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What are questions that my doctor might ask to diagnose exocrine pancreatic insufficiency?

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Your doctor may diagnose your condition by checking your symptoms. He may ask you questions such as:

  • Do you have pain in your upper belly?
  • Have you had bad-smelling bowel movements that are oily and hard to flush down the toilet?
  • Do you have gas or diarrhea?
  • Have you lost weight?

From: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Toouli J. , October 2010. The Medical Journal of Australia

Genetics Home Reference: "Cystic Fibrosis."

FDA: "Updated Questions and Answers for Healthcare Professionals and the Public: Use an Approved Pancreatic Enzyme Product (PEP)

MUSC Health: "Pancreatic Insufficiency," "Procedures: Endoscopic Ultrasound."

Löhr, J. , 2013. United European Gastroenterology Journal

Medscape Reference: "Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency."

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation: "Pancreatic Functions"

Medical Journal of Australia: "Management of pancreatic insufficiency: Australasian Pancreatic Club recommendations."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Toouli J. , October 2010. The Medical Journal of Australia

Genetics Home Reference: "Cystic Fibrosis."

FDA: "Updated Questions and Answers for Healthcare Professionals and the Public: Use an Approved Pancreatic Enzyme Product (PEP)

MUSC Health: "Pancreatic Insufficiency," "Procedures: Endoscopic Ultrasound."

Löhr, J. , 2013. United European Gastroenterology Journal

Medscape Reference: "Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency."

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Foundation: "Pancreatic Functions"

Medical Journal of Australia: "Management of pancreatic insufficiency: Australasian Pancreatic Club recommendations."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on December 12, 2017

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