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I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

I have recurrent acute pancreatitis am 19 will ANA profile test help. WILL MEDICATION GIVEN to me will change am taking creon and dietary food tablets?

More testing: An anti-nuclear antibody wouldn't be high on my list, but it might be time to check you for one of the genetic syndromes (trypsinogen mutation, cystic fibrosis variant) known to cause this. "Magic" food supplements won't help you. Hoping you can find the cause of this often very troublesome situation. ...Read more

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Is a gastroenterologist the expert one goes to in order to regulate enzyme insufficiency with a medication, such as creon? Medical oncologist?

Is a gastroenterologist the expert one goes to in order to regulate enzyme insufficiency with a medication, such as creon? Medical oncologist?

Yes: Why on Creon??? Cancer??? You should consult whatever Dr gave you Creon in the first place. What is the reason? Exactly what are the details of "enzyme insufficiency"? How was it diagnosed? What is the cause? ...Read more

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What is creon prescribed for?

What is creon prescribed for?

Pancreatic problems: Creon is a pancreatic enzyme supplement used in a condition called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, where the body does not make enough enzymes to digest food. This insufficiency appears in a number of different conditions, including cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after certain types of intestinal surgery. ...Read more

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Will I have to take creon forever?

Will I have to take creon forever?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pancreatic insufficiency. If the cause is transient and corrected, you don't need to take it forever. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what is creon 25, 000?

Can anyone tell me what is creon 25, 000?

Pancreatic enzyme: Creon is a pancreatic enzyme supplement used in a condition called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, where the body does not make enough enzymes to digest food. This insufficiency appears in a number of different conditions, including cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after certain types of intestinal surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for creon to work? For g.I. Problems?

How long does it usually take for creon to work? For g.I. Problems?

Pretty quickly: Usually within a few days if taken in the right dose and for the right indication (chronic pancreatitis) ...Read more

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What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme?

Digest food better: Creon is a pancreatic enzyme supplement used in a condition called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, where the body does not make enough enzymes to digest food. This insufficiency appears in a number of different conditions, including cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, and after certain types of intestinal surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for creon to work on GI problems?

How long does it take for creon to work on GI problems?

A very short time: Creon works locally in the GI track. It is not absorbed and does not accumulate in the system. The important thing is to take enough of the drug. As much as 10 pills before meals may be needed for an effect. ...Read more

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What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme when they don't need it?

What will happen is someone takes creon enzyme when they don't need it?

No effect.: Creon is a pancreatic enzyme supplement used in a condition called pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, where the body does not make enough enzymes to digest food. If your body does make those enzymes, then Creon is unnecessary, and taking it will have no effect. ...Read more

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I take creon 25, 000 I've been told I can take up to 27 creon tablets a day. Does this sound right?

I take creon 25, 000 I've been told I can take up to 27 creon tablets a day. Does this sound right?

Creon: Creon is given usually in multiple doses throughout the day. Your doctor is the best guide as to how many doses per day you should take. Consult your doctor as to how you are doing and if your dose is correct for you. ...Read more

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I have removed part of my pancreace about 40% (only head part left) I have to take. Creon. My qwestion is do exist anything different than creon?

I have removed part of my pancreace about 40% (only head part left) I have to take. Creon. My qwestion is do exist anything different than creon?

Creon: There are a few other agents beside Creon to help you with possible chronic pancreatic insufficiency. They are zenpep, pancreaze, prancrelipase, pertzye, ultresa, viokace. You should verify with your GI doctor and insurance to see which would be the best option for you. ...Read more

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Really distended abdomen and diahorrea with creon?

Really distended abdomen and diahorrea with creon?

Pancreatic therapy: Creon can produce nausea or vomiting, mild stomach pain or upset, diarrhea or constipation, bloating or gas, greasy stools, rectal irritation;
headache, dizziness, cough; or weight loss as side-effects.. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?

What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?

Varies: Chr. Pancreatitis- ditates low fat diet. If cause is hypertg- that should be treated aggressively. If etoh- abstinence helps. If gallstones- surgical, endoscopic remidy helps. If surgical / anatomical anomaly, any of the above late stage Creon is the blessing. ...Read more

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My ggtp was 470! I did have a bout of pancreatitis & am on creon but feel fine. Should I be worried or continue on as usual?

My ggtp was 470! I did have a bout of pancreatitis & am on creon but feel fine. Should I be worried or continue on as usual?

