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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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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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What causes pancreatitis in children and how to treat it?

What causes pancreatitis in children and how to treat it?

Many causes: In a child, the most likely cause would be post-infectious pancreatitis. Several viral infections can lead to pancreatitis. Other causes include meds, gallstones, cystic fibrosis, and hereditary or autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, but the principles of management include aggressive IV fluid, bowel rest, pain control, and often hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat chronic pancreatitis?

Is there any way to treat chronic pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more

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Which specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

Which specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist specializes in the pancreas.
If it is for pain management, then a pain specialist physician can help with this issue. ...Read more

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Which type of specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

Which type of specialist treats chronic pancreatitis?

GI or gen. Surgeon: A chronically inflamed pancreas is a difficult problem. A gastroenterologist can help manage the problem, but eventually a general surgeon may be needed, for pancreatic drainage or even partial resection. Avoid alcohol and fatty foods to help try to minimize flare ups. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can treat the back pain from an attack of pancreatitis?

How can treat the back pain from an attack of pancreatitis?

Let me explain: This kind of back pain called referred pain, you have treat the source, then the back pain go away. If you can not please pain medicine. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can pancreatitis come back if you don't get it treated in the hospital?

Can pancreatitis come back if you don't get it treated in the hospital?

Depends: If it us gallstones causing it then u may require gallbladder taken out. Alcohol is the other prime cause. That just requires abstaining from alcohol. There are other causes, but the above two are the most common ...Read more

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How can you treat pain from severe chronic pancreatitis in the lower back and abdomin?

How can you treat pain from severe chronic pancreatitis in the lower back and abdomin?

Diet/pain meds/no al: For chronic pancreatitis, yhe first thing is to treat the cause like gall sones, alcohol abuse, hyperparathyroidism. And following can be done
1diet low fat high cals diet
2no alcohol consumption
3 pain meds like tramadol or opoid narcotics
all treatments are under strict physician supervision. ...Read more

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Which type of abd pain is typical of pancreatitis vs cholecystitis? How are they both diagnosed and treated? If you need pancreas what happens in tx?

Which type of abd pain is typical of pancreatitis vs cholecystitis? How are they both diagnosed and treated? If you need pancreas what happens in tx?

Abd pain: Hello ~ pancreatitis ~ SEVERE central pain radiating to back and cholecystitis ~ cramp like RIGHT UPPER quadrant pain, associated with nausea and vomiting. Both can be associated with jaundice. The range of the rest of the question is too large for me to deal with and you might try www. Google. Com for those answers thanks ...Read more

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Went 2 ER 4 chronic pancreatitis. Was given 2 500mg vicodin at 4pm they gave me 15mg morphine to take home pill form. I'm in pain can I take the morph?

Yes: If still awake and in pain, yes you can take it. Just make sure not to take more than prescribed. During periods of acute inflammation, dry not to eat to rest the pancreas. ...Read more

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What cares should someone take after an open surgery to treat pancreatitis which it is in level 7? I hope you can understand me, I don't speak english

What cares should someone take after an open surgery to treat pancreatitis which it is in level 7? I hope you can understand me, I don't speak english

Change diet: The cause of pancreatitis should be determined, was it from gallstones? From excessive alcohol use? From too high triglyceride levels? From medications? This should be dealt with first. Open debridement of pancreatitis suggests this was quite severe. After recovery, what you can do is minimize alcohol use, reduce fat intake and ask doctor to see if patient needs pancreatic enzyme replacement. ...Read more

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Had her gallbladder removed a few weeks ago after a few days she came home but after a day she went bck cos she had pancreatitis what can help her gas?

Had her gallbladder removed a few weeks ago after a few days she came home but after a day she went bck cos she had pancreatitis what can help her gas?

Low fat and no booze: After a bout of pancreatitis, a patient should avoid fats and alcohol for at least 90 days. This would surely help. Smaller meals at first would help, as would the use of over the counter drugs which contain simethicone, e.g. Mylicon 60 and gasex. Ask you pharmacist for a recommendation, and keep in contact with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Being discharged noon today. Chronic pancreatitis flare. DO NOT feel stable enough to go home. Extreme pain and nausea cannot tolerate clear liquids. Drs are aware how I feel. Discharge was planned for Saturday butfiledMedicare appeal. Denied. Advice?

Being discharged noon today. Chronic pancreatitis flare. DO NOT feel stable enough to go home. Extreme pain and nausea cannot tolerate clear liquids. Drs are aware how I feel. Discharge was planned for Saturday butfiledMedicare appeal. Denied. Advice?

You must be able to: Keep down liquids in order to be judged stable for discharge. Argue that point. Demonstrate, if you must. Good luck. If you get home, and start vomiting, go back to hospital. ...Read more

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How to seek ER help with Chronic Pancreatitis pain, pain also in kidneys? Fentanyl 25 mcg and 4 mg dilaudid home pain meds. Pain 7/10 not a drug seeke

Pancreatitis: Make sure u only use dilaudid for acute bout of pain as tolerance to that drug could be an issue in the future secondly ask your gi doc for someone who does a celiac plexus block which can be helpful ...Read more

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Amylase is 319 & lipase is 297. ER sent me home last night with a dx of acute pancreatitis. Tx: iv fluids & antihistamine. Dangerous high? Vsg 2weekago

Amylase is 319 & lipase is 297. ER sent me home last night with a dx of acute pancreatitis. Tx: iv fluids & antihistamine. Dangerous high? Vsg 2weekago

I do not: Think the pancreatitis is related to your recent sleeve surgery HOWEVER contact the surgeon who did the surgery ASAP (If he/she was not already contacted by the ER crew)
Hope this is helpful
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Do I need ER or home care ok? Diarrea for 24 hrs. I'm dizzy + abdomen hurts. Water + pedialite made me vomit. I was admitted for pancreatitis in may.

Do I need ER or home care ok? Diarrea for 24 hrs. I'm dizzy + abdomen hurts. Water + pedialite made me vomit. I was admitted for pancreatitis in may.

I recommend to go ER: With history of pancreatitis and not able to tolerate any liquids and dizziness is not a good sign. You will need aggressive IV hydration. Pancreatitis can be the cause again, which needs prompt resuscitation with IV fluids. Please do not delay the care. It is a good thing if it is simple gastroenteritis but you still need IV fluids. ...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?

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 dangerous is pancreatitis?

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