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What causes pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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


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What causes pancreatitis ?

Few common causes: The most common causes are gallstones, chronic alcohol use, high triglycerides, and a few different medications. ...Read more

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Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?

Will taking certain medications cause pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis : Yes some medications can give pancreatitis. However we always like to rule out stone disease and alcohol. ...Read more

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Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Yes.: Many different drugs have been listed as possible causes of otherwise unexplained pancreatitis. A recent review article of this subject looked at the 100 most prescribed medications in the US and found that 44 of them have been implicated as possible causes of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

What causes pancreatitis? Does food cause pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis.: Although there are many potential causes of acute pancreatitis. the most common are alcohol and gallstones. Pancreatitis is not usually caused by eating particular foods, although food may make it worse if it is already present. If you feel you may be having pancreatitis, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happened to me that could have caused pancreatitis?

Many things: Commonly gallstones or alcohol use can cause it. Also high cholesterol, some medicines or even bites from some arachnids (spiders and scorpions). ...Read more

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Can stress cause pancreatitis?

No: Pancreatitis can be caused by too much alcohol, greatly elevated triglycerides, and tuberculosis as well as and e. Coli infection. It is not brought on directly by stress. ...Read more

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Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

No, I have: Never heard of a patient whose colonic diverticultis caused pancreatitis. In a rare cases, duodenal diverticula can cause pancreatitis, but this is really rare. ...Read more

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How does hypercalcaemia cause pancreatitis?

Conjecture: Nobody really knows but some suggest that hypercalcemia induces pancreatic injury via a secretory block, accumulation of secretory proteins, and possibly activation of enzymes that begin to digest the pancreas. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatitis in children and how to treat it?

What causes pancreatitis in children and how to treat it?

Many causes: In a child, the most likely cause would be post-infectious pancreatitis. Several viral infections can lead to pancreatitis. Other causes include meds, gallstones, cystic fibrosis, and hereditary or autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, but the principles of management include aggressive IV fluid, bowel rest, pain control, and often hospitalization. ...Read more