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Pancreas symptoms: Introduction

The pancreas has two main functions: the exocrine half helps digestion by producing digestive enzymes, and the endocrine half produces insulin and other hormones for the processing of glucose in the blood. Damage to the digestive side of the pancreas can cause various digestive symptoms and be caused by several types of pancreas damage or disease. Failure of the endocrine pancreas interferes with glucose tolerance and leads to conditions such as diabetes. Any pancreatic symptoms are serious and need medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Pancreas symptoms:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pancreas symptoms. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Pancreas symptoms

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Causes of Types of Pancreas symptoms:

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Pancreas symptoms: Symptom Checker

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Pancreas symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Pancreas symptoms

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Message Boards for Pancreas symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Pancreas symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Pancreas symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine for signs of complications of Diabetes mellitus including cataracts, diabetes retinopathy, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, Candida skin and genital infections and peripheral neuropathy
    • Examine for signs of secondary causes of hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) - e.g. Cushing's syndrome, hemochromatosis, Conn's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, Acromegaly.
    • Examine for signs of acute pancreatitis including fever, increased heart rate, pale skin, sweating, anxiety, weakness, tenderness in the upper abdomen, reduced bowel sounds and sometimes distended abdomen
    • Look for evidence of jaundice - e.g. yellows skin and sclera of eyes - may suggest cancer of the pancreas or chronic pancreatitis.
    • Abdominal examination for tenderness - e.g. tenderness in epigastric area (midline below ribs) may suggest acute or chronic pancreatitis, peptic ulceration of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, cancer of the pancreas.
  • more tests...»

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Pancreas symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pancreas symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Pancreas symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Pancreas symptoms: Deaths

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

Diabetes diagnosis and misdiagnosis (In-Depth Report): Detailed report on diabetes misdiagnoses, rare curable types, and less common diagnostic full report »

Misdiagnosis and Pancreas symptoms

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be more »

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes, particularly of Type more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of celiac disease). A variety of other more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better more »

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Pancreas symptoms: Related Rare Diseases

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Pancreas symptoms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Pancreas symptoms:

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Detailed list of causes of Pancreas symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Pancreas symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pancreas symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pancreas symptoms. Of the 271 causes of Pancreas symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 9 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 5 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 16 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 251 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pancreas symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Pancreas symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pancreas symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Pancreas symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.










  • Lupus ... hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), gestational diabetes






  • Type 1 diabetes ... Diabetic lens, Hyperinsulemia, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic gastroparesis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS), diabetic nephropathy, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Proximal Motor Neuropathy (Diabetic Amyotrophy), diabetic diarrhea
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Diabetic lens, Hyperinsulemia, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic gastroparesis, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome (HHNS), diabetic nephropathy, Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Proximal Motor Neuropathy (Diabetic Amyotrophy), diabetic diarrhea




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Causes of Pancreas symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pancreas symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pancreas symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pancreas symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Pancreas symptoms:

    Subtypes of Pancreas symptoms:

    Diabetes-like symptoms (212 causes), Pancreatitis (68 causes), Acute pancreatitis (78 causes), Pancreatic inflammation (3 causes), Glycosuria (19 causes), Diabetic Ketoacidosis (34 causes), Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (8 causes), Diabetes insipidus (40 causes), Diabetic retinopathy (9 causes), High blood sugar (55 causes), Decreased sugar tolerance in diabetics (3 causes), NIDDM (14 causes), IDDM (1 cause), Glucosuria (18 causes), Hyperglycemia (94 causes), Gestational diabetes (4 causes), Acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis (10 causes), Organ rupture (6 causes), High sphincter of oddi manometry (1 cause), Sphincter of oddi manometry (1 cause), Gradual onset of pancreatitis (7 causes), Sudden onset of pancreatitis (7 causes), Positive Chymotrypsin (3 causes), Diabetic neuropathy (13 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Pancreas symptoms:

    Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pancreas symptoms:

    Diabetes (212 causes), Gall bladder symptoms (44 causes), Epigastric pain (93 causes), Back pain (479 causes), Vomiting (2819 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Internal bleeding (22 causes), Steatorrhea (34 causes), Reduced bowel sounds (20 causes), Dehydration (284 causes), High blood pressure (398 causes)

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