Can you die from pancreatitis?

somone I know is in the hospital. been suffering for 2 weeks. They also hold a cyst on it. How bad is this?
yes you can, pancreatitis, however if contained by hospital for 2 weeks the docs will have it under control yes, but if she is at the hospital they probably get it in time.. cyst are just sac occupied with fuild, as long as it not HUGE thats not a problem..
The amount of time a person have been " suffering" has nought to do with their outcome. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas and the cause is once in a while ever determined. People do have cysts on their pancreas' but most have something call a pseudocyst see definition here
http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/tum...
Pancreatitis can be a life threatening disease. Medical care is indispensable to manage the potential problems that can occur. Such as electrolyte imbalance from not being able to munch through without pain. Some next to pancreatitis have issues with electrolyte imbalance specifically potassium and magnesium. Pain is a big deal with this disease as it is very badly painful. There may come a time where the tolerant needs surgical intervention. It is possible to live without a pancreas, although most don't know this. See here
http://www.surg.umn.edu/diabinst/treatme...
There are support groups for population with pancreatitis and or loved ones. Look under yahoo groups and type surrounded by chronic pancreatitis and or total pancreatectomy. You will be required to join, but the support is so worth it. I lived with chronic pancreatitis for almost 11 years, it almost destroyed my energy, there is life beyond pancreatitis.
Answers:    it depends on SO many things. pancreatitis can incentive MANY complications such as metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, REALLY high blood sugar, dehydration, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, breathing complications because of the enlarged pancreas pushing on the lungs and many more problems. the knob is following doctors advice and taking prescribed medication. NO alcohol, NO fatty foods. your friend will have his or her blood sugar monitored since your pancreas produces insulin and during pancreatitis it stops or slows significantly which cause high blood sugar. the prognosis basically depends on why they own pancreatitis. it can be acute--short term or chronic-- long term. your friend may want surgery to remove the cyst. if the cyst is what is causing the pancreatitis, removing it could completely reverse it. chronic alcoholics can also have pancreatitis and very well as people with biliary hurdle. with proper medical treatment and complience your friend should be ok.
yes, but if she is at the hospital they probably get it in time.. cyst are just sac occupied with fuild, as long as it not HUGE thats not a problem..
Yes you can. Go to www.WebMd.com & read up on it & of course telephone your doctor. You sure can, my Mum did, five years ago - VERY serious disease!