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What Are Some Common Causes Of Pancreatic Pain
Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Just had a CT scan results and dr says found mass on pancreas wants to do MRI what are my options she mentioned surgery ? How common is this and what caused it. Don't smoke, drink or use drugs. My doctor is at the va clinic should I consult a private
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
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
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
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
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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