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Can having 6 bouts of acute pancreatitis within 6 months mean u have chronic pancreatitis>?

Can having 6 bouts of acute pancreatitis within 6 months mean u have chronic pancreatitis>?

Yes it may be that: Yes it may be chronic pacreatitis and you should find out what is causing it.You need absolute abstainance from drinking alcohol.And diet with low fat, beans, legumes, low fat meats and diary products.And pancreatic enzymes. You need pain meds for controlling pain common causes are alcohol abuse, gall stones, cystic fibrosis, hypercalcemia, calcific stones and others. ...Read more

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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Past few days i've had the taste and smell of metal i'm 31 year old diabetic for over 10 yrs now and have had pancreatitis twice does this mean?

Depends: What medicines are you taking. Have this reviewed with your doctor. Are you type 1 or 2 because common medicine given to type 2 diabetics can lead to metallic taste in the mouth. Also take look at the cholesterol med if on, some can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm asymptoic and had EUS due to high lipase. What does this mean "What you have overall is some very NON specific finding that may suggest chronic pancreatitis but NO definite findings."?

I'm asymptoic and had EUS due to high lipase. What does this mean "What you have overall is some very NON specific finding that may suggest chronic pancreatitis but NO definite findings."?

=Test not definitive: There are no perfect tests, & unfortunately these include the ones that we rely upon to tell us if cancer or significant disease is present or not. If there is doubt, or your clinical situation has changed, please don't delay in getting a confirmatory study or second opinion. Ask your doctor to candidly share his concerns & best direct you appropriately. Not all pancreatitis is due to alcohol. ...Read more

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A person asked a pcp if they see lot of people with chronic pancreatitis. He said yes but most don't recognize it. What does he mean by that answer?

A person asked a pcp if they see lot of people with chronic pancreatitis. He said yes but most don't recognize it. What does he mean by that answer?

Not common: Chronic pancreatitis is not very common. He probably means that he has seen enough of them, and is familiar enough with this condition, that he feels comfortable diagnosing and treating it. ...Read more

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In my liver function test A.L.T (S.G.P.T) is 140 IU/L And A.S.T (SGOT) is 66 Normal range is 40. What does it mean am 19 and patient of pancreatiti?

In my liver function test A.L.T (S.G.P.T) is 140 IU/L And A.S.T  (SGOT)  is 66 Normal range is 40. What does it mean am 19 and patient of  pancreatiti?

Hepatitis: By definition is inflammation of the liver. Elevated AST and ALT are markers of inflammation and can be caused by many different things like: medications, alcohol, infections (hepatitis A, B, C), underlying liver disease, gall bladder disease, and can be associated with autoimmune diseases and even pancreatitis. Understanding the cause of you pancreatitis will likely explain your hepatitis. ...Read more

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I had a ca 19-9;testbmy results were 9 value, what does that mean? Is that normal. I also have chronic pancreatitis, with a lot ofpain.

I had a ca 19-9;testbmy results were 9 value, what does that mean? Is that normal. I also have chronic pancreatitis, with a lot ofpain.

CA 19-9 Results: The ca-19-9 normal range is any value that falls below 35 units per milliliter of blood. Generally speaking, if the ca-19-9 results are below 25 units per liter of ca-19-9 the person is considered to be healthy. ...Read more

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My pancreatict duct was 6mm dilated with abrupt cut in head NOW its 2.7mm it means i have cured frm chro.pancreatitis.idiopathic.CAN DUCT AGIN ENLARGE?

My pancreatict duct was 6mm dilated with abrupt cut in head NOW its 2.7mm it means i have cured frm chro.pancreatitis.idiopathic.CAN DUCT AGIN ENLARGE?

Chronic pancreatitis: Unfortunately chronic pancreatitis can be managed but not cured. The duct may or may not enlarge again. It is important to be aware that slight dilatation (? 2.5 mm) of the main pancreatic duct appears to be a sign of high risk for pancreatic cancer. The systematic examination of high-risk patients is recommended for the early detection of pancreatic cancer to improve the outcome ...Read more

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Can upper left abdominal pain mean I have pancreatitis?

Can upper left abdominal pain mean I have pancreatitis?

Abdominal: Pancreatitis can cause upper abdominal pain.There are other conditions like peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome which can also cause similar pain.Please see your M.D. ...Read more