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Hi-Its's been a while since I posted, and I was just wondering; has anyone been tested for chronic pancreatitis? There seem to be some similar symptoms.------------------
 
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hi stacei believe it is normal practice in gallbladder scans to also include a check on the pancreas.So those who have clear scans almost certainly don't suffer from chronic pancreatitis.It would also show up in any routine GI blood test ....One can therefore assume that those who have been to GI specialists would have had this condition diagnosed.rgdstony
 

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It doesn't appear that gallbladder scan (the HIDA) checks the pancreas (it is specific for bile), and I would presume a normal gall bladder scan doesn't necessarily indicate the absence of pancreatic disease. Blood tests would also be nonspecific unless they were looking for it: serum anylase.Testing for pancreatitis would probably be done only if it were clinical indicated: you weren't digesting food and you had a lot of pain in the area of the pancreas.
 

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I agree with flux, I have been suffering for over 6 months and have just come out of a short stay in hospital, where i found out I have pancreatitis, think the spellings right.I need someone to tell me what i should and shouldn't be eating, as i see my specialist again on wednesday, and they havent really told me much yet.oh and is this going to kill me.
 
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