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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: pancreatic insufficiency


 jennifer1b - Mon May 12, 2008 6:08 am

My daughter, aged 43, had a stool sample done and the lab said she has pancreatic insufficiency. Her history is a gallbladder removed almost 2 years ago with complications resulting in pancreatitis. We are concerned because her aunt passed away from Zollinger Ellison Syndrom. Would this be a possible diagnosis? What would be the most likely reason for this? I have gerd and Barrett's esophagus.
Could her defficiency be caused by scar tissue blocking the bile duct?
She does have an appointment for a follow up soon but we are imagining bad things.
 jennifer1b - Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:45 am

a colonoscopy showed probable ibd, proctitis, perhaps ulcertive colitis or
chrones.
she is taking one oral med and an enema once a day for 28 days.
told to go on a high fiber diet
shouldn't she get well first before she loads up on fiber?
doctors don't explain everything in a logical way, at least
for me
what else should she do now?

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