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Blocked Bile Duct After Gallbladder Surgery
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
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
Gallbladder and bile duct are normal but have stones and had one attack. Can diet do the trick or do I need surgery?
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
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
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?
Prior gasstic bypass patient, how can I tell if change is stools is blocked common bile duct, epecially since gallbladder is gone?
Family Practice: A blocked cbd usually causes pain and jaundice. An ultrasound and liver function tests would be ordered if it is suspected. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Morning, I had laparascopic gallbladder surgery yesterday (Friday) Was sent after same day. About 3hours later threw up 500 cc green bile + hiccups?
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!
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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?
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
Bile reflux after gallbladder surgery, taking 4 packets of cholestyramine daily, not working well anymore, what is the next step in treatment?
I had gallbladder surgery month ago and last three weeks have heartburn and sore throat. PPI not working could it be bile and how is it treated?
Gallbladder us shows 5mm soft tissue fullness with adjacent wall thickness no stone or sludge. Normal thickness and bile duct elsewhere. Do I need to?
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
After my gallbladder removal my bile duct has stricture. An ercp has performed but it remains. What should I do?
Need attention: You need to see your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had my gallbladder removed in 2008. Had a bile duct stone removed 2009.Still having the same symptoms of gallbladder/stone pain. Tests so nothing. Sos!?
Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp. What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder? Can this be avoided?
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
Had my gallbladder taken out over 30 years ago. Had MRI recently and results state I have a linear artifact in my bile duct. What can it be?
Clip: It could very well be a surgical clip intentionally placed in that area by your surgeon at that time. ...Read more
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
I just had a stent put in by my common bile duct, is it normal to have a tender feeling where my gallbladder is?
F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder? (remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?
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
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 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?
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