Cholestasis is any condition in which the flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked.
Intrahepatic cholestasis; Extrahepatic cholestasis
There are many causes of cholestasis.
Extrahepatic cholestasis occurs outside the liver. It can be caused by:
Intrahepatic cholestasis occurs inside the liver. It can be caused by:
Certain medicines can also cause cholestasis, including:
Symptoms may include:
The underlying cause of cholestasis must be treated.
Reem Sharaiha is a Gastroenterologist in New York, New York. Dr. Sharaiha has been practicing medicine for over 19 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Cholestasis. She is also highly rated in 24 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Bile Duct Obstruction, Cholestasis, Bile Duct Stricture, and Hereditary Pancreatitis. She is licensed to treat patients in New York.
Shyam Varadarajulu is a Gastroenterologist in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Varadarajulu has been practicing medicine for over 29 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Cholestasis. He is also highly rated in 27 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Pancreatic Pseudocyst, Hereditary Pancreatitis, Acute Pancreatitis, and Jaundice. He is licensed to treat patients in Florida. Dr. Varadarajulu is currently accepting new patients.
Binita Kamath is in Toronto, Canada. Kamath is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cholestasis. She is also highly rated in 23 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Alagille Syndrome, Cholestasis, Biliary Hypoplasia, and Pulmonary Valve Stenosis.
How well a person does depends on the disease causing the condition. Stones in the common bile duct can often be removed. This can cure the cholestasis.
Stents can be placed to open areas of the common bile duct that are narrowed or blocked by cancers.
If the condition is caused by the use of a certain medicine, it will often go away when you stop taking that drug.
Complications may include:
Call your health care provider if you have:
Get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B if you are at risk. Do not use intravenous drugs and share needles.
Published Date : May 27, 2020
Published By : Jenifer K. Lehrer, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Aria - Jefferson Health Torresdale, Jefferson Digestive Diseases Network, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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