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Why Have Cancer Surgeon Take Out My Gall Bladder
Chemo after surgery for bladder cancer? Should I have chemotherapy after having my bladder removed because of bladder cancer? Why would this help, since i don’t have a bladder anymore?
Factor dependent: There are many factors that help to determine if it is safe and, or needed. Age, other medical problems, stage of tumor and other pathologic features of your tumor determine the risk of microscopic cells remaining and therefore your potential benefit of chemotherapy aimed at cleaning up microscopic cells in the blood stream and bladder bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
How does the doctor check for stomach cancer. I had my gallbladder removed in April and I'm having stomach pains again.
UGI tract problems: Upper GI endoscopy exams the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Most nflammatory, structural, infectious, dysplastic (cancer), and motility disorders of these organs are detectable with endoscopy. The value of the procedure however is in its therapeutic potention--dilation, stop bleeding, minor surgery (even N.O.T.E.S.), and much more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Indications: there are many indication, but most commonly due to gallstones and there possible sequelae to include abdominal pain, pancreatitis and cholangitis. Other reasons are large gallbladder polyps (precancerous concerns) or gallbladder cancer (far less common that stones). Others may have classic gallbladder type pain and no stones, but a emptying dysfunction called gallbladder dyskinesia ...Read more
Sphincter?: Spasm can occur at the entrance of common bile duct into duodenum, called sphincter of oddi dyskinesia. Prolonged spasm causes similar pain as gall bladder disease. Sometimes patients have to be scoped to make this diagnosis. Gastroenterolgist visualizes area and performs manometrics in adults.Rx available, stent, etc. In some hands hida scan can be very suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more
What doctor takes out gastric polyps? I have many in my stomach and are 3-6mm. My grandpa died of stomach cancer, mine show benign, but want them out
Gastroenterologist: A Gastroenterologist (GI) can perform an upper endoscopy to view your esophagus, stomach and duodenum (EGD procedure). Through this method he/she will view through a scope and biopsy and areas necessary such as polyps, ulcers, or any suspicious lesions. This tissue will be submitted for for evaluation by a Pathologist. Your biopsy results will be available in one week approximately. ...Read more
I'm having my gallbladder removed but am having kidney pain & trouble urinating & don't want to tell the surgeon because i want it out now so should i?
Yes, tell all!: You wish to have the best outcome from surgery and the best opinion from the person you are trusting your care to- the surgeon can't give you the best opinion without knowing all the details. The same applies to the anaesthesiologist who treats you. Feel free to add your opinions and desires. Most physicians are trying to do the things they do to benefit you. ...Read more
Going to surgeon for low gb ef to have gallbladder removed but was also told I may have part of intestine removed too. What should I except when I see surgeon?
I have a polyp of 1.4mm on my gallbladder will i definately have to have my gallbladder removed? The doctor will perform a liver biopsy first, why?
Diminutive polyp: Greater than 1 cm ought to come out for concerns of malignancy but 1.4 mm doesn't need to be addressed unless there are symptoms consistent with cholecystitis or biliary colic. If your liver function tests are elevated and your blood has been tested and a cause hasn't been found then a liver biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
He had surgery for gall bladder cancer 15 days back...Now have excess vomitting and fluid per wound? What to do
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. Treating the cause is a way to bring relief. ...Read more
Not normaL: What do you mean bile leaking? If it is leaking out of your incision definitely not normal check with your surgeon right away if you were told that you have a collection of bile in the area of surgery by your surgeon that mean he is keeping the eye on it usually it will stop or it could be drained without surgery some leak might need to be checked and treated by endoscopy called ercp. ...Read more
What could lower abdomen pain ? Docs already checked for ovarian cancer and did a CT scan? I have IBS but going to bathroom just fine! Thxs
Many things!: Lower abdominal pain is common. Some causes: 1.Endometriosis, which causes pain around the time of your period 2.Diverticulitis, which is inflammation of a pocket in your colon 3. Gas, which is common in everyone. 4. Musculoskeletal problems causing muscle spasm 5. Inflammatory bowel disease. See a gynecologist or GI doctor for more help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waiting to see the surgeon for my gall bladder, they found 7-8 stones. I'm in constant pain, nasuea, diarrhea, puked 2 times today.Should i go to to er?
Yes: You will need to have your gallbladder out. If you are have this degree of symptoms and unable to eat or drink, you may need to have it taken out sooner than later, even during this hospitalization. In the er, they will check some tests and keep you on IV fluid with some pain medication and anti-nausea meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?
Any adenoma?: Sometimes there are normal findings identified at colonoscopy that can form a small bump resembling a polyp. These will often be removed to make sure they are not a precancerous polyp. If the pathology report does not mention an adenoma or hyperplastic polyp, it may not be a true polyp at all. You can follow up with your doctor regarding the results of the biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bladder cancer: Sometimes, if the lesion is quite small. If it is a first occurence, your urologist will likely want to biopsy and wait for the pathologists interpretation before proceding with cystoscopic treatment and likely further biopsies under anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Do i need my gallbladder removed? Gi doctor says yes. I had an ultrasound saying that I have stones, distention, wall thickening, and a 0.6cm polyp.
Yes,go for removal: Though you are young because you have stones, gb wall thickening indicating inflammation and possible infect . Distended bladder could be sec. To many gall stones, or gall stone obstructing the duct of the gb with stagnation o bile+. Sometimes gas forming bacte. Can the gb to perforate which becomes serious as spesis sets in. Cancer can occur in chr. Stone pts/polyp is asso. With cancer gb occ.Ly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an enlarged fatty liver I have polyps and stones in my gallbladder. I must have thyroid surgery first my high.Calcium. Do i remove gallbladdne?
It depnds on Symptom: Gall stones are frequently asymptomatic(silent) and do not require removal of the gall bladder on any urgent basis unless you have pain caused by the stones. So your doctor can guide you about what is more important to handle first...Thyroid, calcium problem, or gall stones. Follw the advice of your famnily doctor who can help you priortize what should be handled first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If symptomatic: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's surgery...: Although a common procedure, it's never to be taken lightly. Be sure you agree with the indication for it, know the alternatives to it and what the risks of either choice could lead to. You'd also like to know what is to be done and how. What are the restrictions after surgery and what is the recovery time. I'm sure your surgeon can give you all these details. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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