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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Biliary Sludge

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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


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What can I do for gallbladder biliary sludge pain?

What can I do for gallbladder biliary sludge pain?

Surgery: If your doctors believe you're having symptoms such as pain from gallbladder sludge or stones, surgery is typically recommended. You should discuss this with your physician(s). ...Read more

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How long does it take actigall (ursodiol) to clear biliary sludge?

Months: It's a slow acting medication in that regard and not 100% successful. It takes a few months, so stock up patience. ...Read more

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Do calcium tablets give you biliary sludge and cholecystitis? Should I stop taking these when I have cholecystitis?

Biliary sludge: is caused like gallstones from an imbalance of Lecithin, Cholesterol and Billirubin. calcium does not usually play a role. ...Read more

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My gallbladder was removed 14 years ago. Having a lot of abdominal pain over past 6 months and told I have biliary sludge. What is the treatment?

My gallbladder was removed 14 years ago. Having  a lot of abdominal pain over past 6 months and told I have biliary sludge. What is the treatment?

ERCP & Papillatomy: With normal gall bladder contractions biliary ducts are constantly flushed , will not allow collection of biliary sludge , best option you have , is get ercp, papillatomy don to clear the sludge , and prevent the formation of biliary duct stones and cholangitis. Speak to your doctor for GI referral. ...Read more

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Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Probably not, man: It's time to check you for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and whether your alt returns to normal if you go off the bentyl (dicyclomine). An extreme athlete can have high alt from it, or there's plenty of non-alcoholic fatty liver even in young folks. While you're waiting, think about getting into a hard-core fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes biliary dyskinesia ?

Biliary dyskinesia: Sphincter of oddi dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is defined by bile duct manometry showing sphincter spasm, increased phasic contraction frequency (tachyoddia), paradoxical contraction response to cck, & abnormal propagation of phasic waves. Response to sphincterotomy is predicted by associated abnornalities in serum liver functions as well as manometry findings.Pain alone may not so respond. ...Read more

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What exactly causes biliary atresia?

What exactly causes biliary atresia?

See below: The causes of biliary atresia are not well established and are probably multifactorial; genetic factors may play a permissive role in some cases, but infectious, toxic, or immunologic mechanisms are probably involved. ...Read more

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Biliary Reflux. Could you please specify the most common causes for this condition, and what are the most common meds for it. Thank you.

Biliary reflux : If you have been diagnosed with this, then you may know it is similar to gastric (stomach) reflux. We believe risk factor include alcohol use, caffeine, fatty foods, and obesity. BUT, there is still a lot we don't know about it. We treat it with PPIs, like Prevacid, Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole). If that is not helpful, there are motility agents a gastroenterologist can prescribe. ...Read more

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Can biliary colic cause pain the next day?

Can biliary colic cause pain the next day?

Bilairy colic misnom: Bilairy colic is a misnomer as it is not really a colic. It is ocnstant pain and can occur after eating fatyty meals and may occur off and on for day. It is a pain that can go peircing through to the back for the epigastric area. You should see a doctor for any pain that is not momentary and is recurrent. ...Read more