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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
Not exactly: If only the stones are removed, the gb, where they formed, would allow new stones to form and cause new trouble. This is the reason the gb and the stones are to be removed. Unfortunately, once you have suffered an inflamed pancreas from any cause, there is risk that it can re-occur in the future - whether stones are still present or not. ...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 ›
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?
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