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Hi, corner of tray hit above rightfloating rib cage, 2 years ago bearable pain get worse after drinking alcohol liver pancreas blood test normal help?

Hi, corner of tray hit above rightfloating rib cage, 2 years ago bearable pain get worse after drinking alcohol liver pancreas blood test normal help?

RUQ pain: Have your tests included an ultrasound and or ct scan to thoroughly evaluate the right upper quadrant of the abdomen? I would be interested in checking for gall stones, rib cage abnormalities, although sludge in the gall bladder or certain gall stones may not be visualized. If symptoms persist consultation with a gastroenterologist or abdominal surgeon would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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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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If half of my pancreas removed, is it ok to drink alcohol?

If half of my pancreas removed, is it ok to drink alcohol?

Only if: Only if you are not concerned about damaging the other half. Alcohol is destructive to the liver, pancreas, kidneys, and, well, all the other organs, down to hair, skin and fingernails. Anyone with major organs that have been compromised should avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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4 pancreatitis attacks in the past 8 mo. Don't drink, no stones, no perm damage to pancreas. I keep having attacks. Is this ap if it is recurrent? Cp?

4 pancreatitis attacks in the past 8 mo. Don't drink, no stones, no perm damage to pancreas. I keep having attacks. Is this ap if it is recurrent? Cp?

Still Acute: Chronic pancreatitis would require evidence of permanent damage to the pancreas. And having acute episodes is not a feature of only chronic (though can happen if there is acute-on-chronic). You are correct that continued attacks can lead to chronic pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause ap. An ERCP and (if that is negative) sphincter of oddi manometry may help. See a pancreas specialist! ...Read more

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Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?

Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. Yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. No history of acute panc. Thoughts?

Sounds like you: Might have some sort of pancreatic insufficiency. There are some stool studies that can confirm or exclude this possibility. If present, you can take enzyme pills. Consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink alcohol with half of my pancreas removed?

Will I be able to drink alcohol with half of my pancreas removed?

Yes, but...: Hi. Why was half of your pancreas removed? Cancer? Psuedocyst? Phlegmon? If there's no contraindication to your drinking, yous should be able to drink with half a pancreas. If you have a problem with alcohol and/or it's caused you health or other problems, I would advise against it. To your health! ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my back, lower left side, under the ribcage. When I lean forward, knee to chest, it helps. Is it my pancreas? I do drink

I've been having pain in my back, lower left side, under the ribcage. When I lean forward, knee to chest, it helps. Is it my pancreas? I do drink

Could be: The pancreas is in that general area, but we do not normally think of pancreatitis improving when leaning forward. Fluid around the heart usually gets better when leaning forward. If you do not feel better soon, you may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can heavy drinking cause gallbladder damage or pain? . 1 year upper abdo pain. Liver/pancreas/gb normal bloods, US. Ty

Can heavy drinking cause gallbladder damage or pain? . 1 year upper abdo pain. Liver/pancreas/gb normal bloods, US. Ty

Regional damage: Excess alcohol ingestion can cause both liver disease and pancreatic disease, both of which can lead to gallbladder disease. Get and abdominal ultrasound to check you gallbladder, liver and pancreas. ...Read more

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I have bladder/pancreas problems and biliary drainage done, have to drink bile mixed with dark beer to treat. Can this be true?

I have bladder/pancreas problems and biliary drainage done, have to drink bile mixed with dark beer to treat. Can this be true?

I have no idea: What you are talking about. If you have an external drain, you should not be drinking 'bile, ' and certainly there is nothing about beer that will help your bladder or pancreas, and there is certainly nothing in either beer or bile that would help your liver or biliary system. Talk to the doctors who did your surgery and perhaps they will have a better idea of what you really mean. ...Read more

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My mother just been released from the hospital because her pancreas was infected. She doesn't drink. Where can the problem come from?

My mother just been released from the hospital because her pancreas was infected. She doesn't drink. Where can the problem come from?

