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what does sludge in the gallbladder mean

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
30 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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
In what context...?: No x-ray finding is normal/ abnormal unless it is viewed in clinical context--e.g. Is the patient symptomatic or ill; are liver tests elevated? Gallbl ... Read More
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Gabladder not normal: You have a gallbladder with sludge. You probably had an ultrasound and this showers sludge which means a build up in the gallbladder and poor emptyin ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Remove when painful.: Probably best to discuss this with surgeon. Gall bladder sludge can sometimes cause gallbladder duct dysfunction and pain. The best reason to remo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
11 years experience Interventional Radiology
Benign findings : Gallbladder sludge can be seen with rapid weight loss, prolonged fasting, really sick patients with low/absent oral intake or use of tpn.Certain drugs ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Ejection fraction is: A measure of how effectively the gallbladder releases bile when it contracts. During a hida scan, the gallbladder accumulates the radioactive substan ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Separate problem: Protein in the urine is a separate problem from gallbladder sludge/stones and can be serious. Kidney damage that can lead to kidney failure is associa ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
What instructions?: The standard treatment for gallstones is removing your gallbladder; i believe this should be the last resort rather than initial treatment. I've had m ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Early Dx of Cirrhosi: Early diagnosis of liver cirrhosis is very important. Prognosis and management of chronic liver diseases hinge strongly on the amount and progression ... Read More
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A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Error?: The radiologist may not have been given information that your gallbladder was removed 40 years ago & the ultrasound is seeing the surgical scarring. A ... Read More
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