View Full Version : What's the difference between gastritis & pancreatitis?

12-01-2016, 05:43 PM
I have had many episodes of burning stomach pain, bloating, chest pain, cramping, indigestion like no other, diarrhea and palpitations. Had an endoscopy and the Dr diagnosed bile refux (from gallbladder removal) with gastritis. He gave me Carafate to use as needed. It helps whenever I get these attacks. My question is this: What is the difference between gastritis and pancreatitis? Is this pancreatitis? He never tested for it. I am also diabetic and my sugars are out of control. Barely eating a thing. :(


12-01-2016, 09:25 PM
Well from my experience pancreatitis is inflimation of the pancreas and Gastritis is inflamation of the stomach. When I had left side pain I thought maybe pancreas but turned out it was Gastritis.