Infected or inflamed: Infection rarely follow acute inflammation of the pancreas. Here is a resource

http://prodigy. Clarity. Co.Uk/pancreatitis_acute/view_whole_topic#-464080. ...Read more

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Don't drink much but 1 day drank a lot. My cmp test was normal. The nurse said my CRP is 2.2 mg and maybe caused by pancreas inflammation. Did I damage?

Don't drink much but 1 day drank a lot. My cmp test was normal. The nurse said my CRP is 2.2 mg and maybe caused by pancreas inflammation. Did I damage?

Not likely: CRP and test that measure inflammation are very nonspecific. They only show some inflammation is going on somewhere and not where the inflammation is. ...Read more

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Can your pancreas be the reason if you drink red wine. You have black stools?

Can your pancreas be the reason if you drink red wine. You have black stools?

Black stools: Black stools are usually an indication that you are bleeding from higher up in the gastrointestinal tract. This meaning you may have an small bleeding ulcer. Some foods cause dark stools too. Might be wise to have a blood count done as well as check your stools for blood. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatic insufficiency if pancreas is fine on endoscopic ultrasound? Tested positive on fecal test. I don't drink alcohol. Thanks!

What causes pancreatic insufficiency if pancreas is fine on endoscopic ultrasound? Tested positive on fecal test. I don't drink alcohol. Thanks!

Need more info: What fecal test was positive? What was the actual result? Do you have any symptoms? Did you have unintended weight loss? From what you described, it is unlikely that you have pancreatic insufficiency.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy for someone with cancer of the pancreas, small intestine and gall bladder? This person presently cannot eat or drink liquids

What is life expectancy for someone with cancer of the pancreas, small intestine and gall bladder? This person presently cannot eat or drink liquids

Stage of cancer: Every cancer is unique and the statistical prognosis varies on the cancer and the stage. One thing for sure, poor nutritional state are is not good signs for any cancer. ...Read more

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Horrible pain in upper middle back, has moved to just to right of upper abdomen. And pain right back. Unable to eat or drink for about 3 weeks.

Horrible pain in upper middle back, has moved to just to right of upper abdomen. And pain right back. Unable to eat or drink for about 3 weeks.

Many possible causes: Pain in the right upper abdomen and right back can have many possible causes. Some of them include gallbladder disease, stomach or duodenum ulcer disease, pancreatic illnesses, and illnesses of the right side of the colon or the small intestine. Given that there are so many possibilities, and because your symptoms seem to be fairly severe, I would see your doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper abdomen when drinking cold beers. Why?

Pain in my upper abdomen when drinking cold beers. Why?

A warning sign: Pain is your body's way of saying stop! Of course, not all pain signals something bad, nor are all therapeutic procedures painless. However, there is nothing therapeutic about downing a lot of beer into a stomach that hurts. A reasonable assumption is that your stomach is already inflammed, so beer just irritates further an already irritated stomach lining. Stop drinking, & please get evaluated. ...Read more

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I drink several sodas a day, however lately when I drink my usual Soda I have severe pain in the middle of my upper abdomen. Why is this happening?

I drink several sodas a day, however lately when I drink my usual Soda I have severe pain in the middle of my upper abdomen. Why is this happening?

Cut down: It sounds like you need to cut down on your carbonated drink consumption. Our bodies change with time and perhaps is not reacting as it did in the past. Perhaps there is an underlying problem that is being exacerbated by the sodas you drink. See your doctor ...Read more

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I've been drinking a lot of soda for years, what are my chances of developing pancreatic cancer and when might it happen?

I've been drinking a lot of soda for years, what are my chances of developing pancreatic cancer and when might it happen?

Soda Pancreatic Ca: I would say virtually none. I know of no data that suggests that soda increases risk of pancreatic cancer. More likely to kill you thru getting diabetes and too fat.

I have had patients who drank 13 quarts of soda a day. So not certain what you mean a lot? ...Read more

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I had a pain on left side upper abdomen after I drink a water and eat abit. The pain continue to left side of my back and chest (very painful).diseases?

