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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.

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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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes,  can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

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Does anyone know who can treat a big pancreas stone?

Does anyone know who can treat a big pancreas stone?

Surgery, GI, or rads: Usually gastroenterology will attempt to stent the pancreatic duct and open the biliary duct. If this fails general surgery may attempt to remove the stone or do whatever else is necessary to get the duct working. There are many approaches and you and the surgeon should discuss it. For patients that are poor operative candidates, stenting plus ultrasound guided destruction of the stone is poss. ...Read more

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Pain in gall bladder area but scan shows no stones? Scan showed coarseness in pancreas..What could that be? Thanks x

Pain in gall bladder area but scan shows no stones? Scan showed coarseness in pancreas..What could that be? Thanks x

POSSIBLY: Certainly a mild, chronic pancreatitis can cause epigastric pain. However, the absence of gallstones does not preclude gallbladder disease. Document the causes, onset, and progress of your pain, to better guide your doctor. A hida scan can evaluate the function of your gallbladder. A simple lab test (serum amylase) can check for pancreatitis. Speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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If pancreas swelling is going then we can operate the stone.. ?

If pancreas swelling is going then we can operate the stone.. ?

Pancreas: I don't know what you mean by "pancreas swelling". I might be able to advise if i had more information. Regarding the kidney stone there are several ways to take care of it that might not require surgery. You also need to know what is in your 24 hour urine collection to get an idea of why you formed a stone. That way you can usually prevent an occurence. ...Read more

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My dad is going to have surgery to remove a pancreas stone. Is it a serious operation?

My dad is going to have surgery to remove a pancreas stone. Is it a serious operation?

Pancreatic stone: This depends upon the location of the stone and the skill of the surgeon (or gastroenterologist) if this can be done with ERCP. Best wishes for a successful outcome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a experienced gastroenterologist who can treat a big pancreas stone?

Gastroenterologist: If you have confidence in your doctor, and I presume you do, ask for a referral to a local gastroenterologist. Alternatively, if the stone is well recognized ask for a referral to a gastric surgeon. ...Read more

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I had pancreatitis last year and i had my gull bladder removed and other stones moved but i continually have the pancreas pains what could it be ?

I had pancreatitis last year and i had my gull bladder removed and other stones moved but i continually have the pancreas pains what could it be ?

Ercp: You could be having stone in your biliary tree. However , dedicated imaging such as MRI and labs need to be done. You should be seeing a pancreatico-biliary expert. ...Read more

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4 pancreatitis attacks in the past 8 mo. Dont drink, no stones, no perm damage to pancreas. I keep having attacks. Is this ap if it is recurrent? Cp?

4 pancreatitis attacks in the past 8 mo. Dont drink, no stones, no perm damage to pancreas. I keep having attacks. Is this ap if it is recurrent? Cp?

Still Acute: Chronic pancreatitis would require evidence of permanent damage to the pancreas. And having acute episodes is not a feature of only chronic (though can happen if there is acute-on-chronic). You are correct that continued attacks can lead to chronic pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause ap. An ERCP and (if that is negative) sphincter of oddi manometry may help. See a pancreas specialist! ...Read more

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I have no gallbladder now for 15 yrs. Pain on andoffunder rt rib through to back around side. Will nuclear hida scan show pancreas stone or bkockage?

I have no gallbladder now for 15 yrs.  Pain on andoffunder rt rib through to back around side. Will nuclear hida scan show pancreas stone or bkockage?

Postchole-x Syndrome: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound +/- ercp. These tests are far-better than a hida. ...Read more

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32 yr old female, inflammed gallbladder , pancreas , & liver. 1 year ago 32 kydney stones. Takes nexium (esomeprazole)?

32 yr old female, inflammed gallbladder , pancreas , & liver. 1 year ago 32 kydney stones. Takes nexium (esomeprazole)?

?question?: If you have all those problems, you should definitely see your doctor. I am not sure of your question. ...Read more

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U/R/Q pain radiating to back for 6 weeks Us and ct normal. No stones found Worried about pancreas cancer Ct with contrast normal. is this reassuring?

U/R/Q pain radiating to back for 6 weeks Us and ct normal. No stones found Worried about pancreas cancer  Ct with contrast normal. is this reassuring?

Below: IF the pain is in the R upper quad of the abd, be more concerned about your GB. Other teats may be necessary. Continue working with your DR for answers. ...Read more

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Can the pancreas cause white stool? my us showed no stones on my gallbladder but was unable to get the pancreas because over overlying gas

Can the pancreas cause white stool?  my us showed no stones on my gallbladder but was unable to get the pancreas because over overlying gas

White stools: ODixon, I am not seeing the correlation. Chronic pancreatitis will cause white stools due to steatorrea, which is fat in the stools. The gas over the pancreas is due to air in the stomach. I can deduce nothing more from information given. thanks ...Read more

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Can a tumor in pancreas create pancreatitis? Lipase levels were >400&625 now at 195.EUS being done in a few days. ERCP & CBD Stent. O stones.c19-9=229

Occasionally: Pancreatitis is a vascular process closing off small branches of splenic artery to pancreas. First noted in children at Hopkins getting steroids for first time to treat renal failure. Most found to have proliferative vascular endarteritis. Head lesions rarely extend to artery by block CD. Body lesions may infliltrate vessels and induce pancratitis. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more