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How fast can I make my pancreatitis go away?

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

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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When will my gallstones & pancreatitis pain go away?

It takes time: The pancreatitis pain will go away with time and no eating for some time. I always do the gallbladder removal as soon as the pancreatitis resolves. ...Read more

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Can mild pancreatitis go away on its own? Without treatment?

Can mild pancreatitis go away on its own? Without treatment?

Yes: Depending on the severity and cause there may not be a lot of things to do. If it is mild you may need just bowel rest and avoidance of the cause...alcohol. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could pancreatitis caused by gallstones go away if the stones are removed?

Thoughts? Could pancreatitis caused by gallstones go away if the stones are removed?

Yes: In fact, that is the treatment for gallstone pancreatitis. Gallstones form in the gallbladder and there may be a large number of them. Only takes one to cause problems, so the accepted treatment is to surgically remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Pain near my liver and hunger pains that never go away food takes forever to digest. Does that sound like pancreatitis?

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

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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?

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

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What is pancreatitis?

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 more

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What is pancreatitis?

Inflammation: Pancreatitis is inflammation of an abdominal organ involved in secretion of digestive enzymes and insulin ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis?

Many causes: Alcohol, gallstones, elevated lipids in the blood, some drugs, trauma, and congenital conditions account for most cases of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis ?

Few common causes: The most common causes are gallstones, chronic alcohol use, high triglycerides, and a few different medications. ...Read more

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How can I treat pancreatitis?

How can I treat pancreatitis?

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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How dangerous is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis : It can be very dangerous depending on the severity. ...Read more

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