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Post Op Whipple Malabsorption was posted 03/16/2002 01:30 pm by V Shay
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My wife had a Whipple for bile duct cancer in December, 2001. The recovery went well and she was feeling normal by June. By late July there was a return to pain followed by symptoms of malabsorption. The GI said there were two problems associated with the Whipple. The first might be the amount of pancreatic enzyme produced. The second might be the pancreatic enzymes reaching the stomach soon enough to do proper digestion, ie, chasing the food.

I would definite get some physicans involved that do a lot of Whipple work in the post-op phase.

We are still fighting the malabsorption by changing the variant of pancreatic enzyme, the dosage, and using anti-biotics. Modest progress at best.

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