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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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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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 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.

Possible, Unlikely: Some patient develop stones in the bile duct without a gallbladder. This is a pretty rare thing to happen, but it is possible. If all other liver enzymes are normal it's pretty unlikely this is what is going on. The bilirubin should be elevated. ...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 are the signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer?

Jaundice: Bile duct cancer is uncommon but carries a poor prognosis. It will typically impede the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine thus causing obstructive jaundice (yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin). Pain in the upper abdomen, weight loss and nausea may be noted. ...Read more

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Why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well in whipple procedure?

Why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well in whipple procedure?

Anatomy: The distal end of the bile duct passes through the head of the pancreas, on the way to the duodenum. (whipple surgery removes the head of the pancreas.) the bile duct is transected and then reconnected to a new location on the small intestine. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Tract Diseases (Definition)

Biliary tract diseases are diseases involving the path taken by bile as it travels from the liver to the gallbladder and ...Read more


Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more