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What are the symptoms of common bile duct inflammation & can this occur several years after having a cholecystectomy?

What are the symptoms of common bile duct inflammation & can this occur several years after having a cholecystectomy?

Pain, fever, : And jaundice are typical, less likely pancreatitis and cholangitis, both serious conditions. And yes, it can be a stone that was present at the time of your cholecystectomy that was not found or overlooked or a stone that formed subsequently. If this is suspected, it can be confirmed by mr cholangiography; or ercp, an endocsopic x-ray and procedure during which a stone, if found, can be removed. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can an ultrasound show bile duct or gallbladder inflammation...mild or severe?

Gallbladder: An ultrasound can be suggestive of inflammation of the bile duct, sludge or stones in the gallbladder, or other anatomic abnormalities. All studies should be done based on symptoms and blood tests - this gives you the whole picture of what is going on. A CT scan may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Normal γ-globulins,autoimmune panel,and ALP@107.could ALT^^&AST^ be microscopic Inflammation bile ducts? Can't see the rationale? Normal liver MRCP

Normal γ-globulins,autoimmune panel,and ALP@107.could ALT^^&AST^ be microscopic Inflammation bile ducts? Can't see the rationale? Normal liver MRCP

Could be.: Without seeing the results of all of your tests, it is impossible to tell whether autoimmune hepatitis is a reasonable diagnosis in your situation or not. It is possible to have a normal MRCP and still have autoimmune hepatitis. The only way to make a definitive diagnosis of AIH is with a liver biopsy. If you have more questions, you should ask your liver specialist. Good luck. ...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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I have an inflammed common bile duct with no stones determined during gallbladder removal . What can be the other reasons?

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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Can cholestasis of pregnancy cause long term inflammation to common bile duct? Can hormones affect liver enzymes and itching during period?

Can cholestasis of pregnancy cause long term inflammation to common bile duct?  Can hormones affect liver enzymes and itching during period?

Possibly: the itching is from the cholestasis as it causes the bike to go up and this causes the itching. The inflammation can persist, but can also resolve. External hormone use has to be processed by liver first, so they can place "pressure" on the liver, as can Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and any other medications typically. ...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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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?

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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Biliary (Definition)

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


Duct (Definition)

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