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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   I want to know what is Pancreatitis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ;Gender; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   25 Female xxxx Married
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   its commonly seen in chronic alcoholics
Doctor :   it can be chronic
Doctor :   or acute
User :   I am suffered by same
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas
User :   My Serum Lipase is 293
Doctor :   ok
User :   Which needs to be Max 200
Doctor :   yep i know
Doctor :   Acute pancreatitis occurs suddenly and lasts for a short period of time and usually resolves
Doctor :   since how long u have this problem
User :   And serum Amyalase is 111
Doctor :   Chronic pancreatitis does not resolve itself and results in a slow destruction of the pancreas. Either form can cause serious complications
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   In severe cases, bleeding, tissue damage, and infection may occur. Pseudocysts, accumulations of fluid and tissue debris, may also develop. And enzymes and toxins may enter the bloodstream, injuring the heart, lungs, and kidneys, or other organs.
User :   I had severe stomach ache
User :   since last 15 days
User :   and mild stomachache since last 6 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   Now doctor has advised to do CT SCAN
User :   So whats that and why it should be done
Doctor :   this medical emergency
Doctor :   yep thats necessary
Doctor :   a CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan to look for inflammation or destruction of the pancreas. CAT scans are also useful in locating pseudocysts.
Doctor :   thats also called CT scan
User :   How much it cost....
Doctor :   in ultrasound its not that clear
User :   Is it of just stomach
User :   or entire body
Doctor :   depends on the hospital where u get it done
User :   At the minimum
Doctor :   u can calculate from our home page
Doctor :   one sec
Doctor :   i wills end the link
Doctor :   u can check out
User :   ok
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   can u
Doctor :   it says 4200
Doctor :   ct upper adbomen
Doctor :   got it
User :   means
Doctor :   only thorax with contrast
Doctor :   3500
Doctor :   CT upper abdomen
Doctor :   thats what they scan in ur case
Doctor :   upper portion of truck
User :   to check pancrease what will be cost
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   to look for pancreatitis
Doctor :   pancreas
Doctor :   and soft tissue
Doctor :   around it
User :   yes
Doctor :   got it
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done.
Doctor :   anything else u want to ask
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
User :   For pancreatitis what part of body need a CT Scan
User :   Does diat matter to avoid and get ride of this dieases
Doctor :   CT upper abdomen
Doctor :   yep it matter
Doctor :   as i told u
Doctor :   fatty food also contributes
Doctor :   if person is overweight
Doctor :   they will have pancreatitis,gall stones
Doctor :   n all
User :   no i just 49 KG
Doctor :   ok
User :   Which food i should avoid
User :   and which should i take
Doctor :   blocked or narrowed pancreatic duct because of trauma or pseudocysts have formed
Doctor :   curds
Doctor :   also cause pancreatitis
Doctor :   less of fatty food
User :   So should i avoid milk products
Doctor :   less of calcium
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   curds as of course
Doctor :   not too much
User :   ok
User :   What else i should avoid
Doctor :   we have to know the cause in ur case
User :   means
Doctor :   there are various causes of
User :   Do u have any CT SCAN center in ur list in xxxx?
Doctor :   right now we have services only in xxxx
User :   ok
Doctor :   we will be comoing up in mumbai shortly
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