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Doctor insights on: How Many Bile Ducts Do We Have

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What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

What can cause a enlarged bile duct?

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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Will a collapsed bile duct always remain collapsed?

Will a collapsed bile duct always remain collapsed?

No: With adequate bile flow, a collapsed bile duct will open up sufficiently. ...Read more

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What might happens if stents in the bile duct fail?

What might happens if stents in the bile duct fail?

Jaundice: When the bile duct narrows, bile (digestive juices)backs up into the bloodstream and you can become jaundiced (yellow)or develop an infection due to the blockage. ...Read more

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What happens when liver bile ducts decrease in diameter?

What happens when liver bile ducts decrease in diameter?

None to pain, fever: When liver bile ducts decrease in diameter, this is called "stricture". It can be due to several reasons. There are also diseases which can cause decrease in diameter. This can cause your liver tests to become abnormal. Complications, such as infection can occur which can cause pain, fever, etc. Occasionally, very mild decrease in diameter can be normal variant, which may not give you symptom. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are bile ducts considered a part of the liver?

Yes: There are numerous bile ducts throughout the liver. There are also bile ducts outside of the liver. The liver produces the bile. The bile ducts drain the bile to the gallbladder and the intestine. ...Read more

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After eco rays show that the share of the bile duct what to do?

Not sure: You question is a bit confusing. If you rephrase, me or one of my colleagues would be happy to provide an answer. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

Could you tell me what happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

Depends: On cause of stenosis. Benign versus malignant lesion. If plastic stents fail, sometimes a metallic stent with or without fabric covering could be placed. Some will require surgical bypass or repair. Your gastroenterologist and surgeon and interventional radiologist will need to come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

Probably nothing: A dilated bile duct can indicate passage of stones or pancreatic disease or cancer but a mildly prominent duct may be normal. You should have your study reviewed by a gastroenterologist to determine its significance. ...Read more

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What are the survival rates for bile duct cancer?

What are the survival rates for bile duct cancer?

Not very good: Bile duct cancers are difficult cancers to control unless caught early when they are still localized to one area. Often they are advanced and metastatic at the time of diagnosis, then they are difficult to get rid of. Yet it all depends on the location and the stage of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get benign tumours in the bile duct?

Yes: But these are rare, usually the tumor presents as a cause of a blocked bile duct. The fear is always malignancy, and then we find benign after surgery. Its best to see a gastroenterologist who does eus, and a hepatobiliary surgeon. ...Read more

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Can any blockage in the bile duct cause pain?

It might: Sudden onset of bile blockage with gallstones may cause pain. Slow bile duct blockage from a tumor may not cause pain. Both will result in yellow jaundice and abnormal blood tests. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bile duct disease.?

Describe the features of a bile duct disease.?

Varies: Feature of bile duct disease can vary from no symptom to abdominal pain, jaundice, itching, fatigue, recurrent infection. In late stage it can cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What and wher is your cbs located "common bile duct "?

The common: Bile duct is formed by the coming together of the bile duct from the liver and the bile duct from the gallbaldder. It ends in the small bowel. ...Read more

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What is a disease of the bile ducts. Would it count as a liver disease?

Bile duct: Diseases of bile ducts include obstruction by stone, cancer cells, or infection (cholangitis).
Bile ducts are within the liver, so it is considered a liver disease. ...Read more

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Can a uncovered sten from bile duct be removed easily or the same can be fatal?

Can a uncovered sten from bile duct be removed easily or the same can be fatal?

Dr. Can remove the stent: Billy or cracks dance routine he remove my doctors there is a small chance of death but this is unlikely cannot really give any specific advice without specific information to Dr. Consult the best person to ask this questions for Dr. Put a stent in ...Read more

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What happens when the distal end of the common bile duct decrease from 7mm to 5mm?

Stricture: This is called a stricture. The more important question is why and if it is causing liver enzyme elevation or symptoms. You should see a doctor for this. One that apexializes in biliary surgery. Let me know if I can help finding one. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Found out after getting my gallbladder out and ending up with a bile leak that I have 2 Common bile ducts. Will there be any long term affects?

Found out after getting my gallbladder out and ending up with a bile leak that I have 2 Common bile ducts. Will there be any long term affects?

Not really: Two common bile ducts, like variations in number of ureters etc, are not that uncommon. We don't know since these body structures are not pictured, unless diseased. Don't worry, and consider the extra bile buct a bonus! ...Read more

Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more