10 Pancreatic Inflammation Symptoms
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10 Pancreatic Inflammation Symptoms

    10 Pancreatic Inflammation Symptoms

     

    Learn about the symptoms of pancreatic inflammation so you can recognize the disease when it strikes.

    The pancreas produces digestive enzymes that break down food into nutrients for absorption by the small intestine. It also secretes hormones that regulate blood sugar levels. In people with pancreatitis, these functions become impaired.

     

    Abdominal Pain

    If you notice any of these symptoms, see your doctor immediately.

    1. Nausea

    2. Vomiting

    3. Diarrhea

    4. Constipation

    5. Jaundice (yellow skin)

    6. Fatigue

    7. Weight loss

    8. Fever

    9. Headache

    10. Back pain

     

    Nausea

    Pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas. It usually occurs after a severe attack of acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and elevated levels of amylase and lipase in the blood.

     

    Vomiting

    Other symptoms of pancreatic inflammation include fever, chills, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and back pain. If left untreated, pancreatic inflammation can lead to complications such as necrosis (death) of the pancreas, perforation (rupture) of the stomach or intestines, and abscess formation.

     

    Diarrhea

    Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed. This condition can occur after an injury to the pancreas, infection, gallstones, or other medical conditions. It is also possible for the pancreas to become inflamed without any known cause.

     

    Jaundice

    Jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes caused by excessive bilirubin accumulation in the blood. In addition to jaundice, people with pancreatitis often develop nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, and fatigue.

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