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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 are some common causes of pancreatic pain?

What are some common causes of pancreatic pain?

Inflammation: Pancreatitis, which is an inflammatory, very painful and dangerous conditions, stones stuck in the duct that drains pancreas and a complication from pancreatitis called pseudo cyst of the pancreas. Cancer may or may not cause pain. ...Read more

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What are common causes of pancreatic inflammation?

What are common causes of pancreatic inflammation?

Inflammation: If you have pancreatic inflammation surely that was discovered and managed by your doctor and/or a specialist. There are many causes of pancreatic inflammation - please go on line and look for some easy to read topics on this problem. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms and location of pain caused by problems with the pancreas?

Several.: The pancreas is an organ than is deep in your abdomen and usually does not cause pain. Alcohol can damage the liver and pancreas as well as several gastrointestibal illnesses. Tumors are usally not eetected until they are advanced. Pancreatic illness can affect Insulin producing cells and cause diabetes. Please see your doctor with concerns. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?

What are the common causes of high pancreatic enzyme levels?

Pancreatitis: Inlammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, is most commonly caused by a gallstone blocking the entrance of the pancreatic duct into the intestine, or alcoholism. Less common causes include side-effects of certain drugs, very high triglyceride levels, and anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas. ...Read more

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What may be sum common symptoms of a pancreas going bad?

What may be sum common symptoms of a pancreas going bad?

Diabetes,diarhea: Your pancreas has two main functions:1)endocrine(insulin/diabetes/sugar metabolism, and other hormones that help the intestine work and digest food)2)exocrine(enzymes and juices that pass through the pancreatic duct into the intestine that help digestion and absorption of nutrients).Therefore those patients with chronic pancreatitis develop diabetes and diarhea/malabsorption. ...Read more

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Can exorcine pancreatic insufissancy, not have any cause?

Can exorcine pancreatic insufissancy, not have any cause?

Pancreatic insuf: The exocrine pancreas produces 3 main types of enzymes: amylase, protease, and lipase. Because the exocrine pancreas retains a large reserve capacity for enzyme secretion, fat digestion is not clearly impaired until lipase output decreases to below 10% of the normal level. The diagnosis is clinical. It may go undetected due to dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Had a normal EUS, except they noted a bulky pancreas? What can cause this?

Had a normal EUS, except they noted a bulky pancreas? What can cause this?

Bulky pancreas: Normal finding, or an enlarged pancreas from manu causes. Discuss with your team. Can also go to uptodate.com and read about causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of inflammation of the pancreas?

Here are a few caus: Excessive use of alcohol is a common cause of acute pancreatitis(inflammation of the pancreas). Another common cuae is gall bladder stones. Rarely it can be a block in the duct of the pancreas as can happen with pancreatic cancer or from a stone in the pancreatic duct. ...Read more

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What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...Read more

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Can stress cause my pancreatic suymptoms?

Can stress cause my pancreatic suymptoms?

Yes it can: Stress can make any existing physical illness worse. Also, if the stress makes you drink a lot of alcohol, pancreatitis will flare up for sure. ...Read more

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Could stress cause my pancreas to flair up?

Stress can: Exacerbate any physical condition. It is a good idea to practice routine stress management activities, breathing exercises, meditation, hypnosis, exercise, good sleep habits to improve your health in general, not jsut for your pancreas. ...Read more

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What could cause my pancreas to produce too much enzymes?

What could cause my pancreas to produce too much enzymes?

Not overproducing: Hi. When your pancreatic enzymes (amylase and lipase) are high in your blood, it's NOT from the pancreas overproducing them, it's from pancreatic inflammation that leaks them out. Causes of pancraetic inflammation (aka pancreatitis) are many. Some of the more common causes are gallstones, alcoholism, very high serum triglycerides, various medications, cystic fibrosis, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is involved with pancreatic cystitis? What causes it?

What is involved with pancreatic cystitis? What causes it?

Unclear question: If you mean pancreatitis, alcohol intake and gall stones are the common causes of pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can lead to formation of a cyst as a complication. ...Read more

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He has an inflamed pancreas. What is the root cause of this?

Several: Could be alcohol, diabetes out of control, gall bladder disease, high triglycerides, medication or several other causes. Check w/your doctors. ...Read more

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Can stress cause my pancreas to flair up? Any answers appreciated!

Can stress cause my pancreas to flair up? Any answers appreciated!

Flair up: Unlikely! If stress is an issue for you, a consult with a Psychologist would be in order. ...Read more