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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is 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