Acute Pancreatitis

Below you will find more information about Acute Pancreatitis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Acute Pancreatitis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Acute Pancreatitis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Acute Pancreatitis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Acute Pancreatitis is a medical condition whereby there is an inflammation of the pancreas.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through physical examination and undergoing series of tests such as blood tests.

Treatment

Treatment includes administration of Intravenous fluids and antibiotics

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of Acute pancreatitis includes pain in the absomen, nausea, occurrence of grey turner sighs or the discoloration of the flanks, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chilling, shock, sudden weight loss and loss of appetite.

Causes

It is said to be caused by gallstones, alcohol consumption, trauma, autoimmune diseases, trauma, steroids, scorpion stings and idiopathic.

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