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Pancritis, what is this?

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pancritis, what is this?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello

HI

I am a double board certified US doctor, DR. Thomas, with over 20 years of experience taking care of this problem.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ of digestion on the left side under the ribs.

This is often from diabetes.

Almost any medication can cause it.

HIgh triglycerides.

Gall stones in the ducts can cause it.

It is often of unknown cause.

It can be dangerous; patients are often admitted to the hospital and put on fluids only and pain meds.

Chronic pancreatitis is often less acute and managed at home.

Here is a good mayo clinic write up that will tell you all you need to know to talk with your doctors.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatitis/basics/definition/con-20028421

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Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

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Please let me know if you have any questions not answered.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Actually the most common cause of pancreatitis is alcohol

Do you drink alcohol?