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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 (pancrelipase) 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 (pancrelipase) sits.

Few possibilities: There are a few possibilities from pancreatic issues, to ulcers, and possibly gall bladder. See your doc or make an appointment with HealthTap to provide more detail. I'm available through the Concierge service all day. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


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I have formed a hypertrophic scar on my abdomen after the distal pancreas surgery conducted 10 months from now. is there any way to minimize this?

I have formed a hypertrophic  scar on my abdomen after the distal pancreas surgery conducted 10 months from now. is there any way to minimize this?

Absolutely, see your: dermatologist for injections of kenalog (triamcinolone) to soften and thin out the scar, consider laser treatments, topical silicone sheeting, and topical growth factors and sooner than later! ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Mom has stomach cancer that spread to the pancreas. Surgery on stomach done, pancreas was left untouched (for medical reasons). Possibilities of cure?

Mom has stomach cancer that spread to the pancreas. Surgery on stomach done, pancreas was left untouched (for medical reasons). Possibilities of cure?

Need more details: Cancer of the stomach is curable in its very early stages when it is still ,localized to the stomach wall.Once it escapes and spreads to the surroundings, cure become less likely. Yet I would hold judgment unless youc an tell me where exactly is her residual cancer(?lymph nodes or invading into the pancreas?) Has she been offered or started on chemotherapy? What is her oncologist's opinion? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery on their pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Can you tell me about surgery on their pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Depends on reason: Pancreatic procedures are done for a variety of reasons: for malignant indications, for inflammatory indications, for traumatic indications and rarely for benign indications. Traditionally these were done as an open procedure, i.e. Incision. More recently, minimally invasive procedures with laparoscopy or robotic surgery have been introduced. Whatever the approach, the principles are the same. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How many weeks have to drain fluid from the pancreas after your surgery? Removing the tail of the pancreas &spleen 1 month ago & fluid didnt stop.why

How many weeks have to drain  fluid from the pancreas after your surgery? Removing the tail of the pancreas &spleen 1 month ago & fluid didnt stop.why

Complex surgery: hard to answer this question on this platform , need to be examined by the team who performed the surgery earlier, please give them a call or go to the hospital you had the surgery at, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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Is the pancreas classified under endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, or another type of surgery?

Pancreaticobiliary : most bigger centers have a dedicated team for PBS (pancreaticobiliary surgey). In some cases, a general, gi or onc surgeon can be the one specializing in it as well. ...Read more