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A 23-year-old female asked:

Could pancreatitis cause chest pain as well as back pain? my previous question said i had upper back pain worsening with alcohol use.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lance Berger
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes. Seek help: If you are still drinking despite the very serious consequence of pancreatitis, then you should seek help from a qualified professional.
Dr. Mohamad Ali
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Acute pancreatitis can present with chest pain, upper back pain or even shoulder pain. Most common is abdominal pain.

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