Results for: pancreatitis

What is lung pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis literally means "Inflammation of the Pancreas". Your lungs and pancreas are not part of the same system so lung pancreatitis doesn't exist. Full Answer

Can pancreatitis be cured?

Yeah, pancreatitis is treatable and removable, the catch is if you don't figure out and fix the source of the pancreatitis, whether that be alchohol, medications, gallstones, etc. the condition can come back. Full Answer

Is pancreatitis fatal?

When acute pancreatitis is mild, the death rate is about < 5%. However, in pancreatitis with severe damage and bleeding, or when the inflammation is not confined to the pancreas, the death rate can be as high as 10 to… Full Answer

Is pancreatitis painful?

Yes, the pancreas is inflamed and often times infected during pancreatitis making it a painful condition. IV or oral pain medication is often paired with the treatment of pancreatitis. Full Answer