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If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

If I need pain medications because I have acute pancreatitis, will I need to sign a pain contract?

Maybe: If you are in a hospitalized setting or need a small supply of narcotic meds, it is unlikely that you will need a contract, but it all depends on your prescribing physician. But if you need chronic pain meds, then it is highly likely to sign a contract. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Can it be acute pancreatitis?

Pain: In you have pain in the mid abdomen that shoots straight to your back, it could be pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes acute pancreatitis ?

What causes acute pancreatitis ?

Many causes: The two most common causes in the usa include:gallstones, alcohol. Other causes include high triglyceride levels(a type of cholesterol), trauma(mva/streering wheel), scorpion bites, medications. ...Read more

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Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones: If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. ...Read more

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What should I expect from acute pancreatitis?

It heals in few days: Acute pancreatitis is a serious illness causing much pain, nausea and vomiting. Patients require hospitalization to control pain, receive IV fluids and are kept npo. Sometimes it can be complicated by pancreatic necrosis and pseudocyst formation which may need surgery for correction. It resolves in 7-10 days in most case, unless it is complicated by the problems I have listed. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do about acute pancreatitis?

Yes: Most common cause of pancreatitis are alcohol consumption and gall stones. Stop alcohol consumption. Keep yourself well hydrated. Small frequent meals with liquid diet during acute pancreatitis. Seek medical care if you are unable to keep anything down from vomiting, fever or worsening pain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and end result of acute pancreatitis?

Pain & scarring: Severe abdominal pain, nausea vomiting and in severe cases shock may result from pancreatitis. For more information see the web site give below. Pancreatitis often heals by scarring of damaged tissue. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-pancreatitis. ...Read more