Acute Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas with high degrees of pain which could also be life threatening at times. It is caused due to stones in the gallbladder. The pain is severe and begins from the abdomen right up to the back. The common symptoms are swollen abdomen, high pulse, fever along with nausea.
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS DIAGNOSED?
Along with details of medical history, rigorous physical examination, the symptoms are diagnosed by various tests which include: · Transabdominal ultrasound · Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) · Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) · Computerized tomography (CT)
HOW IS ACUTE PANCREATITIS TREATED?
IV Fluids are the preferred method of treatment in Gastroenterology, along with pain medication. A patient may also have to undergo surgery or get admitted to the ICU for further observation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Acute Pancreatitis is caused mainly due to formation of gallstones by high consumption of alcohol. It can be treated with fasting and fluid rehydration. The treatment, if ignored could lead to pancreatic cancer.