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A 50-year-old male asked:

3 months ago my brother who is aged 52 was diagnosed with a cbd stone and as a result had mild jaundice. so, 23 days later he was given the ercp treatment and the stone was removed. since then he is doing well. will his liver recover and be normal?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Most likley.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
It all depends on the status of the liver at the time of the intervention. If already damaged, liver still may improve partially. Would recommend follow up with a gastroenterologist specializing in hepatobiliary diseases.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. P. Follow up care is prudent. Your brother should abstain from alcohol and acetaminophen. Liver has a abundant regenerative capacity is likely to recover. Wish you and your brother good health!

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