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Removal Of Pancreas
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.
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
My doc wants to do egd for abdominal pain 3 years post op for removal of pancreas. Will egd help find reason for pain?
Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?
Would docs recommend removal of the pancreas if you are an insulin dependent diabetic to prevent risks of pancreatic cancer?
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
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
I had surgery on June 25, 2015 and during the removal of some organs, my Pancreas was injured. I got Pancreatitis. Don't I need treatment for this?
In nov' 12, i had a surgery to remove the placenta after a stillbirth at 4 months. I had acute pancreatitis, ercp and agallbladder removal surgery. I still have pancreas pain.Is it normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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