Call your doctor immediately if you have severe belly (abdominal)
pain with vomiting that does not go away after a few
hours, or mild to moderate pain that does not improve with home treatment after
a couple of days. These symptoms may be caused by
Pancreatitis can be a severe, potentially
life-threatening illness. It is not appropriate to take a wait-and-see
approach, which is called watchful waiting, if you have severe pain in the
upper area of the abdomen that does not go away in a few hours.
Who to see
The following health professionals can
diagnose and treat pancreatitis:
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 24, 2013
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