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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi I need to know how dangerous is Sludge formantion in BIle duct
User :   My father just got his reports and they told him he has some sludge in the duct I am worried about him
Doctor :   It is worrisome problem

Doctor :  
Yes I can help you in giving more information about it
User :   is it curable?
Doctor :  
and also help you in taking informed decision which will help your father
User :   what should I do?
Doctor :   Do you mean for your father?

User :   yes what should I tell him to do
Doctor :   Yes , let me analyse how is he now?

Doctor :  
What are his current symptoms
User :   jaundice
Doctor :   Does he have pain?

User :   no not pain but he has been complaining lack of apetite
User :   he has lost some wt also
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What is his age?
User :   he is 64
Doctor :   Most disorders of the gallbladder and bile ducts result from gallstones

Doctor :   Sometimes microscopic particles of cholesterol, calcium compounds, bilirubin, and other materials accumulate but do not form stones
Doctor :   This is called biliary sludge.

Doctor :   Since the sludge is blocked the duct
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