There is a condition called SOD - sphincter of Oddi dysfunction - that is the result of spasms of the common bile duct or the sphincter - the muscular opening to the duodenum of the bile duct. The symptoms resemble a severe gallbladder attack, and during an attack the liver and pancreatic enzyme levels are raised - so blood tests have to be done within about 12 hours of an attack.
The spasms do not lead to gastritis, unless bile is being refluxed into the stomach..
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