Pancreatitis After Gallbladder Surgery?

Question

Asked by erector

Pancreatitis After Gallbladder Surgery?

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

Answer

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!

Answered by Karen Lee Richards