In this article, we will discuss about the Sign and Symptoms of acute pancreatitis. So, let’s gets started.
Sign and Symptoms
Severe and abrupt epigastric (upper abdominal) pain which commonly radiates to the back. Pain can also be dull, boring in character and is deep seated. Pain alleviates with knee flexion in sitting position or knee flexion in supine position.
Nausea and vomiting
Abdominal distention, tenderness, guarding, and rigidity along with absent bowel sounds
Low grade fever along with restlessness and anxiety
Chest examination reveals rales, atelectasis, pleural effusion with elevated level of amylase in pleural fluid. Signs of pneumonitis or ARDS may also be present.
Grey-turner’s sign (brown discoloration of the flank), and Cullen’s sign (bluish-brown discoloration of the periumbilical region)
Erythematous skin nodules
A palpable mass may also be present.