Possibly: That GGT is very high. Was the pancreatitis caused by a gall stone? Were other liver enzymes elevated as well? You should discuss this test result with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Creon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Creon allergy?

Creon-Pancrelipase: Creon or pancrelipase is comprised of lipase, protease and amylase. Creon is made from pork protein. Allergy to Creon is due to pork protein allergy. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic insufficiency related to history of uc? Will I need to take creon for life?

Is pancreatic insufficiency related to history of uc? Will I need to take creon for life?

Might be: There is definitely a reported relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (uc and crohn's) and pancreatic insufficiency. It isn't entirely clear why. Proposed mechanisms include (a) the same auto-immune process that attacks the bowel attacks the pancreas (b) repeated episodes of pancreatitis some of which may be medication side-effects. You may need Creon for life. ...Read more

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Best cure for idiopatic chronic pancreatitis.? My age is 19.will is it permanent to take tablets like creon.

Best cure for idiopatic chronic pancreatitis.? My age is 19.will is it permanent to take tablets like creon.

Since the cause: Is not known and it is chronic it is hard to tell. You might need them. Possible for it to go away. No one knows ...Read more

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IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC panctreatitis age is 20yrs. Best tablets are CREON and tramodol. Is it true. Do they cure pancreas?

IDIOPATHIC CHRONIC panctreatitis age is 20yrs. Best tablets are CREON and tramodol. Is it true. Do they cure pancreas?

Pancreatitis: Unfortunately there is no cure if the pancreatitis is truly idiopathic. Creon is helpful for digestion in chronic pancreatitis and tramadol is helpful for pain that may be associated with the pancreatitis. Hopefully all other reasons for your pancreatitis have been looked for. ...Read more

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Is Creon, as a prescription, that helps in digestive absorption generally well tolerated by most people?

Is Creon, as a prescription, that helps in digestive absorption generally well tolerated by most people?

Yes: Creon is a replacement digestive enzyme for people who have had problems with their pancreas and it is generally very well tolerated when taken with a meal. ...Read more

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I've been given Creon and it's working but my Doctor doesn't know what's wrong with me. Is it important to see consultant immediately or waiting list?

Creon: If the Creon is working but the doctor does not know what is wrong with you it is time to see another doctor. Talk to your family and friends and decide which different doctor to see.
Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Can creon cause a false positive test for acute pancreatitis?

Can creon cause a false positive test for acute pancreatitis?

Unclear question: What is creon? Acute pancreatitis is diagnosed from a combination of clinical signs, symptoms and lab tests. The usual features are severe abdominal pain and tenderness, elevated blood levels of trypsin and lipase. Depending on the severity of illness there may be other manifestations such as low calcium, shock, nausea vomiting and death. ...Read more

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How is pancreatic insufficiency related to UC and why is Creon not completely help steatorrhea pls?

How is pancreatic insufficiency related to UC and why is Creon not completely help steatorrhea pls?

Common association: Studies suggest that 30-50% inflammatory bowel disease patient may have some form of pancreatitis. That does not mean that all these people have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Creon may not be working because either the dose isn't quite right, your diet may be too high in fat or some of the stooling issue may be related to malabsorption from UC. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is LPJ surgery compulsory for 19yrs old boy who has pain every 14dys for chronic pancreatitis idiopathic. Taking CREON tramodol. Should take more creon?

Is LPJ surgery compulsory for 19yrs old boy who has pain every 14dys for chronic pancreatitis idiopathic. Taking CREON tramodol. Should take more creon?

Yes and no: This surgery can be helpful. Creon and tramadol will not stop the pain. 19 is very young to have the surgery. It is a difficult decision to know what to do. However, if you have tried everything and not able to continue as you are, this is your only option. You can choose to continue with the pain. The surgery is no guarantee that the pain will stop, but it is you only other option ...Read more

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CREON: as an post-op given enzyme should be taken how long before a meal. 1 MD says: 1 minute before; other MD says 1/2 hr. Now, borderline diabetic.

CREON: as an post-op given enzyme should be taken how long before a meal. 1 MD says: 1 minute before; other MD says 1/2 hr. Now, borderline diabetic.

