more

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What are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?

What are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?

Pancreatitis: Inlammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, is most commonly caused by a gallstone blocking the entrance of the pancreatic duct into the intestine, or alcoholism. Less common causes include side-effects of certain drugs, very high triglyceride levels, and anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more