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Is there such a thing as lung pancreatitis?

Is there such a thing as lung pancreatitis?

No: The only linke between abdominal descriptions and the lungs is hepatization. This is very lung tissue is so full of fluid/pus that it appears to look like liver tissue on scan/ct. Pancreatitis is an abdominal process that describes an inflammed pancreas - it does not affect the lungs directly. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I am a 44 yo non-smoking male with suspected pancreatitis. An abdominal CT revealed multiple lung nodules with spiculated edges and up to 41mm?

I am a 44 yo non-smoking male with suspected pancreatitis. An abdominal CT revealed multiple lung nodules with spiculated edges and up to 41mm?

Worrisome; biopsy: This is a worrisome development. Spiculated lung nodules (reaching in, like tentacles, into the lung) can point to a cancer, even a spreading cancer. Given your history of pancreatic problems, it could be pancreatic cancer. Or, it could be an unusual infection or something benign. The only way to know is to do a biopsy, which a pulmonologist (lung specialist) or CT surgeon can arrange. TTYD soon. ...Read more

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Mother in law has pancreatitis twice, fatty liver, diabetes, high cholesterol & BP. Ultrasound shows lung nodule. Chance of cancerous? Or benign?

Mother in law has pancreatitis twice, fatty liver, diabetes, high cholesterol & BP. Ultrasound shows lung nodule. Chance of cancerous? Or benign?

NEEDS EVALUATION: There is no wasy of knowng what is causing the lung nodule without evauation, Nodules can be nothing, radiologic anomalies, infections, from bacteria or fungi , benign masses, lymph nodes or cancers. She needs followup radiologically and medically. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis : It can be very dangerous depending on the severity. ...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