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Gallstones are a major risk factor for acute pancreatitis; and alcoholism is a major cause of chronic pancreatitis, especially for men. Other causes include a blocked or narrowed pancreatic duct due to injury, or pseudocysts.Is it possible to have pancreatitis without pain?
However, it is occasionally possible to have acute pancreatitis without any pain. This is more common if you have diabetes or have kidney problems. Being sick (vomiting), a high temperature (fever) and generally feeling very unwell are common. Your abdomen may become swollen.