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can you get pancreatitis without a gallbladder

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
RUQ discomfort: There could be adhesions from old gall bladder removal or some narrowing of the sphincter as a cause of your right upper abdominal discomfort usually ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not often: But can happen, you need to avoid alcohol, excessive fatty meals and other dietary measures, .. see a gastroenterologist for evaluation, you can start ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Probably not: Appendix usually not related to pancreatitis. Gallstones are common cause of pancreatitis with blockage of bile duct, stopping pancreatic enzymes fr ... Read More
Dr. Peter Mowschenson
48 years experience General Surgery
No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
43 years experience Radiology
Unrelated: Absence of the appendix or gallbladder have no effect on development of pancreatitis.
A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
LUQ pain.: Pains in the upper left abdominal quadrant could be from the stomach, spleen or tail of the pancreas. The stomach is likely in this context, or perha ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Medications plus...: Medications, be it over the counter or prescription can cause pancreatitis. Sometimes the Common Bile Duct, which is the tube that allows bile, (made ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
You will improve: Most likely your pancreatitis is caused by gall stones , and if source of your problem the gall stones , is taken out you will improve. It is one of t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Done deal?: I really do not understand the question. There are several causes of pancreatitis. Yes, ERCP is one of them. The other causes are of course gallstones ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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May have C.R.A.P.: That Chronic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis. See gastroenterologist for MRI of Pancrease (pancrelipase) and repeat ERCP. May need Child's 90% Pancreatic ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes but not routine: but much simpler and less methods are available , rarely MRI also used for such problem if sono CT are not conclusive as an additional measure.

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