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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 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 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. Chad Levitt
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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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My doc wants to do egd for abdominal pain 3 years post op for removal of pancreas. Will egd help find reason for pain?

My doc wants to do egd for abdominal pain 3 years post op for removal of pancreas. Will egd help find reason for pain?

It might: The procedure of pancreas removal is complicated and problems can develop at a later date. Egd is a good way to eliminate some of them and is relatively well tolerated. ...Read more

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Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?

DIFFERENT ORGANS: Different organ will have different name for surgical operation if you operate on the stomach it will have a different name than the pancreas or the gallbladder they are separate organs is that what you want to know the question was really vague i hope that help. ...Read more

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Why do I still have acute pain after having an islet cell transplant? And the removal of my pancreas and gallbladder. Also a gastric bypass.

Why do I still have acute pain after having an islet cell transplant?  And the removal of my pancreas and gallbladder.  Also a gastric bypass.

Talk to surgeon: Your problem seems complex. I would expect there to be some post operative pain. Your surgeon should be able to help with acute pain issues post op. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens during and after pancreas removal?

Pancreas surgery: This is major surgery. Presumably it is done for a tumor or bad pancreatitis. If all the pancreas is removed, then there will be pancreatic insufficiency. One part is digestive enzymes, which can be taken with meals. The other part is insulin. You may be diabetic and require insulin. ...Read more

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

Is there any problems after removal of acinar tumor (pancrease head)
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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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Are there any artificial pancreases?

Are there any artificial pancreases?

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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