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How long can my adult wife wait for an ERCP procedure to address her jaundice condition

A 87-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Slight chance: Pathologists are experts for diagnosing cancer from a single cell , in order to do that must get an intact undamaged cell , must preserve it , properl ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
False Positive: Bile duct brush, regardless of pain not likley. Painless jaundice commonly is cancer. Issue of location (pancreas, intra- or extra- hepatic ducts, m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
23 years experience Hepatology
Several weeks: If your jaundice is from alcohol use, you are probably better off being sober for ever. Otherwise, please talk to your provider and get bloodwork to d ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Jaundice: jaundice is caused by an increased amount of bilirubin in the blood or tissues. How quickly jaundice will resolve depends on what the cause is. If the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the cause of the jaundice.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Depends upon....: The underlying cause(s) of jaundice, e.g., hepatitis, hemolytic anemia, etc.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Post Ercp pancreatitis is a common self-limited complication of this procedure that should resolve. Gallstones and alcohol are the most common causes ... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Diagnose vs. therapy: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) or eus (endoscopic ultrasound) are sensitive alternatives to finding biliary stones. However, when ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
If she is jaundiced: She needs to be seen by her physician to see why. It can be due to hepatitis, or cholestasis from gall bladder disease, or another etiology, but defi ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
47 years experience Pediatrics
Jaundice: jaundice is s normal event for ab infant transitioning to life. It can be complicated if there are risk factors involved. Your baby's level without ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
What is an ERCP?: Ercp=endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. This is an endoscopic test by which a small catheter is inserted into the papilla (opening of pan ... Read More

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