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Hello, Two weeks ago I had an extreme attack of pancreatitis. I am a 53 tear old make 6ft. 217 prior to attack 200lbs now (without trying) . Immeidately brought to the hospital. Lipase was 3813 (10 times normal and white blood cells 20K) both returned to normal after 4 days of no food then liquid then full liquid diet. Nw home on non fat diet. It is now 15 days since the attack. I still have intermitent pain, dont want to eat as much as I used to and seem to fatigue easily. OF course I am much better then two weeks ago. Even got out to walk a half mile today ( wasnt easy) Does anyone know how long the aftereffects of acute pancreatitis can ast and at what point you are considered chronic? I have lost 17 pounds in 15 days (normal?) THey do not beleive I had a gall stone as they said lver enzymes would also be levated if I did and I rarely use alcohol. I have had high triglycerides for years and my most recent reading a week before the attack was higher than usual at 217. Threefore the cause is either idiopathic or hyperlipiemia. I am scared because they say weight loss os associatd with pancreatic cancer. I did not prestn with jaundice and doctor says symptoms for cancer verus pancreatitis are doffernt in onset. Again werght loss bothers and earliest appointmetn I can get with a doc specializing in pancretitis is January 5. . Has anyone with acute pancreatitis suffered more than 2 weeks and with weight loss or am I now theoretically crossng the line onto what is defined as "Chronic" and have to look forward to a life of misery. ANy advice is apprecaited. GOd bless and best of health to all.
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