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    I have an upper endoscopy next Wednesday, since my MRCP was "normal"... I say "normal" because my CBD was measuring even larger than previous imaging. That's not normal, IMO.  Anyhow - I am going to see if the GI doc will do an EUS while he is in there. Couldn't hurt. He said himself he doesn't believe it is my stomach (so I don't really know what he's looking for with the upper endoscopy to begin with...).I am ...

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      Well, I knew I was ovulating. I was having periods 2 months after he was born. But yeah... Lol I just pray that this ends up being treatable, whatever it is. :-/

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        I just have no idea what this will mean for us going forward. I called my GI doc and asked them to expedite the MRCP.

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          I don't think I'd have to stop forever, just for a 24-hour period. It's doable. I will hopefully know more after the MRCP.

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            I met with the GI doc. He ordered an MRCP. Said it would be more thorough than an EUS. Just waiting on insurance authorization, but hopefully that'll be done this week.

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              See, I've heard HIDA is good too, but I'm nursing and I think I can't do the contrast with that one. :-/ I'm guessing an EUS then? You all seem to have had the best success with that.

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                All I've had thus far are a bunch of blood tests, showing obstructive jaundice, and a follow-up abdominal ultrasound, which showed the dilation in my common bile duct, but no obvious obstruction. I know ultrasound is very limited, especially with small masses, so that's why I want to make sure my GI doc does the "best" test to catch anything small. I'm hesitant to do a CT since I've read the helical are the best, an...

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                  Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if I'd prefer that or just go ahead and do the MRCP. It seems more "complete" of a scan. I got my report from the last ultrasound we did in December and my bile duct was only 3.8mm in diameter. So the fact that this new ultrasound shows it is now larger, concerns me greatly. Even if it is only slight, coupled with the increase in symptoms and elevation in bilirubin, it is defini...

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