Woman is holding her stomach because of abdominal pain and a doctor is beside her holding a glass of water
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, the gland located in the abdomen behind the stomach and next to the small intestine. Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis include abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, and more.

Fever and Feeling Very Sick

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3. Fever and Feeling Very Sick

In acute pancreatitis, fever develops within hours after the pain starts, and can go as high as 100-101 F. The person may feel and look very sick, sweat profusely, experience significant changes in blood pressure (either too high or too low), feel lethargic and confused, and may even lose consciousness. Their pulse rate may go up and their breathing may become rapid.

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