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Pancreatic Cysts and Pseudocysts and Receiving Social Security Disability

Your pancreas is a long, flat gland that is tucked behind your stomach, between the upper part of your small intestine (duodenum) and your spleen. Your pancreas is important for both metabolism and digestion. Pancreatic cysts are abnormal, sac-like pockets of fluid that are inside or on your pancreas. Most of these pancreatic cysts are benign (non-cancerous). A great number of pancreatic cysts are not true cysts. They are referred to as pseudo cysts. These are benign pockets of fluids. However, they are not lined with the kind of cells that true cysts contain. They are lined with scar or inflammatory tissue. There are several different types of pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts. Some of these are cystic islet cell tumor, serous cystadenoma, mucinous duct ectasia, papillary cystic tumor and mucinous cystadenoma. Pancreatic cysts are a common problem for people in the United States. It is estimated that as many as 2% of American adults have pancreatic cysts. This means that around 6 million adults have pancreatic cysts in America. Pancreatic cysts are more common in older people. Estimates are that 9% of people who are age 80 and older have these cysts. Pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts may not cause any signs or symptoms. When you do have signs and symptoms, they may include: If you have a pancreatic cyst or pseudocyst that ruptures, it is a medical emergency that requires emergency medical treatment. Signs and symptoms of a ruptured pancreatic cyst or pseudocyst include: Most of the time, pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts would not be a disorder that would qualify you to receive Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits. However, you or a loved one may have complications that have resulted from these cysts, or you may have other disabling conditions along with them that have led to you or your loved one’s disability and not being able to work. If this is true, you may need assistance. You may need financial help. You or your loved one may plan on applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by pancreatic cysts and pseudocysts and complications resulting from them and/or other ailments afflicting you in addition to this disorder. You or your loved one may have already done this and been turned down by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one thinks about reapplying or appealing the denial, think about this important fact. The fact is that people who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer working for them.