It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Chronic Pancreatitis.
Although the damage to the pancreas cannot be reversed, there are several treatments available on reducing the pain and manage the symptoms. Treatment options include medications and endoscopy. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the outlook. Tests to diagnose chronic pancreatitis include blood tests, imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT and MRI scans as well as stool tests.