The main symptom of sudden (acute)
pancreatitis is sudden moderate to severe
pain in the
upper area of the belly (abdomen). Sometimes the pain is mild. But the pain
may feel as though it bores through the abdomen to the back. Sitting up or
leaning forward sometimes reduces the pain. Other symptoms of an attack of
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May 24, 2013
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