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How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

Bile back-up: Choledocholithiasis, or blockage of your common bile duct can lead to jaundice. When you get jaundice, bile salts are deposited in your skin which cause the itching. ...Read more

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Choledocholithiasis (Definition)

The choledochous means bile duct in latin. Lithiasis is presence of stones. Hence, choledocholitiasis is stones in the bile duct. These stones require treatment usually an endoscopic procedure called ERCP is done for stone extraction ...Read more


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What are the tests for choledocholithiasis?

What are the tests for choledocholithiasis?

LAB AND XRAY: Stone(s) in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis) present with pain and/or jaundice, and can cause pancreatitis, a severe inflammation of the pancreas gland. Blood tests, ultrasound, mrcp (magnetic resonance xray of the bile duct, ) and/or ERCP (endoscopic exam of the bile and pancreatic ducts) are all avenues used to evaluated cbd stones. Speak to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

Stone in bile duct: It is a stone in the tube that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small bowel. If a stone blocks the tube it can lead to infection, pain, itching , yellow skin color (jaundice ). Note that these same symptoms or signs can be caused by other issues with the biliary system. ...Read more

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My friend got choledocholithiasis. Why is that?

My friend got choledocholithiasis. Why is that?

Gallstones: In western countries, most cases of choledocholithiasis are a result of the passage of gallstones from the gallbladder into the common bile duct. There are many risk factors for gallstone formation, such as being a multiparous female, obese, and over age 40. Other risk factors include oral contraceptive use, decreased physical activity, diabetes mellitus, and family history and genetics. ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of choledocholithiasis?

What are the key symptoms of choledocholithiasis?

Pain, Jaundice: Pain from choledocholithiasis (common bile duct stones) will be identical to the pain from gallstones, since both cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. However, since the liver is also blocked, one will be more prone to infections in the liver and jaundice; lastly, these stones may cause pancreatitis, which can cause severe mid-abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: choledocholithiasis?

What is the definition or description of: choledocholithiasis?

Bile duct stones: The choledochous means bile duct in latin. Lithiasis is presence of stones. Hence, choledocholitiasis is stones in the bile duct. These stones require treatment usually an endoscopic procedure called ERCP is done for stone extraction followed by gallbaldder removal. ...Read more

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How come I have choledocholithiasis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have choledocholithiasis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not enough info: Stones form in concentrated bile, there are local and complicated factors...Everything in life is not genetic. You will need to address those stones in the choledoque. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between choledocholithiasis and mirizzi syndrome?

Please advise what is the difference between choledocholithiasis and mirizzi syndrome?

Choledocholithiasis: Is a stone or stones in the main duct draining bile from the gallbladder and liver. These may or may not cause blockage of this duct. Mirizzi syndrome is blockage of the same duct by a stone not in the main bile duct but in the smaller (and close by) duct just draining the gallbladder. The blockage is usually from swelling around the stone. See graphic. ...Read more