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What is the definition or description of: Pancrelipase allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Pancrelipase allergy?

Pancrelipase: Is used to improve digestion in patients with certain pancreatic or gastric disorders. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, usually with very low probability. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

Pancrelipase Allergy (Definition)

Is used to improve digestion in patients with certain pancreatic or gastric disorders. Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli (antigens), and can occur with any drug, usually with very low probability. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild ...Read more


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Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Pancreatic divisum: Patients with pancreatic division are often worked up with mrcp and/or ercp. Patients may undergo endoscopic or surgical therapy, in the form of sphincterotomy or sphincteroplasty. In a systematic review, liao found that the pooled response rate to surgical intervention for acute recurrent pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and chronic abdominal pain was 83.2%, 66.7%, and 51.6%, respectively; the overall response rate to surgery was 74.9%. ...Read more

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Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Yes: In diabetics a pancreas transplant is often performed together with a kidney transplant. There is also research into using pancreatic islet cell transplantation which is less invasive usually than a whole organ transplantation in diabetics to restore beta cell function (the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas.) islet cell transplantation is still considered experimental. ...Read more

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Is there prescription or OTC pancrease (pancrelipase) to help with digestion?

Is there prescription or OTC pancrease (pancrelipase) to help with digestion?

Not needed usually: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) digestive enzymes, & insulin) then you don't need to supplement pancreatic products. Otc "enzymes" are often inadequately regulated as to amount & efficacy, & can actually hurt the intestines when taken in high dose unnecessarily for a prolonged time. Instead, see your doctor to address if you are maldigesting your food. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I was wondering could even small tumors at the head of the pancrease (pancrelipase) cause jaundace?

Hi doctors I was wondering could even small tumors at the head of the pancrease (pancrelipase) cause jaundace?

Yes: They can if they are located right next to the bile duct, the small drainage tube that allows bile to flow out of the liver. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nephew has type 1 diabeaties and I wondered if he could have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transplant?

What do you suggest if my nephew has type 1 diabeaties and I wondered if he could have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transplant?

Not yet: Pancreas transplants for cure of Type 1diabetes is being studied, but has not as of yet been successful. It is likely at least another decade away, and by then we may be able to grow him a new pancreas using stem cells. Stay tuned through your endocrinologist for future therapies. For now, monitoring glucose and insulin. He should be candidate for at least an insulin pump. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Pancreas conditions: Pancrease (pancrelipase) is a supplementary dietary enzyme used to replace the digestive enzyme from the pancreas. If you have had pancreas surgery, pancreas injury, pancreatitis, or pancreas gland dysfunction, then replacing the enzyme can help with food digestion. ...Read more

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How to treat fatty pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Usually no need: Dr. Kim is correct. As an autopsy pathologist, I see this frequently and unless there is obvious disease already, it's a normal variant. Different people deposit fat in different places (look around you!) and many people store some in their pancreas. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute for pancrease enzymes?

Yes?: If you have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, the treatment is oral pancreatic enzymes (aka pancrealipase). These enzymes are also used to treat chronic pancreatitis. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is fairly uncommon, generally seen in patient with a history of acute or chronic pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis or pancreatic surgery. ...Read more

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What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Complicated: There are three possible entities to which you are referring. Mucinous cystadenoma (benign), mucinous cystadenosarcoma (malignant), and intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (benign or malignant). All three have certain appearances on imaging studies. They can be treated surgically and if malignant, have a better prognosis than "traditional" pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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How can we transplant the beta cells of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

How can we transplant the beta cells of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Work in progress: Islet or beta cell transplant for Insulin production has scientific backing. Check out jdf/juvenile diabetes foundation website 4 links. The enduring problem is not so much the mechanics of the transplant, but preventing autoimmune response from attacking the new cells. In the meantime, if your'e type i, take advantage of amazing technology for management. Pump, sensor, transmitter, amylin. ...Read more

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Is there any problems after removal of acinar tumor (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Is there any problems after removal of acinar tumor (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Pancreas has ducts: And "glands" (acini) in the head, neck and body. Duct is the most common. If it is "out", ask if margins, nodes, and distant search is clear. Best wishes on recovery. The surgery is extensive. The adapatation not trivial. ...Read more

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Oncology: Could a 2cm mass at the pancrease/liver site be considered a, "soft tissue tumor"?

