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Dr. David Ziring
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I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease sits.

I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease sits.

Gastric ulcer?: It's possible you have a stomach ulcer. These typically cause sharp pains with eating. Your stomach actually lies to the left of your middle. If you had inflammation of the pancreas, likely you wouldn't be hungry, you'd be nauseated, possibly vomit. Your doctor might want to check for the bacteria causing ulcers, H pylori, in your stool. Otherwise you might need a scope. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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


Dr. Addagada Rao
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2011 had vp shunt placed. Had sterile peritonitis. Now have enlarged head of pancrease. Elarged right side of liver 17.5 cm. Multiple lymph nodes seen?

2011 had vp shunt placed. Had sterile peritonitis. Now have enlarged head of pancrease. Elarged right side of liver 17.5 cm. Multiple lymph nodes seen?

May not be due to : Vp shunt , most likely done to relive intracranial pressure , current condition needs careful evaluation , including biopsy speak to your doctor (s) will give you the plan of care. ...Read more

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Dr. David Edelman
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What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease and blood tests?

What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease and blood tests?

Hida scan: The normal tests for abdominal pain in the right upper abdomen can include a sonogram and a ct scan. A hida scan with an ejection fraction will evaluate the function of the gallbladder. I will refer patients to a gastroenterologist, as well, for evaluation of the stomach for ulcer disease, gastric reflux and other stomach problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Are there any artificial pancreases?

Are there any artificial pancreases?

No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots. ...Read more

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Dr. Andres Katz
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Dr. David Ziring
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I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease sits.

Gastric ulcer?: It's possible you have a stomach ulcer. These typically cause sharp pains with eating. Your stomach actually lies to the left of your middle. If you had inflammation of the pancreas, likely you wouldn't be hungry, you'd be nauseated, possibly vomit. Your doctor might want to check for the bacteria causing ulcers, H pylori, in your stool. Otherwise you might need a scope. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Us scan showed slightly coarse echotexture pancrease blood test fine dr want MRI what to expect to find? No pain 2 month ago slight discomfort

Us scan showed slightly coarse echotexture pancrease blood test fine dr want MRI what to expect to find? No pain 2 month ago slight discomfort

Coarsening?: I am not aware of pancreatic echotexture "coarsening" on ultrasound. However, if there is a concern about the pancreas an MRI should adequately depict anatomy (absence of masses, etc) and pancreatic duct architecture. ...Read more

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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
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I have pain, in under heart area, after eating, i think it is pancrease. Why it could be? And how can I diagnose this symptom?

I have pain, in under heart area, after eating, i think it is pancrease. Why it could be? And how can I diagnose this symptom?

GERD: This can be gastritis , gerd or other GI issues like pancreatitis. I recommend seeing your pcp or GI doctor to begin work up and get you proper medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Durgin
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Is there no cure for pancrease divisium with pain?

Is there no cure for pancrease divisium with pain?

Pancreatic divisum: Patients with pancreatic division are often worked up with mrcp and/or ercp. Patients may undergo endoscopic or surgical therapy, in the form of sphincterotomy or sphincteroplasty. In a systematic review, liao found that the pooled response rate to surgical intervention for acute recurrent pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and chronic abdominal pain was 83.2%, 66.7%, and 51.6%, respectively; the overall response rate to surgery was 74.9%. ...Read more

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