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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Have Chronic Pancreatitis From Hypertriglyceridemea

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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


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Is it possible to have pancreatic trauma to where it could lead to acute pancreatitis from a violent stomach flu?

Is it possible to have pancreatic trauma to where it could lead to acute pancreatitis from a violent stomach flu?

Pancreatitis: A viral infection by itself can cause pancreatitis. The severity is variable. Trauma to the upper abdomen can also cause pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cigarettes to cause chronic gastritis?

Is it possible for cigarettes to cause chronic gastritis?

Yes: Tobacco increases the amount of acid your stomach produces. Gastritis is all about bad habits: smoking, alcohol, soda, dark chocolate, citrus juices.... ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Is it possible to have chronic prostatitis?

Yes: Chronic prostatitis is a chronic infection of the prostate gland. There are several classifications of prostatitis. Once the infection clears, there may be a residual smoldering infection and/or inflammation that resembles the symptoms of prostatitis that may then become chronic and persist for a long time. ...Read more

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I have chronic hepb which has caused cirrosis is it likely to get worse ? Also what illnesses am I likely to get from it.

I have chronic hepb  which has caused cirrosis is it likely to get worse ? Also what illnesses am I likely to get from it.

Cancer: The biggest concern besides the progression of cirrhosis to decompensated disease is the development of hepato cellular carcinoma. Fortunately there are good treatment options for hcc included preferred transplant listing if detected early. I strongly suggest you follow closely with a gastroenterologist who obtains AFP and imaging every 6months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a chronic malabsorption problem that goes undetected, because the malabsorption is mild?

Is it possible to have a chronic malabsorption problem that goes undetected, because the malabsorption is mild?

Sure: In fact many malabsorption problems are not recognized until the storage has been exhausted ( vit B12 deficiency etc). Thus getting some routine blood work done periodically even in the absence of disease is not a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chronic depression?

Is it possible to have chronic depression?

But at what cost?: We can't say it couldn't happen. But u might ask the same about a gaping wound: u might decide 2let the wound heal by itself, but if u have access 2any medical care, why take the chance? Depression leaves us feeling like we have no gas in our tank. Everything can feel like too much work. U may feel cranky w/everyone. The future can seem bleak, joyless. "things do not change; we change." - thoreau. ...Read more

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How probable is it to be misdiagnosed by doctors as having chronic kidney disease?

How probable is it to be misdiagnosed by doctors as having chronic kidney disease?

Misdiagnosis: Patients with chronic kidney disease (ckd)should see a nephrologist. To determine their stage, they need a 24 hour urine collection (24 uc) for creatinine clearance and protein. Once that is done, the stage of ckd the patient has is readily determined and therapy can commence. Did the patient in question have a 24 uc? Was the patient seen by a nephrologist? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pancretisis and not have a high amylase?

Is it possible to have pancretisis and not have a high amylase?

Yes: A person with chronic pancreatitis may have lost enough of the pancreatic tissue that increase in serum amylase does not reach diagnostic levels due to exhaustion of the gland. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Lactose intolerance : Lactose intolerance is a condition in which the body has difficulty handling lactose. People with this condition may get diarrhoea, stomach pains and bloating if they drink milk or eat dairy products. Some people are born with a tendency to develop lactose intolerance; others get it as a result of gastroenteritis or chemotherapy. The treatment is mainly to avoid lactose.
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My lipase elevated from normal 30-110 to 111. Is it acute pancreatitis? Is there any possibility that it is not pancreatitis?

Not likely: Lipase is very non-specific and the elevation you describe is minimal. Nausea by itself can cause an elevated lipase. Would suggest that you abstain from drinking alcohol for a while. ...Read more

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How to tell if my gastritis is hereditary, chronic or acute?

How to tell if my gastritis is hereditary, chronic or acute?

Biopsy: Gastric biopsy plays important role to diagnose gastritis and to understand what type of gastritis you have: acute or chronic, helicobacter pylori associated or not? Biopsy - microscopic evaluation of gastric tissue to document malignancy or benign appearence of tissue. Thank you for question. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more


Dr. William Haynes
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Hypertriglyceridemia (Definition)

Usually greater than 150. If it gets too high ...Read more