Bloating and indigestion
Pancreatitis affects the normal gastrointestinal function obstructing the intestinal transit, an ileus in the stomach and the intestines, nutrient absorption problems, and imbalances in the levels of acidity in the gastrointestinal tract. Altogether, all of these factors contribute to a feeling of indigestion and bloating after eating. Most patients report a dull and continuous abdominal pain that exacerbates closely after eating their meal. These patients are often found with abdominal distention in up to 65% of cases.