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Chronic pancreatitis, internal bleeding, spleen removed. Pancreas dishing out poison, two drains. Can claim DLA?

my friend has chronic pancreatitus/and a clot on his sleen,,he has been in hospital for the last 6 weeks with internal bleeding to ,,now they are on about removing his spleen as the clot is wrapped around it ,,,his pancreas was dishing out poison also he had 2 drains ,,,they have said thisi will go on now for the rest of his life,,can he claim DLA
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
Chronic pancreatitis is a gory problem when recurrent. It seems there is complication in splenic blood supply due to local inflammation in pancreas.
Also get a detailed ultrasound of abdomen to rule out if he has a normal liver.
If the spleen is bleeding it is worthwhile that it be surgically resected.
He should get the prophylactic vaccine for pneumococcus which is a very common infection after splenectomy.
The drains should stay there till they are draining fluid out. The problem will persist for long, probably for life so you yourself can decide about the option of DLA.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
Take Care!
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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