A 25-year-old female asked:
what are the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis? is flattulance one of them? is low lipase levels one?
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pancreatitis can be acute and chronic. Acute pancreatitis is life threatening, its major symptom is abdominal pain and will typically present with a very high lipase. Chronic pancreatitis will present with bouts of recurrent abdominal pain and may associate flatulence. Pancreatic insufficiency, specifically lipase, may cause flatulence also. Dietary changes along with enzyme replacement may help.
Answered on Jan 11, 2020
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