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What are common symptoms and location of pain caused by problems with the pancreas?

What are common symptoms and location of pain caused by problems with the pancreas?

Several.: The pancreas is an organ than is deep in your abdomen and usually does not cause pain. Alcohol can damage the liver and pancreas as well as several gastrointestibal illnesses. Tumors are usally not eetected until they are advanced. Pancreatic illness can affect Insulin producing cells and cause diabetes. Please see your doctor with concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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What is the location of the pancreas in my belly?

What is the location of the pancreas in my belly?

Upper mid abdomen: The pancreas is located about 2-3 finger breadths below the breast bone in the middle of the upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Where is the location of the pancreas in my abdomen?

Where is the location of the pancreas in my abdomen?

Pancreas : The pancreas is in the retroperitoneum in the upper abdomen. It runs transversely from the duodenum to the spleen. It makes up the back wall of the lesser sac behind the stomach and it contains the highway of vessels going to the intestines and spleen and then back to the liver. ...Read more

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Is it possible that any one specify the exact location of the pancreas & gall bladder ?

Is it possible that any one specify the exact location of the pancreas & gall bladder ?

Yes: Your organs can be located exactly through the use of imaging techniques such as ultrasound, ct scanning and mri. Other imaging techniques might apply depending on what you are trying to determine. ...Read more

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What is the pancreas?

What is the pancreas?

Gland: Pancreas is a gland in the abdomen, associated with the first part of small intestine. It has two parts, one makes digestive enzymes and the other makes hormones including insulin. ...Read more

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What's the pancreas for?

What's the pancreas for?

Glucose+digestion.: The islets of langerhans in the pancreas contain its endocrine cells that produce hormones that help control blood glucose levels: Alpha cells - glucagon, beta cells - Insulin and amylin, delta cells - somatostatin, pp cells - pancreatic polypeptide, epsilon cells -ghrelin. The exocrine cells make digestive enzymes, like trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen, to break down lipids and carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is an enlarged pancreas?

What is an enlarged pancreas?

Enlarged means big: A swollen pancreas. I am not sure why this is a question. Inflamed or swollen pancreas is a medical emergency. Why the question? ...Read more

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Can your pancreas be replaced?

Can your pancreas be replaced?

Yes very hard: There have been pancreas transplants but the surgery is difficult and tedious. The easiest thing is insulin replacement using either a pump or simple injections ...Read more

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How do I treat inflame pancreas?

How do I treat inflame pancreas?

Pancreatitis info: Hi QFong, If you have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, I would recommend that you seek treatment guided by a physician as soon as possible. The treatment is fairly simple but you need work up to determine the cause and to be monitored clinically depending on the severity of your illness. Here is some additional information. I hope this answers your questions. http://wb.md/2gWMgUZ ...Read more

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Can u live without your pancreas?

Yes: Pancreatic resections removing the entire pancreas are occasionally performed for pancreatic cancer. The organ is not essential except for its endocrine and exocrine function. The islet cells lost produce insulin, that is essential and the exocrine portion of the gland, produce enzymes that are available commercially to help in digestion. Most can then lead a normal life. ...Read more

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Can u live without your pancreas?

Not easy: It is possible to live without a pancreas, however, it requires a lot of medication and is associated with increased illness and death. One study found that 1/3 of participants died within the first three years of their pancreatectomy. Some of these deaths were cancer related, so likely the odds are better for a non-malignant cause. ...Read more

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What service does a pancreas perform?

Multiple functions: On one hand, it produces several enzymes needed to digest food. This is the "exocrine" part of the pancreas. On the other hand, there is an "endocrine" part that is responsible of the levels of blood sugar (through the release of Insulin and glucagon). It also release other hormones. ...Read more

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Can a person live without a pancreas? 

Can a person live without a pancreas? 

Yes: You can be alive even after your entire pancreas has been removed. However, you would have very difficult to control diabetes. Also you would have problems with digestion and be required to take enzyme suppliments. ...Read more

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What happens to the pancreas as we age?

Nothing : Age has no special effect on the pancreas function ...Read more

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How do the islets in the pancreas work?

Make hormones.: The islets of langerhans in the pancreas contain its endocrine cells. These cells produce hormones that help control blood glucose levels in the body. There are at least 5 kinds of islet cells: Alpha cells producing glucagon (15-20% of cells), beta cells - Insulin and amylin (65–80%), delta cells - somatostatin (3–10%), pp cells - pancreatic polypeptide (3–5%), epsilon cells -ghrelin (<1%). ...Read more

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Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Deep in the belly: The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, and in front of the spine. On the right side, the pancreas is bounded by the duodenum (small intestine), and on the left side it is bounded by the spleen. There are several very large blood vessels that touch the pancreas as well. This challenging anatomy demands that a specialist operate on the pancreas. ...Read more

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Where is the pancreas and what does it do?

Where is the pancreas and what does it do?

Abdominal organ: Abdominal organ in the back of the belly. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate Insulin function (type 2). ...Read more

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