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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the case of suspected active acute or chronic pancreatitis, do the doctors normally perform ERCP?
Absolutely: ERCP is a test that gives a picture of the "pancreatic duct", which is a tube that drains fluid from the pancreas into the intestines. Blockage of this duct often causes pancreatitis and the ERCP test is designed to show what is wrong. In some cases the ERCP can also relieve a blockage, leading to improvement in the pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ongoing: Acute means short term, sudden. Chronic means ongoing. ...Read more
Any indication to do a contrast abdominal CT in a patient with marginally increased lipase levels probably caused by elevated triglycerides?
Not enough info.: generally, a contrasted CT would not be necessary in this instance, but more information about the symptoms, other lab values, such as amylase and white blood count, and the results of a physical exam could change that recommendation. If your lipase is elevated, follow through with your doctor's advice. Good luck. ...Read more
In the case of suspected sirs (systemic inflammation response syndrome) what should be done and how quickly? Is there a standard treatment?
Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?
What is the question: It sounds as if the patient described is critically ill and without more information there is no way in which to predict outcome. There are numerous causes for pancreatitis and the complications of pancreatic failure can be life-threatening. I wish the patient the best. ...Read more
What are the first stages involved in when treatingfor constipation ? In a medical environment. It a patient is diagonosed with chronic constipation?
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Have you had x-ray to see you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See a GI specialist. ...Read more
In which situation would Rx antivirals be effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue? Should tests be taken in advance, aside from regular blood testing?
Need more info: Antiviral medications are not the drugs you should be looking for. There are so many other illnesses & psychiatric problems that cause chronic fatigue. My advice is to make an appointment with your primary care physician or an internist who with a few blood tests and a complete exam can get down to making you feel better. Chronic Fatigue is a real illness & should be treated as such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which tests are needed to be positive for proper diagnosis of TROPICAL SPRUE in INDIA?As I have chronic inflammation in duodenum but cause is unknown.
Stop medication!: Liver is a pretty resilient organ. You need to be followed closely by your family physician who will monitor your liver function via regular blood tests. It's probably a good idea to be followed closely by your gastroenterologist, if not a hepatologist (liver specialist), too. But the key is to stop the offending agent. And no Acetaminophen (tylenol), which is found in many products and no alcohol. ...Read more
What are the long term affects of untreated chronic renal failure? Current GFR 53. Is there any treatment at all or is it just managed conservatively
With chronic kidney disease, is it safe to have a colonoscopy? The cleansing action is bad for the CKD ?
Should not be: A problem but if you are that worried ask your nephrologist and gastroenterologist for their advice. ...Read more
Does latest research now say that chronic sinusitis is caused by immunity or allergy problems rather than by improperly treated acute sinusitis?
What are causes for hiccups and what is Tx/cures?
Pt. has chronic hiccups which resulted in aspiration. so is NPO. Remedies?
What is the minimum and safest creatinine level, in a diabetic patient, at which angio can be done ?
How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?
It's invasive: It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated. MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Liver cancer patient now has high levels of Bilirubin resulting in Jaundice. Is there a way to bring down bilirubin levels by medication ?
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