Should I talk to my doctor about my acute pancreatitis symptoms?

Acute pancreatitis is a potentially fatal condition. If you are experiencing severe pain in the upper abdomen, particularly if you cannot find a position that makes it go away, you should seek emergency treatment. In mild cases, the death rate is less than five percent. In serious cases, the death rate can reach as high as 50 percent. Treatment for this condition requires hospitalization and possibly intensive care for severe cases. The individual may need intravenous pain relievers, fluids, and nutrition.

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