stones in the bile duct

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   Posted 6/27/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I posted last week about my stomach pain...My MRI showed possible stones in my bile duct. Apprantley I have scar tissue that is difficult to read through!!!Duh I could have told them that....ha...They are gonna watch my blood work for awhile though. I had my gullbladder out in 2000 and so I figured I was done with stones....Nope! Have had kidney stones and now this??!!! And what I've read about this type of surgery sounds risky!
Any other Chronies stone makers? Any suggestions on what I'm missing in my diet that may be making me a stone maker?  Anybody out there just give there torso away and can function on arms and legs....cuz' I'm in!!
 41 yr old woman with 12 surgerys under my belt. Diagnosed in 2005 CD. PTSD 1999. Gullbladder taken 2000, Hysterectomy 2005, Back surgery 1998 with herniation L-4, L-5, S-1. Two-Re-sections on small intestine, total of 18 inches taken out 2006. Stomach Herniation from re-section 2007, Been getting kidney stones too! The good news...finding this website.
                Meds: Imuran 200mg daily, asacol, Bentyl, Coelestid, occasional flagyl and cipro, high blood pressure meds, paxil 25 mg, 4/20meq's potassium, synthroid...& try to get alot of laughter in.

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   Posted 6/27/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Gallstones often mean that bacteria are entering your bloodstream and passing on to the liver where they cause gallstones. This is due to gut inflammation resulting in increased gut permeability, allowing gut bacteria to pass into the bloodstream. Supplements that help gut permeability are: N-acetyl glucosamine; zinc; probiotics (Culturelle is my preference).

You also appear to be a candidate for supplements of B12, iron, folic acid, and vitamins D, E and K. This is because of the damage to your small intestine. Vitamin K deficiency in particular is associated with kidney stones. Vitamin K is derived partly from diet and partly from intestinal bacteria. Crohn's can reduce or eliminate both of those sources. You might want to try talking with a Naturopath. They have a better grasp of nutritional matters than regular doctors.
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