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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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On pantoprozale for suspected ulcer and 9 wks preg. No relief after 6 days but when I lean forward pain disappears? Ulcer still or pancreas?

On pantoprozale for suspected ulcer and 9 wks preg. No relief after 6 days but when I lean forward pain disappears? Ulcer still or pancreas?

Can not tell: When you are pregnant everything changes. It is probably gastritis with some reflux and not an ulcer. You are changing the simple physics of the body when you lean forward and taking away the irritation. It could be your pancreas, but I would place my money on acid reflux. With some pregnancies it just disappears, in others it stays till delivery and gets blamed on the baby's future personalit ...Read more

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Clean ab ultrasound 1 mnth ago and since have Up Ab pain Dr suspects ulcer but I want another ultrasound and pancreas checked. How to get them 2 look?

Clean ab ultrasound 1 mnth ago and since have Up Ab pain Dr suspects ulcer but I want another ultrasound and pancreas checked. How to get them 2 look?

Endoscopy for ulcer: Peptic ulcer would not show in abdomen ultrasound. The best test would be a upper endoscopy(EGD). If your symptoms persist, but the initial abdomen ultrasound is not revealing, repeating the same test likely will not help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcers enlarge your pancreas?

Can stomach ulcers enlarge your pancreas?

No: Stomach ulcers will not enlarge your pancreas but both can cause pain in center of your abdomen, just below rib cage. Go see your family doc to determine which you have if you're bothered. H pylori is a treatable cause of stomach ulcers. Over-the-counter h2 blockers & ppis (ask your pharmacist) can temporarily help if you have gastritis or heartburn. But go see doc if symptoms persist or bloodypoo. ...Read more

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What are the usual physical symptoms of stomach and/or pancreas ulcer/tumor for 50+ females ?

What are the usual physical symptoms of stomach and/or pancreas ulcer/tumor for 50+ females ?

None: Usually these things grow without causing symptoms until they're advanced. If you have symptoms of any sort that you find concerning, get seen. ...Read more

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Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

See GI: If gastric ulcer is suspected, you should see a gastroenterologist, schedule an endoscopy. He will look down your stomach with a camera, this will confirm or exclude upper gastrointestinal ulcer. ...Read more

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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool?  What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! true story. ...Read more

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Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?

Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?

Cannot without help: Your described symptoms of a burning luq pain can have many possibilities. You have only noted 2 possibilities of many, and likely picked the 2 worst case scenarios. Abdominal pain can have many causes and reasons, and pancreatitis or peptic ulcer would also be associated with severe pain, nausea and vomiting, inability to eat, etc. You yourself cannot tell what you may have; must see a doctor. ...Read more

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Scared of cancer on tail of pancreas. Dr thinks ulcer but h pylori negative and don't drink, smoke, or nething else Also Pregnant. My worry justified?

Scared of cancer on tail of pancreas. Dr thinks ulcer but h pylori negative and don't drink, smoke, or nething else Also Pregnant. My worry justified?

Unlikely: Based on your age and the fact that you are healthy enough to get pregnant, it is statistically very unlikely that you have pancreatic tail cancer. There are other non-cancer diagnoses that can cause similar symptoms. If there is a continued concern, talk to your doctor about whether a MRI of the abdomen would be safe for you and your baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more