Pancreatitis- Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatments, Tests

Pancreatitis doctor in pune

Pancreatitis results in the inflammation of your pancreas. Acute pancreatitis occurs all of a sudden and can last for several days. Chronic pancreatitis stays for many years. Few types of pancreatitis cause complications that are life-threatening and get better with treatment.

Symptoms of Pancreatitis:

  • Acute Pancreatitis-

  1. Fever
  2. Tender and swollen abdomen.
  3. Sudden pain.
  4. Pain after eating.
  5. Vomiting and nausea.
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Rapid heart rate.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis-

  1. Weight loss without any reason.
  2. Disabling and persistent pain that spreads to the back.
  3. Oil droplets and foamy diarrhea.
  4. High blood sugar or diabetes.

Causes of Pancreatitis:

  • Acute Pancreatitis-

  1. Metabolic disorders.
  2. Drinking alcohol.
  3. Autoimmune diseases.
  4. Medications.
  5. Gallstones
  6. Trauma
  7. Surgery
  8. Infections
  • Chronic Pancreatitis-

1. Continuous use of alcohol.
2. Cystic fibrosis.
3. Pancreas disorders that run in the family.
4. High triglycerides.
5. Gallstones.
6. Medications.

Diagnosis of Pancreatitis:

For acute pancreatitis, your doctor will press the belly area to check for some tenderness. In addition, they will check if you have a fast pulse rate, low fever, and blood pressure.

To check chronic pancreatitis, doctors provide tests like MRI, CT scans, and X-rays. There can be a pancreas function test to see whether your pancreas produces digestive enzymes properly.

For diagnosing acute pancreatitis, your doctor will take a blood test to see levels of digestive enzymes like lipase and amylase. When they are high, you may suffer from acute pancreatitis. Doctors will also suggest blood tests to check liver function, calcium, blood sugar, and white blood cells.

Treatments of Pancreatitis:

Treatment for pancreatitis involves hospitalization. It also necessitates the consumption of pain medications. Surgery or endoscopic procedure will help remove the damaged parts of the pancreas, blockage, or gallstones. If your pancreas is not working well, supplemental enzymes like insulin will be required.


You can contact Dr. Ujwal Zambare to get a proper diagnosis. If you suspect pancreatitis, you can reach out to him in his clinic at Pune.