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What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

Pain: Abdominal pain is usually the most prominent symptom, which is usually worst 30-60 minutes after eating a meal. Other symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, and oily diarrhea. ...Read more

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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What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

What are the symptoms of chronic pancreatitis?

Pain, sometimes: Severe, malabsorption, glucose intolerance are main effects of chronic pancreatitis. Symptoms would depend on severity of each condition. ...Read more

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Idiopathic recurrent acute mild chronic pancreatitis CURE?

Unknown.: Idiopathic means that we don't know why it happens. If we don't know why it happens then we cannot make any logical assumption as to how to cure it. Further information could be helpful. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? What kind of diet do you have? You drink alcohol ever? Is there anything that you eat that seems to make it worse? Do you have high cholesterol or high triglycerides? ...Read more

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What symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are the most important?

What symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are the most important?

All: Pain can be severe, life-altering, requiring narcotics. Diabetes can be "brittle"-hard to control, with very high and very low levels of blood sugar in the same day, associated with various complications of diabetes. Maldigestion can cause malnutrition, weight loss, osteoporosis, fatty, greasy, foul-smelling stools. Rx is available for all; complex issue. ...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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Question about pancreas: what is the difference between pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis don't theys have painfull symptoms? What I heard

Pancreatitis: Is inflammation of the pancreas and can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long lasting). Both can be painful and associated with vomiting and digestive problems. The most common cause of acute pancreatitis is disease of the biliary tree such as gallstones or infection. Alcohol use is also associated with pancreatitis. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of GERD and the symptoms for chronic pancreatitis.?

What is the difference between the symptoms of GERD and the symptoms for chronic pancreatitis.?

GERD/Pancreatitis: Between the 2 diseases, sometimes the symptoms can be similar. Gerd would have frequent acid reflux, heartburns, epigastric discomfort, chest pain, difficulty swallowing. Chronic pancreatitis: epigastric/luq pain, radiates toward the back, especially after fatty meal. Very easy to be evaluated to differentiate between the 2, such as trial of antireflux meds, egd, abdominal x ray (or ct), past hx. ...Read more

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Is headache or migraine a symptom of chronic pancreatitis? I know the other symptoms. Is there relation between the two?

Is headache or migraine a symptom of chronic pancreatitis? I know the other symptoms. Is there relation between the two?

Not in my experience: I have not encountered that or heard of that correlation before. Typically it's more gastrointestinal related symptoms like fatty stools, epigastric stomach pain that can radiate to the back, nausea, vomiting-all worse after eating- and late in the course you can develop diabetes. Sometimes patients will report general body aches, chills, fever, fatigue with attacks. ...Read more

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When is it ok 2go 2 ER for attack from idiopathic chronic pancreatitis dx? 3yrs enzymes just mild high w.attack, so how2get ER 2not overlook symptms? : (

When is it ok 2go 2 ER for attack from idiopathic chronic pancreatitis dx? 3yrs enzymes just mild high w.attack, so how2get ER 2not overlook symptms? : (

Depends on the pain.: Your decision as to whether to go to the emergency room will depend on the severity of your pain. If it is not something you can handle at home with whatever paid method your previous doctors have worked out with you, then you should go to the emergency room. If you do not already have a pain relief method worked out with your doctor, then you should go see him/her to work on this. Good luck. ...Read more

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If chronic pancreatitis is diangosis early by EUS but patient is completely asymptomatic w/out experiencing pancreatitis ever. What will be course of action? Will symptoms (pain, nausea) eventually come?

If chronic pancreatitis is diangosis early by EUS but patient is completely asymptomatic w/out experiencing pancreatitis ever. What will be course of action? Will symptoms (pain, nausea) eventually come?

Avoid all triggers: Avoiding all triggers of acute on chronic pancreatitis is critical. Alcohol is to be avoided at all cost and at any measure. If pancreatitis is caused by high triglycerides, make sure to take prescribed medications. There are rarer causes including genetic disorders, certain medications, duct abnormalities, and autoimmune diseases. Presumably you know the cause, but if not, talk w/your doctor ...Read more

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CHANCES of idiopathic chronic pancreatitis to vanish by taking medication from 2 months. As now only PAIN occurs rarely no vomiting and othr symptoms?

Leave but return: Zee,

Chronic pancreatitis is a relapsing, remitting disease. It will go away, then return. How often you have flare ups depends on several factors: luck, how much alcohol you use, and what kind of foods you eat. Stick to low protein foods, NO alcohol, and hopefully your relapses will be few and far between. If you feel your pancreatitis is acting up, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am hospitalized with mild chronic pancreatitis. Why am I having dizzy spells and tied where I feel about to faint? Will Toradol cause fainting spels

I am hospitalized with mild chronic pancreatitis. Why am I having dizzy spells and tied where I feel about to faint? Will Toradol cause fainting spels

You may: Have a low albumin. a protein which allows blood vessels to retain the correct VOLUME of blood to pump to your head/brain. This may be due to malabsorbtion secondary to your pancreas problem!

