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Chronic Pancreatitis tests
Chronic Pancreatitis

Tests could include:

  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
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  • Your pancreas makes an enzyme called lipase. When you eat, lipase is released into your digestive tract to help your intestines break down the fats in food.
    Source:HLCMS
  • One of the causes of severe abdominal pain is inflammation of the pancreas. A few blood tests can help determine the cause of abdominal pain. Checking amylase and lipase levels can help determine if you have pancreatitis.
    Source:HLCMS
  • When food enters the small intestine, the pancreas is stimulated to release a fluid containing inactive digestive enzymes (which help break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) and bicarbonate (a base that helps neutralize the acid entering the...
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  • The secretin stimulation test allows your doctor to test how your pancreas functions in response to secretin, a hormone produced in your small intestine.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may find they need a sample of your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A CT scan is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of the body. Learn why a CT scan is performed and what to expect during a CT scan.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you're experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. Learn more.
    Source:HLCMS
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