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How often are pancreas problems in childhood? When they usually developed if they are inherited? Does digestive problems with kids suggest on pancreas problems? I will appreciate any help. Thank you.

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I can’t tell you for sure because there is an extremely wide spectrum of inherited pancreatic disorders in childhood. Depending on the condition, symptoms can develop at any time from birth to adulthood. The pancreas makes more than 25 different digestive enzymes which are secreted into the intestine to break down dietary protein, fat….so more than 95% of the function of the pancreas must be lost before the pancreas fails and symptoms of bloating and maldigestion develop. Children with digestive problems due to failure of the pancreas have to take enzyme replacement therapy with meals.
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