I had two sonograms within the last two years at two different hospitals that reflected an enlarged gallbladder full of stones and wall thickening. I recently went to the hospital and the sonogram came back normal. No gallstones, enlargement or thickening of the wall. Nice crisp pictures. I had a second opinion three days later at another hospital. Same results except they diagnosed me with pancreatitis. I could not get an appointment with the GI for two weeks. I still have another week to go. I am having some pain in my chest and fullness. They also did a stress test and those results were negative. My abdomen is huge. What do you think. Can they just disappear and can't gallstones cause pancreatitis? I do not drink alcohol at all.
Pancreatitis is probably the deadliest complication of gallbladder disease. In the US, more than 95% of the pancreatitis is caused by either alcohol or gallstones. The fact that you had pancreatitis in the absence of alcohol and a history of any abnormality on ultrasound would indicate a cholecystectomy.
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