Pancreatitis | Symptoms

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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)

Source

Chronic Pancreatitis by J. Nair, MD, and Lanika Lawler, MD (American Family Physician December 01, 2007, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20071201/1679.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 10/09

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