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Suggest treatment for benign pancreatic tumor

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Wed, 4 Nov 2015 in General Health
Question: Good morning Dr XXXXXXX xxxxxxx.I want to know to what extent a person can lively normal life with pancreas resection?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please provide additional info.

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I can certainly understand your concerns.

I can guide you better if you provide additional info

1.The indication for pancreatic resection.?
2.Any associated liver or gut medical /surgical abnormalities.?
3.Duration of diabetes?

I can guide you better, once I receive the answers.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 23 hours later
Hello, Dr, I had pancreatic benign tumor.No other abnormalities.
Diabets since 4 years
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Near normal survival rate

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I can understand your concern.

In the presence of the benign tumor, the overall survival is not hampered and stays good with 10-year survival rate.

Many individuals with go well past 70-75 years with minimal complications.

Few individuals may need insulin supplementation for prolonged periods.

Thank you.


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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 11 minutes later
thank you DR, I am happy with your instant response, is ther a chance of tumor again coming?any tests are needed
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Risk of recurrence is extremely unlikely

Detailed Answer:
Hi, Sir.

The risk of recurrence is extremely low.

For a better assessment, you can get a yearly CT abdomen or a PET scan.

These tests are excellent tools for tumor detection.

Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 4 minutes later
sometimes i have loose stools even with a good diet.are they any measures to control it.
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pancreatic enzyme supplements will help

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

I understand your concern.

Loose stools are a common occurrence in the pancreatic resection.

This could be due to enzyme deficiency.

Pancreatic enzyme supplements like Zymex will help to overcome this problem to a great issue.Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe them to you.

Post your further queries if any.
thank you


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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 2 minutes later
For diabetes, doctors prescribed sitagliptin and metformin?are they right drugs for my diabetes.?Thankful for your clarification
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
They are rightly prescribed drugs

Detailed Answer:
Hello, Sir.

These are rightly prescribed drugs for diabetes.

They help to release insulin.

They maintain good control of glucose.

Thank you
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