A 38-year-old member asked:
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ultrasound test result says "the gallbladder is physiologically distended." what does this mean?

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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.
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
...or you were "fasted" prior to having the ultrasound taken and your gallblader was full of bile as expected.
Nov 8, 2014

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