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Acute Pancreatitis Symptoms

In many cases, symptoms of acute pancreatitis begin with upper abdominal pain that may last for a few days. Someone with acute pancreatitis often looks and feels very sick. Other signs and symptoms may include a swollen and tender abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever, and rapid pulse.

Signs and Symptoms of Acute Pancreatitis: An Overview

Acute pancreatitis usually begins with pain in the upper abdomen that may last for a few days. The pain may be severe and may become constant -- just in the abdomen -- or it may reach to the back and other areas. It may be sudden and intense or begin as a mild pain that gets worse when food is eaten. Someone with acute pancreatitis symptoms often looks and feels very sick.

Other Acute Pancreatitis Symptoms

Other symptoms may include:
  • Tender and swollen abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid pulse
  • Fever.

Severe Symptoms

If severe symptoms of acute pancreatitis develop, they may include:
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Heart, lung, or kidney failure
  • Loss of life.

Final Thoughts

These possible acute pancreatitis symptoms are not sure signs of pancreatitis. Other health problems can also cause a number of these symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible. Only a qualified healthcare professional can diagnose and treat the problem.

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