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physiologically distended gallbladder

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
17 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Usually when the GB is distended it is usually seen when a person is not eating. Generally a is a incidental finding and does not need anything unless ... Read More
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Fasting?: It may just mean that it's full of bile. If you refrain from eating for the Ultrasound your gallbladder will fill with bile and become physiologically ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
31 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is normal: If abnormal might be contracted (not distended) as in chronic cholecystitis or dilated in the setting of bile duct obstruction.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Likely normal: That ultrasound reading may be a normal finding. If symptoms of gallbladder disease persist, further testing may be helpful. A nuclear cholangiogram ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes yes: But most likely that it has not received stimulus to empty, such as fasting state. If it fails to empty in response to eating or to cck, it could be ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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No, so far as known: Good question! But it is nice to know why and how you know you have a distended gallbladder, which is usually suspected on imaging study like US, CT.. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist (or "gi" doctor) will be best suited to evaluate and advise in this matter.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Choledochal cyst: A choledochal cyst is a possibility. It may or may not cause problems, so it will need to be monitored.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Many: Various causes including pressure on neck of baldder from masses in liver and pancreas. Needs ultrasound and possible ct scan. Best wishes
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Had he eaten.: For an ultrasound of the gallbladder to be diagnostically useful one has to fast for at least six hours before the test. If he had eaten within that ... Read More
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