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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Ascending Cholangitis

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Cholangitis (Definition)

It is an infection of the bile ducts. Usually there is an obstruction of the bile ducts. Most commonly this is caused by a gallstone, although there are other rarer causes. It can be life threatening. If you have pain in your right upper quadrant, a fever and are jaundiced, ...Read more


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Ascending cholangitis - my daughter is 28 weeks pregnant & may have this -what is risk to her and baby? Prognosis and cure?

Ascending cholangitis - my daughter is 28 weeks pregnant & may have this -what is risk to her and baby? Prognosis and cure?

Ascending cholangiti: See your obstetrician.This condition may be an early sign of pre eclampsia and you will need careful monitoring and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of cholangitis ?

Fever,Pain, Jaundice: The three classic signs of cholangitis are referred to as charcot's triad and consist of pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, fever, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sclerosing cholangitis ?

Fatigue, etc.: Most people with sclerosing cholangitis are diagnosed based on routine laboratory abnormalities, often without any symptoms. As liver dysfunction progresses, common symptoms include fatigue, jaundice, itching, diarrhea, and (fat-soluble) vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of cholangitis?

Pain,Fever,Jaundice: Cholangitis is an infection in the bile ducts that occurs with blockage of the bile duct, typically due to stones, tumors, or strictures of the ducts. Bacteria rapidly enter the bloodstream from the liver, causing serious infections. Treatment centers on IV antibiotics, aggressive supportive care, and, occasionally, relief of the blockage (typically performed by gastroenterologists via ercp). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oriental cholangitis?

What are the symptoms of oriental cholangitis?

Jaundice : Episodes of right upper abdominal pains fever jaundice due to recurrent infection of bile ducts .Pigmented stones are formed in the liver ducts. ...Read more

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Does primary sclerosing cholangitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does primary sclerosing cholangitis usually cause many symptoms?

It can.: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (= psc, inflammation of bile ducts) can give symptoms such as itching, pain in the right upper abdomen, fevers, chills, night sweats, and jaundice (yellow skin, yellow whites of the eyes). Most people with this illness have ulcerative colitis, which has symptoms of its own (eg. Bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain). Many with psc eventually need liver transplant. ...Read more

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Which groups are most likely to develop cholangitis?

Several: Post cholecystectomy with bile stasis or slow drainage obstructed common duct or pancreatic duct biliary to bowel anastomoses. ...Read more

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Does cholangitis cause thrombosis?

Sort of: Any inflammatory state increases your risk of thrombosis, but it doesn't directly cause it. ...Read more

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