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i have thickening in my gallbladder what does this mean

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Ultrasound findings without abdominal discomforts may have no meaning. Thickened gallbladder wall with gallstones generally does indicate irritation & ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symto ... Read More
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Not commonly: A gallbladder ultrasound that reads a thickened wall is more commonly associated with cholecystitis - inflammation of the gallbladder. The wall of the ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Why did you get US?: If lfts are normal, and no pain, why get us? Fatty liver means more fat stored in liver than normal, usually due to metabolic reasons - overweight, ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Modify lifestyle 1st: Fatty liver occurs thru delivery of dietary fat/fatty acids to liver, excess carbohydrate, impaired export of triglyceride from liver cells, & augment ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
May be problem: Sludge and crystals in gallbladder are usually detected by ultrasound examination. Sometimes these are transient and disappear. Usuall if patient has ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Please send me labs: Please post results so that we may be able to give you an educated and scientific response.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
May help: It is crystallization of cholesterol and calcium salts that can result in the formation of gallbladder sludge (debris). It can grow to form gallstones ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
CT scan: Can show fatty liver, but ct scan cannot identify a slow or sluggish gb. Only a specific hida scan looks at gb function. There is nothing serious soun ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: You are probably referring to a 'contracted' gallbladder. This can occur physiologically after a high fat meal or subsequent to intravenous hormone s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Marginal function: Your gallbladder is functioning at the threshhold of abnormality. 35% or less is considered abnormal, and if you're symptomatic, i would recommend the ... Read More

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