Gallstone Pancreatitis in Thibodaux, LA

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Inflammation of the pancreas has many different causes, but gallstones are the leading cause. Gallstone pancreatitis develops differently than other forms of pancreatitis and it is treated differently as well. This condition occurs when a gallstone blocks the pancreatic duct, causing inflammation and other symptoms like nausea and vomiting. If you want to learn more about gallstone pancreatitis, please contact one of our Thibodaux, LA locations to connect with a Digestive Health Center GI provider.

The most common symptoms of gallstone pancreatitis are nausea, vomiting, and severe abdominal pain. This abdominal pain can radiate to your chest or back from your upper left side, where the pancreas is located. Some of the more advanced symptoms can include:

  • Dehydration
  • Fever and chills
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Jaundice
  • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms accompanied by severe abdominal pain as described above, we urge you to seek medical care immediately. Listen to your body and do not let these symptoms go untreated. Contact your nearest Digestive Health Center location to be seen by a GI provider.

The best way to treat gallstone pancreatitis is to remove the gallstone blocking the pancreatic duct, along with any other gallstones. There are two treatments your Thibodaux, LA provider can perform to accomplish this. The two main forms of treatment for gallbladder pancreatitis are:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): This procedure allows your provider to explore the bile ducts by using a combination of an endoscope and X-rays. During an ERCP, your provider will be able to remove any gallstones found and place stents to aid in relieving any blockages.
  • Gallbladder Removal: This is a minimally invasive surgery that allows your gallbladder to be removed through small incisions known as a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Gallbladder removal is a common form of treatment when gallstones continuously cause health issues.

Your GI provider will assess your symptoms and conditions to help determine what treatment would be best for you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment options for gallbladder pancreatitis, our skilled GI specialists will be able to address them with you.

Gallstone pancreatitis can cause alarming and uncomfortable GI symptoms. The GI providers at a Digestive Health Center near you are ready to listen to your concerns and provide you with specialized care. If you are experiencing symptoms of gallbladder pancreatitis, it may be time to seek medical attention. Contact one of our Thibodaux, LA locations to request a consultation today.

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