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No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?

No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?

Tests lead to tests: Real question is why lipase ordered in 1st place if no symptoms. All tests have false positives. False positives go up if patient without typical symptoms of disease in question. If test results pursued without looking at big picture, doctors & patients can get on a road to nowhere. If no symptoms and very mild/nonspecific findings on advanced testing, risk is low. Check in w/ Dr every 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic pancreatitis?

What can I do for chronic pancreatitis?

Treat symptoms: For chronic pancreatitis there are a number of steps to take. First you must avoid things that exacerbate the condition. Alcohol, fatty foods, high serum lipids, certain medicines must all be avoided. If you have a history of gallstones your gallbladder should be removed. If you have large pseudo cysts you. An have them drained with surgery. There are other surgical procedures for more severe. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis a serious health issue?

Is chronic pancreatitis a serious health issue?

Absolutely: Chronic pancreatitis can result in severe pain, difficulty digesting food, weight loss, and eventually with diabetes. It can be very debilitating. If you have it, follow your doctor's advice carefully. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for chronic pancreatitis sufferers?

What is the best diet for chronic pancreatitis sufferers?

Low fat high cls/cre: Diet for chronic pancreatitis is low fat, high calories with supplements like Alpha lipolic acid 50 mgm twice a day and resveratrol 200 mgm daily, Creon like pancreatic enzymes, diet rich in whole grains, legumes, lean protein food, low fat diary products, and absolute abstainance from alcohol.
Yes Creon can be taken for ever means as long as chronic pancratitis is there. ...Read more

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Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

Is treating the chronic pancreatitis done mostly by fasting?

No: A lot of times acute pancreatitis is treated by pancreatic rest with fasting. Usually chronic pancreatitis is not treated this way. A low fat diet is recommended as is abstaining from alcohol (even if alcohol is not the reason for your pancreatitis). Treating the reason behind the pancreatitis and in select cases surgery or other procedures. ...Read more

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What's the difference betwen acute and chronic pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis has a discrete time of onset. It often can result in severe pain, sometimes ending up in the ICU, but usually resolves within a few weeks. Chronic pancreatitis is more long-term, usually has somewhat less severe pain, but can result in a long-term damage to the pancreas itself. Both of them are very serious illnesses. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the difference betwen acute and chronic pancreatitis?

Differences: Acute pancreatitis starts suddenly and lasts for a relatively short period of time. This does not mean that it isn't dangerous, as it can range from mild to deadly. Chronic pancreatitis is a long-lasting infflamation of the pancreas. It often develops after a bout of acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chronic pancreatitis?

Pathology: Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism. Pain is usually a prominent symptom. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis and iwould like to know about causes?

I have chronic pancreatitis and iwould like to know about causes?

Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, . ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have chronic pancreatitis do I qualify for ssi?

What to do if I have chronic pancreatitis do I qualify for ssi?

Wow!: Here's a link to see if you meet basic qualifications under the Listings: https://www. Ssa. Gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings. Htm ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis curable in homeopathy?

NO: Chronic pancreatitis is a well defined entity characterized by the presitent inflammation of the pancreas with gradual destruction of the functional tissue and deposition of fibrous (scar) tissue. It produces pain, usually with the intake of food, and eventually bad digestion and diabetes (exocrine and endocrine insuficiency). The most common cause is alcohol related. ...Read more

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Chronic pancreatitis why is methotrexate bad for your pancreas?

Chronic pancreatitis why is methotrexate bad for your pancreas?

Very strong drug: Methotrexate is a very strong medication and can have side effects on practically every part of the body. Pancreatic inflammation has been seen in patients using methotrexate; not sure of the exact mechanism of damage to the pancreas. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for acute diarrhea due to chronic pancreatitis?

Work up: Acute diarrhea needs usually work up and should not be assigned to chronic pancreatitis. Being accomplished with stool studies at least, depending upon how sick you are. ...Read more

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Can vancomycin cause your pancreas to flare in a patient who has chronic pancreatitis?

Vancomycin: Hello and welcome to HealthTap :)

Based upon my literature review and personal experience it should not cause a flare up of chronic Pancreatitis.

I hope I have answered your question.

Thank you ...Read more

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Hi docs! Wondering what additional complication of chronic pancreatitis is a concern for physicians?

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Pain: chronic pancreatitis can cause recurrent abdominal pain, and can be quite difficult to treat and control. At some point, if the pancreas keeps getting burned out, you may start seeing some symptoms and signs of pancreas dysfunction, such as diabetes, fatty stool, malabsorption, etc. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis stones size is 2 mm at the top of the pancreas. Do I need surgery to remove them. .

