Symptoms of Pancreatitis

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Symptoms of Pancreatitis

Symptoms of acute and chronic pancreatitis are different. The symptoms also depend on the severity of the acute pancreatitis and its cause. 

Acute Pancreatitis manifests as -

1. Pain – over upper abdomen – this is sudden and severe 
2. Pain that can spread to the back 
3. Pain that gets worse with eating
4. Feeling of Nausea 
5. Vomiting 
6. Swelling of the upper abdomen 
7. Tenderness of the upper abdomen when it is examined 
8. Relief of pain sometimes by leaning forward and curling oneself like a ball 
9. Tachycardia or fast pulse rate. 
10. Jaundice rarely

A sudden onset, severe upper abdominal pain in a patient looking very unwell is a very highly suggestive of pancreatitis.


Occasionally, the patient may also have slight shortness of breath or painful breathing if the inflammation encroaches onto the lower part of the lung.

A bluish discoloration around the navel (Grey Turner’s sign) or over the flanks (Cullen’s sign) is very characteristic of pancreatitis and is caused by the hemorrhagic fluid that has oozed out of an inflamed pancreas and collected in these locations.

Chronic pancreatitis – its signs and symptoms include:

• Upper abdominal pain – a constant pain
• Indigestion
• Losing weight
• Oily, smelly stools or steatorrhea (as there is excess amount of undigested fat in the stools)

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ERCP is basically an Endoscopy performed on you when it is suspected by a doctor that you have Pancreatitis. Basically they can either just numb your throat, or knock you out, and put a tube down your throat with a little camera to examine your pancreas and the structures around it. I had one done not too long ago. Hope this helps.

ERCP is basically an Endoscopy performed on you when it is suspected by a doctor that you have Pancreatitis. Basically they can either just numb your throat, or knock you out, and put a tube down your throat with a little camera to examine your pancreas and the structures around it. I had one done not too long ago. Hope this helps.

salisha

Does this have any relation to diabetes and pressure??????????
Please tell me if any one has an answer.

aprilrain1228

I read pancreatitis is likely caused because of A high OXIDATIVE STRESS level & a low supply of antioxidants like beta- carotene,vitamin E,vitamin C,organic selenium & amino acid Methionine.

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