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Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Introduction

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Secondary biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to a secondary cause which results in blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis is available below.

Symptoms of Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

Treatments for Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

  • Treatment depends on the underlying factor but therapies may include:
  • Treatment of underlying cause
  • Lifestyle changes - reduce or cease alcohol intake, cease intake of medications if possible
  • Medication - e.g. Ursodiol, cholestyramine, antibiotics
  • Vitamin K and A administration to improve blood clotting and night blindness
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis?

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Complications

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Causes of Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

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Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the more »

Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

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Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Rare Types

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Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Animations

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More information about Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis

  1. Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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