I had a pain on left side upper abdomen after I drink a water and eat abit. The pain continue to left side of my back and chest (very painful).diseases?

Splenic flexure synd: Most common cause of this at 28 yrs is a gas pocket stuck in the upper left part of colon, causing distention and pain in left upper quadrant of your abdomen, that can also felt in back or lower chest on that side; this is known as splenic flexure syndrome; take some OTC gas pills and it will pass. Any assoc sx, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or persistent pain more than a few days, see doc. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol after recovery from acute alcoholic pancreatic attack after 10 months?

Can I drink alcohol after recovery from acute alcoholic pancreatic attack after 10 months?

Not recommended.: Acute alcoholic pancreatitis is a very serious disease, which can even be fatal in many instances. The fact that you have recovered from your previous episode does not mean you are not at risk of developing it again, and a repeat episode could be worse. Although you might get away with it, the potential risks if you don't are so severe that I would recommend not drinking again. Good luck. ...Read more

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I can't eat drink water sit or lay down without my upper abdomen having a sharp to roaring pain in it?

I can't eat drink water sit or lay down without my upper abdomen having a sharp to roaring pain in it?

Cold or room temp: First question is it a regular room temperature water or icy cold water
second most likely you either having spasm in the esophagus or the stomach both could cause severe pain in upper abdomen
see a GI specialist ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a person driving my children while on pancreatic cancer drugs and having a drink?

Should I be concerned about a person driving my children while on pancreatic cancer drugs and having a drink?

Yes!: I am not sure that the cancer drug use has any impact on my advice. What is an acceptable amount of alcohol that someone can drink before driving your children? As a parent, I would vote. ...Read more

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Can drinking soda cause a greater risk of pancreatic cancer? I normally drink about one every day (12 oz). I drink v8 fusion too. What to do?

Can drinking soda cause a greater risk of pancreatic cancer? I normally drink about one every day (12 oz). I drink v8 fusion too. What to do?

Probably not direct: Probably it is not directly associated with pancreatic cancer. However, as stated by my colleague here- drinking soda is associated with increased risk for obesity and diabetes. In epidemiology study, obesity and diabetes are related to increased risk for pancreatic cancer and so many other medical problems. ...Read more

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I barely drink 24 oz of liquid a day because when I drink it just sits in my upper abdomen and makes me feel bloated an nauseous. What can be problem?

I barely drink 24 oz of liquid a day because when I drink it just sits in my upper abdomen and makes me feel bloated an nauseous. What can be problem?

Bloating: If you don't drink enough water, you will develop electrolyte and kidney problems. As long as you have no nausea or vomiting after eating or drinking you do not have bowel obstruction. Keep drinking water. It is very important. ...Read more

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When I drink something cold I can feel it run down my chest, why? Sometimes even in upper abdomen and lower. But just like a cool splash then it's gon

When I drink something cold I can feel it run down my chest, why? Sometimes even in upper abdomen and lower. But just like a cool splash then it's gon

Visceral sensitivity: Some patients, such as yourself, are sensitive to the sensory signals that the nerve endings in your gut continuously transmit to your brain. This is known as visceral hypersensitivity, and it is not abnormal. The signal can be medically diminished, if you find it distressing or just minimize drinking cold liquids. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink alcohol with pancreatic insufficiency? It does make steatorrhea dramatically worse.

Is it ok to drink alcohol with pancreatic insufficiency? It does make steatorrhea dramatically worse.

I think...: ...You've already answered your own question. Not recommmended, particularly if your pancreatic insufficiency represents a burned-out pancreas or a dysfunctional one from pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

I have a kidney stone and feel burning on the left side of my body, that's where it is. Keep thinking its pancreatic related. Don't drink/no gall stones?

Drink fluids: Msny people get kidney stones. Try drinking water, and fluids but avoid soda pop. The better hydrated the less likely to happen again. There is an app to help remind you to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Your more likely to have sharp pains as stone passes not burning. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more