A 37-year-old female asked:
what causes pancreatitis?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many causes: In pancreatitis, enzymes become activated while still in the pancreas, irritating pancreatic cells, causing inflammation and signs and symptoms associated with pancreatitis.Many causes: alcoholism, gallstones, abdominal surgery, certain medications, cigarette smoking, high triglycerides, hypercalcemia, family history of pancreatitis, high levels of
hyperparathyroidism, infection, trauma, cystic fibrosis.
General Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes: Alcohol, gallstones, elevated lipids in the blood, some drugs, trauma, and congenital conditions account for most cases of pancreatitis.
Integrative Medicine 22 years experience
Few common causes: The most common causes are gallstones, chronic alcohol use, high triglycerides, and a few different medications.
A 31-year-old member asked:
What would be the most likely cause for pancreatitis?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Transplant Surgery 20 years experience
Gallstones, alcohol: In the U.S. The most common causes of acute pancreatitis are gallstones or alcohol. Other common causes are high blood lipids or certain medications. I always tell my patients that sometimes alcohol even in reasonable amounts can cause pancreatitis. It doesn't always have to occur in alcoholics.
A 62-year-old member asked:
What causes episodes of pancreatitis?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many causes. : Common causes to pancreatitis include elevated triglycerides, alcohol consumption, and gall stones. This is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment.
A 25-year-old male asked:
How does hypercalcaemia cause pancreatitis?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Pancreatitis causes: Hypercalcemia (h) is not a known cause of acute pancreatitis (p). P is most commonly caused by alcoholism or gall stones. Other causes can be due to drugs and high triglyceride levels. H, however, is not recognized as a cause of p.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?
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Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Pancreatitis : Yes some medications can give pancreatitis. However we always like to rule out stone disease and alcohol.
A 56-year-old female asked:
How does pancreatitis act? Does it cause bloating?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Not typically: Most common manifestations of pancreatitis include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
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