pancreatitis

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i have recently came out of hospital after having chronic on acute pancreatitis. i had 2 pseudocysts which have now got a metal stent and a double pigtail stent put in .

with the current covid 19 going on should i self isolate .

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    I don't think that you are at any additional risk due to pancreatitis. If you have an immune condition, you should definitely try to self isolate. In general, it benefits everyone if we ALL self-isolate, regardless of our medical conditions.

    I do not have a spleen, following my distal pancreatectomy, so I'm a little more concerned than usual. I'm trying to have whatever supplies I need delivered, to cut down on the number of visits to the store. I've also canceled all non-essential doctor appointments for now, and am doing virtual visits where possible.

    Overall, isolating keeps you from getting sick and helps keep you from being a carrier.

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      Hi Thanks for the reply

      I have spoken to the hospital that did the procedure and they have given me the all clear and said i am in as much danger as everyone else.

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      Well, I guess that's good and bad news. For now, just do whatever you can to manage your pain (heat, medication, rest, a liquid diet), and take care of yourself as well as you can. Also, keep an eye on any changes in your pain. If anything changes, call your doctor.

      I know this is not a solution, but please hang in there. And make sure you get an appointment on the books if you need an ERCP. Feel better. Xx.

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    so they stsy in permanently to continue to drain ? It sounds like there are things to be done xx

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