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this is not a respiratory disease, but it is a potentially serious problem, and if all you are going by is an xray report, be sure and discuss this with your doctor soon to see what additional evaluation needs to be done.  (+ info)

I have a stent in my common bile duct that hasnt been removed yet. is there any side effects if in too long.?

I had a stent put in my commin bile duct the end of July 2006 before i had my gall bladder removed. my surgeon said that the GI Doctor would take it back out in about 6 weeks which would have been in september 2006 but my surgeon and myself had called the GI Doctor to have the appt set up and when i would call the office they said they would call me back and they never have. And now I dont have medical insurance that would even cover the procedure if they were to go in now and do it. What do I do? And are there any adverse side effects from this?

Check with a medical university and explain the situation to them. They may be able to help you since you don't have health insurance.

Good luck!

PS: I know this is a different situation, but my husband has had a stent in his heart for 3 years.  (+ info)

mirizzi's syndrome occur due to compression of common hepatic duct or common bile duct........?

Hello Rahul once again.. Read the following words directly taken from the Washington manual..

Mirizzi Syndrome - Biliary Obstruction may occur in cases of acute cholecystitis, as a result of External compression of COMMON BILE DUCT by a large stone impacted in HARTMAN POUCH and the Associated pericholecystic inflammatory process.. This is termed as Mirizzi Symdrome  (+ info)

common bile duct measures 0.31cm,is that normal?

its been a year when I undergo gall bladder removal

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The common bile duct averages about 10 cm in length, and flow of bile from its lower end into the intestine is controlled by the muscular action of the hepatopancreatic sphincter (sphincter of Oddi), located in the duodenal papilla. The cystic duct varies from 2 to 3 cm in length and terminates in the gallbladder
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I want to know if you have gallstone in the common bile duct that measure at 1.7mm how bad is this?

I was 5 months pregnant when I had a gallstone stuck in my bile duct as well....I had it removed w/ almost any anesthetic or meds & I survived...sorry I forgot what the procedure was called...I did feel some of it but mostly discomfort as opposed to pain...

Eventually, at the end of my pregnancy, I had my gallbladder completely removed due to a stone I had amongst many as big as a golfball!!! My surgeon was completely blown away..... it was that bad....so although it's definitly of concern...I have faith all should turn out alright for you....good luck!  (+ info)

I got an abdominal u/s done and it says my common bile duct is at its upper normal limits. What's that mean?

It says the CBD is at .6 cm. It also says I have a 2 cm gall stone, as well as a 3.1 cm cyst on the left upper pole of my kidney. I've known about the gall stone for at least 5 years. I don't get attacks from it. I had the u/s done because 5 times this month I've gotten this weird lump feeling / tight pain on the middle right side of my upper abdomen. Otherwise that area usually feels sore or bruised. What does all of this mean? I was referred to a general surgeon but won't see him for 2 weeks.

Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.

If you take a group of people who appear to be healthy, and measure the width of their common bile ducts, you will get a range, say from 0.4cm to 0.6cm. This range is then used as the "normal range" for common bile duct width. (Actually, often it's the range that encompasses two standard deviations from the mean, but you don't need to worry about the technicality.)

Your measurement (0.6cm) is at the upper limit of this range, which means exactly what it says -- some healthy people share your measurement, but others have lower readings.

For your information, up to 0.6cm is considered "normal" (or "acceptable" or "non-diseased", whichever terminology makes you sleep better at night) for people who still have their gall bladder. After cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal), the common bile duct is usually bigger, so up to 0.8cm is considered "normal" (or "acceptable" or "non-diseased").

Why do doctors bother measuring the width of the common bile duct? Well, if a gall stone were to move from the gall bladder (where it does not cause trouble) into the bile duct, it can get stuck at a narrow point near the pancreas. This will block the flow of bile, causing the common bile duct to become distended (bigger than 0.6cm in size)

The blockage of bile flow can lead to problems such as obstructive jaundice or even ascending cholangitis, so doctors check the size of the common bile duct as an early warning.

Simple, no?

As for your symptoms, wait for your surgeon. After all, that's what you are paying (or somebody is paying) him/her for. Advices given on Yahoo Answers can often be wrong and misleading -- you get what you paid for....  (+ info)

What happens if stents in the bile duct continue to fail?

Plastic, metal and covered stents have been used in the bile duct but due to tumor ingrowth they continue to fail very quickly. Quickly as in 3 days!! Also, an external drain was recently inserted and this is now causing pain and jaundice is increasing.
So, anyone know what could be going on and what the outcome could be??

These are very serious questions that only the patients doctor can answer.  (+ info)

Would apple juice, epsom salt and olive oil flush help eliminate the stones that clogs in my bile duct?

I still have a tube inserted below my nabel after my gallbladder removal on August 2008 to extract the remaining gallstones in my bile duct. Would the stones that block the ducts be removed by drinking an apple juice and olive oil plus the emsom salt solution? Please suggest any natural remedies that I could use. Thanks a lot in advance.

Please ask your doctor. With the tube still inserted you are going to have other problems if you do not watch your intake.  (+ info)

Why would someone shake after having a stent inserted into the bile duct?

I know someone who recently had a stent put into their bile duct. After the procedure she started shaking quite badly and was cold. She was aware of what was happening so it wasn't a seizure.

yes  (+ info)

For whipple procedure, why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well?

If a person has got pancreatic cancer, and the doctor recommends whipple procedure. in Whipple procedure, the doctor will cut the bile duct , part of the duodenum and sometimes part of the stomach as well. My question is , if the cancer is at the pancreas, why did the doctor cut out the bile cuit and duodenum as well?

I'm not sure but I'm guessing it's because you want to lower the risk of the cancer spreading. The pancreas empties its juices into the duodenum at the same site that the bile duct empties. Because everything is contact doctors opt to take it all out. Better to have one surgery than two because of recurrence.  (+ info)

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