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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is chronic pancreatitis?

Chronic pancreatitis is prolonged and long-term inflammatory disease of the pancreas that results in severe damage of the pancreas. Scar tissue may form over time and your pancreas will not be able to produce certain enzymes and hormones required by your body. Chronic pancreatitis can be caused by alcohol, immune system diseases or obstruction of the pancreatic duct.

Symptoms related to chronic pancreatitis

  • Abdominal pain

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • History of diabetes or pre-diabetes

  • Stomach feels bloated

  • Recent weight loss

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

Questions your doctor may ask to check for chronic pancreatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose chronic pancreatitis

  • Do you have abdominal pain (stomach ache)?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes?

  • Do you feel that your abdomen (stomach) is bloated or has a lot of gas?

  • Have you lost weight recently?

Treatment for chronic pancreatitis

Treatment for chronic pancreatitis is aimed at reducing your pain and improving your digestive function with medication.

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