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Which specialist can diagnose exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)?

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If you think you might have EPI, talk to your doctor. They may send you to a doctor who treats stomach diseases, called gastroenterologist. This specialist will test you and recommend treatments that can help.

SOURCES:

Medical University of South Carolina Digestive Disease Center: “Pancreatic Insufficiency.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: “Pancreatic Enzymes.”

Lindkvist, B.  , November 2013. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Leeds, J.  , May 2010. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

American Diabetes Association.

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “Nutrition: Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy in People with Cystic Fibrosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Medical University of South Carolina Digestive Disease Center: “Pancreatic Insufficiency.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: “Pancreatic Enzymes.”

Lindkvist, B.  , November 2013. World Journal of Gastroenterology

Leeds, J.  , May 2010. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

American Diabetes Association.

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “Nutrition: Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy in People with Cystic Fibrosis.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 14, 2018

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