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Dr. David Ziring
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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.

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. Steven Seres
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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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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What does swelling and fluid around the pancreas mean?

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
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Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Are there any artificial pancreases?

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
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease?

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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