• Biliary drains out there?

    Asked by kelley_gleason on Friday, April 18, 2014

    Biliary drains out there?

    Due or a PNET metastasized to my liver and having a tumor pushing against my biliary duct and creating infection I now have a transhepatic biliary drain. These drains have been the biggest pain in the butt almost worse than any of the other treatments I've endured over the last six years. Is there anyone else out there who have issues with these types of drains?

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      HI Kelley! That sounds like "suck city". Sorry those are giving you trouble. I can't help with that but I just wanted to say I hope you're doing OK and thanks for checking in! Stay strong! Keep the fight.

      about 7 years ago
    • marcusurvivor's Avatar

      Hi Kelly! I had temporary stints put in my liver bile duct. My tumor from my pancreas was pushing up against it and shutting it down. I had turned jaundice and that is how I found out I had pancreatic cancer. Did not have any pain assoc with any of that. Nor any drain tubes. I'm sorry your going through that. Stay courageous.

      about 7 years ago
    • Beeps' Avatar

      Wow Kelly- this sounds miserable! So very sorry you're having to endure so much! I don't have any experience with drains - except right after surgery for a few days. Even a couple of days of that was a pain in the neck! I got the same diagnosis a little more than 2yrs ago. I hope thy are not permanent! Very best wishes! You've been a real trooper for a long time! Keep on hangin' in there! Blessings & prayers

      about 7 years ago
    • dianep's Avatar

      I have a stent in my duct. I have had it changed out multiple times as they only last so long before they get clogged. The last stent he put in was a little different so he was able to clean it out when they noticed from my CT Scan it was getting clogged. I know this something I will have to endure every 3 to 6 months for the rest of my life.

      about 7 years ago
    • kelley_gleason's Avatar

      Thanks for the responses. Did the stents fork about a year, but now there is so much scar tisse they can't.do it that way any more. Thus the internal external
      drain. I surprised there aren't more people out there with them. They have to be changed out every six weeks but I never majeo it I that long. I make it 3-4 weeks for the rest of my life.

      about 7 years ago

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