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Will a nuclear hida scan show pancreatic stones or bile duct stones?

Will a nuclear hida scan show pancreatic stones or bile duct stones?

No: Hida scan is a functional exam to reveal if the bile duct is blocked by a stone or tumor. If blockage is suspected by the results, an MRI of the bile ducts (mrcp) is frequently the next step to visualize the blockage. ...Read more

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Gallbladder (Definition)

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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Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Why gallbladder pain after removal of gallbladder?

Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Need ERCP: You may have retained stones inside bile ducts most likely in the common duct , ERCP and and retrieval possible in most of the time , see a GI specialist ...Read more

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Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

Infection in bellybutton after gall bladder removal?

See your surgeon: Wound infections after surgery need to be evaluated by the surgeon, may need open wound packing, and will likely need antibiotics to prevent worsening or spreading of the infection. ...Read more

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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

What causes elevated bilirubin and liver enzymes after gallbladder removal with ERCP and stent placement after?

ERCP: Many laboratory values can be elevated after manipulation of your biliary tract with ERCP and stent placement since it is an invasive procedure. Your laboratory values are all relative and your provider can trend them. The important thing is to have close followup with your gastroenterologist regarding these lab values and/or any new symptoms like abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting after ERCP. ...Read more

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Gall stone in gall bladder?

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Gall stone in gall bladder?

Right upper abd pain: Gallstones can cause no symptoms or pain in the upper abd especially when eating fatty food. Go to your doc for referral for ultrasound. If you have symptomatic gallstones you may need to see a surgeon for gall bladder removal. Untreated, it can cause a more serious infection. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder stone causes jaundice?

Can gallbladder stone causes jaundice?

Gallstones: Yes. Blocking the bile duct , the stones cause a backup of bile coming out of the liver into the gallbladder. Excessive bile leaks into the blood stream and tissues, causing the yellow hue of jaundice. There are several ways it can happen. Stones are one way. ...Read more

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Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spring a bile leak or grow more stones in bile ducts after gb removal?

Possible but rare: If stones are formed in the ducts are called primary ductal stones can happen not due to your reason but very rare, more commonly due to retained stones or secondary stones ( existing stones during surgery ) or gravel in the ducts which may grow with time. ...Read more

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F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp.What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder?Can this be avoided?

Age63, f, remove 1 stone from bile duct during ercp.What r the possible reasons 2 remove gallbladder?Can this be avoided?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

Is yellow stool after a bile duct sphincterotomy and stent normal?

It can be: This procedure will increase the delivery of bile to your intestine. It should improve with time. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stone 16mm operation ?

Gall bladder stone 16mm operation ?

Gallstone: Just the presence of a gallstone on a study in and of itself is not an indication for surgery. Symptoms of recurrent upper abdominal discomfort with gas bloating & nausea after eating, painful yellow jaundice, recurrent vomiting after eating, abnormal liver blood tests; each can be an indication for surgery. Discuss and review your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass a gallbladder stone after having gall bladder removed?

Yes: Patients who have developed gallstones in the past will often have inherent imbalances to the components of their bile that can make them form stones within their remaining ducts. These stones will pass directly from the liver into the intestine when the gallbladder has been removed. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder sludge be removed laproscopically if the sludge is extremely large?

Can gallbladder sludge be removed laproscopically if the sludge is extremely large?

Yes...: Gallbladder sludge refers to a very thick viscous bile (e.g. Wet sand or mud consistency) that sits in the gallbladder. If it is responsible for your symptoms, then removal of the sludge along with the gallbladder is whats needed. This can almost always be done laparoscopically unless you have had multiple other abdominal surgeries in which case they might have to open you up. ...Read more

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I had gallblader removal and stone in duct. had pancreatitis because of stone in the duct.surgery done from 12 days.amilase 203 and lipase 146 normal?

I had gallblader removal and stone in duct. had pancreatitis because of stone in the duct.surgery done from 12 days.amilase 203 and lipase 146 normal?

