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How is pancreatitis treated?

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Initial treatment of acute pancreatitis includes pain control, hydration, and nutritional support. If you have an attack of acute pancreatitis, you may get strong drugs for pain. You may have to have your stomach drained with a tube placed through the nose. If the attack is prolonged, you may be fed and hydrated through an IV.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

Merck.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

Merck.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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