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A 27-year-old female asked:

I don't drink much but was diagnosed with pancreatitis and hyperthyroidism can one be causing the other? have just had a baby can that cause this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 35 years experience
No: I am not aware of any link between hyperthyroidism and pancreatitis. There are medications that can cause pancreatitis. Also, having gall stones can cause pancreatitis and pregnancy can cause gall stones. There is also a rare condition of autoimmune pancreatitis and hyperthyroidism is also an autoimmune disease. So in that way, they could be linked.
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Unrelated: These are unrelated problems. Pancreatitis is not always associated with alcohol use. It can also be caused by gallstones blocking the main bile and pancreas duct.
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Last updated Jan 3, 2013

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