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I had 2 hydascans after gallbladder surgery for spasms in the bile duct, showed partial blockage probably SOD , 1 doctor said the test were a waste?

I had 2 hydascans  after gallbladder surgery for spasms in the bile duct, showed partial blockage probably SOD , 1 doctor said the test were a waste?

Not a "waste": I disagree with the "waste" comment...It is important to determine if a residual stone is blocking the COMMON BILIARY DUCT which also drains your PANCREAS. If youy symptoms continue see a GASTROENTEROLOGIST! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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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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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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Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Need ERCP: You may have retained stones inside bile ducts most likely in the common duct , ERCP and and retrieval possible in most of the time , see a GI specialist ...Read more

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Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?

Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?

Bile duct injury : It sounds like you had a very hostile gallbladder but to this point things have been repaired and that you have a t-tube in place. That tube help strain the bile and people helps prevent stricture. Overall the outlook is good and it is rare for people to have major complications or long-term effects after surgery in which the ball that was repaired. Routine follow-up as recommended by your surgeon will however be important to make sure that any problem that arises is attended to a timely fashion. ...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?

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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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 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

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My brother has stone in his gbladder. Stone obstructed in bile duct. 4month ago, doctor had removed by ercp. Now again same. What is cholecystectomy?

My  brother has stone in his gbladder. Stone obstructed in bile duct. 4month ago, doctor had removed by ercp. Now again same.  What is cholecystectomy?

Remove source: The gallbladder is the source of gallstones and will continue to generate stones. It's removal will terminate the episodes. There' are no long term effects from cholecystectomy, no special diet etc. Primary bile duct stones are rare 3% of all cases of choledocholithiasis ( stones in bile duct) a different problem. ...Read more

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Is there a way to decrease the ammount of bile salts your body makes after gallbladder surgery?

Is there a way to decrease the ammount of bile salts your body makes after gallbladder surgery?

Unfortunately no.: No. However, the reason you are probably having diarrhea is bile is constantly being introduced into the small intestine and not being completely reabsorbed before entering the large intestine. This causes irritation of the right colon and thus diarrhea. You can bind the bile by taking metamucil and thus decrease the irritation. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Can gallbladder surgery cause you to develop acid/bile reflux?

Not usually: Once a bad gallbladder is removed and those symptoms fade, your underlying bile/acid reflux may become more symptomatic. Bile binders and anti acid medications can help you. Okay to check in with your surgeon or your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

How long should I take lanzoprazole to treat acid/bile reflux after gallbladder surgery?

Depends on...: what is being treated, duration of treatment so far, dose response to medication, inciting factors (ongoing NSAID use, tobacco, alcohol), likelihood of excessive acid production (e.g. Gastrinoma), risk factors (e.g. Prior ulcers, family history), biopsy results (if endoscopy performed).Relative to timing, best take before breakfast for optimal benefit. If doc agrees could assess symptoms off drug. ...Read more

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After complicated gallbladder surgery 4 days ago the tube is draining too much bile, about a litre a day. What could cause this?

Depends: Hi, depending on where the tube is this could be normal or abnormal. If the draining tube is meant to drain the bile( eg-as a means of protecting a bile duct anastomoses) then it's normal as the liver can produce large quantities of bile. On the other hand if this tube is in the abdominal cavity ; is just supposed to drain excess fluid then it indicates a bile leak ; is abnormal. Talk 2 surgeon. ...Read more

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Morning, I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday ( Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?

Morning,  I had  laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday ( Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?

Quite common: When your gallbladder is gone its function for STORAGE of bile which continues to be made by your LIVER is also gone and until the bile system ofr ducts enlarge to take over the storage function ( 3-6 months usually) the bile goes directly in your stomach and this may be a IRRITANT!!! Ask your PCP for a diet and some medication which will help this situation! Hope this helps explain it! Dr Z ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery on 4/21 and keep getting told that the burning "acid" I have is just GERD. I'm on acid inhibitor x3 daily @ 40 mg no relief. I believe I have bile leak can you help?

I had gallbladder surgery on 4/21 and keep getting told that the burning "acid" I have is just GERD. I'm on acid inhibitor x3 daily @ 40 mg no relief. I believe I have bile leak can you help?

Cholestyramine: When you have your gallbladder out bile is continuously sent into your digestive tract. In some patients this does not cause a problem. In others it can cause severe reflux and diarrhea. In those patients often a bile acid binder like cholestyramine can be used to help relieve symptoms. I suggest you talk to your doctor to see if this may be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Developed bile gastritis after gallbladder surgery over 7 months ago. Will it happen always now or can the body still adjust in future?

Developed bile gastritis after gallbladder surgery over 7 months ago. Will it happen always now or can the body still adjust in future?

Body can adjust: The body can still adjust, but it is also quite possible that the two are unrelated, even though the timing is related. The analogy is some event on earth happening at the same time as a falling star. While the timing is together, there is no cause and effect relationship. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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