Health Tip: Signs That You Might Have Pancreatitis

(HealthDay News) -- Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas, a gland located behind the stomach, becomes inflamed.

The American Gastroenterological Association says pancreatitis typically has these symptoms:

  • Pain in the central part of the upper abdomen that radiates to the back.
  • Pain that may rapidly become severe or gradually get worse and more constant. This pain may worsen when you eat.
  • Vomiting or nausea.
  • Fever.
  • Jaundice (yellow skin).
  • Losing weight.

-- Diana Kohnle

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