Creon: Hi. How are you post-op? How did surgery go? Were the surgical margins free of cancer? I know you said you were with a very experienced team. I usually tell people to take their Creon when they start eating. We're all hoping you got a great response. Sounds like you may need insulin? Yes? No? Good luck? ...Read more

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I hve idiopathic chroni pancreatitis and frm 1month am taking tablets creon and (tramodal if pain).NOW abdomen scan showed NORMAL PANCREAS age is 19.

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I hve idiopathic chroni pancreatitis and frm 1month am taking tablets creon and (tramodal if pain).NOW abdomen scan showed NORMAL PANCREAS age is 19.

Here are some...: If your idiopathic chronic pancreatitis has been well diagnosed & established, still determine to practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession so to give your body a best possible chance of self-healing since behind what we know always still hides a lot of what don't know. I have few pages for you to view and benefit in http://formefirst. Com/eBlogList. Html. Best wishes to health.. ...Read more

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How can we know or check if my chronic pancreatitis condition is getting cured or worse. Liver+CBP+sugar test r normal. Eating creon+ursoidal, tramodol?

How can we know or check if my chronic pancreatitis condition is getting cured or worse. Liver+CBP+sugar test r normal. Eating creon+ursoidal, tramodol?

Serum Lipase: May be helpful as well as other inflammatory markers. Ultrasound of the pancreas may show some structural changes or cysts. You need to confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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2months ago my pancreatict duct was 6mm and dilated now it is 2.6 does it mean my chronic pancreatitis is cured age is 19 I had creon after food daily?

2months ago my pancreatict duct was 6mm and dilated now it is 2.6 does it mean my chronic pancreatitis is cured age is 19 I had creon after food daily?

Wow...: Were you told the cause of your pancreatitis? If known, you should know. The shrinking duct is a good sign but not the only sign of healing, which could take a while. And a "chronic" (your word) condition is usually not cured (or it wouldn't be chronic) but usually managed. Be dutiful in managing this. The pancreas can be a nasty brute if you don't take good care of it! ...Read more

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30 years ago I was told I had colitis, 20 years ago ibs, 6 months ago its actually severe epi. Been on 2 types of creon, still got severe diarrhea.

30 years ago I was told I had colitis, 20 years ago ibs, 6 months ago its actually severe epi. Been on 2 types of creon, still got severe diarrhea.

Diarrhea: Chronic severe diarrhea should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If you are not satisfied with your diagnosis or treatment, seek another opinion. Newer medication is available for IBS with predominant diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, pancreatic insufficiency, parasitic infection, gluten sensitivity or intolerance, etc to be considered. ...Read more

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My sgot and sgpt are 140 & 65 I had idiopathic pancreatitis frm 3 months my age is 19 I was taking ursoidal and antibiotic and creon 10k Suggetion?

Too little data for: Reasonable guess. Biggest drivers of pancreatitis & elevated liver function enzymes in US are high blood triglyceride concentrations & steatosis (fat infiltration throughout liver), both driven by low fat diet, high carb/sugar foods. While alcohol (fermented sugars) has long been more commonly recognized, actually carbs in general, especially simple carbs as significant part of greater food issues ...Read more

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How many months should I eat creon I had idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and now pancreas r normal in abdomen scan am 19 it is too young what to DO? ?

How many months should I eat creon I had idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and now pancreas r normal in abdomen scan am 19 it is too young what to DO? ?

Rare condition.: This is rare especially at your age. If you truly have pancreatic insufficiency you may need the creon all your life. Although the pancreas is normal in scans you will need to get the advice of your doctor. Note that if you had some nonspecific inflamation of the pancreas that has resolved, then you may be able to stop the creon. You will need to experiment with foods one at a time and see. ...Read more

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This year I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatus. Take creon, helps great. Now, I am type 1 diabetic. Should I worry about pancreatic cancer?

This year I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatus. Take creon, helps great. Now, I am type 1 diabetic. Should I worry about pancreatic cancer?

Not really: Chronic pancreatitis, diabetics has slightly higher incidence but not significant enough to worry, go for regular routine examinations from your physician. ...Read more

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Doc suggested Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy for me iam 19.have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis. Am taking creon, ursoidal. If pain then tramodol.

Doc suggested Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy for me iam 19.have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis. Am taking creon, ursoidal. If pain then tramodol.

No question: I'm not sure what you're looking for, but the procedure suggested is typical for chronic pancreatitis. The goal of the operation is usually pain relief, and there is some older experiments that suggest it may even preserve some of the digestive function of the pancreas. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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