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Common Bile Duct Sludge
MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?
Nonspecific: I believe that the ductal findings are nonspecific. Sludge in the gall bladder can cause abdominal distress and indigestion. A gastroenterologist would sit down with the radiologist and review the images and decide whether more imaging studies like an MRI or liver biopsy are advisable depending upon your symptoms or lack of symptoms.
Had 2 US: 06/2015 9:30am, Common Bile Duct - 3mm; 05/2016 11:15am, CBD is 3.6mm. Both fasting. Is the size increase of CBD a concern (20% increase)?
Highly doubtful that: It is significant, both measurements are in the normal range. Changes of a few tenths of a millimeter are likely simply due to slight differences in measurement technique or normal physiologic changes.
What to do if I have borderline extrahepatic common bile duct and have had trouble finding any information on the topic.?
Ductal dilatation: I would be happy to answer your questions about bile duct dilatation. If you have the test results that show the dilatation, and if you have any recent blood test, particularly liver tests, this would be useful. You can consult me on HealthTap Concierge and I will be happy to work with you. Good luck.
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.
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.
I had my gallbaldder removed 10 years ago and 3 months ago had an ercpand stones were removed from my common bile duct. How can I prevent this.
Good question: U need to discuss this with u surgeon.
Jaundice.: The color of turmeric and the color of jaundice caused by biliary obstruction in deep yellow. It is recommended not to use turmeric when you have biliary obstruction
Status post cholecystectomy with prominent gastrohepatic common bile duct measuring 7mm means what?
GallBladder: "Post- most often relates to "AFTER" and cholecystectomy to the surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder. Post-cholecystectomy = their has been surgical removal of the gallbladder. This term may be used in the patient history or as part of radiology reporting. The common bile duct diameter of 7mm is normal for your age. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21144686 for publication.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I have an inflammed common bile duct with no stones determined during gallbladder removal. What can be the other reasons?
The stone passed: If you are otherwise recovering well from gallbladder removal surgery, you can rest assured the inflammation was part of the disease process and nothing more. If you have jaundice, yellow eyes and skin, losing weight, feeling poorly then get in to your doc, consider ERCP and biopsy. Be well.
Elevated ALT & mucosal irregularity of common bile duct. Other labs normal range. See the specialist Monday. What questions should I ask? Concerns?
It is possible: That a liver biopsy will be in your future if your elevated ALT is not explained...be prepared for a LOT of QUESTIONS ASKED!!!! (maybe not so much answered) It takes some "detective work" sometimes when a single lab test is abnormal..... (PS the mucosal irregularity may indicate that a GALLSTONE was passed and that may be the ANSWER to your "mystery!! " Hope this helps! Good Luck Dr Z
I have adenomatous tissue in common bile duct, is that same as the adenomatous polyps or is it just the beginning stage, I am an fap patient as well?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.See 1 more doctor answer
I just had a stent put in by my common bile duct, is it normal to have a tender feeling where my gallbladder is?
What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity? Is it something to be concerned about? Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal
Yes you should: It depend on the circumstances around the inflammation and what symptoms you have. I will be concerned and I will check with my GI for proper evaluation.
Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi. The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen. Please advice me.
Do You Have Pain?: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free.
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