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Itching was posted 02/29/2004 10:13 am by MIKE
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My wife also had servre itching. It got worse and worse that she would scratch until her legs or ankles would bleed. It was found to be the begining of jauntice, due to blocked bile duct. Through an ERCP a blockage was discovered, stints didn't help and a PRT was performed to check the liver for blockage. The tumor was discovered and the doctor used a temporary stint and a cathiter to drain the bile. This releaved the itching and yellow jauntice with a few days. She then had major surgery for the tumor removal and rouin-x-y procedure. See posts for Aug, Sept 2003 by MIKE.

Have someone clear the blockage as soon as possible, the itching is beasuse the bile is backing up and poisoning the body.

Mike

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