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Blocked Bile Ducts Symptoms
Varies: Some cause no symptoms. Others can be associated with right upper abdominal, flank, back or epigastric pain. Nausea and vomiting may occur especially if the stone blocks the bile duct and/or inflames the pancreas. You may notice yellowing of the eyes, darkened urine or light / clay colored stools. ...Read more
If bile duct was blocked or it was cancerous wouldn't there be constant pain or could it come and go?
Jaundice: Bile duct cancer is uncommon but carries a poor prognosis. It will typically impede the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine thus causing obstructive jaundice (yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin). Pain in the upper abdomen, weight loss and nausea may be noted. ...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 more
What are the symptoms of common bile duct inflammation & can this occur several years after having a cholecystectomy?
Pain, fever,: And jaundice are typical, less likely pancreatitis and cholangitis, both serious conditions. And yes, it can be a stone that was present at the time of your cholecystectomy that was not found or overlooked or a stone that formed subsequently. If this is suspected, it can be confirmed by mr cholangiography; or ercp, an endocsopic x-ray and procedure during which a stone, if found, can be removed. ...Read more
Hi doctor I was wondering how long does it take for a person to become jaundice after the bile ducts are blocked?
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
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
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
What does moderately fluid distended gallbladder mean? Noted on abdominal MRI, common bile duct diameter at 6mm. & I have alot of abdominal symptoms.
As an isolated: Finding it is of uncertain significance, it may mean nothing. It has to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, i.e. does your doctor suspect gallbladder dysfunction or biliary problem. Likewise, a 6mm common bile duct is borderline abnormal. If you have no signs, symptoms, or lab values suggesting biliary obstruction, it may be normal for you. ...Read more
If bile ducts are blocked shouldn't change in stool color be first notice than jaundice because my gi doc say that they happen the same time?
Obstructed bile duct: If your bile ducts are completely obstructed, jaundice and stool color changes will occur simultaneously. In fact, it is possible to notice the jaundice first if it is a while before a bowel movement is actually passed. Regardless, there should not be much difference in time between the two occurrences. This is a medical emergency if it happens. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
Complicated question: Hospice intimates a max of 6 months, but we are poor at predicting exactly when. Too many factors involved. ...Read more
Possibly: The best gallbladder test is an ultrasound of the abdomen, and if there is concern for a blockage, a HIDA scan (pronounced hide-a) may be ordered. This HIDA scan will also show if the gallbladder is functioning normally. If there is abnormal function one can have symptoms even if no gallstones are present. CT can miss most of this, so its not ordered as a first test if gallbladder a concern. ...Read more
Mom with pancreatic cancer had metal bile duct stent put in, almost 7 days later she is still having pain in right lower abdomen no other symptoms?
Not very good: Bile duct cancers are difficult cancers to control unless caught early when they are still localized to one area. Often they are advanced and metastatic at the time of diagnosis, then they are difficult to get rid of. Yet it all depends on the location and the stage of cancer. ...Read more
Blockage: This is usually due to a blockage downstream from the duct like a stone. You should have your blood levels checked and an ultrasound done to rule out stones which can cause other problems in the future. ...Read more
None to pain, fever: When liver bile ducts decrease in diameter, this is called "stricture". It can be due to several reasons. There are also diseases which can cause decrease in diameter. This can cause your liver tests to become abnormal. Complications, such as infection can occur which can cause pain, fever, etc. Occasionally, very mild decrease in diameter can be normal variant, which may not give you symptom. ...Read more
Not sure: You question is a bit confusing. If you rephrase, me or one of my colleagues would be happy to provide an answer. ...Read more
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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