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Old 02-09-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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Re: Cancer of pancreas or Bile duct?? help

You can certainly have a stone or obstruction in the bile duct without it showing up on ultrasound. The HIDA scan is a good idea, or an ERCP, a scope where they look into the bile duct and pancreatic duct. Pancreatitis is often associated with gall bladder/duct stones. If a stone is found in the duct (likely with all your symptoms) they can usually grab it and remove it, helping the whole situation clear up, unless gall bladder is full of stones too, which they would want to remove. The fact that your CT scan showed nothing abnormal in the pancreas is very reassuring. An ultrasound should not take 7-10 days for results, so I would call Dr. on Monday asking for results to lessen your anxiety.

 
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