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Can something besides gallstones cause pancreatitis?

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In brief: Many causes

Alcohol abuse is the most common cause followed by gallstones.
Trauma to the abdomen, some drugs, a blocked pancreatic duct for a variety of reasons, and congenital conditions may also cause pancreatitis

In brief: Many causes

Alcohol abuse is the most common cause followed by gallstones.
Trauma to the abdomen, some drugs, a blocked pancreatic duct for a variety of reasons, and congenital conditions may also cause pancreatitis
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Yes

There are many causes of pancreatitis.
Alcohol intake, hyperlipidemia and medication are other common causes.

In brief: Yes

There are many causes of pancreatitis.
Alcohol intake, hyperlipidemia and medication are other common causes.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Yes.

The most common cause of pancreatitis is gallstones; alcoholism is a close-second.
There is a laundry list of very rare causes of pancreatitis including certain medications, anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas, very high triglyceride levels, etc.

In brief: Yes.

The most common cause of pancreatitis is gallstones; alcoholism is a close-second.
There is a laundry list of very rare causes of pancreatitis including certain medications, anatomical abnormalities of the pancreas, very high triglyceride levels, etc.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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