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How long will jaundice due to cholelithiasis last after cholecystectomy?
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In brief: For some times
Raised bilirubin causes jaundice, or yellow pigment on sclera ( eye) both due to obstruction of ducts as in stones or due to liver diseases.
After removal obstruction eye remained stained for a while due to tissue stain , by Albumin bound delta bilirubin . Since Albumin has half life of 20 days , so it takes time to clear jaundice completely even though blood levels are normal.

In brief: For some times
Raised bilirubin causes jaundice, or yellow pigment on sclera ( eye) both due to obstruction of ducts as in stones or due to liver diseases.
After removal obstruction eye remained stained for a while due to tissue stain , by Albumin bound delta bilirubin . Since Albumin has half life of 20 days , so it takes time to clear jaundice completely even though blood levels are normal.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Tracy Berg
The gallstones leave their home in the gallbladder and travel down the ducts, eventually into the bowel. If the gallstones get suck, then your cholelithiasi is causing a blockage. Most of the time your surgeon will in addition to removing your gallbladder, also remove the duct stones and blockage. So if your jaundice persists, check in with your surgeon.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes Dr Berg retained stone , is problem.
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not Very
If all of the stones were removed it should start returning to normal within hours.
It can be delayed some by significant inflammation.

In brief: Not Very
If all of the stones were removed it should start returning to normal within hours.
It can be delayed some by significant inflammation.
Dr. Scott Grover
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