Pancreatitis - FAQ’s

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FAQs

1. Which doctor should I consult if I have a suspected acute pancreatitis?

You could see a general surgeon or a gaster-enterologist.

2. Will a patient with acute pancreatitis require a nasal feeding tube?

It may be required if the patient has severe vomiting. Some hospitals also administer feed thru the nasal tube, others do not.

3. What is celiac plexus block and when is it done foe a pancreatitis patient?

Those with chronic pancreatitis who have severe pain that does not respond to painkillers can be given a nerve block called celiac plexus block. This will block the pain fibers that cause pain in chronic pancreatitis. An anesthesiologist performs this procedure.

4. Do all cases of acute pancreatitis lead on to chronic pancreatitis?

No, some of them subside completely.

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ERCP is basically an Endoscopy performed on you when it is suspected by a doctor that you have Pancreatitis. Basically they can either just numb your throat, or knock you out, and put a tube down your throat with a little camera to examine your pancreas and the structures around it. I had one done not too long ago. Hope this helps.

ERCP is basically an Endoscopy performed on you when it is suspected by a doctor that you have Pancreatitis. Basically they can either just numb your throat, or knock you out, and put a tube down your throat with a little camera to examine your pancreas and the structures around it. I had one done not too long ago. Hope this helps.

salisha

Does this have any relation to diabetes and pressure??????????
Please tell me if any one has an answer.

aprilrain1228

I read pancreatitis is likely caused because of A high OXIDATIVE STRESS level & a low supply of antioxidants like beta- carotene,vitamin E,vitamin C,organic selenium & amino acid Methionine.

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