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Dr. David Ziring
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
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I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease sits.

Dr. David Ziring
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
17 years in practice
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I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease sits.

Gastric ulcer?: It's possible you have a stomach ulcer. These typically cause sharp pains with eating. Your stomach actually lies to the left of your middle. If you had inflammation of the pancreas, likely you wouldn't be hungry, you'd be nauseated, possibly vomit. Your doctor might want to check for the bacteria causing ulcers, H pylori, in your stool. Otherwise you might need a scope. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
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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.

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
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.

Fluid around the: pancreas is a sign of acute pancreatitis. Your mom may have had an acute exacerbation of her pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
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What does swelling and fluid around the pancreas mean?

Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
22 years in practice
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What does swelling and fluid around the pancreas mean?

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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
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

The fluid is: part of the pancreatitis inflammatory response. It should resolve once the pancreatitis resolves. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Cesar Sturla
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
1M people helped
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Dr. Rick Sayegh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
345K people helped
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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Board Certified, Urology
41 years in practice
987K people helped
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Are there any artificial pancreases?

Dr. Stuart Flechner
Board Certified, Urology
41 years in practice
987K people helped
Are there any artificial pancreases?

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 more

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Dr. Andres Katz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
44 years in practice
303K people helped
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Is it acceptable for someone with hepatitis b & t2dm to donate a kidney? When do we have artificial pancreases & kidneys?

Dr. Andres Katz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
44 years in practice
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Is it acceptable for someone with hepatitis b & t2dm to donate a kidney? When do we have artificial pancreases & kidneys?

No: Hepatitis b will be transmitted to the recipient . The liver and kidneys are too complex to reproduce artificially. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
17M people helped
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
17M people helped
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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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

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