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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Choledocholithiasis (Definition)

The choledochous means bile duct in latin. Lithiasis is presence of stones. Hence, choledocholitiasis is stones in the bile duct. These stones require treatment usually an endoscopic procedure called ERCP is done for stone extraction ...Read more


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Please explain why should you use antibacterials for choledocholithiasis treatment?

Please explain why should you use antibacterials for choledocholithiasis treatment?

Choledocholithiasis: 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

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What is the treatment for choledocholithiasis?

What is the treatment for choledocholithiasis?

ERCP and surgery : Generally, the stones can be extracted endoscopically with a procedure called ercp, then your gallbladder will be removed laparoscopically. If ERCP fails, then the stones will need to be removed at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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What are the tests for choledocholithiasis?

What are the tests for choledocholithiasis?

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

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What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

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

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My friend got choledocholithiasis. Why is that?

My friend got choledocholithiasis. Why is that?

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

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What are the key symptoms of choledocholithiasis?

What are the key symptoms of choledocholithiasis?

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

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What is the definition or description of: choledocholithiasis?

Bile duct stones: The choledochous means bile duct in latin. Lithiasis is presence of stones. Hence, choledocholitiasis is stones in the bile duct. These stones require treatment usually an endoscopic procedure called ERCP is done for stone extraction followed by gallbaldder removal. ...Read more

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How come I have choledocholithiasis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have choledocholithiasis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not enough info: Stones form in concentrated bile, there are local and complicated factors...Everything in life is not genetic. You will need to address those stones in the choledoque. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between choledocholithiasis and mirizzi syndrome?

Please advise what is the difference between choledocholithiasis and mirizzi syndrome?

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

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How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

Bile back-up: Choledocholithiasis, or blockage of your common bile duct can lead to jaundice. When you get jaundice, bile salts are deposited in your skin which cause the itching. ...Read more

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Am a sandwich generation member, planning to move to be near kids. Now mom has been diagnosed with choledocholithiasis. What to do?

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

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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?

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

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What's the most effective home acne treatment?

What's the most effective home acne treatment?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best that's over the counter but not nearly so helpful as something as simple as topical Clindamycin with or without BP or a retinoic acid derivative -- i'll use the latter if there are many blackheads. If your acne is worse, a systemic antibiotic can help, and a dermatologist can use the big guns. You shouldn't need to rely on a home remedy even in our loony health care system. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most effective home remedy for constipation?

What exactly is the most effective home remedy for constipation?

See below: Constipation can present in several ways in general we would not expect constipation to present itself in an association with your menstruation. 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 normally have pain in your pelvic and lower back area when you're constipated. Is your menstruation regular? Was this menstruation worse than your usual? Do you usually have cramping and discomfort at the time of your menstruation? A good rule of thumb in evaluating your bowel moment would include: bowel movement 1 to 3 times a day, the consistency of a banana, possibly floating, and six inches to a foot long. Other possibilities and more likely based on the small amount of data that I presently have is that you're having some type of hormone imbalance. Would suggest saliva testing to include estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. We would be happy to further discuss this issue in the concierge service at https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the most effective home remedy of teeth whitening?

I'm wondering what is the most effective home remedy of teeth whitening?

Over the counter: Many over the counter whitening products work well for young people. The dentist ca. Also make custom trays for home whitening and the strength of the whitening gel would be stronger. ...Read more

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Is there a effective home remedy for belching?

Is there a effective home remedy for belching?

See below: 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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What is an effective home remedy for a pterygium?

What is an effective home remedy for a pterygium?

Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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