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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Can drinking alcohol irritate gall stones?

Can drinking alcohol irritate gall stones?

Absolutely: Alcohol is a well known risk factor for liver disease and particularly pancreatitis. The gallbladder, particularly, sick one reacts unpredictably to alcohol ingestion and may very well trigger a biliary colic and worse case scenario, pancreatitis, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Mild chronic pancreatits, not coused by gallstones or alcohol abuse. I do not drink and no stones seen in an ultrasound. What could be the couse?

Idiopathic: That is s medical term for unknown cause. Many times the etiology of chronic recurrent pancreatitis is unknown. Also sometimes pancreatitis can be related to elevated blood triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink a glass of wine if I have gall stones/gall bladder problems?

Is it okay to drink a glass of wine if I have gall stones/gall bladder problems?

Maybe: Obviously avoid alcohol if it causes any pain or discomfort. Best treatment for gall stones is have a laparscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) which in good medical centers is performed as a day surgery procedure. Red wine can increase gall bladder symptoms. Alcohol/wine can irritate a sensetive bladder, specially ic patients. Why consume it if results are unpleasant? ...Read more

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Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?

Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?

Best to be moderate: in your alcohol consumption. The CT suggests that your pancreas has some scarring, or is in the process of healing from, pancreatitis. That might have been from the gallstones you've had removed, or it could be from excessive alcohol consumption or high cholesterol, to name a few. As your pancreas is healing it is best to avoid alcohol to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol will I have gallstones?

Can I drink alcohol will I have gallstones?

Gallstone factors: Gallstones are linked to chronic liver disease (stones usually of pigment type), but also reflect low hdl/high triglycerides, genetics, age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, drugs, low fiber, tpn, diabetes, hemolysis, pregnancy, primary biliary diseases. Factors in stone formation include: bile supersaturated with cholesterol, nucleation of cholesterol crystals, & impaired gallbladder function. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol if its suspected I have gallstones?

Can i drink alcohol if its suspected I have gallstones?

Yes, but: I know of no contraindication as to alcohol and gall stones. Fatty foods is a non-no! certainly moderation is the name of the game as excess of alcohol drinking is detrimental to your health. As and additional advise the presence of gall stones is a clear indication for their removal in my humble opinion as complication could be quite nasty. Check with your md! ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol again after acute pancreatitis? Due to gallstones and ercp. It's been one month. Healthy

I would avoid it...: Alcohol could be a trigger to develop pancreatitis. If you are make the decision to have it anyway, should be done in very small amounts since it could exacerbate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more