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Doctor insights on: Placement Of A Stent In The Bile Duct

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I just had a stent put in by my common bile duct, is it normal to have a tender feeling where my gallbladder is?

I just had a stent put in by my common bile duct, is it normal to have a tender feeling where my gallbladder is?

Yes: I do not know why you had a biliary stent placed, but it is usually for some type of bile duct blockage. Upper abdominal discomfort and yellow jaundice would be very common, and would gradually resolve over a few days after the stent is placed. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


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What is a strong, clean narcotic for breakthrough pain? I currently have a Butran Patch(5mg) & it's not working. Possibly need a bile duct stent.

What is a strong, clean narcotic for breakthrough pain? I currently have a Butran Patch(5mg) & it's not working.
Possibly need a bile duct stent.

Pain killers: What was the butrans written for, who prescribed it , if for cholongitis that is a wrong medicine all together, gi guys are capable to handle it ...Read more

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My father is suffering from periampulary cariconoma and metallic stent placed in bile duct after one week he has got fever what are cause. Pls guide?

My father is suffering from periampulary cariconoma and metallic stent placed in bile duct after one week he has got fever what are cause. Pls guide?

Many causes: There are many potential causes of fever in this setting. Certainly it is important for his doctors to be sure that the stent is draining the bile adequately. If your father is at home, be sure his doctors are aware of his fevers. otherwise, be on the lookout for any others symptoms which may give a clue as to the cause of the fevers. Good luck. ...Read more

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My grandmother had a plastic bile duct stent put in. It worked fine. Was replaced with metal yesterday and now is jaundice today. Is this normal?

My grandmother had a plastic bile duct stent put in. It worked fine. Was replaced with metal yesterday and now is jaundice today. Is this normal?

Check it out: If your grandmother was not jaundiced before the plastic stent was taken out, and now she is after the metal stent, then either something is wrong with the new stent or something else is causing the jaundice. The biliary blockage may be elsewhere. ...Read more

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Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

It can be: This procedure will increase the delivery of bile to your intestine. It should improve with time. ...Read more

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How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

Usually 2-3 days: It can take several days for the jaundice to clear after the obstruction is opened by the stent. ...Read more

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What are chances a "brushing" of cells in bile liver duct path report during ercp stent placement are incorrect in cancer dx? Says neg but pt has it?

What are chances a "brushing" of cells in bile liver duct path report during ercp stent placement are incorrect in cancer dx? Says neg but pt has it?

Slight chance: Pathologists are experts for diagnosing cancer from a single cell , in order to do that must get an intact undamaged enough cells , must preserve them , properly store &; label them and send to cyto-pathology lab , even in presence of ca brush may miss it, all of the above can happen then will false negative results , 85 - 90 % time will not happen , will have correct diagnosis ...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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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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Duct (Definition)

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