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Doctor insights on: Necrotizing Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis

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Hospitals having drs who specialize in necrotizing pancreatitis will they accept pt with no insurance we l mtive in butte, mt?

Hospitals having drs who specialize in necrotizing pancreatitis will they accept pt with no insurance we l mtive in butte, mt?

Pancreas: Yes, they should, many places like ours has to accept patients with severe diseases such as necrotising pancreatitis. In your case you need to see an expert doctor that specialize in the pancreas and minimally invasive approach of that disease. ...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


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How can I treat pancreatitis?

How can I treat pancreatitis?

Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, I think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Can pancreatitis be hereditary?

Can pancreatitis be hereditary?

Hereditary Pancreatitis: Sure. The gene responsible is the trypsinogen gene on chromosome #7. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis likely to reoccur?

Maybe: It really depends on the cause. The two most common causes are biliary tract disease like gall stones and alcohol overuse. If the causes are addressed with surgery for gall stones or cessation/moderation of alcohol use, the chances are lower for recurrence. One third of all pancreatitis either has no known cause or is due to adverse reactions to drugs. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pancreatitis?

What do you recommend for pancreatitis?

Many things: Rest your bowel until the pain is improved. Pain control. Maintain good hydration but most importantly find out the cause of the pancreatitis and treat it or avoid it. ...Read more

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Can reocurring pancreatitis be harmful?

Yes: Recurring pancreatitis damages te pancreas. If chronic pancreatitis sets in, it may be "burnt" out and not make digestive enzymes. In that case, you may need to take supplemental pancreatic enzyme tablets with every meal from then on. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it is pancreatitis?

How can you tell if it is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: The inflamed pancreas is liberating amylase and lipase in the blood flow. However you need to see a pancreas expert who will order more blood test and eventual imaging. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have pancreatitis?

Continued: Also the patient's history can help out. Is there a lot of alcohol intake, do they have gallstones, high cholesterol? What medicines do they take. ...Read more

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What does pancreatitis usually feel like?

Severe pain.: Pancreatitis usually has severe pain in the mid abdomen, radiating straight through to the back. It can get severe, with fevers, low blood pressure, and shock. If you fear you have pancreatitis, seek help early. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a pancreatitis flare up?

Pain going to back: Midepigastric pain that radiates to the back which may be associated with nausea/vomiting are hallmark symptoms of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to alleviate pancreatitis pain?

Yes: Chronic pancreatitis pain my be helped with pancreatic enzyme suppliments. Acute pancreatitis pain generally requires narcotics for pain control. ...Read more

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Are there cases of pancreatitis which don't have a discernible cause?

Pancreatitis: Yes, there are called "idiopathic" however in most cases, a pancreas expert is able to identify the cause of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

What are stages of pancreatitis? What are the symptoms that it is progressing?

Acute and Chronic: Acute pancreatitis is a serious medical condition where pancreatic enzymes inflame the pancreas and surrounding tissues it can lead to death but to those who survive they can develop chronic pancreatitis where the pancreas begins to fail from chronic injury. Both should have prompt medical attention and treatment. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes acute pancreatitis?

Many causes: The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels (a type of cholesterol), trauma (mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. ...Read more

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Is pancreatitis life threatening?

It Can Be: 90% of the time, pancreatitis is mild and self-limiting. If severe, people are at-risk at 3 different times: early on, factors are released into the body that can depress many organs' function--if chronically ill, this can be dangerous; middle phase problems arise from pancreatic necrosis, sometimes requiring surgery; late phase problems tend to be infectious in origin, often following surgery. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

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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Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

No, I have: Never heard of a patient whose colonic diverticultis caused pancreatitis. In a rare cases, duodenal diverticula can cause pancreatitis, but this is really rare. ...Read more

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How does hypercalcaemia cause pancreatitis?

Conjecture: Nobody really knows but some suggest that hypercalcemia induces pancreatic injury via a secretory block, accumulation of secretory proteins, and possibly activation of enzymes that begin to digest the pancreas. ...Read more

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Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones: If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. ...Read more