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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Choledocholithiasis (Definition)

Not uncommonly, gallstones may exit from the gallbladder and enter the cbd. From there, stones may pass uneventfully into the gut, block the liver, or the pancreas; this can cause serious liver infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. Rx requires endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (ERCP) and removal of ...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?

CommonBileDuctStones: Not uncommonly, gallstones may exit from the gallbladder and enter the cbd. From there, stones may pass uneventfully into the gut, block the liver, or the pancreas; this can cause serious liver infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. Rx requires endoscopic removal of the cbd stone (ERCP) and removal of the gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy). ...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

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My sister says she has choledocholithiasis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

No: Choledocholithiasis (common bile duct stones) is not a hereditary condition. Gallstones are more common, however, in women. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for choledocholithiasis?

What is the treatment for choledocholithiasis?

ERCP and surgery: Generally, the stones can be extracted endoscopically with a procedure called ercp, then your gallbladder will be removed laparoscopically. If ERCP fails, then the stones will need to be removed at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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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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Please explain why should you use antibacterials for choledocholithiasis treatment?

Please explain why should you use antibacterials for choledocholithiasis treatment?

Choledocholithiasis: This is an urgent medical problem that should be addressed immediately. Failure to get treatment can lead to severe infection and liver dysfunction. Delaying treatment can make treatment more complicated and difficult.
Treatment consist of removal of the stones endoscopically or surgically.
Antibiotics prevent and treat cholangitis or infection of the bile ducts that can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Am a sandwich generation member, planning to move to be near kids. Now mom has been diagnosed with choledocholithiasis. What to do?

Am a sandwich generation member, planning to move to be near kids. Now mom has been diagnosed with choledocholithiasis. What to do?

Remove the stones: Common bile duct stones are much more serious than gallstones due to their ability to block the liver and cause infections or pancreatitis. These can be removed non surgically by gastroenterologists (ercp), followed by surgical removal of the gallbladder to prevent any other stones from leaving the gallbladder and entering the bile duct (provided that mom is healthy enough for surgery). ...Read more

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How to diff b/w CBD infection, cholangitis & choledocholithiasis when looking at labs? Any spec. Parts of LFT to look 4 that are < or > in each case?

How to diff b/w CBD infection, cholangitis & choledocholithiasis when looking at labs? Any spec. Parts of LFT to look 4 that are < or > in each case?

Labs in biliary dz: Labs offer only one window into the disease process that's going on. So your question can't really be answered. The liver profile (LFTs) contains Alkaline Phosphatase which is a surface enzyme of the cells lining the biliary tree- that should be elevated. GGT is another surface enzyme that should be elevated, but it's not a routine part of the LFTs. Imaging tests and other clinical info is needed. ...Read more

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What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

What’s the drug of choice among returning veterans?

Alcohol: Unfortunately the old stand-by, alcohol, is still #1 with veterans. Many have exposure to pain medications like ocycontin and some have a problem with marijuana. But alcohol is the biggie. ...Read more

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Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S?

Drugs frm India safe: F from US asks: Are the drugs from India as safe as the drugs from the U.S? ANS: Some are some are not and some dangerous. I do not recommend them unless all else has failed. You don't want to be playing "You bet your Life" with them. ...Read more

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How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

How does ambroxol work, and are there similar medicines in the u.S.?

Ambroxol is a…: Mucolytic agent, i.e., it makes mucus & sputum thinner & less viscous (sticky) & therefore more easily removed by coughing; so it is beneficial in diseases associated with increased mucus production (acute/chronic bronchitis, copd). It also appears to have anti-inflammatory properties. None of the articles I reviewed noted that this drug is not available in the us. Ask your fp/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Why there, s a people have a body odor what is the best medicine of this?

Body odor: Can be a side-effect of your diet or medications. Please see your doctor and avoid harsh-smelling foods such as garlic, onions, cabbage, etc. Before you go out. Save them for week ends or days w/little social interaction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

What s your opinion about anti-aging medicine? I know it begin to be popular in united states...

A growing speciality: Anti aging medicine is really based around the goal of keeping individuals as healthy as possible. Not simply treating them when they are sick. This means paying particular attention to the current state of our health and how to make it better. Also look at less invasive ways of managing a person's health. It is fascinating. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

Where is teveten (eprosartan) available; is it a u.S. Drug?

For high BP: Eprosartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Eprosartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin ii receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only. It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Took statin drugs 9 years side effects made me stop the drug will the 9 years I was on statins be a credit when I get into my 70s and 80's?

Cholesterol karma: Lets start by saying statins simply control a risk factor (hypercholesterolemia). There is no evidence that they extend your life. The more important question would be, what are your current risk factors? Are you eating right? Exercising? What's your bmi. What's your blood pressure? What's your cholesterol now? Talk to your doc. They can assess your risks and set you on the right course if action. ...Read more