Symptoms of a pancreatic problem
- Abdominal / Back Pain
- Reduced Appetite
- Greasy stools
- Weight loss
Obstructing the bile duct system. This is the most common cause we see in hospital.
An uncommon type of cancer that develops inside the pancreas (a gland that helps with the digestion of food). An ERCP may be needed to treat this and unblock the bile duct (sometimes by placing a stent) to improve the jaundice.
Jaundice refers to a raised levels of a substance called bilirubin in the blood. This in turn causes yellow discolouration to the skin and the white part of your eyes can turn yellow. Some patients find that their skin is very itchy, their urine turns a dark colour and may experience pale stools. There are lots of causes for jaundice, but the pancreas team, deal with jaundice caused by obstruction of the bile ducts. An example of causes include: