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How come I have pancreatitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely genetic

Most common causes of pancreatitis include gall stones that block the outlet of the pancrease, (pancrelipase) alcohol use, and side effect of medication.
Less commonly is: idiopathic (meaning we do not yet know why it has occured), autoimmune, and genetic pancreatitis.

In brief: Rarely genetic

Most common causes of pancreatitis include gall stones that block the outlet of the pancrease, (pancrelipase) alcohol use, and side effect of medication.
Less commonly is: idiopathic (meaning we do not yet know why it has occured), autoimmune, and genetic pancreatitis.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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Tejas Ozarkar
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pancreatitis

There are many different things that can cause pancreatitis - gallstones blocking gallbladder ducts, high triglycerides, alcoholism.
Though there is genetic predisposition to get pancreatitis, lifestyle, most times, has a very large role. If you ever feel a pancreatitis attack (extreme nausea, pain above the stomach and in the back), report to your local er.

In brief: Pancreatitis

There are many different things that can cause pancreatitis - gallstones blocking gallbladder ducts, high triglycerides, alcoholism.
Though there is genetic predisposition to get pancreatitis, lifestyle, most times, has a very large role. If you ever feel a pancreatitis attack (extreme nausea, pain above the stomach and in the back), report to your local er.
Tejas Ozarkar
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