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What is primary sclerosing cholangitis? Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a liver disease in which the bile ducts (small tubes through which bile flows from the liver to the gall bladder and intestines) progressively decrease in size due to inflammation and scarring. As a result, bile that is normally carried out of the liver accumulates within the liver, which then damages liver cells. How common is primary sclerosing cholangitis? Although primary sclerosing cholangitis has been considered a rare disease, recent studies suggest that it is more common than originally thought. The disease may occur alone, but frequently exists in association with inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as chronic ulcerative colitis. Primary sclerosing cholangitis affects both sexes, but is more common in men.
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Hello AllI am new to the site so I just wanted to share some history and inquire about treatments. I am 37 and have had UC for 20+ years now which has been in remission for most of that time. I was diagnosed with small duct PSC in October of 2015…Continue
Hello!In February of 2016, only a few weeks after turning 18, I was hospitalized overnight with a bad intestinal infection. I got a lot of blood tests then, and my bile levels came back abnormal. This was noticed by my gastroenterologist, who…Continue
Information on itching caused by Liver disease along with some suggestions for relief. http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/pruritus.pdf