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Can Bad Gallbladder Problems Be Reversed Without Surgery
I was diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis and I had the HIDA scan that showed my gallbladder is infected. How soon I should opt out for a surgery?
Soon: Please contact your doctor/ surgeon as soon as you can. They will need to take everything in account - symptoms, studies, blood work and ofcourse talk with you. After which a decision will be made. On the other hand, if you have fevers, pain, nausea vomiting - which are ongoing- please go to the er. ...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
Rare: It's would be unusual. Most people have symptoms from "bad gallbladder." some people have bad gallbladder on us but its from other sources (hepatitis, heart failure, ascites, hepatic flexure diverticulitis etc). Sometimes, diabetics and pts with severe vascular diseases can have bad gallbladder that can cause gangrene but with min to no symptoms. This is very uncommon. ...Read more
Possibly: It is definitely a pretty good sign for gallbladder disease. If the HIDA scan was negative, but all your other symptoms match gallbladder disease, some surgeons (but definitely not all) would consider removing your gall bladder. This really is a risk-benefit analysis that you will need to have with your own doctor. ...Read more
Not uncommon: I frequently see people with normal lab and X-ray tests who still have GB disease. Many of these people with typical GB symptoms get better after GB removal. ...Read more
I'm getting my gallbladder out in a couple weeks. Can having a bad gallbladder give you headaches?
Not usually: Gallstone symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, usually on the right side, pain with eating a fatty meal, occasional nausea and vomiting, and possible jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin/eyes. If an attack causes considerable stress it is possible you could develop a tension headache, but this is not a classic symptom. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain: Pain in the right or middle of the upper abdomen, often radiating to the back, is the most common symptom. This is often worse after eating, especially fatty meals. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal bloating are other common symptoms. ...Read more
So how serious is a bad gallbladder? Have most of the symptoms but have no insurance. Need to know what to do?
Vomiting: Yes if you are dehydrated from vomiting related to gallbladder disease. ...Read more
Will there be clues in LFTs if you have a bad gallbladder? Or LFTs are not accurate enough to defect this? . Thank u
Sometimes.: Sometimes there will be clues in the liver profile that will point to a potential gallbladder or bile duct problem. However, it is possible to have even a severe gallbladder attack and still have normal liver tests. Other tests, such as an ultrasound or other x-ray tests are often necessary to sort this help. Good luck. ...Read more
I got my gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago. Why do I get bad gallbladder attack-like pains in the mornings that go away when I stand up?
Incision pain: Could be incisonal pain or muscular pain where the cuts were made to go into the body. There could be left over stones in the main canal that are not passing through (unlikely, given that pain gets better when you stand up). See your surgeon if pain persists. ...Read more
Last few days I have been chilling of the evening and woke up last 2 nights sweaty. I started metroprol 2 weeks ago. Also I have bad gallbladder?
You have a complex: Symptoms issue. This will not be addressable over the internet. Additionally you appear to have had a complex medical history and are on significant medications. You need to address your current complaints with your primary health care professional who is familiar with your health issues and has all of your information. He/she can best advise you. ...Read more
Yes: The gallbladder often causes pain under the right ribs, breast bone and radiates to the back. ...Read more
Possibly: Any chronic infection/inflammation can cause high sugars in diabetics. If you have inflammation of your gallbladder, that can contribute to high sugars in diabetics or pre-diabetics. A bad gallbladder will not cause diabetes by itself. You need to have an underlying predisposition to diabetes. ...Read more
If you've been diagnosed with a fatty liver could that possibly mean you could have a bad gallbladder? Have back pains. Day to day.
Is it possible to hav normal hida scan & ultrasound for gallbladder, but hav false results? Hav all symptoms of bad gallbladder for 2 yrs but norm tests
Tough situation: Unusual but possible. There are people who have problems with gb or bile ducts that don't show up on the usual tests. A sphincter at end of your main bile duct that could be too tight. If so could give typical gb symptoms. Need special manometry test to be sure. But also need to be sure not something else like ulcer disease. I have had few patients with all neg tests that got better after gb surg. ...Read more
Bilirubin levels are total 2.0 total 1.76 and direct 0.27... Have fatty liver bad gallbladder? Protein 8.4
What's the question?: You have some form of likely liver disease and need further evaluation. These labs are of very little value without a full detailed assessment of the entire clinical picture, which may also require a hepatic biopsy. Need serologic testing for all forms of hepatitis, and so on. What are you asking? ...Read more
Yes: Both medication and gall bladder disease can create altered bowel movements. Intrigued by your description of "bad gallbladder". Have you been told that or just assuming you have one because of your bowel habits? . The really big issue not to take a back seat to anything else at age 50 is colon malignancies. Any change in bowel habits at this age should trigger an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Can a bad gallbladder have a connection to an enlarged spleen? Hida: gallbladder is not working and u/s says that my spleen index is 900 too. CBC OK.
Not usually,: But there are uncommon conditions such as hereditary spherocytosis which can result in gallstones and splenomegaly. Also, viral inflammatory processes could potentially affect gallbladder function and also cause an enlarged spleen. But in any case, it is not the gallbladder problem that is causing the enlarged spleen, it is a separate process causing both. Of course, they may also be unrelated. ...Read more
Rarely: I am a pain management physician in las vegas as well as an anestheisologist who takes care of surgical gallbladder patients. I am not aware of any relationship between cholecystitis/gallstones and low back pain. Best strategy is to get gb treated medically or surgically and see if you still have lbp. ...Read more
Can gastritis found in endoscopy be a sign of a bad gallbladder? Why is a biopsy done of gastritis? Will it reveal the cause?
No relation: S the reason tells uS the reason most of the time ...Read more
Hida gallbladder7%. Bad attack tonight. Ultrasound tomorrow. Will this dhow how bad gallbladder is! I need it out pronto! Nausea pain?
Could a bad gallbladder cause significant weight loss. Night sweats and pain between the shoulder blades?
Possible: Gallbladder disease can cause weight loss and pain between the shoulder blades. The pain intensifies when you eat a fatty meal. It typically does not cause night sweat. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I have bad gallbladder pain (pain under right rib, pain that goes up back, worse after meals), but a clear ultrasound. Could it still be my gb?
YES.: An ultrasound, while an excellent screening test for gallbladder problems, reveals only the anatomy of the gall bladder. If the gallbladder isn't functioning properly, it could cause the pain you describe. Keep in mind that something else besides your gall bladder could be causing your pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Had a really bad gallbladder attack the other day but stomach still hurts afraid to ear any suggestions?
Having bad gallbladder pain with constant nausa, occasional vomiting but no fever What to do? Waiting for gallbladder removal
Can ultrasound tell how bad gallbladder is if chronic. Eject fx hida 7%. Bad attack after eating pasta. Pain vomiting. Up in shoulders. Low grade fev?
Yes and no: Soon can often tell if gb is inflamed if wall is thickened. But even if sono normal if you have classic symptoms and a markedly depressed ef like yours, most people will benefit from having gb removed. ...Read more
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