Pancreatic Diseases

Pancreatic Diseases

Mild acute pancreatitis usually goes away in a few days with rest and treatment. If your pancreatitis is more severe, doctor may recommend surgery to remove the gallbladder, called cholecystectomy, if gallstones cause your pancreatitis.

The symptoms of acute Pancreatitis include:

  • Pain in your upper abdomen that spreads to your back
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Blood tests to look for elevated levels of pancreatic enzymes
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan to look for gallstones and assess the extent of pancreas inflammation

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