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Can benign mass grow in pancreaus I have one waiting on biopsy results but all blood work is normal. What is chance of it being pancratic cancer!
Await the biopsy: Yes, there can be benign tumors of the pancreas, however you need to await the results of the biopsy to be certain. ...Read more
Is there any digestive fluids (pancratic juice, stomach acid etc) that can leak into the blood stream if the diagestive system has been damaged?
Low fat, low protein: A low fat, low protein diet is best for chronic pancreatitis. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine is also key. Your physician might also have prescribed pancreatic enzymes to help you digest your meals. Key to discuss diet needs with your doctor and registered dietician. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Ghee is a form of clarified butter that is high in fat. Persons with pancreatic problems may have difficulty digesting fats. Ghee could cause bloating, gas, diarrhea or cramps. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
PancreasInflammation: Over 90% of cases of acute pancreatitis are due to passage of a gallstone into the bile duct or alcohol use. Most cases are mild and self-limiting, requiring a 3-5 day hospitalization; pancreatitis may be severe as often as 10% of the time, leading to prolonged convalescence and potentially life-threatening complications. Rx centers on supportive care, mgmt of complications+/-stone removal (ercp). ...Read more
Unlikely: So your symptoms are probably due to other causes. ...Read more
Pancreatitis: Symptoms of acute pancreatitis are sudden onset of upper abdominal pain which can radiate into the back. Frequently it is associated with nausea and vomiting. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and in a small percentage of people require hospitalization. This condition can be life-threatening. Common causes are gallstones, medications, alcohol, elevated triglycerides. Check with your MD. ...Read more
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
Pancreatic insuf: The exocrine pancreas produces 3 main types of enzymes: amylase, protease, and lipase. Because the exocrine pancreas retains a large reserve capacity for enzyme secretion, fat digestion is not clearly impaired until lipase output decreases to below 10% of the normal level. The diagnosis is clinical. It may go undetected due to dietary restrictions. ...Read more
Truth and sincerity: There is a wide array of pancreatic problems, but in general, just tell your family the truth, and let them know how you want them to support you as you adjust. ...Read more
Pancreatic Pain: Most importantly is a proper diagnosis as to why you are having "acute pancreatic pain". Pancreatic pain is abnormal and usually a sign of pancreatitis. However, other organ pain can mimic pancreatic pain and it is important to rule out aneurism and ulcer as well as other conditions. Pancreatic pain is known as visceral pain and usually treated with one or several classes of medication. ...Read more
How can you relieve pancreatits pain? I was diagnosed in feb & hospitalizes for 5 day. I am now starting to feel the same pain but am uninsured.
↑triglycerides drive: pancreatitis & are, in turn are driven by eating carbs/sugar which liver converts to triglyceride fats for storage. Thus ↓ food intake to rest pancreas & go HFLC foods to keep triglycerides ↓. Study: DietDoctor. Com & videos: Big Fat Lies, McGovern's report, Science for Smart People. How the government makes you fat & http://goo. Gl/XBxNBS. Also Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, Mary Enig, Robert Lustig. ...Read more
Imaging: Hi. The blood tests, amylase & lipase (two pancreatic digestive enzymes) can diagnose pancreatitis, but the best rests for pancreatic necrosis are probably imaging. Best imaging for p. necrosis would be CT with contrast. Abdominal MRI with contrast is also excellent, although not done as routinely. Transabdominal ultrasound doesn't see the pancreas super well, by transesophageal ultrasound is good ...Read more
Not for General:
A panorex x-ray is entirely different from the individual x-rays dentists use to diagnose cavities. It can be used for orthodontics, oral surgery procedures, implants, (although we prefer a cat scan, as it gives much more detailed views).
It is not best used for general dental exams, as it is not helpful in identifying cavities on the surface or between teeth. ...Read more
Control is ok: Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is often the result of recurrent episodes of pancreatic inflammation and is not often cured. Symptoms result from inadequate enzymes released into intestine to assist digestion. Replacement enzymes can alleviate symptoms when taken pre meal. ...Read more
Millisievert dosage: A panoramic dental xray typically contains 2-3 mrem, or 0.02 - 0.03 millisieverts if it is a digital xray. An older, film panorex would be several times that dose, but either way, radiation exposure is about equivalent to a 3 hour plane flight ...Read more
Test tube only: Yes, this is being done strictly in the research setting, and is only in the test-tube stages now. It will probably be at least 10 years before this is ready for human application. ...Read more