A 23-year-old female asked:
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if you have a previous history of pancreatitis not caused by alcohol, how does drinking alcohol affect that?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
More prone to pancre: While you may have had pancreatitis from other causes (gallstones come to mind), if you drink alcohol - especially to excess -then you can only cause further pancreatic problems. Best not to "tickle the tiger", knowing that the pancreas has caused you pain & discomfort before & that it is prone to it. Docs won't know if future panc is from aIcohol or other causes. Drink modestly if you have to dri
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

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