Why is turmeric contraindicated for patients with common bile duct obstruction?


The Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Centre website states that turmeric is contraindicated for patients with common bile duct obstruction. Does anyone know why? (I do know that if the obstruction continues then I will turn a lovely shade of turmeric/yellow.) Thanks.

http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/69401.cfm#Contraindications
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It can cause contractions in the gall bladder, further obstructing the flow. Curcumin (the yellow/orange stuff), an extract of turmeric, can also cause this.
The liver produces bile, the gall bladder stores and releases it as needed. Bile duct obstruction interferes with this process, as so do these contractions.  (+ info)

what is the cause of both a distended common bile duct and pancreatic duct?


Is it possibly due to the removal of the gall bladder? Could that effect it?
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Common bile duct and pancreatic duct join and open as common in 2nd part of duodenum at ampulla of vator.
Any pathology at ampulla will cause CBD and pancreatic duct dilation.
Needs GI specialist advise for abd.USG,UGI Endoscopy and ERCP to decide.  (+ info)

should I get an attourney? my dad had a stent placed in his bile duct due too narrowing.n they forgot about it?


should I get an attorney? my dad had a stent placed in his bile duct due too narrowing. n they forgot about it, we went to the doctor numerous times because he had a fever, chills and really bad jaundice.
he was suppose to get blood taken and mri's too see if it was in the right place still, and nobody ever called us for follow up appointments.
is this a malpractice case?
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It's the patient's responsibility to make the call and schedule follow ups. Because your father shoulders a portion of responsibility, I don't believe he has a case.

A first year law student could pick him apart on the stand: How much has he bothered to learn about biliary stenting? How does he know the stent was "forgotten"? Why didn't he pursue this if he thought it WAS forgotten? Did he ever ask if the stent was temporary or permanent? He saw his doctor for fever & jaundice and did he mention the stent at any time while he was there? He was supposed to "blood taken and mri's too see if it was in the right place still". Well, did he have these diagnostics done or not? And did he ever call to find out the results? And can you, sir, prove to the court that you sustained permanent injury caused by your doctor??

A few questions that might be asked. Don't bother getting an attorney. No reputable lawyer would take this case. Move on and take care of what is in front of you now. If your father is unable to care for himself, perhaps you can take over to some extent or hire a part-time caregiver who can manage this for him and drive him to his appointments.  (+ info)

What is a distended bile duct and what causes it?


Had an ultra sound done yesterday and was told I had this, have some kind of ct scan next week but was wondering if anyone had any info about this. Thanks
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it just means your bile duct connecting your gallbladder to your intestine is inflamed and bigger than it should be. It could be casued by a number of things, including gallstones. Dont worry about the CT, that is just to find the cause.  (+ info)

What problems can you have, when you do not have a gallbladder or bile duct?


I have had both of them removed and also a part of my pancreas.
I have been getting sick lately, like my food is not digesting.. My mouth goes dry, too and I want to pass out--until I throw up and/or go until I have diarrhea. Can anyone help? Thanks
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I can help!!! I too had my gallbladder removed and all my food went right through me. The reason this happens is that your liver produces bile (a green liquid substance that helps your body to digest fats). Once the liver produces the bile, it stores it in the gallbladder. When you eat a meal with fat in it, the gallbladder squirts out as much bile as your body needs to digest the fat from that meal.

Your liver still produces bile regardless that you have had your gallbladder removed, however now it has no where to store the bile that it is producing. So what happens is, once the liver produces the bile it goes straight to your lower intestine and sits there in a pool. Once you eat a meal, it hits the pool of bile (which is more bile than is necessary to digest that meal) and you have diarhea.

Being the research queen that I am, and doctors being as useless as they are (because no doctor was willing to acknowlege this problem or offer me advice, even though EVERYBODY I have ever talked to that has had their gallbladder out has had this problem), I have found the antidote.

You must take Calcium suppliments every day. I find that the calcium carbonate works better than calcium citrate (although I have heard the exact opposite, you have to find what works for you). Calcium once digested becomes like a powdery chalk which absorbs the excess bile sitting in your lower intestine. If you do this, you will never go through this again. I take two 600 mg tablets every morning and this works for me. You have to play with the dosage for yourself to see what works. If you take too much calcium you will become constipated, so once you find your dosage stick with it.

I was very happy to come upon this question and that I was able to help you. I promise you that this works. Good luck!

P.S. They sell a very large bottle of calcium carbonate at Walmart and it lasts me a long time :)  (+ info)

I had to have an ERCP done for a gallstone that got stuck in my bile duct when I was 6 weeks pregnant?


What will the doctor do throughout the rest of my pregnancy to montior the gallstones and the baby? I'd love to hear about other peopel's expierecnes.
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I developed gallstones when I was pregnant too. I had symptoms after my second pregnancy but was only officially diagnosed when I was about 16 weeks with number 3. Pregnancy is a risk factor for getting them. Mine were not in the bile duct so fortunately I didn't need an ERCP. I found the symptoms got less as the baby grew (perhaps because the baby pushes the gallbladder up into a different position). I didn't have any monitoring during the pregnancy and was advised to wait until at least three months after the birth before having my gallbladder removed by laparoscopy (in the end it was 8 months). The operation was straightforward, if a bit sore afterwards (tough when you're going home to three young children). Since the op, I have had no symptoms and no complications. Hopefully your ERCP cleared the stone? and all will be plain sailing. Best of luck.  (+ info)

How long does it take to cure bile duct cancer through ayurveda?


You'd be dead from bile duct cancer and wouldn't have to worry about continuing that "treatment."  (+ info)

How can a stent in the bile duct become blocked with blood?


Is this quite bad when it happens???
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Sometimes the stent can get blocked. Then, you may have it replaced, is it for gallbladder cancer or bowel cancer where the small bowel is blocked by a tumour? There is a lot in the cancer uk website that explains your question but you would be better getting professional advice as it depends on the exact problem and what stage it is at.  (+ info)

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