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On scale 1-10, how painful acute pancreatitis, and is the pain constant?

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In brief: Depends

Everyone is different a 10 to one patiwnt is a 2 to another patiwnt.

In brief: Depends

Everyone is different a 10 to one patiwnt is a 2 to another patiwnt.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Exceedingly

Typically, pancreatitis pain is pain induced with eating.
This is because the pancreas provides enzymes and hormones needed for digestion, and when you eat, it triggers the pancreas, worsening the inflammation. Sort of like running on an inflamed knee. Pancreatitis needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the severity and the possible need for hospital admission.

In brief: Exceedingly

Typically, pancreatitis pain is pain induced with eating.
This is because the pancreas provides enzymes and hormones needed for digestion, and when you eat, it triggers the pancreas, worsening the inflammation. Sort of like running on an inflamed knee. Pancreatitis needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the severity and the possible need for hospital admission.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 11

Pancreatitis can be an extremely painful and serious medical condition that often requires admission into the intensive care unit of the hospital.

In brief: 11

Pancreatitis can be an extremely painful and serious medical condition that often requires admission into the intensive care unit of the hospital.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Severe pain

Pancreatitis pain is constant, severe and located in the middle of the abdomen or back.
Sometimes improved by leaning forward. I think most people would rate it a 10 for the pain level.

In brief: Severe pain

Pancreatitis pain is constant, severe and located in the middle of the abdomen or back.
Sometimes improved by leaning forward. I think most people would rate it a 10 for the pain level.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pancreatitis

The pain can be constant and severe.
Are you sure it is your pancrease (pancrelipase) causing the problem? You should be calling your doctor asap to be seen today.

In brief: Pancreatitis

The pain can be constant and severe.
Are you sure it is your pancrease (pancrelipase) causing the problem? You should be calling your doctor asap to be seen today.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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