Pancreatitis

The pathologic inflammation of your pancreas, a small organ present behind your stomach, is called pancreatitis. The symptoms include indigestion, upper abdominal or back pain, abdominal bloating, and hiccups. Gallstones, binge drinking, pancreatic cancer, infections, abdominal surgery, and injury can result in pancreatitis.

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What is the root cause of pancreas problem in a 17-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, I herewith attach the medical reports of my son aged 17 years old who had pancreas problem. He does not have any bad habits. He is taking medicine as per doctors advise. Mild home food is being given. But still now and then he reports mild stomach pain. Kindly clarify the following: ...  Read Full »


Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the anxiety you have regarding your son. He has pancreatitis. Is this the first time he is getting this? Does he take alcohol? Did he have any injury to the abdomen? Have you checked his serum triglycerides and calcium? Is he on any long-term medicatio...  Read Full »

Can my acute pancreatitis become chronic?

Query: Hello doctor, I had acute pancreatitis three weeks ago (probably due to too many drinks on a Saturday although I am not a big drinker generally) and since then struggled with digestion. I am very worried as some of my stools are pale yellow and I have terrible fatigue. My blood tests are now all fin...  Read Full »


Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, it takes time to recover after acute pancreatitis. I suggest you stop drinking alcohol, absolute cessation of alcohol. You are at a risk of developing repeated episodes of pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis if you continue to drink. Please start enzyme...  Read Full »

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