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Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

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In brief: Depends

There are many types of biliary tract diseases.
Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur.

In brief: Depends

There are many types of biliary tract diseases.
Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur.
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Dr. Helen Mabry
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In brief: Variable

Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes is a common symptom related to biliary disease, specifically blockage of some part of the bile duct system. Biliary colic is pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen after eating fatty foods.
Biliary colic can be very painful, but is not usually associated with jaundice. It can be caused by temporary blockage of the bile duct.

In brief: Variable

Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes is a common symptom related to biliary disease, specifically blockage of some part of the bile duct system. Biliary colic is pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen after eating fatty foods.
Biliary colic can be very painful, but is not usually associated with jaundice. It can be caused by temporary blockage of the bile duct.
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In brief: Abdominalpain/nausea

The most common biliary tract disease involves gallstones, either causing problems in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts.
The most common symptoms people notice with this are pain in the right upper part of their abdomen and nausea with vomiting, most often after eating food. Other common findings could be jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes) and fevers.

In brief: Abdominalpain/nausea

The most common biliary tract disease involves gallstones, either causing problems in the gallbladder or in the bile ducts.
The most common symptoms people notice with this are pain in the right upper part of their abdomen and nausea with vomiting, most often after eating food. Other common findings could be jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes) and fevers.
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