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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?
No: Gallstones does not cause vaginal bleeding. There should be something else going on. ...Read more
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 more
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
Your salt craving is not connected to your gallstones in either "direction"
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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
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
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 more
I'm 23, will I be able to live til I'm an old lady with my multiple small gallstones without ever needing surgery, if they don't cause me pain now?
Not necessarily: You may never have symptoms but they may eventually cause problems. ...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. ...Read more
Yes: Gallstones can cause pain when the GB attempts to contract to empty the bile it stores that the liver makes. The GB squeezes in response to a fatty meal to help digest your food. If you are having right upper quadrant pain especially after meals, see a surgeon to get evaluated. You may need surgery. Good luck! ...Read more
Symptoms vary: Gallstones may not produce any symptoms. When they do, it usually is intermitent, widely spaced episodes. Symptoms can be pain or even indigestion or 'heartburn' like sensations. (ingested foods worsen gallbladder symptoms, but, usually calm ulcer symptoms). As troubles worsen, gallbladder pain can become continuous and sharper/ more intense. ...Read more
Gallbladder (removal): The gallbladder is a gallstone factory for those at-risk (diet+heredity). The presence of stones does not warrant treatment unless they are causing symptoms. Once symptoms develop, getting rid of the stones will only temporize matters--you need to remove the gallbladder. Thankfully, this can almost-always be done laparoscopically (out-pt surgery) & people do very well without the gallbladder. ...Read more
Obesity, high cholesterol, hemolytic anemia, infections, and intestinal surgery are some of the causes. Stomach pain, jaundice, and pancreatitis are some of the symptoms. Treatment is usually removal of gall bladder. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/gallstones-topic-overview. ...Read more
Depends: If one has multiple small gallstones these can exit the gallbladder and cause obstruction of the common bile duct or pancreatic duct which will result in pain, jaundice, or pancreatitis. If one has several large stones that do not obstruct the gallbladder one may remain symptom-free. ...Read more
Biliary Colic: Gallbladder attacks cause a very classic constant, noncramping pressure like pain in the right upper abdomen or mid-abdomen (duration: hour[s], not minutes). The pain often radiates around into the right back +/-shoulder; nausea+/-vomiting+/-fever+/-chills may occur. Typically the pain is precipitated by food, especially fatty/fried ones. Diet & heredity both play a role in gallstone formation. ...Read more
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