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Fluid Around The Pancreas
My mom has chronic pancreatitis and was in the hospital recently for it. CT showed fluid around pancreas. Is this bad? I don't know what this means.
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
My mom had a CT scan that showed fluid around her pancreas. She had pancreatitis recently. What causes the fluid? Is this bad? I'm worried about her
My mom had a CT scan and has fluid around her pancreas. She has problems with pancreatitis, just recently did again. could that be why? Other causes?
Pancreatitis: Swelling and fluid around the pancreas usually represents inflammation of the pancreas called pancreatitis. This can be a serious problem and one that should be followed by a medical doctor. ...Read more
No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it acceptable for someone with hepatitis b & t2dm to donate a kidney? When do we have artificial pancreases & kidneys?
Pancreas conditions: Pancrease is a supplementary dietary enzyme used to replace the digestive enzyme from the pancreas. If you have had pancreas surgery, pancreas injury, pancreatitis, or pancreas gland dysfunction, then replacing the enzyme can help with food digestion. ...Read more
Don't waste your $ !: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes bicarbonate, digestive enzymes, & insulin) then you don't need to supplement pancreatic products. Otc "enzymes" are often inadequately regulated as to amount & efficacy, & can actually hurt the intestines when taken in high dose unnecessarily for a prolonged time. Instead, see your doctor to address if you are maldigesting your food. ...Read more
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