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Low-Fat: The most common biliary tract problem is gallbladder disease. Fatty foods tend to precipitate gallbladder attacks because fat in the stomach releases a hormone, cholecystokinin, that stimulates gallbladder contraction. Of course, not everybody "follows the book": some people will get attacks after eating any food or even when fasting. This problem is easily solved by surgery, though. ...Read more
Yes: Biliary tract disease encompasses a broad spectrum of problems, including gallbladder disease, bile duct obstructions, and cancer. While many of these diseases are low-risk, they can be serious. For example, cholangitis is an infection in the biliary tract usually secondary to acute blockage of the bile ducts. This can cause life-threatening infections, especially if one if frail. ...Read more
Depends: There are many types of biliary tract diseases. Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my biliary tract disease stomach ache until I can see a doctor?
Perhaps: If there is no evidence of infection (no fever, chills, sweats and you're improving), you can try a clear liquid diet and then slowly advance to a low fat solid diet. Simple analgesics like Aleve (naproxen) or advil can help. But biliary tract infection can be lethal. You're playing with fire if you're not under close supervision. If recurrent or complicated, surgery is indicated - safer early than late. ...Read more
I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on bile duct diseases?
Bile ducts: No, no, no!Get a more detailed answer ›
Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.
Gall bladder removed coz of gallstones. No alcohol. Liver function tests all normal. 2 GGT tests- 89, 124 IU/L. Bile duct disease? Need liver scan?
Several things: Biliary atresia is a congenital abnormality of formation of biliary ductal system seen in neonates and not adults. Common bile duct can be obstructed by biliary stone. Sometimes partial obstructions of duct can be related to stenosis caused by inflammation or dyskinesia of sphincter of oddi, where duct enters duodenum. Congenital problems such as choledochal cyst affects common bile duct in adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hida scan showed clogged bile duct, but my physician says she doesn't think it is biliary atresia. What does this mean?
Other cause of block: Hida scan is a nuclear medicine test to check on the flow of bile from liver, into gallbladder, and bile ducts. Safe test. Results can be: normal; no visualization of dye in the gallbladder (may mean blockage by stone, inflammation-cholecystitis, less likely tumor); slow movementvisualization-may reflect liver trouble, blockage, inflammation of bile ducts; seen elsewhere than bil sys/gi-leakage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
...2cm shadowing stone in the fundus. No pericholecystic fluid seen. No biliary ductal dilation seen, the common bile duct measures 5 mm. Meaning?
Gallstone: It seems like you have a gallstone sitting in there, not really doing anything. It’s not causing an infection. It’s not blocking the passage of bile. But it could. If it decides to move, that 20mm stone won’t pass out through that 5mm common bile duct. You may want to at least have a general surgeon aware of this. ...Read more
Terminal pan can. No more treatments/ chemo. Sent home with a home care nurse. Biliary drainage tube from tumor blocking bile duct. Life expectancy?
Limited: Make sure that your oncology team has lots of experience with treating pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and that they have access to clinical trials. Across the board, the life expectancy for terminal pancreatic cancer is limited, in the months range. But for appropriate candidates, there are clinical trials that might be worth considering. Best wishes, and try to keep your chin up! ...Read more
CT Scan: "Liver is normal in morphology. Mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation. Normal common bile duct". Is this normal?
Relatively normal: If the radiology report states normal morphology it is fairly certain there are no big worries. We do not know why the scan was ordered but mild intrahepatic biliary duct dilatation may be completely normal for this patient. The normal common bile duct finding means the liver, pancreas and gallbladder empty in to a normal duct that drains into the intestine. All good findings. Good luck. ...Read more
I wanna ask are bile ducts or biliary tree connected to kidneys or just small intestine ?
Yes but rare: Bile duct cancers are very rare-esp in this age group. Even thyroid cancer is rare in this young group , but does occur. If you have a thyroid nodule greater than a centimeter, usually we do a needle biopsy. Gallbladder problems at this age are more likely related to gallstones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For a stage 4 biliary tract cancer, are there benefits to being treated at a university hospital vs hmo?
Talk to your team: You should discuss this with your healthcare team. Given your status of stage 4, you may be interested in clinical trials, which should be more available in an academic setting. ...Read more
I frequently sick up yellow bile any time of day. Can this be a biliary problem? Any tests recommended to rule out disease. Having a partial wrap soon
Likely due to reflux: Your symptoms are consistent with gastric reflux, where stomach contents ( bile) is regurgitated up into your mouth. Since you are scheduled for a partial wrap which help prevent reflux of bile into your throat, it is possible you will have a full workup to exclude other issues before surgery. Talk to your doctor about your testing to be done. ...Read more
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