Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have been diagnosed with Chronic pancreatitis. Can I still…

Customer Question
I have been diagnosed...

I have been diagnosed with Chronic pancreatitis. Can I still have 2 glasses of wine 2 x week?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

I have had a biopsy performed on my pancreas to determine that I have scarring, but no pain. My symptoms had been vomiting and weakness, then an ultrasound of the abdoman to reveal a small structure at the head of the pancreas.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

Yes, and seeing a gastro doctor.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had been drinking several drinks a night which is most likely what led me to this point.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
11/18/2017
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
Experience: MBBS, FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialities
Verified

Hello and thank you for the question.
Answers given are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace an exam by an in-person.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Specialist and I will do my best to help you today.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Pancreatitis can be due to many underlying causes and Alcohol is one of them.

Has this been the cause for your pancreatitis ?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 8 months ago

I didn't get your reply therefore I am posting an answer for you.

If pancreatitis has been caused by Alcohol, you should abstain from alcohol. Even if pancreatitis was not caused by Alcohol, still it is advisable to reduce the consumption of alcohol intake (after pancreatic function has returned to normal) to about 1 serving per day.

In chronic pancreatitis there is ongoing inflammation in the pancreas , therefore a regular use of Alcohol is strongly discouraged.

For most of my patients with chronic pancreatitis, I advice them to avoid alcohol at most.

Good luck

My goal is to provide you with Excellent Service - if satisfied with the response, Please do not forget to Rate my service as this is the only way i get credit for my time and expertise on your question.
If you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
Kindest Regards.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Sohaib Your Own Question
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib
Dr. Sohaib, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 5,337
5,337 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS, FCPS Experienced in all Medical Specialities

Dr. Sohaib is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
About 12 weeks ago i noticed every time I drank alcohol I
About 12 weeks ago i noticed every time I drank alcohol I would get a burning pain within a minute or two of drinking in my mid to upper right area (a few inches up from my belly button and a lil Off … read more
Dr. RK
Dr. RK
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,556 satisfied customers
I have been throwing=up off and on for about a year. I am
I have been throwing=up off and on for about a year. … read more
Dr. Greg
Dr. Greg
Attending Physician
792 satisfied customers
I had an abdominal ultrasound this week that show "mildly
I had an abdominal ultrasound this week that show "mildly heterogeneous pancreas, normal variant." Does that mean I could have pancreatic cancer. I have been having some pain on my left ribs and in my… read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
843 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding pancreatitis. For the past two
I have a question regarding pancreatitis. For the past two and a half years, I have had pain in my upper left rib cage on and off. The pain is not below the rib cage, but ON the rib cage just below my… read more
Richard Han
Richard Han
Pediatrician
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,123 satisfied customers
For the past two weeks, I have had a persistent pain in my
For the past two weeks, I have had a persistent pain in my back near by left shoulder blade and in me left rib. I have had bloodwork done - a normal CBC, normal results for heart bloodwork and clottin… read more
Dr. Abid
Dr. Abid
PGR (Internal Medicine)
Doctoral Degree
5,444 satisfied customers
Dr. Love, I have recently been having episodes at night to
Dr. Love, I have recently been having episodes at night to where I throw up bile while sleeping, and wake up after I have inhaled it gasping for air and gagging, and more throwing up. There have been … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,060 satisfied customers
Does calcification always mean chronic pancreatitis and
Does calcification always mean chronic pancreatitis and cannot be reversed even if I stop use of alcohol? I have just had a gall bladder removed last week for gall stones and a subsequent endoscopic u… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I had mono with hepatitis about 13 years ago. I was 49 years
I had mono with hepatitis about 13 years ago. I was 49 years old, which I was told is pretty old to get mono. I never saw a doctor and kept on working. It took me 5 years to stop catching every cold, … read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,060 satisfied customers
I am 42 year old male. Heavy binge drinker for 20 plus
I am 42 year old male. Heavy binge drinker for 20 plus years.. I had a acute pancreatic attack for the first time on the 5th of July. (More General body aches and headache including some abdominal pai… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,834 satisfied customers
I have acute and chronic panreatits for the last 20 years,
I have acute and chronic panreatits for the last 20 years, the last 3 years have been unbearable. I have pain all the time , but also in between that, i have attacks that are so bad my pain meds. do n… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
7,795 satisfied customers
For perhaps 50 years I consumed alcohol sometimes 4-5 drinks
For perhaps 50 years I consumed alcohol sometimes 4-5 drinks per day--and maybe no drinks for 3 days--but then three years ago I was hospitalized with what they said was pancreatitis. I did not have a… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,284 satisfied customers
I have had abdominal discomfort for two years. Would chronic
I have had abdominal discomfort for two years. Would chronic pancreatitis show up on a normal endoscopy and ultrasound… read more
Ken
Ken
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,285 satisfied customers
About 11 months ago I had sudden onset what the doctors said
About 11 months ago I had sudden onset what the doctors said was migrane associated virtigo without the headaches. I became hypertensive, nausea, dizziness and vomiting. Shortly there after I started … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
Post-Doctoral Degree
14,060 satisfied customers
I was experiencing pain in my upper right quad. I thought it
I was experiencing pain in my upper right quad. I thought it was a gall bladder promblem. I had a ct scan done 2years ago and 2 years in a row and was told that I had an enlarged head on my pancreas. … read more
Doctor Ellis
Doctor Ellis
Family Physician
Doctoral Degree
876 satisfied customers
I have been having pain in the left side of back just below
I have been having pain in the left side of back just below the shoulder blade. The pain shoots up towards my mid and upper spine. I also have discomfort that comes and goes in the upper abdomen on th… read more
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine &amp; Neurology
Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology
Neurologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,832 satisfied customers
I had 23 rds of my liver removed and on my last ultra sound
I had 23 rds of my liver removed and on my last ultra sound it showed some scarring on the pancreas. What should I do about this?… read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
865 satisfied customers
If I have had pancreatitis in the past and want to drink a
If I have had pancreatitis in the past and want to drink a glass of wine a day, is this OK?… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
M.D. in Neurosurgery
Doctoral Degree
5,370 satisfied customers
Have been experiencing stomachaches, mild naseau, and
Have been experiencing stomachaches, mild naseau, and headachesfor last six months. Dr. referred me to specialist who performed endoscopy? Tests showed no cancer.Symptoms persist he prescribed prolise… read more
Expert
Expert
6,954 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x