Oncology: Could a 2cm mass at the pancrease/liver site be considered a, "soft tissue tumor"?

Does it matter: Soft tissue usually refers to the tissue which holds other organs together and soft tissue tumors are mostly superficial in location. Organs like liver, spleen, kidney etc are referred to as solid organs however tumor can arise from soft tissue surrounding these organs as well. Doctors sometime use this term loosely to explain things in lay terms. ...Read more

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I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.

Few possibilities: There are a few possibilities from pancreatic issues, to ulcers, and possibly gall bladder. See your doc or make an appointment with HealthTap to provide more detail. I'm available through the Concierge service all day. ...Read more

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What is the role of the pancrease (pancrelipase) in controlling the blood glucose level?

What is the role of the pancrease (pancrelipase) in controlling the blood glucose level?

Pancreas & glucose: Pancreatic beta cells secrete Insulin when they detect a rise in blood sugar. Pancreatic Alpha cells produce glucagon which stimulates liver to convert glycogen to glucose (as well as fats & proteins ultimately to glucose) when blood sugar levels are low. ...Read more

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Iam 31 years old female I had us scan for my abdomen everything was normal but pancrease (pancrelipase) slightly coarse echotexture amlays at normal level explain?

Iam 31 years old female I had us scan for my abdomen everything was normal but pancrease (pancrelipase) slightly coarse echotexture amlays at normal level explain?

Description: This finding is nonspecific and is of doubtful significance in the setting of a normal amylase (or lipase as is sometimes also obtained). In the absence of a mass, cyst, pancreatic enlargement, or pancreatic duct distention I would not be concerned. ...Read more

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What are actions of pancrease (pancrelipase)?

What are actions of pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Enzyme: Is a synthetic enzyme to replace enzymes that are produced naturally in the pancreas to help facilitate digestion. ...Read more

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Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

No: However, transplant of small cellular components of the pancreas which make the insulin, called islets, are done in a few experimental centers around the country. In addition, some patients can do well with an external artificial Insulin pump which delivers Insulin over a two day period and has to be adjusted less frequently than given Insulin shots. ...Read more

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How does the pancrease (pancrelipase) help with digestion?

Pancreatic insuffic?: Hi. If you have pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, Pancrease (pancrelipase) will replace your missing pancreatic digestive enzymes. Without them, life is pretty miserable. Skip a few doses and you'll know (assuming the diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine deficiency is correct). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery on their pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Can you tell me about surgery on their pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Depends on reason: Pancreatic procedures are done for a variety of reasons: for malignant indications, for inflammatory indications, for traumatic indications and rarely for benign indications. Traditionally these were done as an open procedure, i.e. Incision. More recently, minimally invasive procedures with laparoscopy or robotic surgery have been introduced. Whatever the approach, the principles are the same. ...Read more

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Can you replace a pancrease (pancrelipase) when u have type one diabetes?

Can you replace a pancrease (pancrelipase) when u have type one diabetes?

Not common: Insulin injection replaces the function of the pancreas. Pancreas transplant is not commonly done because of complications and need for many medications after the transplant. ...Read more

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My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

My husband takes pancrelipase for pancreatitis; had a reaction of hives and diarrhea together 6 times this month. Can this be from the pancrelipase?

