A 57-year-old male asked:
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ultrasound said gall bladder,liver,spleen normal. few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. should i be concerned about cholestasis? will stones get bigger?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Gallstone ? disease: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (&block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased.
Answered on May 7, 2017
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Cholestasis: is the slowing down or blockage of bile flow from the liver to the small intestine via the bile ducts, and can have various etiologies. A gallstone can result in obstructive cholestasis by exiting the gallbladder and getting stuck in the common bile duct, thereby causing an obstruction . Gallstones can get bigger with time.
Answered on May 7, 2017

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