Friday, May 4, 2007

Chronic Pancreatitis Signs and Symptoms

These are signs and symptoms of Chronic pancreatitis: Ongoing damage to your pancreas can lead to a chronic condition that destroys the pancreas and nearby tissues, although it may be years before signs and symptoms appear. A few people with chronic pancreatitis never experience discomfort, but most have intermittent bouts of abdominal pain that can be severe. The pain may last anywhere from a few hours to weeks or even years. Drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, or eating often makes symptoms worse.
In addition to pain, chronic pancreatitis can cause:
  1. Nausea;
  2. Vomiting;
  3. Fever;
  4. Bloating and gas;
  5. Weight loss, even when your appetite and eating habits are normal;
  6. Steatorrhea: Oily, malodorous stools resulting from poor digestion and malabsorption of nutrients, particularly fats;
  7. Diabetes;
  8. Sometimes, jaundice.

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