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Can something besides gallstones cause pancreatitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: The most common cause of pancreatitis is gallstones; alcoholism is a close-second. There is a laundry list of very rare causes of pancreatitis including certain medications, anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas, very high triglyceride levels, etc.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: There are many causes of pancreatitis. Alcohol intake, hyperlipidemia and medication are other common causes.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes: Alcohol abuse is the most common cause followed by gallstones. Trauma to the abdomen, some drugs, a blocked pancreatic duct for a variety of reasons, and congenital conditions may also cause pancreatitis

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