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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. Sheila Smith
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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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Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Rarely a Whipple: Only 10 % of patients with pancreatic head ca are candidates for a wipple. Following this procedure the 2 year survival rate is about 10%. A vaccine is now being developed to be given post surgery to prevent this problem of recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Effective like...: ...Curative? The answer would be surgery if the patient is fortunate enough to discover it early. Even then there is a good chance that it will come back. Chemo and radiation may control it for a while but very seldom for a long time. No cancer is "good to have" but pancreatic cancer is particularly virulent as a rule. Hope this is not about you. ...Read more

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My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?

My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?

No treatment: In spite of your grandfathers clinical condition, the pattern of behavior of prostate cancer after 80 , for the most part typified by an indolent form of metastasis. One uses drugs like Lupron (leuprolide) to reduce hormones but at his age there are probably little or no hormones secreted. Chemo such as Taxol not utilized. Therefore he should live normal expected time for a 90yo without further intervention ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pancreas trauma?

What is the treatment for pancreas trauma?

Treat complications.: This depends on how bad the trauma is and what complications it develops. One of the most severe can be a pseudocyst a collection of fluid in the organ tissue of the pancreas or in the lesser sac of the abdomen. This is rich in pancreatic enzymes, blood, and necrotic tissue. If large, it may need drainage. It can have complications, like rupture, that may need more extensive management. ...Read more

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When you have a mild acute pancreits attack is it healed after treatment? Can it return if again? It's not clear after if your pancreas is back as bef

When you have a mild acute pancreits attack is it healed after treatment? Can it return if again? It's not clear after if your pancreas is back as bef

Pancreatitis : It all depend on the severity of pancreatitis and the etiology . Fur instance if you have gallstone related pancreatitis you might need to have your bile duct cleared by ERCP and/or cholecystectomy . Therefore the need to see a pancreas expert. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment to cure inflammation of the pancreas?

What is the most common treatment to cure inflammation of the pancreas?

Pancreas: There are many things that happen to cause inflammation of the pancreas and the doctor will have to decide what studies to do and what care to be given. Wish you well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an overactive pancreas that causes functional hypoglycemia?

What is the treatment for an overactive pancreas that causes functional hypoglycemia?

Food: This sounds like a reactive hypoglycemia. The easy treatment is small frequen feedings of protein and complex carbohydrates. Avoid refined sugars, candy, soda, donuts and caffene. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

Pancreatitis may be: Pancreatitis may be secondary to gallbladder sludge. Consider cholecystectomy to prevent future pancreatitis which can be very serious. The liver cyst is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

Your PCP may be able: To treat your symptoms depending on his/get expertise. Otherwise may refer you to a gastroenterologist or endocrinologist depending on his/her concerns. ...Read more

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For my brother, MRCP test confirm bulky pancreas. So doctor gave Panlipase 25000 for a month. Thus his treatment is in right track ?

For my brother, MRCP test confirm bulky pancreas. So doctor gave Panlipase 25000 for a month. Thus his treatment is in right track ?

Need more info: Hard to make a judgement without knowing more of your brother's medical history. He has to trust his doctor. If he is very concerned about his care then a second opinion may be warranted with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is the homeopathic treatment of solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm (spen) of pancreas. Patient is 10 year old and exploratory laprotomy?

None known.: The preferred therapy is the surgical removal of the tumor from the pancreas. This results in cure in most cases. There has been no demonstrated benefit of adjuvant medical therapy (chemotherapy or other drugs) in this tumor. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with "borderline hepatomegaly with mild fatty infiltration of liver and pancreas" in ultrasound. Please suggest the reasons and treatment.?

Diagnosed with "borderline hepatomegaly with mild fatty infiltration of liver and pancreas" in ultrasound. Please suggest the reasons and  treatment.?

Fatty liver: Fatty infiltration of the liver can be a common finding on ultrasound. Maybe weight loss, controlling diabetes if present, avoid excess alcohol. Check with your doctor if there are any medications to avoid. This can also be a minor radiology finding of little clinical significance. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a MRI results, severe stetosis liver, kidney cysts, and mild atrophy pancreas, have been given pain pills, but no plan for treatment, ?

I had a MRI results, severe stetosis liver, kidney cysts, and mild atrophy pancreas, have been given pain pills, but no plan for treatment, ?

Treat yourself: Kidney cysts usually need no treatment and there isn't one anyway. You have much more pancreas than you need. Fatty liver in a non-alcoholic and with other serious disease ruled out is often the organ's way of asking for more aerobic exercise. Make that your mainstay if self-care.. ...Read more

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In general, what can be some treatment options, besides palliative hospice care, for stage 4 pancreas cancer and extensive liver mets?

In general, what can be some treatment options, besides palliative hospice care, for stage 4 pancreas cancer and extensive liver mets?

Recommend chemothera: There are more than one chemotherapy options. Seek advice from a medical oncologist. A combination of Gemcitabine and Nab Paclitaxel is one recently approved treatment regimen. Other drug regimens like FOLFERINOX are also commonly used. ...Read more

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Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) 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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Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Yes: In diabetics a pancreas transplant is often performed together with a kidney transplant. There is also research into using pancreatic islet cell transplantation which is less invasive usually than a whole organ transplantation in diabetics to restore beta cell function (the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas.) islet cell transplantation is still considered experimental. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of pancreatic disease?

What is the treatment of pancreatic disease?

Depends: Treatment depends on the nature of the pancreatic disorder. In general, there are several types of causes, inflammatory, autoimmune, traumatic or malignant. Since pancreatitis is really the only one of the above that can be treated, it is important to determine the cause, such as alcohol, gallstones, medications, elevated fatty acid levels and elevated calcium levels. ...Read more

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Please explain pancreatic metaplasia and treatment if any?

Harmless curiosity: Maybe one esophagogastric-junction biopsy in four shows a few glands trying to make a teeny-weeny pancreas for you. The pathologist decided to mention it. It's of no concern whatever -- less of a danger than freckles. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is treatment for pancreatic duct?

Is it blocked?: Treatment depends on the cause--sometimes apparent on imaging, but may well require looking with an endoscope. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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