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Pancreatic Pseudocyst


A pancreatic pseudocyst is a sac of fluid on or near your pancreas.


Follow up with your gastroenterologist as directed:

You may need more tests. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Do not drink alcohol:

Alcohol may make your symptoms worse. Alcohol can also cause a pseudocyst to occur again. Ask your healthcare provider if you need help quitting.

Contact your healthcare provider or gastroenterologist if:

  • You have a fever.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • Your heart is beating faster than normal, or you are breathing faster than normal.
  • Your pain worsens, or your abdomen feels hard.
  • You have chest pain or feel short of breath.
  • You feel dizzy or are sweating more than normal.
  • Your lips or nails turn blue.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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