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Pancreatitis directory

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, which sits behind the stomach. The pancreas plays an important role in helping you digest food. Pancreatitis may be caused by gallstones, genetics, infections, injury, certain medications or heavy alcohol use. Symptoms include pain in the upper abdominal area, which may spread to the back and get worse after eating, and nausea and vomiting. Pancreatitis is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pancreatitis develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it and much more.

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