I had my gallbladder removed Sept 06 for low ejection fraction. During the surgery, the doctor completely transsected my common bile duct at the stub of the liver. He recreated the common bile duct with a Roux-en-y procedure using the intestine. He did not use any stents. The next day, he had to reoperate to repair a leak. Ever since the surgery, I've been experiencing right side pain and recurrent fevers (every 4 - 6 weeks) which are extremely high (104+). I've been in and out of the hospital, just recently with Sepsis. They've run test after test, and I've seen several doctors, but none of them agree on the source of the fevers. Some say it's bacteria traveling up into the liver from the "open" intestine and others say I'm forming a stricture in my bile duct which is not allowing the bile to flow out. My liver enzymes are normal and that's what's confusing. I don't want to go through a stenting procedure and expose myself to more risk if that's not the problem. My health seems to be spiraling downward and I'm so frustrated. I'm only 40 years old and have a family to care for and a job which I must keep for the medical insurance to pay for all the doctor visits. I'm looking for people in similar circumstances which maybe have suggestions on what they've done to resolve the problem. I've gotten so depressed lately and I'm beginning to feel like this situation is hopeless. Please help...
Two years ago I had a stint put in my bile duct and I had the same fevers you describe. I was told that the stint was misplaced when inserted. This was conformed with a CT scan. The stint was removed and the fevers stopped
I also have had my common bile duct severed. I hope you are seeing a liver surgeon. They put a PTC tube in me for 100 days to open blockage in 2008. I am currently going to have the PTC tube inserted again to open blockage. My levels have gone back to normal but I still have a blockage. Good luck
Have they tried putting a ptc tube in him. My liver doctor did and dilated it every 30 days for 3 months. He told me he doesn't stent because they usually plug within several months because of bacteria. I have been problem free for about 2 years.