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what does thickening of the gallbladder wall mean

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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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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
38 years experience General Surgery
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 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Ultrasound findings without abdominal discomforts may have no meaning. Thickened gallbladder wall with gallstones generally does indicate irritation & ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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
26 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Seems like: A relatively normal study. No abmnomalities seen.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Abdominal pain.: You may need a hida scan to evaluate the gallbladder for dysfunction.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Typical report: Gallstones can vary in size from very small to quite large. Normal GB wall is 2 to 3 mm thick, 5mm is not much above normal. Pericholecystic fluid is ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Gall bladder disease has no relation to spenic enlargement, as in liver disease and portal hypertension.
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