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What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

Blockage: This is usually due to a blockage downstream from the duct like a stone. You should have your blood levels checked and an ultrasound done to rule out stones which can cause other problems in the future. ...Read more

Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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Will a collapsed bile duct always remain collapsed?

Will a collapsed bile duct always remain collapsed?

No: With adequate bile flow, a collapsed bile duct will open up sufficiently. ...Read more

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What might happens if stents in the bile duct fail?

What might happens if stents in the bile duct fail?

Jaundice: When the bile duct narrows, bile (digestive juices)backs up into the bloodstream and you can become jaundiced (yellow)or develop an infection due to the blockage. ...Read more

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After eco rays show that the share of the bile duct what to do?

Not sure: You question is a bit confusing. If you rephrase, me or one of my colleagues would be happy to provide an answer. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

Could you tell me what happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

Depends: On cause of stenosis. Benign versus malignant lesion. If plastic stents fail, sometimes a metallic stent with or without fabric covering could be placed. Some will require surgical bypass or repair. Your gastroenterologist and surgeon and interventional radiologist will need to come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

Probably nothing: A dilated bile duct can indicate passage of stones or pancreatic disease or cancer but a mildly prominent duct may be normal. You should have your study reviewed by a gastroenterologist to determine its significance. ...Read more

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Can you get benign tumours in the bile duct?

Yes: But these are rare, usually the tumor presents as a cause of a blocked bile duct. The fear is always malignancy, and then we find benign after surgery. Its best to see a gastroenterologist who does eus, and a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more

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Can any blockage in the bile duct cause pain?

It might: Sudden onset of bile blockage with gallstones may cause pain. Slow bile duct blockage from a tumor may not cause pain. Both will result in yellow jaundice and abnormal blood tests. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bile duct disease.?

Describe the features of a bile duct disease.?

Varies: Feature of bile duct disease can vary from no symptom to abdominal pain, jaundice, itching, fatigue, recurrent infection. In late stage it can cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What and wher is your cbs located "common bile duct "?

The common: Bile duct is formed by the coming together of the bile duct from the liver and the bile duct from the gallbaldder. It ends in the small bowel. ...Read more

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Can a uncovered sten from bile duct be removed easily or the same can be fatal?

Can a uncovered sten from bile duct be removed easily or the same can be fatal?

Dr. Can remove the stent: Billy or cracks dance routine he remove my doctors there is a small chance of death but this is unlikely cannot really give any specific advice without specific information to Dr. Consult the best person to ask this questions for Dr. Put a stent in ...Read more

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What happens when the distal end of the common bile duct decrease from 7mm to 5mm?

Stricture: This is called a stricture. The more important question is why and if it is causing liver enzyme elevation or symptoms. You should see a doctor for this. One that apexializes in biliary surgery. Let me know if I can help finding one. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Perscribed 50 tramadols 50mg. Told to take 4/day 1 every 4-6hrs. In that case when do I refill and do I have to take 4? Its for bile duct stonepain. Sos

Perscribed 50 tramadols 50mg. Told to take 4/day 1 every 4-6hrs. In that case when do I refill and do I have to take 4? Its for bile duct stonepain. Sos

Problem: This is a big problem in my practice also. When I write an rx for pain medication and use those open end directions then patients tend think that they must take as directed on the bottle. The key word is adding 'as needed' on the prescription. I would look at the directions as a guideline to the maximal number you should take. If you do not need to take the pain medication, take as needed. ...Read more

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Had 2 US: 06/2015 9:30am, Common Bile Duct - 3mm; 05/2016 11:15am, CBD is 3.6mm. Both fasting. Is the size increase of CBD a concern (20% increase)?

Had 2 US: 06/2015 9:30am, Common Bile Duct - 3mm; 05/2016 11:15am, CBD is 3.6mm. Both fasting. Is the size increase of CBD a concern (20% increase)?

Highly doubtful that: It is significant, both measurements are in the normal range. Changes of a few tenths of a millimeter are likely simply due to slight differences in measurement technique or normal physiologic changes. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for bile duct cancer?

