What other symptoms might occur with pancreas symptoms?

Pancreas symptoms may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.

Symptoms that may occur along with pancreas symptoms

Pancreas symptoms may accompany other symptoms including:

  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Abdominal swelling, distension or bloating
  • Fever
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, pancreas symptoms may be symptoms of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Abdominal swelling, distension or bloating
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Severe abdominal or back pain
  • Vomiting blood (hematemesis)
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
INTRODUCTION

What are the signs of pancreas problems?

Pancreas symptoms occur when the pancreas is diseased or has sustained damage or injury. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach that plays a key part in the digestive process. The pancreas secretes digestive juices into the small intestine, and these juices break down food. The pancreas also releases insulin and glucagon, two hormones that help the body process energy from food.
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CAUSES

What causes pancreas symptoms?

Pancreas symptoms occur when the pancreas is diseased or has sustained damage or injury. The most common cause of pancreas symptoms is pancreatitis. This is an inflammation of the pancreas that occurs when digestive juices produced by the pancreas, called enzymes, attack the gland itself and damage the tissues. Pancreas symptoms can be related to acute conditions or chronic conditions.
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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Sep 20, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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