Signs of a Pancreatic Cyst

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Many people with pancreatic cysts have no symptoms. For those who do experience them, signs vary based on the cyst’s size and location. Symptoms may include:

• Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) or blood abnormalities, which are common when cysts are located near the head of the pancreas.

• Nausea and vomiting, which can occur when the duodenum (the area where the pancreas connects to the small intestine) is compressed.

• Abdominal pain, which can be caused by inflammation of the pancreas.

Although symptoms aren’t an indication of cancer, schedule a visit with your doctor to have them checked out.