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Dr. Rajesh Jain

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Published At May 7, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 18, 2023

Patient's Query


I had partial pancreas removal ten years back, and I am on CREON for digestion, which I take accordingly. I have had mild IBS (diarrhea-type) symptoms for the past ten years. Usually, I have regular daily bowel movements. Five days ago, I was constipated for three days. So, I took Dulcolax two days ago. Now I have excessive flatulence, a bloated belly, and a lot of "noises" in my stomach. My diet has not changed. My appetite is normal and good. My current medication includes Atenolol, Pantoprazole, Escitalopram, Amlodipine, Crestor, Fenofibrate, and, as said, CREON for each meal. I have been taking these medicines for many years, no change in that. Two weeks ago, I went for a check for the pancreas and an MRI of the abdomen. The result was OK. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Rajesh Jain


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

Do not worry. I suggest you to-

1. You must exercise regularly and go for walks regularly for better digestion.

2. I suggest you take one capsule of Aristozyme (50 mg diastase and 10 mg pepsin) twice daily after food for five days.

3. You must continue your current medicine.

Please send me a follow-up after three days.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

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