Symptoms & Causes for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
What are the symptoms of EPI?
Symptoms of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) may include
- cramps, discomfort, or pain in the abdomen
- loose, greasy, bad-smelling stools
- passing excess gas, or flatulence
- weight loss
What causes EPI?
Common causes of EPI include
- chronic and acute pancreatitis
- cystic fibrosis
- pancreatic cancer
- surgery of the pancreas or upper gastrointestinal tract
Less common causes of EPI include
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