|Pancratitis and HIV??
Sep 10, 2006
I am HIV positive and have had pancratitis. I stopped drinking and am wondering if the pancreas heals itself? The excruciating pain in my stomach and back are gone and I feel much better. Will it cime back?? Thanks LJS.
| Response from Dr. Henry
Pancreatitis can be triggered by alcohol. Though the pancreas can hela itself it may remain more vulnerable to future bouts of pancreatitis. Once a person has had pancreatitis they may be more sensitive in the future to other conditions/exposures known to trigger pancreatitis (such as some HIV drugs or medications like pentamidine used to treat certain HIV-related infections). Your HIV specialist often would keep your history of pancreatitis in mind when prescribing drugs or evaluating you for any future stomach/GI complaints. KH
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