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Blocked Bile Duct In Lupus
If bile duct was blocked or it was cancerous wouldn't there be constant pain or could it come and go?
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
Bilirubin rising in mcrc patient . Now 85 from
12. No blocked bile duct . If keeps rising does this kill?
High bilirubin..: ..in the blood causes jaundice..the yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and whites of the eyes. The rise in bilirubin is not lethal; it can be very uncomfortable with severe itching. This can be treated. But you are correct; this is typically something that occurs late in the course of metastatic liver cancer. Death likely results through a combination of many factors. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be strong, KanabarT: Again, please forgive my frankness. You have written perhaps a dozen times describing a variety of events that are typical of the last stages of metastatic colorectal cancer. There is no predicting the time of death, which may be weeks away, but with rising kidney function tests, thrombocytopenia, and dehydration, perhaps it is time to have a frank talk with the physician about comfort measures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If bile duct was blocked or cancerous wouldn't there be constant pain? I have bad pain up under rt rib that gets better with IV ant but returns. No gb
Prior gasstic bypass patient, how can I tell if change is stools is blocked common bile duct, epecially since gallbladder is gone?
Hi I have transaminitis from a gallstone that was blocked in common bile duct for a year, test, meds, life expectancy ? It's progressed to my brain
Misinterpretaton: "Transaminitis" refers to elevation of the enzymes ALT and AST that results from inflammation of the liver. Blockage of the common bile duct from any cause can elevate AST & ALT. If there's no permanent liver injury after removal of the stone, ALT & AST will gradually return to normal. SEVERE liver failure can cause toxicity to the brain but it's not from" transaminitis". Talk to your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend with terminal pancan has hospice but no chemo. Bile duct blocked, has drainage tube. Running fevers at night and is very weak. Time left?
Depends: On cause of stenosis. Benign versus malignant lesion. If plastic stents fail, sometimes a metallic stent with or without fabric covering could be placed. Some will require surgical bypass or repair. Your gastroenterologist and surgeon and interventional radiologist will need to come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more
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