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Problems after gallbladder removal

I had my gallbladder out in Dec of last year. A few weeks ago I had some blood tests and both of my liver enzymes were 3-4 times higher than normal. I had a ct scan today and my bile ducts are dilated. In Dec they were 6mm, which they said is the high side of normal. Today they were 14mm. What does this all mean and what do you think my doctor will have me do next?
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This being the common bile ducts? I have a stone right now and I'm in pain but reading everyone's problems I'm thinking I'll tough it out for awhile. My stone is 11mm and sounds like it should be able to make it through if the ducts can expand that much
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Hi dilated bile ducts usually indicate a distal obstruction. It could be a structure or growth at the ampulla, where the common bile duct empties into the intestines. Your doctor may advise an      MRCP - a specialized version of a MRI which does not give you any radiation exposure. Your surgeon needs to know about your symptoms. Regards.
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My primary care doctor says the bile duct narrowed back down to normal size. He says the CT scan showed dilation but no blockage. He wants me to wait 3-4 weeks and see if my liver levels get better or not. If they do not he wants to do a liver biopsy. It sounds like he does not think this is anything to do with my gallbladder surgery 5 months ago. I think I will call my surgeon and just let him know what is going on. Thank you!
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