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What are bile duct cancer symptoms and signs?
The initial symptoms of bile duct cancer occur because of inability of bile to drain normally from the liver where it is produced. This causes liver inflammation
(hepatitis). Symptoms include yellow coloring of the skin (jaundice), itching, abdominal pain, bloating, and weight loss. Low-grade fever may be present, and there
can be darkening in the color of urine and stool.
Unfortunately, bile duct tumors may not cause any symptoms until they have grown in size and the cancer has spread (metastasized) from beyond its original
location. Abdominal pain is often
a late symptom and is usually located in the right upper quadrant of the belly and may be associated with a tender, enlarged liver.