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What Are The Most Effective Home Remedies For Choledocholithiasis
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My sister says she has choledocholithiasis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
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
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
MRCP shows a distended gallbladder, numerous calculi, common bile duct up to 0.6cm, no evidence of choledocholithiasis, abdominal pain 2 mo. Surgery?
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Several questions would help diagnose your problem. To include how often you normally move your bowels. Do you normally have a problem with constipation? Do you ...Read more
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Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching.
Some things that may help in belching. Tried to be aware of how much air swallowing. Try to chew food completely before swallowing it so that the stomach will have smaller particles for the bacteria to give off gas with. Excessive exercise can also lead to belching. And sometimes relief can be obtained with anti-acids; H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more
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Belching remedy: Enzymes may help. Try eating only one food at a time to determine which food is causing ...Read more
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Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best over-the-counter product. "pop" remedies like squeezing a lemon onto the pimple or smearing yourself with honey won't work and are unworthy of someone living in the 21st century. All acne is manageable by scientific medicine. If you are responsible for a young person with acne, and you fail to get them the scientific rx a physician can offer, it'll be a lifetime of regrets. ...Read more
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