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What are the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis?
Pancreatitis causes upper abdominal pain which can range from mild to severe.
The pain may come on suddenly or it may develop gradually. Often, the pain
will start or worsen after eating, which can also occur with gallbladder or
ulcer pain. Abdominal pain tends to be the hallmark of acute pancreatitis.
People with acute pancreatitis usually feel very ill.
Signs and symptoms of acute pancreatitis may include:
Abdominal pain that may radiate to the back
Nausea and vomiting
Worsening pain after eating
Tenderness to touch of the abdomen
Weakness and lethargy
In chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain also can be present, but it is
often not as severe, and some people may not have any pain at all.
Signs and symptoms of chronic pancreatitis may include: