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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

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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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What is better tart cherry juice or capsules?

What is better tart cherry juice or capsules?

First, there is some: Evidence that tart/sour cherries are helpful anti-oxidants...most fruits and vegetables are and I'm not sure tart cherries are that much better. Claims of pain relief and sleeping aid are unproven but have been reported. Most people will compare the "number of cherry equivalents" in juice vs capsules and factor in whether they like the taste of the juice. A wide selection of fruits/veggies is best ...Read more

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Are tart cherries really as good for you as the hype says? If so how many oz. Of tart cherry juice or mg. Capsules should be added to my diet?

Are tart cherries really as good for you as the hype says? If so how many oz. Of tart cherry juice or mg. Capsules should be added to my diet?

Great snack: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry! ...Read more

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Can I take amitriptilyne with melatonin or tart red cherry for insomnia. Taking 5 - 10mg ami but not working at the moment.

Can I take amitriptilyne with melatonin or tart red cherry for insomnia. Taking 5 - 10mg ami but not working at the moment.

Definitely you can: Just follow instruction from the prescribing physician because Amitriptyline and melatonin both increase sedation and drowsiness. Another problem with Amitriptyline is a weight gain (no junk food) and dry mouth (stay hydrated).
Rec.: if concerned talk to your physician. Sweet dreams. ...Read more

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I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?

Tumeric, tart cherry: And broccoli are all healthy foods, primarily anti-inflammatory. Like everything in life, maintain a balance and don't become neurotic about having to eat enough of them. Peace and good health. Eat the rainbow--lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Drank 8 oz glass of tart cherry juice last night. Slept well. Today very dizzy when sitting up and even trying to walk. Also have bppv. Help.

Drank 8 oz glass of tart cherry juice last night. Slept well. Today very dizzy when sitting up and even trying to walk. Also have bppv. Help.

Your symptoms could: Be related to your benign positional vertigo which can cause extreme dizziness and make walking difficult and put you at risk of falling. Sometimes you can take medication to help the dizziness but they can make you sleepy. There is also a procedure called canalith repositioning which involves moving your head in certain positions by a doctor and can improve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

Are there any artificial pancreases (pancrelipase)?

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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Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Is pancrelipase a good substitute to pancrease?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

To change from pancrease to pancrelipase. Is that favorable?

Maybe: It depends on why you're taking pancrease (pancrelipase). If it's because your pancreas does not make enough pancrease (pancrelipase) on its own (pancreatic exocrine insufficiency), then you may also be deficient in lipase, so a combination of the two may be good for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to treat fatty pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Usually no need: Dr. Kim is correct. As an autopsy pathologist, I see this frequently and unless there is obvious disease already, it's a normal variant. Different people deposit fat in different places (look around you!) and many people store some in their pancreas. ...Read more

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Is pancrelipase a good substitute for pancrease enzymes?

Yes?: If you have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, the treatment is oral pancreatic enzymes (aka pancrealipase). These enzymes are also used to treat chronic pancreatitis. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is fairly uncommon, generally seen in patient with a history of acute or chronic pancreatitis or cystic fibrosis or pancreatic surgery. ...Read more

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What are actions of pancrease (pancrelipase)?

What are actions of pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Enzyme: Is a synthetic enzyme to replace enzymes that are produced naturally in the pancreas to help facilitate digestion. ...Read more

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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Pancreas conditions: Pancrease (pancrelipase) is a supplementary dietary enzyme used to replace the digestive enzyme from the pancreas. If you have had pancreas surgery, pancreas injury, pancreatitis, or pancreas gland dysfunction, then replacing the enzyme can help with food digestion. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Don't waste your $!: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) digestive enzymes, & insulin) then you don't need to supplement pancreatic products. Otc "enzymes" are often inadequately regulated as to amount & efficacy, & can actually hurt the intestines when taken in high dose unnecessarily for a prolonged time. Instead, see your doctor to address if you are maldigesting your food. ...Read more

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Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Is there no cure for pancrease (pancrelipase) divisium with pain?

Pancreatic divisum: Patients with pancreatic division are often worked up with mrcp and/or ercp. Patients may undergo endoscopic or surgical therapy, in the form of sphincterotomy or sphincteroplasty. In a systematic review, liao found that the pooled response rate to surgical intervention for acute recurrent pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and chronic abdominal pain was 83.2%, 66.7%, and 51.6%, respectively; the overall response rate to surgery was 74.9%. ...Read more

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Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Could I have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?

Yes: In diabetics a pancreas transplant is often performed together with a kidney transplant. There is also research into using pancreatic islet cell transplantation which is less invasive usually than a whole organ transplantation in diabetics to restore beta cell function (the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas.) islet cell transplantation is still considered experimental. ...Read more

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How does the pancrease (pancrelipase) help with digestion?

Pancreatic insuffic?: Hi. If you have pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, Pancrease (pancrelipase) will replace your missing pancreatic digestive enzymes. Without them, life is pretty miserable. Skip a few doses and you'll know (assuming the diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine deficiency is correct). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgery on their pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Can you tell me about surgery on their pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Depends on reason: Pancreatic procedures are done for a variety of reasons: for malignant indications, for inflammatory indications, for traumatic indications and rarely for benign indications. Traditionally these were done as an open procedure, i.e. Incision. More recently, minimally invasive procedures with laparoscopy or robotic surgery have been introduced. Whatever the approach, the principles are the same. ...Read more

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Can you replace a pancrease (pancrelipase) when u have type one diabetes?

Can you replace a pancrease (pancrelipase) when u have type one diabetes?

Not common: Insulin injection replaces the function of the pancreas. Pancreas transplant is not commonly done because of complications and need for many medications after the transplant. ...Read more

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What is a mucinuos cystic neoplasm of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Complicated: There are three possible entities to which you are referring. Mucinous cystadenoma (benign), mucinous cystadenosarcoma (malignant), and intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (benign or malignant). All three have certain appearances on imaging studies. They can be treated surgically and if malignant, have a better prognosis than "traditional" pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma). ...Read more

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How can we transplant the beta cells of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

How can we transplant the beta cells of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?

Work in progress: Islet or beta cell transplant for Insulin production has scientific backing. Check out jdf/juvenile diabetes foundation website 4 links. The enduring problem is not so much the mechanics of the transplant, but preventing autoimmune response from attacking the new cells. In the meantime, if your'e type i, take advantage of amazing technology for management. Pump, sensor, transmitter, amylin. ...Read more

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

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

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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Oncology: Could a 2cm mass at the pancrease/liver site be considered a, "soft tissue tumor"?

Oncology: Could a 2cm mass at the pancrease/liver site be considered a, "soft tissue tumor"?

Does it matter: Soft tissue usually refers to the tissue which holds other organs together and soft tissue tumors are mostly superficial in location. Organs like liver, spleen, kidney etc are referred to as solid organs however tumor can arise from soft tissue surrounding these organs as well. Doctors sometime use this term loosely to explain things in lay terms. ...Read more

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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.

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

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