A patient is being treated for choledocholithiasis, a gallstone lodged in the common bile duct. The nurse expects to note which assessment finding?

Yellow sclera

Explanation

• Obstruction of the common bile duct inhibits liver and gall bladder secretion. This leads to jaundice and liver damage

• Tarry stools and constipation are not associated with this disease

• Nausea may be present

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