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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Dilated bile duct: If the bile duct is significantly dilated, it is sometimes a sign that there is a partial obstruction of the bile duct. This could be due to something ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Sphincter muscle : At the end of the duct, just at it's entry to the intestine. There is a circular muscle that closes off the duct when bile is not needed to digest foo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
MRCP...: This version of the MRI exam has become my 'go to exam' of choice once this has been identified. This can be serious and does need further evaluation. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
34 years experience Hepatology
It depends: After gallbladder removal, the bile duct dilates a little and doesn't cause any problems. However, if the duct is dilated because of some blockage, th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Dilated bile duct is an uncommon condition but diverticulitis is very common among those over 60.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Durga Komaragiri
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Various: Multiple reasons/ stones/ sludge/pancreatic problems/ scarring.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: You should get it checked out. Sometime there is stone which could be retained in cbd to cause dilation and pain.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Cause: Sorry, but the ER team did the correct thing by referring you to a GI doctor. It should not be too long before you see the doctor. I would appreciate ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Bile duct: It is not dangerous.The worry is that you could produce gallstones which could conceivably stick in the bile duct but unlikely. Good Luck

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