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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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