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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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