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If your pancreas suddenly becomes irritated or inflamed, you have acute pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is often very painful. Emergency medical treatment is usually needed.
SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE PANCREATITIS
Severe pain in your upper abdomen to your back
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal swelling and tenderness
Shallow, fast breathing
TREATING ACUTE PANCREATITIS
If you have acute pancreatitis, you may be in the hospital for a few days. For part of this time, you likely won't be allowed to eat or drink. This lets your pancreas rest and heal. You will receive nutrition and fluids through an intravenous (IV) line. Medications are given to help ease any pain.