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what are all the long-term complications of sclerosing cholangitis ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Liver Failure: Psc (primary sclerosing cholangitis) is a progressive liver disorder that inevitably leads to liver failure. Affected people are potential candidates for liver transplantation, provided that there is no associated cancer present.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of sclerosing cholangitis ?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Fatigue, etc.: Most people with sclerosing cholangitis are diagnosed based on routine laboratory abnormalities, often without any symptoms. As liver dysfunction progresses, common symptoms include fatigue, jaundice, itching, diarrhea, and (fat-soluble) vitamin deficiency.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for sclerosing cholangitis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Management of SC: The goal of managing acute attacks is antibiotics and IV fluids. In about 15%, emergency decompression or surgery is needed. Prevention of future attacks of cholangitis is based on removing biliary stones and debris, dilation or resection of strictures, and establishing optimal biliary drainage. Also important to rule out the clonorchis parasite. Your GI doctor can discuss newest treatments.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Will sclerosing cholangitis kill me?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
SC is serious stuff: Acute attacks of cholangitis may be complicated by bacterial infection of bloodstream with shock & abscesses; rupture of pus-filled bile ducts into the abdomen or fistulizing to GI tract, abdominal wall, or heart sac: clotting of the portal vein; or bleeding from the bile duct. Acute pancreatitis occurs in 10% of patients with relapsing disease, & there can be increased risk of bile duct cancer.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor sees somebody for sclerosing cholangitis?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Gastroenterologist: Your regular doctor can make the initial diagnosis but you probably want to be followed by a gastroenterologist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: sclerosing cholangitis?

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Dr. Kyle Cologne
Colon and Rectal Surgery 13 years experience
PSC: Sclerosing cholangitis is a condition that affects the bile ducts and causes strictures. Most patients also have ulcerative colitis. Surgery and even liver transplant may be required to treat the disease.

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