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Pancreas A gland about 6 inches long Shaped like a thin pear lying on its side. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, Middle section is called the body, Narrow end is called the tail. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine. It cannot be felt during a physical exam Located behind other organs like the stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and small intestine. by Mind Map: Pancreas A gland about 6 inches long  Shaped like a thin pear lying on its side.  The wider end of the pancreas is called the head,  Middle section is called the body,  Narrow end is called the tail.  The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine.  It cannot be felt during a physical exam   Located behind other organs like the  stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and small intestine.
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Pancreas A gland about 6 inches long Shaped like a thin pear lying on its side. The wider end of the pancreas is called the head, Middle section is called the body, Narrow end is called the tail. The pancreas lies behind the stomach and in front of the spine. It cannot be felt during a physical exam Located behind other organs like the stomach, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and small intestine.

Symptoms B

Jaundice

Abdominal Pain.

Unintended Weight Loss

Nausea/Vomiting

Itchy skin

Changes in Stool and Urine Colour

Sudden onset of diabetes

Symptoms A

Unusual thirst

Frequent urination

Weight change (gain or loss)

Extreme fatigue

Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal

Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet

Diagnostic Testing B

* Abdominal ultrasound: Useful test for individuals with abdominal pain and jaundice.

This is the test of choice to help diagnose pancreatic cancer.

* Percutaneous biopsy: This refers to a biopsy performed by inserting a needle through the skin into the body.

* Endoscopic biopsy: A gastroenterologist performs this procedure by inserting a flexible tube with a camera at the tip (called an endoscope) through the mouth, into the stomach, and then into the duodenum.

Diagnostic Testing A

* Fasting blood sugar test. A blood sample will be taken after an overnight fast.

* Random blood sugar test. A blood sample will be taken at a random time.

Lycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months.

Results B

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Results A

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