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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can i drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? due to gallstones and ercp. it's been one month. healthy

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
I would avoid it...: Alcohol could be a trigger to develop pancreatitis. If you are make the decision to have it anyway, should be done in very small amounts since it could exacerbate your symptoms.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Seeking permission on the internet from strangers is definitely not wise or appropriate. Good answer dr. R.
May 20, 2014
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks!
May 20, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes.....and no: While your pancreatitis was due to gallstones and/or the ERCP used to clear your bile duct ......alcohol is a common cause of pancreatitis......but usually in large quantities. Moderation is key....would not exceed 2 drinks daily more than 2-3 times per week........if that.
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