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pancreatic scars

My husband had EUS done this week, the report says he had bile in his stomach, irregular Z line (for this biposy is taken), his pancreas has scars and one calcified stone. please tell me what are the complication sof all this? i will be thankful.. he has mild chronic pancraetitis and got his gall bladder removed ( because it had four stones and lots of sludge in it).
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Hi,
Scars and calcification in the pancreas are features of chronic pancreatitis. In this condition, the secretion of enzymes and hormones from the pancreas gets affected and this effect depends on how much of the pancreas is affected.
There will poor absorption of the nutrients resulting in weightloss and nutritional problems. It may cause diabetes mellitus. It is also a risk factor for pancreatic cancer though the risk is not 100%.
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The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice. Always consult your personal physician for complete evaluation of your health problem.

- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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Thannks a lot Dr. for answering me. My husband ( 39 yrs  old) got diabetes after he had chronic pancreatitis attack last year. he does not have any pain for the last one year and he also takes his pancreatic enzymes. His weight has neither decreased nor increased. Is having Diabetes Mellitus because of pancreatitis a major risk factor for Cancer. Please answer me i will be highly thankful to you for this .
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Hi,
Yes, it is a risk factor for cancer.
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- Ratnakar Kini M.D.
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