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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Could no gallbladder no appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Not unless you continue to form gall stones which get stuck in the duct to the pancreas, high triglycerides are much more common cause. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder out in September where I also had pancreatitis I keep getting a sharp pain in left side which is made worse by eating?

Had my gallbladder out in September where I also had pancreatitis I keep getting a sharp pain in left side which is made worse by eating?

LUQ pain.: Pains in the upper left abdominal quadrant could be from the stomach, spleen or tail of the pancreas. The stomach is likely in this context, or perhaps the esophagus. It would be unusual for eating food to inflame just the tail of the pancreas so I wouldn't initially think the pancreas would have any bearing here. ...Read more

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I have had pancreatitis. I believe I have it again but I am unsure how I got it. I don't drink and I haven't had a gallbladder in scene 11/11/13.

I have had pancreatitis. I believe I have it again but I am unsure how I got it. I don't drink and I haven't had a gallbladder in scene 11/11/13.

Medications plus...: Medications, be it over the counter or prescription can cause pancreatitis. Sometimes the Common Bile Duct, which is the tube that allows bile, (made in the liver), into the duodenum=first part of small intestine, can be clogged up or have a stone it too. Could also be an issue with a pancreatic duct. A repeat Ultrasound would help. Also would check u'r Triglycerides and calcium levels. ...Read more

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What happens when you have your gallbladder and your gallstones removed due 2 pancreatitis please?

What happens when you have your gallbladder and your gallstones removed due 2 pancreatitis please?

You will improve: Most likely your pancreatitis is caused by gall stones, and if source of your problem the gall stones, is taken out you will improve. It is one of the indication to remove the gall bladder and prevent dangerous pancreatitis, speak to your doctor and go for it. ...Read more

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Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Done deal?: I really do not understand the question. There are several causes of pancreatitis. Yes, ERCP is one of them. The other causes are of course gallstones, alcohol use, some medications, elevated calcium, hypertriglycerides and a slew of others. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal MRI detect gallbladder or pancreatitis issues?

Can an abdominal MRI detect gallbladder or pancreatitis issues?

Yes but not routine: But much simpler and less methods are available, rarely MRI also used for such problem if sono CT are not conclusive as an additional measure. ...Read more

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What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

Passing a gallstone.: The same thing that causes cholecystitis can cause pancreatitis, gallstones. If the gallstone simply gets stuck at the exit site of the gallbladder, it will can get inflamed. However, if the gallstone passes out of the gallbladder and gets stuck in the connecting tube system, or ducts, then it can back up the pancreas and cause pancreatitis. The bile and pancreatic ducts join together at their end. ...Read more

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1inch "pseudocyst" in body of pancreas, not sure if I ever had pancreatitis, have had it for over a year, dr wants to remove gallbladder, should i?

1inch "pseudocyst" in body of pancreas, not sure if I ever had pancreatitis, have had it for over a year, dr wants to remove gallbladder, should i?

It Depends: The presence of a pseudocyst implies a prior episode of pancreatitis; there are many possible causes of pancreatitis, of which the 2 most common are gallstones & alcoholism. If you have a known history of gallstones, a strong argument can be made to remove the gb, especially if they cause pain. If this isn't consistent w/what you were told, a second opinion may be a good idea. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm recovering from gastritis and pancreatitis and gallbladder removed. I have pain periodically when I take deep a deep breath. Cause for concern?

I'm recovering from gastritis and pancreatitis and gallbladder removed. I have pain periodically when I take deep a deep breath. Cause for concern?

Depends: You had gall stone pancreatitis, most likely due to small stones, good gall bladder was removed. If you are free of retained stones in the biliary ducts unlikely to get another attach of pancreatitis. Second concern will get fluid in the chest (effusion) see your doctor most likely will order a chest x-ray, will take couple of wks to recover. Most likely your gastritis also will subside. ...Read more

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Do lipase levels of 2400 suggest severe acute pancreatitis? I do not have a gallbladder and the reasons for my recurrent pancreatitis are unknown.

Do lipase levels of 2400 suggest severe acute pancreatitis? I do not have a gallbladder and the reasons for my recurrent pancreatitis are unknown.

This is a high: Lipase level, so, yes, I would be worried that you might have severe pancreatitis. The actual level does not correlate with severity, however, and usually an imaging study is needed to confirm the severity. Other causes are alcohol, medications, trauma, and elevated triglycerides. Consult with your doctor or GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still have pseudocysts even after 6mths from having serious pancreatitis from ercp, gallbladder removed 2mths ago, still having pain?

Probably not...: Its probable that your pancreatitis predated the ercp, & that the exam was performed to better characterize the disease. Ercp-associated pancreatitis seldom causes chronic pancreatitis, which sounds like what you describe. If this is indeed the case, talk to your doctor (who best knows your history & risks) about your next course of action. Please of course avoid any alcohol intake. Good luck to u. ...Read more

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Had her gallbladder removed a few weeks ago after a few days she came home but after a day she went bck cos she had pancreatitis what can help her gas?

