• Pancreatic Cancer - biliary stent. Does anyone have the biliary stent implanted to return body to normal function and appetite?

    Asked by Blue on Friday, May 18, 2012

    Pancreatic Cancer - biliary stent. Does anyone have the biliary stent implanted to return body to normal function and appetite?

    The stent does wonders to regain appetite, skin tone and helps to stop the itching and rash.

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    • rnm2303's Avatar
      rnm2303

      yes; but to allow bile to flow and all the rest.

      about 5 years ago
    • eself2000's Avatar
      eself2000

      Yes paul got his in feb 2012 and it is supposed to be the short term one but noone has said anything about changing it.

      about 5 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar
      Blue

      The stents are usually replaced every 3-months unless one has a problem with them before that time period.

      about 5 years ago
    • sanchezlil's Avatar
      sanchezlil

      My mom had the plastic stent in the bile duct. It needed to be replaced every 3 months. We recently replaced it with the permanent metal stent. Hopefully she'll regain her appetite.

      almost 5 years ago
    • magdem's Avatar
      magdem

      I received my first stent (temporary) in July. Received second one Sept. 5, another temporary one, since they were going to remove it during Whipple anyway. Had to cancel Whipple due to blood clot, so they are going to replace the temprary one tomorrow witha permanent stent. This one will be removed when they do Whipple in December. I lost 20 pounds from April to August, but have gained about 5 back. Appetite has been good. One problem has been that the stent blocked something else and they had to place a tube in my gall bladder. Now have a new "best friend", Willie - THE BAG, dangling at my knee :)!

      over 4 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar
      Blue

      Yes, I have had two biliary stents placed. They allow near normal bile flow and function and a return to a decent appetite and eating ability.

      over 4 years ago

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