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Dr. David Ziring
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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 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 sits.

Gastric ulcer?: It's possible you have a stomach ulcer. These typically cause sharp pains with eating. Your stomach actually lies to the left of your middle. If you had inflammation of the pancreas, likely you wouldn't be hungry, you'd be nauseated, possibly vomit. Your doctor might want to check for the bacteria causing ulcers, H pylori, in your stool. Otherwise you might need a scope. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Where is the pancreas located in the female body?

Where is the pancreas located in the female body?

Same as male body: It is a retroperitoneal organ, meaning it is located along the back side of you abdominal cavity. It lays behind the stomach and is connected to the first part of your small intestine, called the duodenum. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Iam 31 years old female i had us scan for my abdomen everything was normal but pancrease slightly coarse echotexture amlays at normal level explain?

Iam  31 years old female i had us scan for my abdomen everything was normal but pancrease slightly coarse echotexture  amlays at normal level  explain?

Description: This finding is nonspecific and is of doubtful significance in the setting of a normal amylase (or lipase as is sometimes also obtained). In the absence of a mass, cyst, pancreatic enlargement, or pancreatic duct distention i would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Are there any artificial pancreases?

Are there any artificial pancreases?

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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Dr. Andres Katz
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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What are some cases in which a person will need to get pancrease?

Pancreas conditions: Pancrease 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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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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What are actions of pancrease?

What are actions of pancrease?

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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Is there anything I can use as a natural home substitute for pancrease?

Don't waste your $ !: Assuming you have a normal functioning pancreas (that makes 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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