Pancreas divisum

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What is pancreas divisum?

Pancreas divisum is a birth defect in which parts of the pancreas fail to join together. The pancreas is a long flat organ located between the stomach and spine that is involved in food digestion.

Common symptoms reported by people with pancreas divisum

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pancreas divisum

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Marinol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pancreas divisum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with pancreas divisum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pancreas divisum

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Marinol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea excess saliva 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic pain nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Creon)
Perceived effectiveness
for pancreas divisum (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pancreas divisum (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pancreas divisum, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pancreas divisum on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 13
50s 11
60s 5
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

90% Female
10% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from pancreas divisum patients who have completed their condition history
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