Topic: Bilary Stent

How long can a metal stent stay in your bile duct?

Re: Bilary Stent

I've have mine in for 10 months with no problems.  I may be having some liver problems now (the metal stent is in my bile duct in my liver) since my bilirubin went up a little bit with my last blood work, as did my alkaline phosphotate. 

Not sure if problems are from the disease or from the stent.


Re: Bilary Stent

Hi CountryGirl,

You may get more answers to your question if you post it in the section entitled "General Discussion".  I believe more people will see it there. 

I don't have an answer for you, but I wanted to welcome you to the site and say how sorry I am that you had a reason to be here.


Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based only on my personal experience as a cancer survivor. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.