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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levin
Dr. Amy Levin answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Colicky pain: Gallstones/sludge cause symptoms referred to as biliary dyskinesia (not the other way around). Large stones can get stuck in the common bile duct but ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur lat ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Unrelated: Blood in phlegm related to an inflammatory process in the oropharynx or upper tracheobronchial tree where a superficial if not healing small, asympto ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Bad gallbladder: You have a bad gallbladder, a fixable problem with surgery. Gallstones have travelled out of your gallbladder and are stuck in your duct, which is dan ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
If no pregnancy risk: Any major stress - like having a cholecystectomy and stone retrieval - could impact your menstrual cycle. Do take a pregnancy test if there's any risk ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
I am not: familiar with any disease caused by a gallstone blockage of the bile duct resulting in elevated liver function tests alone that goes to your brain cal ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Stone: I would recommend an expert in ercp. This expert should be able to offer that endoscopic procedure to access the bile duct combined with laser or oth ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It can,: but an MRI specifically tailored for that purpose(MRCP) would be more sensitive for detecting abnormalities.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
17 years experience General Surgery
Possible, Unlikely: Some patient develop stones in the bile duct without a gallbladder. This is a pretty rare thing to happen, but it is possible. If all other liver en ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: The best gallbladder test is an ultrasound of the abdomen, and if there is concern for a blockage, a HIDA scan (pronounced hide-a) may be ordered. Thi ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Observation: This is a mild elevation. If you are feeling well, okay to get another GGT blood test in 3 to 6 months. Be well.
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