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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
18 years in practice
93K people helped
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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Biliary stent for bile leak after gallbladder removal. When is safe to exercise? Doctor said when you feel ready but what is 'normal' or expected?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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Biliary stent for bile leak after gallbladder removal. When is safe to exercise? Doctor said when you feel ready but what is 'normal' or expected?

This is very: Unusual complication, so there is no normal. I think it would be okay after two weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
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After my gallbladder removal my bile duct has stricture.An ercp has performed but it remains. What should I do?

Dr. Eduardo Ibarguen-secchia
Board Certified, Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
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After my gallbladder removal my bile duct has stricture.An ercp has performed but it remains. What should I do?

Stent?: Usually to treat a stricture they may place a stent to keep it open. An ERCP alone is just diagnostic. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
13 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Carlo Contreras
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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I have an inflammed common bile duct with no stones determined during gallbladder removal . What can be the other reasons?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Is there a medication i can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Not required : Even after removal of gall bladder bile salt metabolism will be same most bile salts are absorbed by gut and recirculated.. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
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I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

Dr. Marvin Den
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
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I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

Training: You do not need them. Naturopaths are trained differently and so are thought the you do, though there is no scientific evidence to back that. The gallbadder is like a reservoir only. It only is a storage site. The salts , etc, are still produced and released whether there or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Vijaypal Arya
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
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Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
280K people helped
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Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k. ?

Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k.
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Not needed: Your liver makes plenty of bile. The gallbladder just stores it. When your gallbladder is removed the bile your liver makes drips into the intestines continuosly and is still there to help digest fats (and fat soluble vitamins) adding bovine bile salts will not be helpful and may lead to diarrhea. ...Read more

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