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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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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


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

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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What can I eat and drink with acute pancreatitis?

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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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How hypercalcemia can lead to acute pancreatitis?

Enzyme activation: Hypercalcemia appears to cause pancreatitis through two mechanisms. These are: 1. Decreased secretion of digestive enzymes into the gut so that they accumulate in the pancreatic cells. 2. Increased activation of these enzymes within the cells where they start digesting the pancreas. Alcohol intake, gallstones, obesity and high triglycerides can all make acute pancreatitis more likely. ...Read more