Pancreatic Cancer; 10 Silent Signs & Symptoms

2. Nausea and vomiting

The pancreas has a vital role in digestion. The pancreatic juice travels through the pancreatic duct, and it is released along with bile from the gallbladder into the intestines, where it aids digestion and fights the acidity of the stomach acid in the duodenum. An alteration to this vital organ would also cause digestive symptoms, including nausea and vomiting. The mucosal lining of the duodenum is not the same as the protective layer in the stomach, and not having enough pancreatic juice after an alteration to the normal function of the pancreas would cause increased acidity in the first portion of the small intestine, and extensive damage with vomiting, acid reflux, and other problems. Additionally, a reduction in the digestive enzymes would lead to indigestion and bloating, even after a light meal.