Can someone please clarify for me....

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Hi all,

I'm still worrying and reading lots about Chronic Pancreatitis. ( I am still being tested for it at the moment)

I have read that it chronic pancreatitis only develops after having acute pancreatitis.

Can anyone tell me if this is true?

Gem

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    I don't think that's true. I have never had acute pancreatitis. I do have CP, but I also have calcifications, whereas I don't think you do, which is good. According to one of the Dr.s I saw, calcifications= CP.. but hey, I've heard different things from different docs.Would love to know of a good pancreatic GI. In CA!

    Good luck!

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      Thank you for your reply.

      There are a lot of mixed opionions in regards to CP. I know it can be difficult to diagnose.

      I'm hoping my gastro Dr will be ok and understanding. The heptoligist I saw wasn't very good either sad

      Gem

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    Hi gem,I had acute pancreatitis which led to chronic pancreatitis,but that's not necessarily the outcome for everyone,chronic means the pancreas is damaged and cannot heal itself but lifestyle changes,low fat diet,taking creon ,no alcohol,and you can have a reasonable quality of life,hope you receive good news gem and you get the all clear,take care,hope this helps
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    No you do not have to get acute pan to develop cp. I have cp and never had acute. There is more misinformation out there about cp then there is reliable info
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    Not really. I have had CCP for last 10 years. No AP.
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