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Bile Duct Disease

It is also known as primary biliary cholangitis. It is a chronic infection in which the bile ducts in the liver get slowly destroyed. The main symptoms include itching, edema, ascites, and splenomegaly.

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I have pain in the upper right quadrant with high LFT values. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and had a full body checkup. My liver function test showed the following values. Alanine transaminase (ALT) 104 U/L (method - UV with pyridoxal-5-phosphate), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 60 U/L and Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) 63 U/L. I am concerned about the LFT...  Read Full »

Dr. Rosita Alizadeh Shalchi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can see that you are concerned about your laboratory test. You did not mention alcohol or medication use. Increased liver enzymes can be caused by fatty liver, viral infections, and some less common causes. I would recommend you to do a liver ultrasound, and if ...  Read Full »

I am worried about my high bilirubin levels. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My bilirubin levels are elevated. I had undergone blood tests last month and my levels are - Total bilirubin - 2.7 mg/dL, bilirubin direct - 0.7 mg/dL, bilirubin indirect - 2.0 mg/dL . I have undergone the tests again today and my results have come as - Total bilirubin - 2.36 mg/dL, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Elevated bilirubin levels can be a sign of liver or bile duct dysfunction or other medical conditions. But it is important to interpret the results in the context of your overall health and medical history. In gen...  Read Full »

My father has lost weight and has jaundice post-ERCP. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stone...  Read Full »

Based on the reports, please suggest the cause of the sudden changes in the liver.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. Before a year, I had painless jaundice. My MRCP report showed a mass on the head of the pancreas. My endoscopic USG showed a stricture in CBD and so a stent was inserted. My bilirubin came down and Whipple procedure was planned. As my TSH was more than 20 mIU/L...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have two possibilities. You can have long biliary obstruction due to CBD (common bile duct) compression. It can lead to cirrhosis causing biliary cirrhosis. Any abdominal infection can cause portal vein thrombosis. It leads to have a nodular texture in the liver...  Read Full »

Does my mother's MRCP report show the cause for dilated bile duct?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had an issue with her abdomen. It has been one or two months since she is feeling an unusual pain in the abdomen. It is accompanied by bloating and severe intestinal gas. We saw expert doctors. One of them said the gallbladder is oily. And after seeing the result of the ultras...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed the history and MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangio pancreatography) report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) of your mother. Oily liver or gall bladder is not an issue. Her biliary ducts are dilated, but there is no obvious cause of dil...  Read Full »

How can high alkaline phosphatase be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please tell me how to treat high alkaline phosphatase in blood?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahwish Dildar Abbasi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Alkaline phosphatase levels are measured to detect any kind of liver or bone disorder in the body. ALP raises with blockage of bile ducts which owing to conditions called cirrhosis, inflammation of the gallbladder, the presence of stones in the gallbladder or maybe d...  Read Full »

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