Hi, Im a 26 year old male and i've been treated for pancreatitis. I was not a drinker only an odd one or two maybe in a month. The doctor told me no more alcahol but i find it hard to beleive that alcahol (so little amounts) can be the cause of my pancreatitis. I'd really like to enjoy a beer or two like i used to but am affrid of the outcome. I've been totally sober for over 2 years now. Is there anything i can do to help this? They found no stones or any other issue's just told me that alcahol was the factor and to quit. Im still having small attacks though. Please help me sort this out.
Unfortunately, although your pancreatitis may not have been caused by alcohol, you would still be risking a potential recurrence of pancreatitis each time you consume alcohol. Unfortunately, it is not possible for me to tell you how great that risk is, however.
If you haven't already done so, you might wish to see a Gastroenterologist with particular expertise in pancreatitis, so that other potential causes for your pancreatic inflammation can be considered.
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