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Doctor insights on: Death From Acute Pancreatitis

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Can i die from acute respiratory failure?

Can i die from acute respiratory failure?

Yes: That is what most people die with that is when there is inadequate oxygenation and the ability to breath. ...Read more

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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more


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Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones: If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. ...Read more

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Can acute pancreatits turn into chronic pancreatitis?

Can acute pancreatits turn into chronic pancreatitis?

Depends: Acute pancreatitis from gallstones generally does not turn into chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis, associated with diabetes, chronic pain after eating, maldigestion of fats can occur after bouts of alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis;high triglyceride (>1000) panc'itis can also. Got stones? Get gb out; high tg-diet and meds. Alcohol-don't drink. Preg related?: see md for individual rx. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis fatal?

Chronic pancreatitis fatal?

Sort of: Chronic pancreatitis is a serious illness with a 50% mortality rate over 20-25 years. People with garden variety chronic pancreatitis do not have an appreciable increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer; however, the small number of people with hereditary pancreatitis have a 40% life time risk of cancer of pancreas. ...Read more

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Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Yes: During the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis, factors are released into the bloodstream that depress the function of many organs in the body, including the lungs. In extreme cases, ARDS may develop. ...Read more

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Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

Different: Acute pericarditis may present with fever chest pain. On exam we may find pericardial rub. Also ekg findings may differ between the two. ...Read more

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Is it possible to suffer from acute liver failure at 17?

Is it possible to suffer from acute liver failure at 17?

Absolutely, yes!: It is fortunately less common these days, but acute hepatitis a/b can cause liver failure, and those of toxic side effects of medications especially chemo/biologic agents. Drug overdose such as tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause fulminant liver failure and aweful death. There are other causes, but less common. If you have trouble, please consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Acute myocardial infarction due to es debility. What is that?

Acute myocardial infarction due to es debility. What is that?

????: I've never heard of es debility. Could you possibly be misspelling it? Please recheck and post again. ...Read more

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Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at abdomen then sudden death as acute coronary syndrome?

Can peritonael dialysis cause infection at abdomen then sudden death as acute coronary syndrome?

Multiple risks: Many dialysis patients are diabetic, hypertensive, anemic, frail and an added infection can impact badly. The dialysis catheter sites can be infected and lead to sepsis systemically with fever, low blood pressure etc. Many of these folks do have atherosclerosis and unidentified coronary disease that can act up! ...Read more

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How painful is death from respiratory failure?

How painful is death from respiratory failure?

It varies: If you see people who are drowning, they really struggle at the beginning. People who develop resp failure from sepsis or copd, they suffer initially, but as the co2 rises it serves as a narcotic and we see them gasping but probably not suffering once consciousness wanes. But acute resp failure from any cause makes someone struggle. So please don't do anything bad. ...Read more

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Does acute pancreatitis cause pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatitis : Typically chronic pancreatitis does. Acute pancreatitis if well managed does not lead to cancer. ...Read more

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How can acute pancreatitis cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?!

How can acute pancreatitis cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?!

Difficulty breathing: Acute pancreatitis can instigate an overwhelming inflammatory response that can severe inflammation of the lungs causing lung damage. The lung damage can be so severe which leads to a bad case of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?

Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?

Congestive failure: Pneumonia causes heart failure decompensation in people who have heart failure already, it doesn't cause it anew usually. That is most of those people already have chronic compensated heart failure if they decompensate with pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment. ...Read more

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Can it be acute pancreatitis?

Pain: In you have pain in the mid abdomen that shoots straight to your back, it could be pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes acute pancreatitis ?

Many causes: The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels(a type of cholesterol), trauma(mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. ...Read more

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How acute pancreatitis can be cured?

How acute pancreatitis can be cured?

Pancreatitis : It depend which etiology we are dealing with. If it is related to stone disease for instance this can dealt with ERCP and stone extraction, if it is related to chronic pancreatitis, this might require more time and effort, including investigation. You need to see a pancreas expert. ...Read more

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Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones: If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. ...Read more

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What should I expect from acute pancreatitis?

It heals in few days: Acute pancreatitis is a serious illness causing much pain, nausea and vomiting. Patients require hospitalization to control pain, receive IV fluids and are kept npo. Sometimes it can be complicated by pancreatic necrosis and pseudocyst formation which may need surgery for correction. It resolves in 7-10 days in most case, unless it is complicated by the problems I have listed. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about acute pancreatitis?

Yes: Most common cause of pancreatitis are alcohol consumption and gall stones. Stop alcohol consumption. Keep yourself well hydrated. Small frequent meals with liquid diet during acute pancreatitis. Seek medical care if you are unable to keep anything down from vomiting, fever or worsening pain. ...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?

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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How do you know if your acute pancreatitis has become chronic?

How do you know if your acute pancreatitis has become chronic?

X-rays may help...: but the frequency of recurrent attacks of pancreatitis, and the persistence of pain that accompanies these attacks, may be an imprecise but easy tip-off to you that pancreatitis has become chronic. No alcohol please! ...Read more

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If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

Maybe: If you are in a hospitalized setting or need a small supply of narcotic meds, it is unlikely that you will need a contract, but it all depends on your prescribing physician. But if you need chronic pain meds, then it is highly likely to sign a contract. ...Read more

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Advisable exercises for 19 yrs boy WHO has idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis to increase weight !!!!

Advisable exercises for 19 yrs boy WHO has idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis to increase weight !!!!

Strength training: exercises are best to increase muscle mass or bulk and with that, gain weight, whereas aerobic activity burns a lot of calories without increasing bulk. If you have access to a gym or weights, a trainer can help you with a rounded program. Otherwise, the traditional push-ups, chin-ups, squats, and core exercises are a good start. Pancreatitis is more affected by diet than exercise. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?

I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. My has put me on a ADA diet. What kind of diet is this & why such a diet?

ADA diet: ADA ( American diabetic association) diet is for diabetes. Insulin id secreted from the pancreas. When you have pancreatitis the insulin secretion might be affected and sugar may run high. That is why you recommened for ADA diet ...Read more

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What is the cure for acute pancreatitis?

Depends: There are a number of causes of pancreatitis, the two most common are alcohol and gallstones, which together account for 90% or more of cases. The treatments are to stop drinking alcohol, and if there are gallstones present, to have the gallbladder removed. ...Read more

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Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for acute pancreatitis?

PANCREATITIS TX: PANCREATITIS which is inflammation of the Pancreas is treated with bowel rest(NPO STATUS) Hydration & Pain control. While being closely monitored the cause needs to be evaluated. IE GALLSTONES/ALCOHOL USAGE/MEDICATION/ANATOMICAL/. Trauma. The cause of the pancreatitis will dictate further options. You need a full exam &plans . CT SCAN OF ABDOMEN AND PELVIS AND CLOSE OBSERVATION. ...Read more