What are the survival rates for bile duct cancer?

Not very good: Bile duct cancers are difficult cancers to control unless caught early when they are still localized to one area. Often they are advanced and metastatic at the time of diagnosis, then they are difficult to get rid of. Yet it all depends on the location and the stage of cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cyst in bile duct?

Is there a cure for cyst in bile duct?

Surgery: Typically bile duct cysts (choledochal cysts) need an operation by a skilled surgeon to repair. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stone in bile duct?

Varies: Some cause no symptoms. Others can be associated with right upper abdominal, flank, back or epigastric pain. Nausea and vomiting may occur especially if the stone blocks the bile duct and/or inflames the pancreas. You may notice yellowing of the eyes, darkened urine or light / clay colored stools. ...Read more

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What should be done with a dilated bile duct?

MRCP...: This version of the MRI exam has become my 'go to exam' of choice once this has been identified. This can be serious and does need further evaluation... ...Read more

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What are common bile duct stones? Are they serious?

Yes: Common bile dict stones ate similar to gallstones but can be dangerous as they can cause blockage resulting in infections such as cholangitis and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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I recently had an ultrsound and a polyp was found by my bile duct. Should I have the polyp removed?

Rare: It would be rare and unusual to find a polyp in the bile duct. Polyps are sometimes found in the gallbladder itself, and can usually be observed unless they are more than 1 cm in size. Polypoid tumors of the bile duct would be rare, and may need gastroenterology evaluation with ercp. ...Read more

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If bile duct was blocked or it was cancerous wouldn't there be constant pain or could it come and go?

Yes you are right: Bile duct block often causes pain and jaundice. A liver function test can help to check the function of the bile ducts. Sometimes we need to do a MRI (mrcp) to check the health of the bile ducts. ...Read more

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What to do if I have borderline extrahepatic common bile duct and have had trouble finding any information on the topic.?

What to do if I have borderline extrahepatic common bile duct and have had trouble finding any information on the topic.?

Ductal dilatation: I would be happy to answer your questions about bile duct dilatation. If you have the test results that show the dilatation, and if you have any recent blood test, particularly liver tests, this would be useful. You can consult me on HealthTap Concierge and I will be happy to work with you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was informed that I have a obstructed bile duct maybe like 3 months ago I also have continuous pain on my right side upper and lower and lately ever?

I was informed that I have a obstructed bile duct maybe like 3 months ago I also have continuous pain on my right side upper and lower and lately ever?

Obstructed BIle duct: An obstructed duct will certainly lead to pain and discomfort and may need to be surgically corrected, as if left untreated, it may lead to an inflamed and possible ruptured gall bladder, which is found in the right upper quadrant. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about bile duct cancer?

Bile ducts: Are buried in the liver, and also are outside, picking up gall bladder secretions before joining the pancreatic ducts. Biliary cancers are divided by their location, and that indicates means of treatment. They are not common, called klatskin tumors, few are resectable; most are not. Ca-19-9 may be quite hi. ...Read more

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Can a dilated bile duct make you itchy?

It depends: After gallbladder removal, the bile duct dilates a little and doesn't cause any problems. However, if the duct is dilated because of some blockage, the bilirubin can increase and this can cause itching. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about bile duct cancer?

Aggressive tumor: Tumor can arise intrahepatically requiring partial hepatectomy id possible. It is also found in the common duct outside the liver. The jaundice present can be relieved by a stent from ERCP. Chemo and radiation frequently employed. Within the liver distant metastasis frequently develops. Pancreatic drugs like Gemcitabine may help. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of bile duct diseases?

Are there long-term effects of bile duct diseases?

Yes: And they can range from the simple (stones, changes in bowel habits) to the serious (cancer of bile ducts or liver). Luckily most are self limited and don't have long term influence in survival. ...Read more

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Can an dilated bile duct and diverticulitis be connected?

No: Dilated bile duct is an uncommon condition but diverticulitis is very common among those over 60. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more