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    Could digestive disorders and pancreatitis be due to kerosene intake?

When I was a child, my mother (who was mentally ill) used to make me take "doses" of kerosene (1 spoonful). I am now in my 50, but over the years starting in my 20s, I have had digestive disorders, gallstones, colon polyps, and pancreatitis. Could the kerosene have been the cause? None of these illnesses run in my family.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

As per our clinical experience with kerosene exposure patients on long term basis, there can be stomach ulcers or respiratory distress; but gall stones, colon polyps and pancreatitis are not consequences of the same.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel
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