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Why would turmeric be contraindicated for patients with common bile duct obstruction?

Why would turmeric be contraindicated for patients with common bile duct obstruction?

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 ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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

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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If the common bile duct is occluded will it always produce green emesis??

If the common bile duct is occluded will it always produce green emesis??

If its totally: occluded the bile has to go somewhere....the blood (jaundice) or backwards to the stomach (nausea vomiting) Hope this is helpful and I assume you are under a Physician's care! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have an inflammed common bile duct with no stones determined during gallbladder removal . What can be the other reasons?

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. ...Read more

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Elevated ALT & mucosal irregularity of common bile duct. Other labs normal range. See the specialist Monday. What questions should I ask? Concerns?

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 ...Read more

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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?

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?

It could be: Fap patients can develop adenomas and then adenocarcinomas of the bile duct, ampulla of vater or duodenum. It is important to remove it at the adenoma stage before it becomes malignant. ...Read more

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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) ?

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. ...Read more

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What causes your common bile duct to be dilated 12mm when you don't have a gallbladder.

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. ...Read more

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Status post cholecystectomy with prominent gastrohepatic common bile duct measuring 7mm means what?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more