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A 52-year-old male asked:

Will 26 days of biliary obstruction caused by a gallstone cause liver cirrhosis? the stone is removed with ercp and bile flow is fully restored but will 26 days of blockage prior to the treatment cause cirrhosis in the future?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
cirrhosis is the result of a long term insult to the liver. your problem does not come under it. you should be fine
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If the obstruction does not recur you are not at risk of cirrhosis from this episode. Do not drink alcohol. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs.
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Last updated Aug 26, 2021
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