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Old 12-22-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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Pancreas advice please

Hi all. First time poster. I was taken into hospital early Monday morning with bad chest pains, anxiety and loss of breath. After numerous blood tests the A&E doctors were saying Pancreatitis but the surgical Doc and the Medical team disagreed and said inflamed and damaged Pancreas. From what I'm researching its more or less the same thing no? The cause is heavy alcohol abuse. Med Doc said something about enzymes and dead cells and said the usual level is 50 but mine is at 280. Anybody any idea what this figure is and if its bad or not? And also should I quit alcohol or just give it up for a while and then drink responsibly. If so, how long does it take for the Pancreas to return to normal?

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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Re: Pancreas advice please

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Hi all. First time poster. I was taken into hospital early Monday morning with bad chest pains, anxiety and loss of breath. After numerous blood tests the A&E doctors were saying Pancreatitis but the surgical Doc and the Medical team disagreed and said inflamed and damaged Pancreas. From what I'm researching its more or less the same thing no? The cause is heavy alcohol abuse. Med Doc said something about enzymes and dead cells and said the usual level is 50 but mine is at 280. Anybody any idea what this figure is and if its bad or not? And also should I quit alcohol or just give it up for a while and then drink responsibly. If so, how long does it take for the Pancreas to return to normal?

Thanks...

PP
Give up alcohol immediately and never drink it again. Alcohol irritates the pancreas. Make your doctors explain the diagnosis to you. It is their job to do that. There are many problems associated with the pancreas and it may take many different test to come up with a proper diagnosis--if it is done then. My niece has been suffering with chronic pancreatis--or so says her syptoms--for the past six years. But all text say she does not have chronic pancreatisis. I have resgistered to this board in hopes of running across some other person that has or has had the same pancreas problems that she is having. I am sorry you are going through this. I know what pain you must be suffering. I have witnessed my niece's pain and it is no picnic.

 
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