Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Inflamed Pancreas Treatment

Treatment for pancreatitis depends in part on the underlying cause. Treatment usually includes a clear liquid diet, intravenous fluids, narcotic pain medications, medications to control vomiting, medications that reduce the production of stomach acid, and antibiotics. Rarely, surgery is required to treat pancreatitis.

Treatment for pancreatitis includes:


Treatment for chronic pancreatitis may include:

Inflamed Pancreas Questions For Doctor

Notify your doctor if you have pancreatitis and any of the following:

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having pancreatitis again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Inflamed Pancreas Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat this pancreatitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Inflamed Pancreas References
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