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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Does gallstones cause bleeding after passing stool?

Does gallstones cause bleeding after passing stool?

No: There is no relationship between the systems involved that could have one influence or cause the other. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people to develop gallstones?

What are the causes of people to develop gallstones?

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

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What are the causes of gallstones and what can be done for it?

What are the causes of gallstones  and what can be done for it?

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

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How can morphine cause gallstones?

How can morphine cause gallstones?

It doesn't: It may cause the pain by spasm of a sphincter, but it doesn't cause the stones in the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Can something besides gallstones cause pancreatitis?

Can something besides gallstones cause pancreatitis?

Many causes: Alcohol abuse is the most common cause followed by gallstones. Trauma to the abdomen, some drugs, a blocked pancreatic duct for a variety of reasons, and congenital conditions may also cause pancreatitis ...Read more

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What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

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 more

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What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that would also cause other related symptoms. ...Read more

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For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if not in the duct?

For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if not in the duct?

Gallstones: Can cause biliary colic when gallbladder contracts against a stone that is obstructing its outlet. This can also lead to acute cholecystitis, an infection. This is usually quite painful. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes people to develop gallstones?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes people to develop gallstones?

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 more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat gallstones is the number 1 cause of pancreatitis?

Can you please tell me why it'sthat gallstones is the number 1 cause of pancreatitis?

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 more

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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

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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 more

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Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Cholesterol: Appears to be at the center of this issue. With obesity there is increased cholesterol synthesis and secretion. And when secreted into the hepatobiliary tract, it leads to the development of cholesterol gallstones. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gallstones?

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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