B26.3: Mumps pancreatitis
You have mumps. The mumps virus has also spread to your pancreas.
Mumps is caused by viruses. With mumps, your face swells up in front of and behind your ear. Both sides of your face may be affected. Your face may then be painful. You may also get a fever.
The mumps virus has inflamed your pancreas. The pancreas is tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces messenger substances. The messenger substances control the sugar level in the blood. The pancreas also produces a fluid that is released into the intestines. This fluid contains substances that are important for the digestion of fats, proteins and sugars. When your pancreas is inflamed, you may have bad stomach pain. You may also feel nauseated and may vomit.
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