Originally Posted by Linda_in_NJ
Pancreatitis can also be linked to very high triglycerides. The doctor should perform an endoscopy. Maybe your bile ducts are clogged or your sphincter is closed. Also stay on an all liquid diet for a day or two like he said. That will give the pancreas a rest and the inflammation should go down.
Good luck and feel better. PS Gall bladder surgery is no big deal these days.
My triglycerides are fine thankfully. When I went to the ER over a month ago with the severe pain from the gallstones they did labs and the pancreatic enzymes were slightly elevated. Now they are moreso and the liver enzymes as well. She said the gallbladder needs to come out. BUT... I'm still waiting to get that done because evidently every surgeon they are affiliated with is waay busy.
I just don't see how this is safe to just let this stuff go. I know pancreatitis can become fatal. I'm just getting depressed and worried.