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Are the symptoms of pancreatitis, chronic bad?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Can be
Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets).
Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds.

In brief: Can be
Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets).
Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds.
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Dr. William Walsh
It can be fatal if bad enough, but generally involves pain and nausea that is rapidly treatable.
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