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Doctor insights on: Extrahepatic Biliary Tract

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Can you die from biliary tract disease?

Can you die from biliary tract disease?

Yes: Biliary tract disease encompasses a broad spectrum of problems, including gallbladder disease, bile duct obstructions, and cancer. While many of these diseases are low-risk, they can be serious. For example, cholangitis is an infection in the biliary tract usually secondary to acute blockage of the bile ducts. This can cause life-threatening infections, especially if one if frail. ...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


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Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

Depends: There are many types of biliary tract diseases. Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur. ...Read more

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What foods do you recommend for biliary tract disease?

What foods do you recommend for biliary tract disease?

Low-Fat: The most common biliary tract problem is gallbladder disease. Fatty foods tend to precipitate gallbladder attacks because fat in the stomach releases a hormone, cholecystokinin, that stimulates gallbladder contraction. Of course, not everybody "follows the book": some people will get attacks after eating any food or even when fasting. This problem is easily solved by surgery, though. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Biliary tract diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Biliary tract diseases?

Biliary tract issues: Any condition (inflammatory, stone/obstructive, autoimmune, infectious, cancer, functional, etc.) that involves the gallbladder and bile ducts (intra- and extrahepatic), as well as the papilla and sphincter of Oddi. ...Read more

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What are the prognosis of 46 year old person having biliary tract cancer of advanced stage.?

What are the prognosis of 46 year old person having biliary tract cancer of advanced stage.?

Biliary cancer: Cancer of bile duct, gall bladder, cholangiocarcinoma if stage 4 is not good. Most patients on an average with chemotherapy will survive 9-12 months. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two types of primary cancer? Biliary tract and thyroid?

Yes but rare: Bile duct cancers are very rare-esp in this age group. Even thyroid cancer is rare in this young group, but does occur. If you have a thyroid nodule greater than a centimeter, usually we do a needle biopsy. Gallbladder problems at this age are more likely related to gallstones. ...Read more

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For a stage 4 biliary tract cancer, are there benefits to being treated at a university hospital vs hmo?

For a stage 4 biliary tract cancer, are there benefits to being treated at a university hospital vs hmo?

Talk to your team: You should discuss this with your healthcare team. Given your status of stage 4, you may be interested in clinical trials, which should be more available in an academic setting. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my biliary tract disease stomach ache until I can see a doctor?

Perhaps: If there is no evidence of infection (no fever, chills, sweats and you're improving), you can try a clear liquid diet and then slowly advance to a low fat solid diet. Simple analgesics like Aleve (naproxen) or advil can help. But biliary tract infection can be lethal. You're playing with fire if you're not under close supervision. If recurrent or complicated, surgery is indicated - safer early than late. ...Read more

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What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

Widened biliary duct: This term comes from the radiologist and GI doctors who look for a dilated biliary duct as evidence of obstruction or blockage of the biliary duct. The intra- and extra- descriptors just refer to where along the rout of the duct they notice the dilation. ...Read more

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Can you die from billiary tract disrase?

Yes: Cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts) is once possible biliary tract disease that can lead to death.
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What to do if I have borderline extrahepatic common bile duct and have had trouble finding any information on the topic.?

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. ...Read more

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There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter. Plain English please?

There is fusiform aneurysmal dilation of 2 cm segment of extrahepatic proper hepatic artery, measuring 7 mm in maximal diameter. Plain English please?

Keep your next appt: Due to weakness in the wall of that particular artery, the wall balloons out (aneurysm) & it's diameter is 7mm. The main risk it can cause to your health is rupture & subsequent bleeding. Rupture is more likely if you had multiple ones (you don't), if it was not caused by atherosclerosis (check with your doc), & if you're having pain. Keep your next appointment for follow up. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is a digestive tract and where is it?

What is a digestive tract and where is it?

Digestive tract: It refers to the stomach and the intestines; however it may sometimes include all structures from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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How is cleansing done for the digestive tract?

How is cleansing done for the digestive tract?

Diet and fluids: Colon cleanses are a gimmick and make alot of money off of people who use them. Eating properly with high fiber diet and drinking plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids is all you need to clean the bowel properly. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in upper GI tract be not accompanied by pain?

Can bleeding in upper GI tract be not accompanied by pain?

Internal Med: The field of silent diseases. Yes you certainly can have GI bleeding anywhere in the GI tract without pain. ...Read more

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Is there any way to protect my respiratory tract from pollution?

Is there any way to protect my respiratory tract from pollution?

Not really: By using special masks you can decreased the chances but we are all involved in this planet
we need to drecreased pollution, recycle products & help the environment. But any contaminant could travel thousand of miles to another country or place, then we are all involeved & difficult to stay out of it. ...Read more

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What does serotonin do for the GI tract?

What does serotonin do for the GI tract?

Serotonin: It stimulates intestinal contractions & secretions. An example is use of SSRIs to treat Irritable bowel. ...Read more

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How can I prevent /cureurinary tract infection?

How can I prevent /cureurinary tract infection?

Depends on cause: If you know the cause if the UTI, you can prevent, may be even cure it. Causes/risks: 1.Diabetes (control blood sugars) 2.Irritant (eg. Alkali soap) 3. Anatomical issues (urologic intervention) or 4. Physiologic problem (pharmacotherapy). Some prevention on your part includes: minimizing risk of getting an STD, avoid holding your urine, drink ample fluids during the day, and voiding after intimacy ...Read more

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How effective is cystex for uniary tract infection?

How effective is cystex for uniary tract infection?

It is NOT effective: Cystex is not designed to clear a urinary tract infection. It is designed to decrease the symptoms UNTIL you see your doctor. A urinary tract infection will not go away with the use of Cystex. You may need an anti-biotic. ...Read more

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Well what medicine should I be on concerning a urinal tract infection?

Well what medicine should I be on concerning a urinal tract infection?

UTI: If cipro (ciprofloxacin) isn't working then others are available. Make sure its not something else as well. You can perform a Virtual Consult if you need additional help or medicine ...Read more

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What are the potential causes of strictures in the gastrointestinal tract?

What are the potential causes of strictures in the gastrointestinal tract?

Location, location: The question is very broad and it would highly depend on which part of the GI tract we are talking about, i.e. The colon, the small intestine, the esophagus, etc. To give you a general framework though, I might say that some common causes are: cancer, ischemia (lack of blood supply), infection, inflammatory bowel disease (especially crohn's), radiation therapy, diverticulitis, and drugs. ...Read more

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Does digestive tract odor cause bad breath?

Does digestive tract odor cause bad breath?

No: These are two separate processes. Bad breath or halitosis is caused by mouth bacteria which don't have anything to do with the lower GI tract which is essentially separated from the "lower" GI tract by the acid within the stomach. For bad breath I recommend brushing your tongue daily and seeing your dentist. ...Read more

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Which bacteria can colonize the urinary tract?

E. coli...: Urinary tract infections typically occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract through the urethra and begin to multiply in the bladder.
The most common utis occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra.
Infection of the bladder (cystitis) can be caused by e. Coli, a type of bacteria commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract but can also be caused by many other types of bacteria. ...Read more

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Can I have HSV in GI tract? And how to treat this

Can I have HSV in GI tract? And how to treat this

Upper GI: Hsv also known as herpes has two types. Hsv 1 usually affects sensory nerves in the face and head. Hsv 2, the sensory nerves in the genital tract. Both viruses can infect any sensory nerve in the body so HSV 1 can be found on the hand pens/vagina. I do not know of any cases where HSV caused symptoms in the lower GI tract but it can cause out breaks in the mouth and throat. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more