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what are the symptoms of gallbladder sludge

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Cholecystitis: Chronic cholecystitis or gallbladder stones/sludge associated with symptoms of pain, bloating, belching and nausea is a reason to see a surgeon for a ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably: This is something you should discuss with your family physician. Gallbladder disease is most definitively treated with surgical removal of your gallb ... Read More
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Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
29 years experience Bariatrics
Likely: Having sludge or stones in the gallbladder is not unusual at all. It doesn't mean you need to have the gallbladder removed. On the other hand, if a pe ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Its possible: Sludge is very small stones. The majority of gallstones are symptom free. The symptoms are pain after eating, bloating, belching and progress to sever ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends : If you have acute complication , like blood infection , inflamation of gall bladder , pancreas , after examination and blood test results , if it is ... Read More
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
PROBABLY NOT: Gallbladder sludge is a collection of very small gallstones, almost granular in form, as gallstones all start as small flakes or granules. Unless the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See below: Usually outpatient surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia, while one is asleep. One to four s ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
U Need2 Talk2 UR Dr.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not require treatment. In fact, as many as 75% of people w/stones never develop symptoms. I ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Park
Dr. Anne Park answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
GB sludge: The higher the fat content, the more sludge...thickened bile acids you’ll have. Not quite gallstones yet but on their way to form stones. Look at the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Ultrasound: Pain after eating a fatty mean may be a sign of a gallbladder that isnt working. So a history and physical exam is the most important thing. Next yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Variable: Gallbladder "sludge" is believed to be small stones (form of cholelithiasis). In the usa it is estimated, approximately 1-2% develop stones each year ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
31 years experience General Surgery
Nope: The gallbladder is a small hollow organ that holds bile. This helps us digest fat. When you look at the gallbladder with an ultrasound the bile can ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Removal: Sludge in the gallbladder occurs when there is an alteration in liver metabolism, and one of three main components of bile crystallize, and sit in the ... Read More
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