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Hida scan safe if you have pancreatitis?

Hida scan safe if you have pancreatitis?

Yes: Hida scan is a method to look at the ability of the liver to excrete a radioactive dye - a nuclear medicine study. It may tell if there is blockage of bile coming out of the liver or if the gallbladder is not working. Since it does not involve instrumentation of the pancreas, it does not worsen pancreatitis. It does have limitations, cannot be used if the bilirubin is elevated and not specific. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to drink after having mild pancreatitis I quit for a month can i slowly start drinking again?

Is it safe to drink after having mild pancreatitis I quit for a month can i slowly start drinking again?

No: No - you are going to continue to be at high risk for reoccurrence of pancreatitis. The more episodes you have, the more severe they are and the more compromised your body will be. ...Read more

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Is there a safer alternative for TPN treatment. My wife is suffering from acute pancreatitis.

Is there a safer alternative for TPN treatment.  My wife is suffering from acute pancreatitis.

Discuss with her doc: Treatment for acute pancreatitis is primarily resting the pancreas. It depends on the severity of the pancreatitis, but most patients are advised not to eat until symptoms are subsiding and pancreatic enzymes are decreasing. If she needs to not eat for a long period of time, TPN may be the best way to keep her strength up. Each patient is different with pancreatitis and nutritional needs. ...Read more

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IS Longitudinal Pancreaticojejunostomy ( Puestow Procedure ) safe for 19 yrs boy with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis. Bearable pain and is reducing.

IS Longitudinal
Pancreaticojejunostomy
( Puestow Procedure ) safe for 19 yrs boy with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis. Bearable pain and is reducing.

For intractable pain: This procedure is performed to treat intractable pain in patients with chronic pancreatitis who have pancreatic ductal dilatation. The rationale for this operation is to relieve the ductal hypertension, and thus pain. It's a relatively safe procedure. Majority of patients remain pain-free or have significantly improved pain following the operative procedure. Some data shows slow progression after. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a person with a history of pancreatitis drink alcohol?

Is it safe for a person with a history of pancreatitis drink alcohol?

No: Alcohol and tobacco can induce pancreatitis and are known risk factors for pancreatitis, so if you had pancreatitis before you have a higher chance to get it again, alcohol consumption increases that chance even more. ...Read more

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I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

yes if appropriate: There was a huge trial on this drug just got published and no increased risk of pancreatitis or cancer was found. The rate of pancreatitis was 0.3% for both placebo and Onglyza (saxagliptin) group. ...Read more