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Fluid Around The Pancreas
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 (pancrelipase) sits.
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 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.
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
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 (pancrelipase) & kidneys?
How does vaporizered marijuana interact with pancrease (pancrelipase)? Same with e-cig. They say ppl with pancreas issues should stop smoking. What about vaporizers?
Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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