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Gall bladder removed due to gravel and sludge in the bile duct. Suffer from pancreatitis. What is causing this?

I had sludge and gravel in my bile duct . I had to have it cleaned out three times in a short period of time. I do not have a gall bladder . Now I have pancreatitis and cysts on my pancreas could this be the cause? I also have an excessive amount of bile that goes into my stomach since I had my gall bladder out in 1980 and suffered from bile reflux. I am seeing a doctor for all this at this time but I have been researching my symptoms and am curious after reading about the sludge and gravel.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
The procedure which you need to undergo would be a endoscopic sphincterotomy of the sphincter of Oddi which would help in proper and adequate drainage of the bile duct.
This will also prevent the chance of precipitating an attack of pancreatitis.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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