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A 26-year-old female asked:

what is a constricted gallbladder?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Radiology term: You're probably having right upper quadrant pain and have had an ultrasound with these words in it. Normally, when you eat, the gall bladder squeezes bile out to help digest your meal - that's the constriction. It's good news, because that is a normal finding. If that's all it says, you don't have sludge, wall thickening, stones, or other pathology which might necessitate a surgery. No answer tho.
Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging(ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time.. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the complications from a constricted gallbladder?

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 24 years experience
See: It would not cause complications just because it is contracted. The complication occur due to stones blocking the cyst duct or bile duct. If there are no symptoms, nothing needs to b done.
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What can I do to improve my gallbladder health?

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Healthy diet: Eat healthy, low cholesterol, avoid rapid weight loss.
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What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Several reasons: Pipida or hida scan is nuclear medicine test for gall bladder function. Gb does not visualize when gb has acute cholecystitis and patient acutely ill. Also patients with chronic gall bladder duct obstruction will not have gb visualization. Sometimes gb will not be seen well in extreme prolonged fasting, wit certain pain meds and when patient fed by tpn, total intravenous nourishment.
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I think i have gallbladder problem. What are symotoms?

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Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 33 years experience
Abdominal pain: usual symptoms from gallbladder with gallstones are right upper quadrant abdominal pain, 30 mi to 4 hrs after eating fatty food, that last for 2-4 hrs, associated with nausea and occasional vomiting. If symptoms do not improve after 4 hrs, I will recommend to go to the ER. Once you started experiencing symptoms you should visit your family doctor so he order an ultrasound.
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A 63-year-old member asked:

Gallbladder symptoms Is cramping in right side a sign of this?

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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cramping: Typical pains from gall bladder problems occur in the right upper part of the abdomen, under the rib cage. Usually pains worsen with eating, and may be associated with nausea, vomiting or fever. An ultrasound is the test of choice to image the gallbladder.

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