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Pancreatic Diseases In Children
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
My level of lipase is 620 but i don t take any alcohol and no smoking is it acute or chronic pancreatic diseases?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If my MRCP was negative for pancreatic disease or cancer is the specificity high enough to relax and not worry? 100% asymptotic. Just anxious person.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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