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what does distended gallbladder mean

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
As an isolated: finding it is of uncertain significance, it may mean nothing. It has to be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture, i.e. does your ... Read More
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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
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
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: This may just mean you haven't eaten in a while and the gallbladder has accumulated a lot of bile. If you are having pain in the abdomen would get add ... Read More
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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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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 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If you: Have symptoms, sounds like you need a cholecystectomy. Consult a surgeon for recommendation.
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 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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