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If bile duct was blocked or it was cancerous wouldn't there be constant pain or could it come and go?

If bile duct was blocked or it was cancerous wouldn't there be constant pain or could it come and go?

Yes you are right: Bile duct block often causes pain and jaundice. A liver function test can help to check the function of the bile ducts. Sometimes we need to do a MRI (mrcp) to check the health of the bile ducts. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

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Bilirubin rising in mcrc patient . Now 85 from 12. No blocked bile duct . If keeps rising does this kill?

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 more

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Metastic liver cancer pt- bilirubin keeps rising but no blocked bile duct . What will happen ?

Metastic liver cancer pt- bilirubin keeps rising but no blocked bile duct . What will happen ?

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 more

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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

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

Could you tell me what happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

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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I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

Probably nothing: A dilated bile duct can indicate passage of stones or pancreatic disease or cancer but a mildly prominent duct may be normal. You should have your study reviewed by a gastroenterologist to determine its significance. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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