Nausea and vomiting
Patients with severe nausea and vomiting plus abdominal pain in the upper portion of the abdomen should be immediately screened for pancreatitis. Nausea and vomiting are both very common in this ailment, which affects the normal gastrointestinal function and creates an inflammatory state that triggers nausea and reduces bowel movements.
In patients with pancreatitis, there is an obstruction to the normal propulsive ability of the intestines, which is clinically named ileus. Similar to what happens in intestinal obstructions, the reduction of intestinal transit slows down the function of the stomach and makes patients feel sick, triggering vomiting as well.