Toradol by itself is unlikely to do this!
Suggest you consult with a cardiologist if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is puzzled by your problem!
A "Tilt Table Test" might be useful!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause miscarriage? What are some possible complications with pregnancy? Symptoms of needing to go to doctor? Also Gastroparesis.

Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause miscarriage? What are some possible complications with pregnancy? Symptoms of needing to go to doctor? Also Gastroparesis.

Need more info: To fully answer these questions more information is required such a blood counts and background history and the answers will be in depth. Please either discuss this with your obgyn or consult one of us on healthtap. Also doxycycline is not recommended during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, stop doxycycline ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer symptoms MRI showed chronic pancreatitis, heart disease and fat liver, what is the chance that they might find a cancer there too?

Pancreatic cancer symptoms MRI showed chronic pancreatitis, heart disease and fat liver, what is the chance that they might find a cancer there too?

Plan to live: Chronic pancreatitis only has a slight tendency to produce cancer especially if it's hereditary, and if it was not seen on imaging, it's very unlikely to be there and you should plan to live. If you are not a longtime heavy drinker, then we need to seek the cause of your liver, heart and pancreatic disease. It may be that a healthier future awaits you with aerobic fitness as the key. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Got MRI results back for chronic pancreatitis, it showed fatty liver and mild heart disease, as well as mild changes to the pancreas suggestive of cp, do you think I would be a canidate for the islet cell transplant surgery, and to have pancreas removed?

Got MRI results back for chronic pancreatitis, it showed fatty liver and mild heart disease, as well as mild changes to the pancreas suggestive of cp, do you think I would be a canidate for the islet cell transplant surgery, and to have pancreas removed?

Unlikely: Without further details including presence of diabetes/diarrhea and underlying cause of the chronic pancreatitis, i'd say those are drastic measures. Start with your local gastoenterologist for review of options and identification of causes such as obesity, alcohol, gall stone disease, and drugs. ...Read more

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Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

Can chronic pancreatitis heal?

No: It will not heal but can prevent worsening by avoiding certain toxins like alcohol, tobacco, and certain drugs. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

Doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is chronic pancreatitis from?

What is chronic pancreatitis from?

Alcohol and: Pancreatic duct obstruction. Most cases of chronic pancreatitis are due to alcohol abuse. Next are cases due to gall stones and other obstructions of pancreatic duct. Other causes are cystic fibrosis and uncommon genetic defects. ...Read more

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What defines chronic pancreatitis?

Irreversible changes: Chronic pancreatitis is defined by irreversible changes in the pancrease (pancrelipase) such as fibrosis. This causes poor function and problems with digestion and blood sugar conrol. ...Read more

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What is acute vs chronic pancreatitis?

Temporary vs.: Permanent damage. Both are mostly due to alcohol abuse and gall stones. Acute pancreatitis may resolve without permanent damage to the organ, whereas chronic pancreatitis by definition is diagnosed when there is permanent damage to the organ. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic pancreatitis?

Treat symptoms: For chronic pancreatitis there are a number of steps to take. First you must avoid things that exacerbate the condition. Alcohol, fatty foods, high serum lipids, certain medicines must all be avoided. If you have a history of gallstones your gallbladder should be removed. If you have large pseudo cysts you. An have them drained with surgery. There are other surgical procedures for more severe. ...Read more

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What does chronic pancreatitis feel like?

Pain: You can get chronic abdominal pain, and chronic diarrhea, which is usually oily diarrhea due to fat malabsorption. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is chronic pancreatitis?

Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that does not heal or improve. This inflammation can cause damage to the pancreas causing it to not work properly. People with chronic pancreatitis can have chronic abdominal pain and should eat a diet low in fat. They should also consider taking pancreatic enzyme supplements (if recommended by a physician).
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Is chronic pancreatitis a serious health issue?

Absolutely: Chronic pancreatitis can result in severe pain, difficulty digesting food, weight loss, and eventually with diabetes. It can be very debilitating. If you have it, follow your doctor's advice carefully. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat chronic pancreatitis?

Is there any way to treat chronic pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more

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Can acute pancreatits turn into chronic pancreatitis?

Depends: Acute pancreatitis from gallstones generally does not turn into chronic pancreatitis. Chronic pancreatitis, associated with diabetes, chronic pain after eating, maldigestion of fats can occur after bouts of alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis;high triglyceride (>1000) panc'itis can also. Got stones? Get gb out; high tg-diet and meds. Alcohol-don't drink. Preg related? : see md for individual rx. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more