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Can Gallstones Cause Bleeding
No: There is no relationship between the systems involved that could have one influence or cause the other. ...Read more
I have gallstone,& my gp said i have to have my gallbladder remove.if if did,would there be complication?like internal bleeding afterwards?
I've got gall stones & started bleeding frm virgina don't get periods as have had the merina coil fitted. Is this normal?
Unknown: Gallstones can be somewhat hereditary in families, more common in women who have had childbirth, more common in some central and south american native populations, higher after some major surgeries such as gastric bypass or open heart surgery, higher if hepatitis exposure, uncertain relationship to diet & cholesterol levels, etc. ...Read more
Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. Avoid fatty or greasy foods that may cause pain. Best treatment is gallbladder surgery. ...Read more
Usually infection: Gallstones can get left behind after surgery, that is the most common cause, they were there all along. It's easy for that to happen. If new gallstones form it is usually because of an infection in the bile ducts called cholangitis. If you are still having pain and there is a gallstone in one of the bile ducts, see a gastroenterologist, there is a procedure called ERCP to remove the stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemical imbalance: Gallstones are made of cholesterol, bile acids and bilirubin. If there is an imbalance in these, it can predispose to certain types of gallstones. Obesity can be linked to elevated cholesterol and predispose to cholesterol stones, which make up about 80% of gallstones in the us. Red cell breakdown, from anemias can predispose to pigmented gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked pancreas: Gallstones can get into the plumbing around the liver, specifically into the common bile duct. The gallstone passes the plumbing for the pancreas on its way out to the body (pancreatic duct), and in some cases blocks the pancreatic duct. The pancreas produces fluid that collects in the blocked duct and causes increased pressure in the duct. This causes the pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you please help me find an answer! what would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?
Could be normal: Fasting can cause the gallbladder to be distended when examined by ultrasound. A stone too small to see at the gallbladder neck can do this as well as a stone in the common bile duct. Narrowing of the bile duct where it empties into the duodenum by stricture or tumor can do this as well as pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
I've occasionally had slight pain around gb, not often. Is it possible gallstones are mistaken for polyps? What's the cause of polyps in gb
Sometimes, ?: If you have typical gallbladder symptoms( eg, right upper abdominal pain after eating, nausea, vomiting) and also have a gallbladder polyp, that polyp may be the cause of your problem. Polyps are not dense therefore when seen on an ultrasound they do not shadow, however sometimes patients with polyps are found out to also have gallstones when removed. No one knows the causes of gb polyps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. ...Read more
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