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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

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

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Can any blockage in the bile duct cause pain?

It might: Sudden onset of bile blockage with gallstones may cause pain. Slow bile duct blockage from a tumor may not cause pain. Both will result in yellow jaundice and abnormal blood tests. ...Read more

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What might cause a slightly dilated common bile duct when all of the other organs look good?

What might cause a slightly dilated common bile duct when all of the other organs look good?

Many things: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What causes your common bile duct to be dilated 12mm when you don't have a gallbladder.

What causes your common bile duct to be dilated 12mm when you don't have a gallbladder.

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

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What causes bile duct dialation an can this cause upper back neck spasm also or 2 diffrent ?

What causes bile duct dialation an can this cause upper back neck  spasm also or 2 diffrent ?

Gallstones: Most common cause of bile duct dilation in your age group is gallstones. Yes, upper back pain, right sided pain, pain after eating are symptoms. Okay to get evaluated, ask to see a general surgeon. Take a friend with you to appointment. You may benefit from ERCP and then gallbladder removal. Be well. ...Read more

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Mom had bile duct ca, her brother had pancreatic ca . I am 46F and worry about getting these. Are they hereditary? What are the causes?

Mom had bile duct ca, her brother had pancreatic ca . I am 46F and worry about getting these. Are they hereditary?  What are the causes?

NO: There is no evidence that either cancer is hereditary! Worrying about this is time "wasted" while you could be out there enjoying your life when you are your age! Hope this helps BE WELL! DrZ ...Read more

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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


Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more