A to Z: Pancreatitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas that can cause severe belly pain and vomiting.pancreatitis, pancreas, belly pain, diabetes complications, gall bladder, vomiting, severe stomach pain, severe belly pain, stomach ache, stomachache, stomach hurts, belly, inflammation, glands, organs, a to z, definitions, glossary12/05/201204/11/201909/02/2019b506756c-3fe7-46ce-8c45-5c991e403877https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pancreatitis.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pancreatitis.html/">Pancreatitis</a> is an&nbsp;inflammation of the pancreas that can cause severe abdominal (belly) pain and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The pancreas produces enzymes that help <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/">digest</a> food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. In pancreatitis, tissues that make enzymes are damaged and fail to produce new enzymes.</p> <p>Pancreatitis can be acute (develops suddenly and lasts for a few days) or chronic (develops gradually and keeps coming back). Most kids and teens with pancreatitis have the acute type.</p> <p>Symptoms usually get better on their own within a few days. Treatment, if needed, might include&nbsp;switching to a low-fat diet with plenty of fluids (which is less likely to irritate the pancreas and can help it heal faster) and receiving intravenous (IV) fluids and pain medication.</p> <p>Pancreatitis usually goes away quickly, with no permanent damage to the pancreas.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Symptoms of pancreatitis are similar to those of a stomach bug, so it's important to know the difference. Unlike with a stomach bug, acute pancreatitis will cause severe pain in the upper abdomen that makes standing or sitting upright difficult. After the first 2 days, the pain usually gets worse.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Blood Test: AmylaseAn amylase test may be done if a child has signs of a problem with the pancreas, such as belly pain, nausea, or vomiting. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-amylase.html/b026e4f0-08e2-47a2-a583-11d87f153389
Blood Test: LipaseA lipase test may be done if a child has signs of a problem with the pancreas, such as belly pain, nausea, or vomiting. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-lipase.html/4dc01edd-bfc6-44d7-a4f7-ada860e1dd2c
Definition: PancreasThe pancreas is a long, flat gland that lies in the abdomen behind the stomach.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pancreas.html/02bf9c19-44ed-478b-80c3-3aa870a5f7fd
PancreatitisPancreatitis is sometimes mistaken for a stomach virus because symptoms can include fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Symptoms usually get better on their own, but sometimes treatment is needed.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pancreatitis.html/59694cc8-5405-4e96-9066-7dbcf1e1183a
Word! PancreasThe pancreas is a long, flat gland in your belly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-pancreas.html/7cd4c45d-2be1-438c-97d4-40e9530cbc74