Borderline result: The reference range for amylase is as follows: Serum test: Normal is 40-140 U/L Urine Test: Normal is 24-400 U/L Suggest non fatty bland diet for another week, ...Read more

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How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

How likely are you to have gallstones in the bile duct years after gallbladder removal?

Rare but can happen: It is not unheard of to have bile duct stones after removal of the gallbladder. Usually it occurs within two year of the operation, but can occur later. An ERCP can usually take care of it. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity?Is it something to be concerned about?Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity?Is it something to be concerned about?Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

Yes you should: it depend on the circumstances around the inflammation and what symptoms you have.i will be concerned and I will check with my GI for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an inflammed common bile duct with no stones determined during gallbladder removal . What can be the other reasons?

The stone passed: If you are otherwise recovering well from gallbladder removal surgery, you can rest assured the inflammation was part of the disease process and nothing more. If you have jaundice, yellow eyes and skin, losing weight, feeling poorly then get in to your doc, consider ERCP and biopsy. Be well. ...Read more

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F, 63, what is the alternative to remove stone instead of removing gallbladder?(remove 1 stone from bile duct through ercp) any risk?

Gallbladder: The stone removed from the bile duct came from your gallbladder. If you don't get your gallbladder removed you will be at risk of having the same problem again. ...Read more

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Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?

Before and after my gallbladder removal my bile duct has been dilated even still a year later, this causes a lot of pain, will this go away itself?

Depends: Ask your doctor how dilated the bile duct is. After gallbladder removal, it is normal to have a slightly enlarged bile duct. Additionally, as you age, your bile duct usually enlarges a bit, usually about 1 mm per 10 years. If you have stones in your bile duct, you certainly need to have this addressed. Finally, proving that your pain is from the dilated bile duct is quite difficult. ...Read more

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Is there a medication i can take to ease the frequency of my bile salts after gallbladder removal?

Not required : Even after removal of gall bladder bile salt metabolism will be same most bile salts are absorbed by gut and recirculated.. ...Read more

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I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?

Training: You do not need them. Naturopaths are trained differently and so are thought the you do, though there is no scientific evidence to back that. The gallbadder is like a reservoir only. It only is a storage site. The salts , etc, are still produced and released whether there or not. ...Read more

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Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

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Recommendation regarding using ox bile after gallbladder removal for omega 3 absorption as well as vitamin a d, k. ?

Not needed: Your liver makes plenty of bile. The gallbladder just stores it. When your gallbladder is removed the bile your liver makes drips into the intestines continuosly and is still there to help digest fats (and fat soluble vitamins) adding bovine bile salts will not be helpful and may lead to diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can stones come back after gallbladder removal?

Rarely: Following gallbladder surgery, a small percent of people will come back with a recurrent "gallbladder-like" attack. This is usually due to a small stone that was hiding within the bile duct before surgery and can pass spontaneously or require non-surgical endoscopic removal. Even less frequently, people can develop new stones in their bile duct years after surgery, likewise treated as above. ...Read more

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What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

Gallbladder surgery: The gallbladder is usually removed laparoscopically if possible. The small incisons or "port sites" are closed with sutures as necessary. Just removing the stones is ineffective because the gallbladder will form new ones. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes,  can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

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I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal , i want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days..Dangerous?

I got a stent install in biliary canal after gallbladder removal , i want to be asleep for my ERCP to remove it but it can take up 60 days..Dangerous?

Straightforward: Don't worry. While any procedure can have complications, this one is low risk (not zero...). I would be more worried about the reason the stent is there, and whether or not a stricture (narrowing from scar) will develop afterwards. You may want to ask that. I'm sure they will give you adequate sedation for the procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Need ERCP: You may have retained stones inside bile ducts most likely in the common duct , ERCP and and retrieval possible in most of the time , see a GI specialist ...Read more

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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more


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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more