Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Acute Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis Causes and Sudden Death

Over the course of this site we have covered acute and chronic conditions of pancreatitis without going into much detail about the condition known as ‘hemorrhagic acute pancreatitis’. Hemorrhagic acute pancreatitis is inflammation that can lead to death of pancreatic tissue, essentially this commonly leads to various forms of lesions and internal bleeding. This is caused by an acute condition being complicated by the rupture of a vessel in the pancreas which can therefore spread.

The normal symptoms occur with those suffering from a hemorrhagic condition and these include digestive problems, orange colored stools, bloating and jaundice. These are quite similar to normal acute pancreatitis symptoms however the next complications I mention show how serious the ‘hemorrhagic condition’ is.

The following complications can occur:

- A person suffering from acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis can deteriorate and eventually fall into a coma.
- Respiratory failure can also occur.
- Breathing difficulties can be extreme.

A patient suffering hemorrhaging needs professional medical help as soon as possible. Reading up about this topic has scared me, since I have suffered from acute pancreatitis in the past. This is the most extreme of complications which can occur from an acute condition. It seems that this form of complication leads to a high mortality rate, which I am unfortunately obliged to write.

From the various medical sources I have researched on this topic tonight death can be sudden. Usually hemorrhaging is found in the autopsy of a patient. I will post more information on this topic in the future as the seriousness of this complication is scary and information could be useful to spread the word about the severity of this condition.

The hemorrhaging can often be caused by pancreatic necrosis and the infected necrosis is commonly caused by bacteria. I would provide further medical terms however as a non-medical expert these are difficult to understand and produce advice on. Understanding pancreatic necrosis and the formation of abscesses will also be covered in future posts.

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