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What does thickening of the gallbladder wall mean

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
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
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Symptoms: Are a description of what a person feels. There may be no symptoms from an isolated radiology finding of gallbladder wall thickening. If it is associa... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
In what context...?: No x-ray finding is absolutely normal or abnormal unless it is viewed in clinical context--e.g. Is the patient symptomatic or ill? Measurement of the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Surgery...: Gallbladder wall thickening on us exam suggests inflammation of the gb. Acute and chronic forms of cholecystitis (inflammation of the gb) present thi... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Seems like: A relatively normal study. No abmnomalities seen.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Abdominal pain.: You may need a hida scan to evaluate the gallbladder for dysfunction.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: Gall bladder disease has no relation to spenic enlargement, as in liver disease and portal hypertension.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Possibly: If there are no stones and the symptoms are manageable then surgery is not required.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 43 years experience
MRI not ideal: MRI is not the best method to evaluate the gall bladder. Ultrasound is the preferred scanning technique. If the ultrasound confirms no stones, then ga... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
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