Low fat and no booze: After a bout of pancreatitis, a patient should avoid fats and alcohol for at least 90 days. This would surely help. Smaller meals at first would help, as would the use of over the counter drugs which contain simethicone, e.g. Mylicon 60 and gasex. Ask you pharmacist for a recommendation, and keep in contact with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?

I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?

Some times yes: Go for follow up visit, and talk to the surgeon will evaluate, order tests, like sono, mrcp or ercop (to evaluate the biliary ducts) to see you have any gravel or small stone (s) in bile duct, a possibility. ...Read more

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Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?

Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?

Probiotics a waste: Need Questran (cholestyramine) to bind the bile acids now constantly flowing into your intestine. Also suppliment the Fat soluble vits D, E, K, A. and the B COMPLEX (water soluble) ...Read more

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I have had pancreatitis. I have no gallbladder. I have been a lot pain again. I also had CT done showed dialtion of my duct. What should I do?

I have had pancreatitis. I have no gallbladder. I have been a lot pain again. I also had CT done showed dialtion of my duct. What should I do?

Pancreas specialist: The bile duct will modestly increase in size after the removal of your gallbladder, so the dilatation per se may not be abnormal (usually not much bigger than 1 cm). However if the liver function tests are abnormal, or there is a suggestion of blockage at the end of the bile duct, you may need an ERCP to open the sphincter and remove any stones. Otherwise, see a pancreas specialist for more tests ...Read more

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Good morning. I had my gallbladder removed Friday due to pancreatitis and stones. Now I'm having trouble urinating and my right kidney is hurts more t?

Good morning. I had my gallbladder removed Friday due to pancreatitis and stones. Now I'm having trouble urinating and my right kidney is hurts more t?

Unrelated: But you want to see your doctor for assessment, anatomically, the gall bladder and the right kidney aren't related, good morning to you and best wishes ...Read more

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My wife stomach is suddenly swollen as if she is pregnant, what is this? Gallbladder surgery in the past, 2 years ago, pancreatitis before.

Could be many: Things but with prior surgery this could represent adhesions and a bowel obstruction from the prior surgery. This needs to be evaluated sooner rather than later by your doctor or in a hospital er. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed last night with pancreatitis. I went from crampy pain in lower belly to having gallbladder like pain in upper right. What is this.

I was diagnosed last night with pancreatitis. I went from crampy pain in lower belly to having gallbladder like pain in upper right. What is this.

You will need: Reevaluate by your physician call your doctor and tell you have ' nausea, fever and chills ' or go to ER You may need hospital care. ...Read more

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I've had my gallbladder removed and before that I had an ercp and ended up getting pancreatitis, I'm still having stomach pains, is this normal?

I've had my gallbladder removed and before that I had an ercp and ended up getting pancreatitis, I'm still having stomach pains, is this normal?

Can be: I would expect you to have occasional discomfort for several weeks after all of this. If no resultion follow up with your surgeon and gastroenterologist! ...Read more

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Can trouble breathing in deeply result from recent pancreatitis & gallbladder removal? How so? It seems worse after meals & I sweat also at night.

Yes: Postoperative surgical site pains can make deep breathing uncomfortable. Pancreatitis can also take days or weeks to resolve, and cause pains as well. Eat light non-fat foods and drink plenty of liquids. Walk as much as possible. Use the pain medication as prescribed. Contact your surgeon if you get fevers or cough with a lot of yellow phlegm. ...Read more

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4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?

Post operative pain: Any persistent post operative pain should be brought to your surgeon's attention. They should consider additional imaging to determine if there is any additional problem. ...Read more

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Weird upper stomach feeling 6weeks post laparoscopic gallbladder surgery & ercp pancreatitis. 3 months post Csection. Uncomfortable. No pain. NORMAL?

Possibly: Residual symptoms of pancreatitis can include some fullness and discomfort, depending on severity and cause. During the period of recovery, abstinence from alcohol, limiting fatty food intake, may limit the stress on the pancreas. Your doctor should check pancreatic enzymes to make sure they are normalizing. If there are any concerns, additional blood testing and further imaging may be necessary ...Read more

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Constant pain under ribs, fatigue, nausea, orange oily stool, cant eat. Attacks for 8 months. Gallbladder removed. Still have attacks. Pancreatitis???

Constant pain under ribs, fatigue, nausea, orange oily stool, cant eat. Attacks for 8 months. Gallbladder removed. Still have attacks. Pancreatitis???

Pain is abnormal: Your symptoms could pancreatitis, retained gallstones, hepatitis or your diet. I would see you doctor who will check your liver enzyme levels and an abdominal ultrasound. Pain is not normal and needs an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more