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as she was taken in as an emergency and she has felt poorly for some time I wonder how serious the pancreas is because she hasn`t been eating properly (she lives on her own) and its not like her to make a fuss and call us (we live less than 5 minutes away)
Pancreatitis is a life threatening illness.
But it depends on how severe it is.
If it is chronic, a matter of pain control.
If it is acute...dangerous.
needs bowel rest and fluids.
she should have a gastroenterologist on the case
As well as a surgeon standing by if he/she thinks it is indicated
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Thank you. I am concerned as she has said for years she has been suffering from indigestion and she says she puts her fingers down her throat and makes a very loud "Burp" and that seems to release the pain. Her indigestion seems to have improved recently but she told the doctor who wasn`t happy with her doing that
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