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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?

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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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?

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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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

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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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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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