What Is the Color of Poop with Pancreatitis?

Q:
What Is the Color of Poop with Pancreatitis?

A:
Pancreatitis is inflammation in the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen.

Acute pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain that radiates to your back
  • Abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
  • Fever
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tenderness when touching the abdomen
Chronic pancreatitis signs and symptoms include:
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea, see picture below)

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