Rx side effects: Yes, this is entirely possible as common side effects from Pancrelipase may include: nausea or vomiting; mild stomach pain or upset; diarrhea or constipation; bloating or gas; greasy stools; rectal irritation;headache, dizziness; cough; or weight loss. Hives may suggest an allergic ige reaction as well. He should follow up with his GI or prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Don't waste your $!: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) digestive enzymes, & insulin) then you don't need to supplement pancreatic products. Otc "enzymes" are often inadequately regulated as to amount & efficacy, & can actually hurt the intestines when taken in high dose unnecessarily for a prolonged time. Instead, see your doctor to address if you are maldigesting your food. ...Read more

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I have pain, in under heart area, after eating, I think it is pancrease (pancrelipase). Why it could be? And how can I diagnose this symptom?

I have pain, in under heart area, after eating, I think it is pancrease (pancrelipase). Why it could be? And how can I diagnose this symptom?

GERD: This can be gastritis, gerd or other GI issues like pancreatitis. I recommend seeing your pcp or GI doctor to begin work up and get you proper medications. ...Read more

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Us scan showed slightly coarse echotexture pancrease (pancrelipase) blood test fine dr want MRI what to expect to find? No pain 2 month ago slight discomfort

Us scan showed slightly coarse echotexture pancrease (pancrelipase) blood test fine dr want MRI what to expect to find? No pain 2 month ago slight discomfort

Coarsening?: I am not aware of pancreatic echotexture "coarsening" on ultrasound. However, if there is a concern about the pancreas an MRI should adequately depict anatomy (absence of masses, etc) and pancreatic duct architecture. ...Read more

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Understand the opinion of ultrasound of a 67 years old male :theere is no hepato and mild spleno megaly. Gallbladder, pancrease (pancrelipase) and kidneys are normal.

Understand the opinion of ultrasound of a 67 years old male :theere is no hepato and mild spleno megaly. Gallbladder, pancrease (pancrelipase) and kidneys are normal.

Mostly normal: The "mild splenomegaly" means a mildly enlarged spleen, which could just be normal for you. There are a huge number of reasons the spleen can be mildly enlarged and without other symptoms I wouldn't worry about it. The rest of the US sounds normal based on what you have typed. ...Read more

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Recuperating from pancreatic cancer and was advised to change from pan crease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable treatment?

Recuperating from pancreatic cancer and was advised to change from pan crease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable treatment?

Yes: Recuperating means treatment other than chemo. If Whipple performed the duct of the pancreas was implanted into the bowel to allow enzymes to pass into the GI tract. The amt of enzyme for digestion is usually low and one needs both the proteins and fat digested with the add of bile from the liver/GB. The pancrelipase provides that function. ...Read more

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Hi doctors if a person were to have a tumor on thier pancrease (pancrelipase) what would come first jaundace or dark urine and light stools?

Hi doctors if a person were to have a tumor on thier pancrease (pancrelipase) what would come first jaundace or dark urine and light stools?

All come together: Jaundice is a consequence of a lesion in the head of t he pancreas. The main bile duct comes from liver to pass in a groove under head of pancreas to enter intestine. When tumor begins in pancreatic duct, 1 cm. Of growth outside of duct results in blockage of duct which causes regurgitation of bile back to liver and results in jaundice, dark urine and light stool. ...Read more

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Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?

Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?

US for GB, CT panc: CT is much better for pancreas evaluation because overlying bowel gas limits US visualization in most patients. Because 90% of gallstones are made of cholesterol, they don't show up on CT. Ultrasound is moderately better at detecting acute cholecystitis. CT is much better for pancreatitis or pancreatis. Routine fiber optic endoscopy has no role. Endoscopic US is not a screening exam. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Are there any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Rarely a Whipple: Only 10 % of patients with pancreatic head ca are candidates for a wipple. Following this procedure the 2 year survival rate is about 10%. A vaccine is now being developed to be given post surgery to prevent this problem of recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Can you tell me if there is any effective treatment for pancreatic cancer (pancrease (pancrelipase) head)?

Effective like...: ...Curative? The answer would be surgery if the patient is fortunate enough to discover it early. Even then there is a good chance that it will come back. Chemo and radiation may control it for a while but very seldom for a long time. No cancer is "good to have" but pancreatic cancer is particularly virulent as a rule. Hope this is not about you. ...Read more

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