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Causes Of Bile Duct Stricture
After my gallbladder removal my bile duct has stricture.An ercp has performed but it remains. What should I do?
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
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
Is there anything that can cause a slightly dilated common bile duct when all of the other organs look good?
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
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
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?
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