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Newbie here so be tolerant and answer please.
Male - 27 - Drinking history of 12 years (regular)
Last year in October 2016 had severe abdominal pain and got hospitalized. Alcohol induced Acute pancreatitis attack diagnosed. I Was given fluid through IV till one month and was discharged.
At first my diet was reduced by 50% but slowly over time it has increased over to almost 100% of what was before the attack.
Now what is wrong -
I have experienced abdominal pain 3- 4 times after the attack but of low intensity, not as severe as it was when I had acute pancreatitis attack. I fear is there a chance that I have developed chronic pancreatitis. Now how do I confirm this?
Do I have to take my blood test?
Whether blood tests are required only when experiencing pain in chronic pancreatitis ? OR Blood tests will help identifying chronic pancreatitis condition even if patient is not experiencing pain that moment?
Please anwer to my queries - especially last paragraph. And yes - I have completely given up alcohol and will not intake any for this lifetime.
Will be greatly obliged for your views.
PS- Also have developed shortness of breath after being cured from acute pancreatitis. But it may be discussed separately. Is this normal.
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