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Acute pancreatitis is a condition caused by inflammation of the pancreas.

This could be due to a number of things like excess alcohol drinking, medications, starvation. It is a medical emergency that would need to be treated early.

Presentation

Abdominal pain which is usually central, nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting with occasional loss of appetite.

Some develop a fever with yellow eyes and skin.

Self-help tips

Alcohol intake should be reduced where possible.

Please avoid unnecessary medications and discuss medications with your doctor.

Treatment

This is a medical emergency and would need to be managed in the hospital.

Most people would need adequate fluid replacement with antibiotics and strict monitoring till they get better.

When to get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you have any of the above symptoms or concerns as you might need a blood test or a referral .