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Diagnosing and Treating Acute Pancreatitis

Gastroenterology

Valerie A. Gustave, MD, MPH, attending physician, Gotham Medical Associates, describes the symptoms of acute pancreatitis, which include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and general unease. The prognosis for most patients with acute pancreatitis is favorable, particularly for those who are diagnosed early. Treatment and recovery include supportive care, plenty of fluids, and avoiding eating.

3 Most Common Symptoms of Pancreatitis

1. Severe abdominal pain

2. Lab tests (Abnormal pancreas enzymes)

3. Imaging