The most devastating feature of chronic pancreatitis is pain, which frequently becomes severe enough to require daily narcotic medications. For those whose lives have deteriorated because of unrelenting pain, relief—and return to normal life—may be possible only when the pancreas is removed.
- Q How do other illnesses affect chronic pancreatitis?
- Q How long will pancreatitis last?
- Q What is a glucagonoma?
- Q How does chronic pancreatitis differ from acute pancreatitis?
- Q Can acute pancreatitis become chronic?
- Q Does pancreatitis affect men differently than women?