- Pain in upper part of abdomen that goes to back
- Nausea & vomiting
- Reduced urine output
- Blood tests such as Amylase, Lipase etc.
- USG Abdomen
- CT Scan of the abdomen
Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the doctor will advise you hospital admission & treatment. The initial treatment involves providing adequate fluid support, pain medications & other supportive medication. Some patients may need ICU admission.
The treatment depends entirely upon the level of damage to the pancreas. The doctor typically looks for damage to the main duct of pancreas on a CT Scan. If the duct is damaged then your doctor will advise you an operation.
The surgery depends upon the part of pancreas damaged. Depending upon the judgment of the treating doctor a part of pancreas along with spleen may be removed during the operation.