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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Board Certified, General Surgery
33 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: chronic pancreatitis?

What is the definition or description of: chronic pancreatitis?

Pathology: Usually is described as a calcific pancreas in a patient w multiple prior acute episodes, pancreatic insufficiency, and frequently a history of alcoholism.. Pain is usually a prominent symptom. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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21 years in practice
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Dr. Jay Yepuri
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
14 years in practice
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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
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Treating Pancreatitis (Tip)

Treating Pancreatitis

Removing your gallbladder can solve your pancreatitis. ...See more

Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
169K people helped
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Treating Pancreatitis (Checklist)

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
21 years in practice
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
37 years in practice
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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?

Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
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Treating Pancreatitis (Tip)

Treating Pancreatitis

Drink water instead of alcohol and rest your bowel when you have acute pancreatitis. ...See more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
33 years in practice
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Can pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Can pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: Yes mid- epigastric pain with radiation to back can be present in pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
21 years in practice
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Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
169K people helped
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Treating Pancreatitis (Tip)

Treating Pancreatitis

Avoid alcohol and fatty foods. Both stimulate pancreas and can worsen pancreatitis. ...See more

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