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Symptoms Of Bile Leak
If I had gallbladder sur in 06. If a clamp came off within the last yr what are my chances of bile leaking into me. Does the part they clamp grow togt?
NONE: Yes it is possible rarely the clip ( 'clamp' ) can come off It happens in the first few days after surgery only not this late ( immediate post OP ) By 3 rd wk fibrous tissue ,scar tissue will seal of the area , don't worry now surgery was done 8 yrs ago. Speak to your doctor you may have unrelated problem ...Read more
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?
Possible but rare: If stones are formed in the ducts are called primary ductal stones can happen not due to your reason but very rare, more commonly due to retained stones or secondary stones ( existing stones during surgery ) or gravel in the ducts which may grow with time. ...Read more
How can you test if gallbladder fluid is leaking into adbomen due to damaged bile ducts? HIDA scan?
Creatine is.069 have upper right pain liver area , no gallbladder , history of stones and bile leak . To worry or not ?
No: But if you continue with the upper right pain go to see you doctor. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed in 2013, what are the long term health issues of the bile fluid leaking into my intestines?
Bile leak after GB: Generally the most important complication is bile gastritis. Normally the small intestines are designed to tolerate bile as that would normally be where the bile from the GB via bile duct would get into the system. however, you can get bile flowing into the stomach causing bile gastritis with symptoms similar to an ulcer. Usually this is treated with H2 blockers like pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normaL: What do you mean bile leaking? If it is leaking out of your incision definitely not normal check with your surgeon right away if you were told that you have a collection of bile in the area of surgery by your surgeon that mean he is keeping the eye on it usually it will stop or it could be drained without surgery some leak might need to be checked and treated by endoscopy called ercp. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed in january and after that had a bile leak and a stent put in and removed and have had constant pain everyday.
Should resolve: I'm sorry you had a post op bile leak - that's a known risk of about .3-.5 percent. The bile is caustic, and can certainly be irritating. After the stent placement, and the leak has been sealed, the discomfort should resolve. If you are still having discomfort, follow up with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: It is one of the most serious complications that should be discussed in detail with the patient prior to surgery. ...Read more
Bile perotinits. following a lap chole bile leak from ductus of lucschka. ERCP and abd wash done. 2 jp- what do I need to watch for complication wise?
Bile leak: Sorry you had such a rough time with your cholecystectomy. Hopefully the drains will allow the bile leak to heal properly. If you develop the sudden onset of fever or chills or unexplained of abdominal pain you should see your doctor immediately. Hopefully, you will be back to normal soon. Good luck. ...Read more
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