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A 29-year-old member asked:

Does chronic pancreatitis affect those who do not drink?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Yes: Yes there other causes like certain medication, high triglycerides, bile duct stones etc.
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Absolutely: There are many causes for pancreatitis besides alcohol use. Gall stones, certain medications, cigarette smoking, CF, infection, family history, previous abdominal surgery, abdominal injury - to name a few.
Last updated Nov 9, 2014

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