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Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,
It sounds like your wife might have pancreatitis in her pregnancy.
Fortunately she is only at 20 weeks and the risk of going into labor at this time in low.
Having said that, pancreatitis can vary in severity and occasionally needs surgery in order to resolve.
You can have fairly simple blood tests done to rule out pancreatitis while avoiding the need to pay for an ER visit, CT scan, admission etc.
I would try to get in to a clinic who can perform these tests ASAP but if she feels worse or pain is unbearable I would take her to the ER.
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