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Chances of living long with CHRONIC PANCREATITIS.

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If I have chronic pancreatitis is there a good chance I won't live very long? I read online on a medical website only half of people live past seven years following diagnosis. I'm only 20, so obviously this is very concerning. My pancreatitis has not damaged my pancreas yet, and it has always been mild.

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Category: Pediatric Surgeon
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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
There are various treatment modalities for chronic pancreatitis.
I have operated on many patients with chronic pancreatitis with stones. Pancreas was connected to small bowel.Pain was drastically reduced. They are fine even after 15yrs of Surgery.
Please get examined regularly.
If the pain in the upper abdomen is more, get a CT SCAN abdomen.
Please stop Alcohol if you are taking it.
Nothing to worry.
Hope I answered your query.
If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.

Dr. Hari Charan Perigela
Category: Pediatric Surgeon
Fellowship: DNB, General Surgery, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, 2001
Residency: MS, General Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Medical College,Tirupathi, 2000
Medical School: MBBS, Kurnool Medical college, 1995
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