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Can pancreatitis make your legs, feet and hands swell?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Kinda

Pancreatitis can be severe.
There is no specific magic bullet rx. Central to rx is fluid replacement. Ipancreatitis can cause multiorgan system failure; acute kidney failure (fluid retention), heart failure (fluid retention), clotting problems, lung inflammation, infection, systemic inflammatory response syndrome- fluid retention. All can lead to swelling, which improves if pancreas improves.

In brief: Kinda

Pancreatitis can be severe.
There is no specific magic bullet rx. Central to rx is fluid replacement. Ipancreatitis can cause multiorgan system failure; acute kidney failure (fluid retention), heart failure (fluid retention), clotting problems, lung inflammation, infection, systemic inflammatory response syndrome- fluid retention. All can lead to swelling, which improves if pancreas improves.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Pancreatitis

Yes. Your blood protein level may go down, causing the swelling.
Many other causes as well. Get seen by a gastroenterologist asap.

In brief: Pancreatitis

Yes. Your blood protein level may go down, causing the swelling.
Many other causes as well. Get seen by a gastroenterologist asap.
Dr. Alain Ades
Dr. Alain Ades
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