Overview

Pancreatitis is swelling and inflammation of the pancreas. Your pancreas is located behind your stomach. The organ secretes enzymes that help you digest food and regulates how your body uses sugar. Pancreatitis can come and go quickly or become[read article]

Tests for Pancreatitis

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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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Lipase is an enzyme made by the pancreas. When you eat, lipase is released into the digestive tract to aid in the breakdown of fats. Lipase also functions to increa...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Amylase Level Test
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ERCP is a test used to look for and treat abnormalities in the pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. ERCP is an abbreviation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopan...  More
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Enzymes are highly specialized complex proteins that facilitate chemical changes in every part of the body. For example, they help break down food so your body can ...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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Stool Fat Test
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Pancreatitis

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Intravenous Rehydration
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Insertion of Biliary Stent by ERCP
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Surgical Procedures for Pancreatitis

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Partial Pancreatectomy
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Open gallbladder removal-or cholecystectomy -is surgery that offers permanent relief to a patient suffering from gallstones and other problems associated with the g...  More
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Whipple Operation
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Debridement of Pancreatic and Peripancreatic Dead Tissue
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Endoscopic Removal of Stones from Pancreatic Duct
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Prescribed Medications for Pancreatitis

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MEPERIDINE (me PER i deen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Pancreatitis What's this?

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Selenium is a trace mineral found in soil, water, and some foods. It is an essential element in several metabolic pathways. Selenium deficiency can occur in areas w...  More
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Chlorophyll is a chemoprotein commonly known for its contribution to the green pigmentation in plants, and is related to protoheme, the red pigment of blood. It can...  More
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acetylcysteine inhalation
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Alternative Procedures for Pancreatitis What's this?

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Various forms of meditation have been practiced for thousands of years throughout the world, with many techniques originating in Eastern religious practices. In mod...  More
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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Eat Small Frequent Meals
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