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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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...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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What causes your common bile duct to be dilated 12mm when you don't have a gallbladder.

What causes your common bile duct to be dilated 12mm when you don't have a gallbladder.

Sphincter muscle : At the end of the duct, just at it's entry to the intestine. There is a circular muscle that closes off the duct when bile is not needed to digest foods. Since the liver never stops making bile, it will build up inside the bile ducts and stretch them out when a gallbladder has been removed. A stone could block the duct but will produce symptoms. The stretched open ducts happen without symptoms. ...Read more

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Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp.What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder?Can this be avoided?

Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp.What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder?Can this be avoided?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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I have an inflammed common bile duct with no stones determined during gallbladder removal . What can be the other reasons?

The stone passed: If you are otherwise recovering well from gallbladder removal surgery, you can rest assured the inflammation was part of the disease process and nothing more. If you have jaundice, yellow eyes and skin, losing weight, feeling poorly then get in to your doc, consider ERCP and biopsy. Be well. ...Read more

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No gallbladder but keeps getting stones in the bile duct leading to surgery, where are they coming from, why and can they prevented?

No gallbladder but keeps getting stones in the bile duct leading to surgery, where are they coming from, why and can they prevented?

Biliary stones: It has been suggested that the biliary ducts have some stone forming potential. There are medications that can be used in the long term that may help, ursodiol for example. ...Read more

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Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?

Depends: Ask your doctor how dilated the bile duct is. After gallbladder removal, it is normal to have a slightly enlarged bile duct. Additionally, as you age, your bile duct usually enlarges a bit, usually about 1 mm per 10 years. If you have stones in your bile duct, you certainly need to have this addressed. Finally, proving that your pain is from the dilated bile duct is quite difficult. ...Read more

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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur later. An ERCP can usually take care of it. ...Read more

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I just had a stent put in by my common bile duct, is it normal to have a tender feeling where my gallbladder is?

Yes: I do not know why you had a biliary stent placed, but it is usually for some type of bile duct blockage. Upper abdominal discomfort and yellow jaundice would be very common, and would gradually resolve over a few days after the stent is placed. ...Read more

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F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 9 wks ago. Clipped bile duct resulted in open procedure. Still exhausted all the time. Is this normal? How long will I be tired?

Gallbladder removed 9 wks ago. Clipped bile duct resulted in open procedure. Still exhausted all the time. Is this normal? How long will I be tired?

Post op tiredness: hello, most people bounce back after 6 weeks but have your doc do a fingerprick Hemaglobin or get a blood count to exclude ANEMIA. If not then check TSH to see that thyroid is normal and check electrolyes, sodium and potasssium. Take a vitamin suppplement and Iron and get some exercise. It will get better.. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity?Is it something to be concerned about?Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity?Is it something to be concerned about?Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

Yes you should: it depend on the circumstances around the inflammation and what symptoms you have.i will be concerned and I will check with my GI for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I expect from GI doc when us shows bile duct dilated at 16mm. My gallbladder was removed 9/28/12. Bile duct was previously 12.9mm. Thank you?

It depends: If you have no symptoms and a stone in the bile duct has been ruled out, you should not have to worry. Common duct often appears slightly dilated after removal of gall bladder. You can also easily follow this up with future ultrasounds to assure that it is stable. ...Read more

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Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi.The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen.Please advice me.

Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi.The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen.Please advice me.

Do You Have Pain?: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Tract Diseases (Definition)

Any condition (inflammatory, stone/obstructive, autoimmune, infectious, cancer, functional, etc.) that involves the gallbladder and bile ducts (intra- and extrahepatic), as well as the papilla ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more