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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Been having LUQ pain for over year. Labs say elevated lipase but pancreatitis unlikely ( symptoms don't fit). GI thinking pancreas or muscular. Ideas?

Been having LUQ pain for over year. Labs say elevated lipase but pancreatitis unlikely ( symptoms don't fit). GI thinking pancreas or muscular. Ideas?

There is: an interesting " condition" (or "syndrome") called "Splenic Flexure Syndrome" The splenic flexure is the BEND that your COLON takes on the way down to your rectum and its located under the SPLEEN ( Thus the word"splenic") GAS COLLECTS THERE, distending the bowel thus causing pain. RUNNING makes this worse (often called a "stitch" in the side) Just a thought.. Hope it helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Not pancreatitis: What you describe are not symptoms of pancreatitis. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) can definitely cause abdominal discomfort and constipation. Talk to your doctor about the fact that you feel you are experiencing side effects from HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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I had what they said was mild pancreatitis, had no symptoms besides a pain in lower left side. CT scan showed what looked like infl on tail?

I had what they said was mild pancreatitis, had no symptoms besides a pain in lower left side. CT scan showed what looked like infl on tail?

Question?: Do u have a question regarding the CT scan results or ur condition? (Mild pancreatitis, I assume, was the diagonsis). Inflammation in the tail of the pancreas corresponds to the left-sided pain symptoms you'd been feeling. Unfortunately, it seems that they never told u the cause. Alcohol, gallstones (unlikely if CT scan didn't show it), & certain medications are usually the culprit but can be spon ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pancreatitis?

See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more

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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