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Symptoms Of Obstructive Jaundice
What are the usual surgeries a person with obstructive jaundice should undergo?just the common ones.
Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more
What leads to obstructive jaundice(distal cbd obstruction) secondary to choledocholithias with cholangitis?
Usually a gallstone: Usually a gallstone causing obstruction of the common bile duct can cause sudden painful jaundice, sometimes with associated cholangitis (infection of the bile) This requires drainage and extraction of the stone from the common bile duct with a procedure call ERCP. Other causes can be tumors causing obstruction, which is more often painless and gradual. ...Read more
Do not know: lncreased levels of serum bilirubin are known to limit the conduction of electrical impulse by the SA nodes of heart which in turn results in bradycardia (i.e. heart rate of up to 50 beats per minute). Exact mechanism by which jaundice leads to development of bradycardia is stilI not known even after hundred years of publication. ...Read more
Conjugated bilirubin is 0.50 mg/dl, and total bilirubin 0.78 mg/dl, is there any chance of obstructive jaundice? Is this normal?
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, what you provided is well within normal limits. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Sgpt 950 alkaline phosphatase 298 total bilirubin 5.5 direct bilirubin 4.4 kindly answer cause obstructive jaundice or hepatitis?
Various: Dm and jaundice are not necessarily related unless due to a lesion in the head of the pancreas that is causing obstruction. Jaundice is yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin if more severe and diabetes sx included, increased thirst, urination, blurred vision, stomach pain, numbness/tingling, burning of the feet and hands if bad enough. ...Read more
Jaundice is one of the symptoms of galactosaemia but what happens in galactosaemia that actually causes it?
Galactose liver toxi: Because in galactosemia there is bodys ability to metabolise galactose due to deficiency of liver enzymes needed for that.It causes accumulation of galactose in the body and it damages the liver and that is the cause of jaundice.If not corrected by lactose(breaks down in body into galactose&glucose) free diet.Lactose is the sugar in human and cows milk.So these babies are given soybean milk etc. ...Read more
My son has every sign and symptom of a liver problem but the jaundice is very hard to notice. Is that normal?
?Gilbert Syndrome?: It is possible that he has the common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin, gilbert's syndrome, and is found in up to 5% of the population. The build-up of bilirubin can cause mild jaundice, but usually nothing else. Usually the liver can breakdown bilirubin quickly and u pee it out, but in this case it can't do it fast, thus a build up. But the level is usually harmless. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Liver Blockage: On occasion, gallstones may exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the tube that connects the liver to the intestinal tract, called the bile duct. Obstruction of the bile duct may impair liver function, leading to jaundice and abnormal elevation of the liver enzymes. Stones in the bile duct can be much more serious than gallbladder stones and should be addressed urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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