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Is cholangitis painful?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Usually
Cholangitis is bile duct inflammation usually occurring secondary to bile duct obstruction from stones.
Bacteria in the bile duct are readily absorbed into the bloodstream from the liver and lead to serious infections. Classic findings are right upper abdominal pain (not unlike a gallbladder attack), fever, and jaundice. Some people are so ill that they are lethargic and have no pain complaints.

In brief: Usually
Cholangitis is bile duct inflammation usually occurring secondary to bile duct obstruction from stones.
Bacteria in the bile duct are readily absorbed into the bloodstream from the liver and lead to serious infections. Classic findings are right upper abdominal pain (not unlike a gallbladder attack), fever, and jaundice. Some people are so ill that they are lethargic and have no pain complaints.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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