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Can a distended gallbladder mean surgery

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Gallbladder problem: Your studies and your symptoms show that your gallbladder is not working well. In addition to the risk of having attacks of pain, there is a risk of m ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Distended: That means That the gallbladder had become stretched out - possibly because it was filled with stones or sludgy material.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
23 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: I'm not sure what you mean by "flushing the bile", but if you are convinced your pain is due to the gall bladder, then taking it out should make you f ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Minimally invasive: The laparoscopy and cholecystectomy are quite common. Several small openings are made to introduce the camera and surgical tools. If the prior surger ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not sure: Each surgeon and system will have mild differences. My patients have criteria to stay as most go home in 90-160 minutes after surgery. I suspect you w ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Don't know: If the gall bladder is hot that generally means acute cholecystitis. That generally means one needs surgery to remove the gall bladder. Diet changes c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Acalculous cholecyst: You have a diseased GB and need a cholecystectomy. This usually caused by fine sludge obstructing the outflow tract of the GB and causing infection.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a doc: While the problem may be related to prior surgery with scarring, it may have a different cause. This should be examined by your surgeon to determine t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Buck Parker
16 years experience General Surgery
Not Necessarily: Increasing size of the Common Bile Duct is normal after having your gallbladder removed. Unless you are having recurrent symptoms, I don't think you ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes it can be: After gallbladder removal, some people can have nausea, bloating etc. Sometimes it's from bile in stomach, other times it is reaction to something u a ... Read More
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