Pancreatitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What types of medicines treat pancreatitis, and what are the side effects?
  • Is pancreatitis a sign of another health condition?
  • What types of lifestyle changes can I make that help treat pancreatitis?
  • What can I do to prevent pancreatitis from getting worse?
  • Will I need surgery? Are there other options?
  • Does pancreatitis run in families?


Chronic Pancreatitis by J. Nair, MD, and Lanika Lawler, MD (American Family Physician December 01, 2007,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09