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How is chronic pancreatitis diagnosed?

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Abdominal X-rays or imaging tests like a CT scan or MRI may show whether the pancreas is calcified. Your doctor will take blood samples and check your stool for excess fat, a sign that the pancreas isn't making enough enzymes to process fat.

You may be given a stimulation test called a pancreatic function test to see how well your pancreas releases digestive enzymes. You may also be screened for diabetes.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

Merck.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

Merck.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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