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.
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 symptoms may include:
- Tender and swollen abdomen
- Rapid pulse
If severe symptoms of acute pancreatitis develop, they may include:
- Low blood pressure
- Heart, lung, or kidney failure
- Loss of life.
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.