Friday, May 4, 2007

Acute Pancreatitis Signs and Symptoms

These are signs and symptoms of Acute pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis comes on suddenly, usually with mild to severe pain in your upper abdomen that may radiate to your back and occasionally to your chest. The pain may be nearly constant for hours or even days and is likely to become worse when you drink alcohol or eat. Bending forward or curling into a fetal position may provide temporary relief.

Other signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis include:
  1. Nausea;
  2. Vomiting;
  3. Fever;
  4. Rapid pulse;
  5. Swollen, tender abdomen.
In severe cases:
  1. Dehydration;
  2. Low blood pressure;
  3. Internal bleeding; and
  4. Shock.
You may have repeated episodes of acute pancreatitis and recover fully from each one. Nevertheless, every attack is a serious illness that can damage your pancreas and cause life-threatening complications.

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