Pancreas: You might benefit from extra corporeal lithotrypsie with eventual ercp. You should see a pancreas expert with imaging. ...Read more

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If someone has chronic pancreatitis, will their amylase and lipase levels always be elevated? Or only during flare ups?

If someone has chronic pancreatitis, will their amylase and lipase levels always be elevated? Or only during flare ups?

Not Necessarily: Serum amylase and lipase may or may not be elevated in cases of chronic pancreatitis, depending on the severity of inflammation and cell damage. Of the two, lipase is more likely to mildly elevated. While lipase is specific to the pancreas (amylase comes from other sources), both are commonly elevated in cases of acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis (idiopathic) with swollen spleen. Why is my spleen becoming involved? What can I do to prevent further complications?

Enlarged spleen: Can be caused by many different things, but in your case, it could be coming from splenic vein thrombosis. Idiopathic means unknown cause, so your doctors probably can't figure out why your get pancreatitis and what you can do to prevent recurrence or complications I assume you already had cholecystectomy. I would surely stay away from alcohol and certain meds that can cause pancreas problems. ...Read more

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I have had chronic pancreatitis for 2 years. It is not hereditary, not an alcoholic. 8 attacks I have 2 cysts on my pancreas. What are my options?

I have had chronic pancreatitis for 2 years. It is not hereditary, not an alcoholic. 8 attacks I have 2 cysts on my pancreas. What are my options?

Depends: On cause of the cysts (post pancreatitis are benign) and evolution/size. If true cysts, size over 3cm or central location in pancreas are worrisome. Could be premalignant. As for the cause of pancreatitis, look for stones or congenital issues such as pancreas divi sum. Hope this helps :). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis a year. Last month I had cholangitis and had ercp (stents). Out now. But still in extreme pain. Now what?

I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis a year. Last month I had cholangitis and had ercp (stents). Out now. But still in extreme pain. Now what?

More information: Your gastroenterologist needs to review your case with you and plan out a course of action. CP is a tough disease. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Have chronic pancreatitis having diarrhea with red blood coming out in plops w/sm amt. Bm and what look like tissue what could this be. Been 3 days?

Have chronic pancreatitis having diarrhea with red blood coming out in plops w/sm amt. Bm and what look like tissue what could this be. Been 3 days?

Rectal bleeding: If the blood is bright red this generally indicates it is originating from the lower part of your bowel. It may not be related to your pancreatitis. Have your doctor exam you to see if there is a source for the bleeding. You may require a colonoscopy to find out the exact cause. All the best in getting this sorted out. Watch for low blood with persistent bleeding. ...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?

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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Am 19 I have chronic pancreatitis as per mrcp report I have no alcoh. Cause is idiopathic doc says. Duct is 4.4mm. Will it be reduced to normal? ???????

Normal width is 4.1: Nomal width of Common Bile Duct, your age is 4.1and yours 4.4 with history of pancreatitis seems to right
Do you have gall stones
It is best to discuss your case with the treating Gastroenterologist as he/she knows your case and can advice you
Acute Pancreatitis. Serious disese and most commonly caused by alcohol&gall stones
High triglcerides, high calcium, abdominal surgery drugs
10/40%Idiopathic ...Read more

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My grandmother has chronic pancreatitis and is weak from not being able to eat due to another episode. Any supplemental drinks specifically for pancrea?

My grandmother has chronic pancreatitis and is weak from not being able to eat due to another episode. Any supplemental drinks specifically for pancrea?

Probably not: The pancreas makes digestive enzymes for the small intestine, so eating and drinking will cause the sick pancreas to make more enzymes (which can leak or get backed up, worsening the pancreatitis symptoms). Depending on a grandma's age, the cause of the pancreatitis can be a concern. Possible causes include gallbladder disease, gallstones, and cancer. Cancer of the pancreas can be hard to detect. ...Read more

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Is Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy (Puestow Procedure) compulsary for a idiopathic chronic pancreatitis 19yrs boy who has less pain history 5times?

No: A puestow procedure is a very involved operation and not without risk. It is designed for pancreatitis symptoms that are resistant to conventional medical treatments. Once these are exhausted then one can consider surgical options. If you have questions about risk and percentage of success tthen talk directly with a surgeon who has plenty of experience with pancreatic surgery, it is an uncommon su ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Chronic Pancreatitis (Definition)

Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism. Pain is ...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