Thank you for your reply, I do have an appointment with him in late October and plan on discussing it with him. Unfortunately until just very recently I had a chance to discuss with my mother the surgery and she gave me this information. At first all I had been told was that when I was born I had a lymph node obstructing my bile duct and was given no other information, only recently after talking to my mother did I get the information that I have above. It has taken my doctor almost 6 months to finally get the physician report from my surgery because it was so long ago so I am really looking forward to getting more answers. Thanks again.View Thread
When I was born in 1976 I was very jaundice. Unfortunately the jaundice continued for quite a while. I would repeatedly vomit without keeping much food down. My parents took me to several specialists at the time and it took almost 2 years to find an answer. By the time they got answers my internal organs had swelled to the size of a young adults. The specialist told them that I had a lymph node obstructing my bile duct and that I had been born that way. Now I am in my 30's and would like more information about it. My mother said that she was told by the surgeon that they bypassed my small intestine because that's where the blockage was. He explained to her that when I eat, food goes from my stomach to my gall bladder then straight to my large intestine and completely bypasses my small intestine. I am trying to get more information about this type of surgery because I have a fear of something happening to my gall bladder. I know that it is common in most people to have them removed if they have issues, but would I ever be able to have it removed since I do not have use of my small intestine? Note the surgeon did not remove my small intestine, they just re-routed it. When I was pregnant with my daughter I was jaundice during labor which resulted in an emergency C-section and I wonder if my prior surgery might have had something to do with it. Please if anyone knows more information about this type of surgery I would greatly appreciate it. I do not even know the name of the procedure to try to find information online. I have yet to find a website that addresses this issue. I was told by my parents that at that time it was a very rare type of surgery. Thanks in advance.View Thread
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