Pancreatitis | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of pancreatitis?

The symptoms of acute pancreatitis include the following:

  • Abdominal pain that spreads to your back, and is often worse when you eat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate

People who have chronic pancreatitis also experience abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. They may also have the following symptoms:

  • High blood sugar levels
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)


Chronic Pancreatitis by J. Nair, MD, and Lanika Lawler, MD (American Family Physician December 01, 2007,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/09