• erector erector
    July 10, 2009
    Chronic pancreatitis after gallbladder surgery?
    erector erector
    July 10, 2009

    Is there any relation to having gallbladder and bile duct removed and then developing pancreatitis?

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2009

    I'm afraid I don't know enough about this to give you a definitive answer.  I do know there is a close relationship between the gallbladder, bile ducts and the pancreas.  I've also come across other discussions where people are talking about developing pancreatitis shortly before or after gallbladder surgery.  But whether there's a direct cause and effect relationship, I just don't know.

     

    I do know there is something called gallstone pancreatitis in which a stone gets lodged in the pancreas duct.  Here's a link to an article about biliary tract disorders, gallbladder disorders and gallstone pancreatitis that may be helpful:  http://www.gi.org/patients/gihealth/biliary.asp

     

    Here are some links on our site that might also be helpful to you:

     

    Pancreatitis (overview)

    8 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

    Can You Taste the Fat in Your Food?

     

    Best of luck to you!


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