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I have an enlarged bile duct in Jan. it was measured at 8. I

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I have an enlarged bile duct in Jan. it was measured at 8. I had my gall bladder removed in Jan. 2016 because of sludge. They just did a MRI a couple of weeks ago. My bile duct has gone from 8 to 16. I'm seeing a gastroentrnolgis this Tue. I'm really nervous my mom passed away from bile duct cancer at the age of 70 in 2009.
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Customer: Just this week I've had symptoms of bloating, heartburn, pain in the upper right side of abdomen. Up till now I haven't had any symptoms.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: When I eat I'm more uncomfortable and in pain. Sometimes after I have a bowel movement it feels a little better
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Did MRI mention any sign of cancer? or any lump?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.
Dilated bile duct can occur from causes other than cancer too.
There can be stenosis or scarring of the opening of bile duct.
This can occur from an inflammation.
Doctor can ERCP /MRCP to find out the cause.
If MRI did not mention about a lump or growth, I feel you should not worry.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The MRI did not mention any sign of cancer or lump. I've had no jaundice itching of skin. They did find a benign tumor on my pancreas but not worried about that
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
My surgeon who did my gall bladder surgery said the gastroentronologist may order endscopy to see if there is a stone
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 4 months ago.

Sorry for the delay.

I was away from computer.

Yes, that is what I wrote before.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography will be taken to find out if there is a stone causing the obstruction of the bile duct.

As MRI did not mention about cancer or lump, you need not to worry.

Good luck.

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