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How Fast Can I Make My Pancreatitis Go Away
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis takes a while to heal and depending on the cause you can facilitate the process. Alcohol is the commonest cause of pancreatitis and abstinence is mandatory. If pancreatitis is due to hyper-triglyceridemia, diet and drug treatment may be needed. If you have biliary disease causing pancreatitis then that will need to be addressed. ...Read more
Pain near my liver and hunger pains that never go away food takes forever to digest. Does that sound like pancreatitis?
Need evaluation: If it is pancreatitis is chronic and low grade or you would be very sick. I'm not sure what you mean by it takes a long time for your food to digest. Are you bloated or constipated? Do you have heartburn ? If you have constant pain it means something is wrong and you should have an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Had mild pancreatitis last wk, pain gone now but CT scan still showed inflammation around the pancreas, how long does it take the inflam to go away?
Weeks: After an attack of pancreatitis the ct scan findings of inflammation can often last weeks after the pain is gone. No big deal. No need to keep checking ct scans unless the doctor is looking for something else. The biggest question is ..What was the reason you got pancreatitis ? This is important so you don't get it again. Continue with the work up with your GI doctor. ...Read more
Can intense abdominal pain from chronic pancreatitis cause a really fast heart rate? I keep feeling my heart jump and race in my chest after pain
Depending: On the cause about 1-2 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
S/p ecrp- pancreatitis after the stents were put in and again after stents were removed. Still get spasms and pain. Is this normal?
Should i go to the e.R.? I have had 2 hospitalizations for pancreatitis in the last 6 months. I am currently having the same symptoms again only milder but getting worse. Should i wait until it gets real bad or should I go right in?
Bad Trouble!: Pancreatitis is known as one of the most painful conditions. The name refers to a state of inflammation of the pancreas. The common causes or viral infection, alcohol irritation, triglyceride irritation, and infrequently from a bile stone. Another common cause is simply "unknown" or idiopathic in medical jargon. Treatment is usually pain meds, antibiotics and IV fluids. Nothing by mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more
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