Why Do Gallstones Cause Pancreatitis


Pancreatitis refers to the inflammation of pancreas that may cause severe abdominal pain. Although there are several reasons for the development of this medical condition, gallstones are a major reason behind somebody having pancreatitis. Gallstones are formed in human gallbladder. These mostly pass out to a person’s duodenum through the bile duct. However, the problem of pancreatitis occurs when these gallstones sometimes are stuck while passing through the bile duct. These can also be stuck at a place where the bile duct opens in the duodenum. When this blockage happens, pancreatic enzymes are unable to travel and cannot reach the small intestine.

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