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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Mowschenson
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Probably not

Appendix usually not related to pancreatitis.
Gallstones are common cause of pancreatitis with blockage of bile duct, stopping pancreatic enzymes from going to small intestine and forcing them back into the pancreas. The enzymes then begin to irritate the cells of the pancreas, causing the inflammation associated with pancreatitis. Often cholecystectomy will help prevent recurrent pancreatitis.

In brief: Probably not

Appendix usually not related to pancreatitis.
Gallstones are common cause of pancreatitis with blockage of bile duct, stopping pancreatic enzymes from going to small intestine and forcing them back into the pancreas. The enzymes then begin to irritate the cells of the pancreas, causing the inflammation associated with pancreatitis. Often cholecystectomy will help prevent recurrent pancreatitis.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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