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What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases?

Definition of. ..: 32 M asks: What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases? ANS: this is a good google question. I am not a medical dictionary. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Pancreas: Is an organ that lies directly on the spine, closer to your mid back than to the front of abdomen. That is why inflammation of the pancreas or tumors of the pancreas commonly cause pain there. ...Read more

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Why does back pain happen with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain happen with pancreatic diseases?

Location: Because the pancreas is very close to the back. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Could use expert help with why back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Will give severe: Back pains due to chronic pancreatitis, , once diagnosis is established, see a pain management specialist to help you ...Read more

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How are emaciation and pancreatic disease linked?

How are emaciation and pancreatic disease linked?

Several reasons: 1. Diabetes out of control- you break down fat/ muscle when sugars high

2. If lack pancreatic enzymes which help absorb nutrients, lose nutrients in stool, don't absorb them so essentially patient is 'starving'. ...Read more

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How is it that lipase is elevated when no pancreatic disease?

How is it that lipase is elevated when no pancreatic disease?

No other causes: Of lipase elevation except pancreatitis. You probably had a mild case that went away before you had the test, because it takes several days to a week for lipase test to return to normal. ...Read more

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Is pancreatic disease an environmentally-induced disease or a hereditary disease?

Is pancreatic disease an environmentally-induced disease or a hereditary disease?

Pancreas: The simple answer is yes (environment), and yes (hereditary), but it could be nothing or something unrelated.

I suggest you have your PC refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic disease cause rotten egg farts?

Yes: It can if there is blockage of pancreatic juices. It is called steatorrhea. The stool will float over water. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for pancreatic disease in the brain?

Metastatic cancer: You are asking if there is a treatment for pancreatic cancer to the brain. Your oncologist will first determine that the lesion in the brain is definitely from pancreatic cancer that has gone to the brain. Unfortunately options are very limited. Talk to your oncologist and even a second opinion to determine your full options. ...Read more

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M 57, my tg remains at 400 and I am mostly fruit and whole grain eater. Does this means that I run high risk of pancreatic disease?

M 57, my tg remains at 400 and I am mostly fruit and whole grain eater. Does this means that I run high risk of pancreatic disease?

No: Whole grains should not increase triglycerides but a lot of certain types of fruit will. Look up the glycemic index to see which are more likely to raise triglycerides. If you have fasted for at least 10 hours before the test, high triglycerides will not come from fats or oils in your diet, mainly from the carbs. Eat more protein and good fats and lower glycemic fruit. ...Read more

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How can you tell whether you have a pancreas disease?

Pancreas: No one can tell whether or not you have a pancreas issue until you see your doctor for full history taking, physical exam, and appropriate lab studies. I hope it is nothing but don't take chances! ...Read more

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Could children get pancreas cancer?

Could children get pancreas cancer?

Not Likely: This is not a likely scenario. Pancreatic cancer is extremely rare, . 45 incidence in a million! In 20 years of caring for children including a residency in a top Pediatric Children's Hospital Cancer Center, I have never seen it.

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/unusual-cancers-childhood/HealthProfessional/page4#_62_toc ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time can you live with chronic pancreas disease?

Many can live: Normal/ near-normal life spans
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well treated for diabetes/ lack of digestive enzymes
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prevent further damage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas?

What are the symptoms of fibrocystic disease of the pancreas?

Fat Malabsorption: If you are referring to cystic fibrosis, the first signs of pancreatic insufficiency in children is the failure to thrive and passing fatty stool. This is due to the pancreas being unable to secrete the enzymes necessary for fat absorption in the small intestine; the pancreatic ducts become obstructed and fibrosed in the course of the disease. ...Read more

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Could children and teens get pancreas cancer?

Could children and teens get pancreas cancer?

Possible, not common: There is a very rare type of pancreatic cancer (called pancreatoblastoma) that can occur in children. This uncommon type of malignancy usually happens before age 10 with a median age of 4 to 5. If the tumor is confined to the pancreas, young patients with pancreatoblastoma can be cured by a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Could children get pancreatic cancer?

Could children get pancreatic cancer?

Yes indeed: The usual form is pancreatoblastoma, a tumor with a different appearance and behavior from common adult pancreatic cancer. It's quite uncommon, with a few dozen cases in the us each year. A microscopic photo of one such tumor is shown in the picture. ...Read more

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Can children get pancreatic cancer? How does it happen?

Can children get pancreatic cancer? How does it happen?

Rarely: See this link please for more info:

http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/pancreas. Html
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Is pancreatic cancer a very common disease within the general population?

Is pancreatic cancer a very common disease within the general population?

No: Hi. The American Cancer Society estimates that this year about 46, 400 Americans will get pancreatic cancer (pCA) and 39, 600 will die of it. Our total population is about 320 million people, so not very common in the general population. PCA accounts for about 3% of all US cancer patients, so not very common among the cancer patient population either. Unfortunately, it has a fairly poor prognosis. ...Read more

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I thought pancreatic cancer is an old man's disease? I saw questions asked on here about people who have it at 38 and now im nervous. How common?

Not common: About 70k cases a year but can happen earlier in age. Precursors are familial history, pancreatitis and familial melanoma. The disease starts in the duct system as in breast and transforms to an invasive lesion over a 15-20 year period of time before invading duct to grow within pancreatic parenchyma. Duct brushings have picked up the early transforming cells. ...Read more

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"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?

"human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease" bmj 2005 figure 2 says lipase post-lundh meal should rise 5x. Is this correct?

Maybe, but...: That graph is a generalization, based on other scientists' studies (one would have to review the original studies). The graph shows pancreatic "enzyme delivery into the duodenum increases rapidly and reaches maximal values within the first postprandial hour", which means it's an estimate of the amount of enzyme put into the small intestine to digest food... Not a measure of lipase on a blood test. ...Read more

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Are there any disease processes that mimic the symptoms of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer?

Dozens: All causes of back pain, jaundice, upper abdominal pain, weight loss, and/or diarrhea. The actual diagnoses of pancreatic disease often requires imaging. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of the horrible disease, pancreatic cancer?

Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of the horrible disease, pancreatic cancer?

See below: Unfortunately early pancreatic cancer may not have any specific symptoms. The general symptoms are pain in the abdomen and back, jaundice, weight loss and blood clots in vessels. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pancreatic-cancer/ds00357. ...Read more

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Which disease has a higher survival rate? Ovarian or pancreatic cancer

Which disease has a higher survival rate? Ovarian or pancreatic cancer

Ovarian usually: Ovarian cancers generally have a better survival then pancreatic tumors but there are several factors to consider the stage at time of surgery, the cell type of the cancer, the response to chemotherapy and of course, the underlying health of the patient. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a person driving my children while on pancreatic cancer drugs and having a drink?

Should I be concerned about a person driving my children while on pancreatic cancer drugs and having a drink?

Yes!: I am not sure that the cancer drug use has any impact on my advice. What is an acceptable amount of alcohol that someone can drink before driving your children? As a parent, I would vote. ...Read more

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What is the worst disease a person can be diagnosed with? Low cure rate, fatal, and very aggressive. ALS? Pancreatic cancer? Something else?

What is the worst disease a person can be diagnosed with? Low cure rate, fatal, and very aggressive. ALS? Pancreatic cancer? Something else?

Worst disease: "Worst disease" means nothing without more information.
It is time to see your doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and then possibly/probably will order labs.

When complete the doctor will discuss things with you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Shim
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Pancreatic Diseases (Definition)

32 M asks: What is the definition or description of: Pancreatic diseases? ANS: this is a good google question. I am ...Read more


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