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Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Steatorrhea : Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


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Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can affect the liver: tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, cholesterol meds, etc. If nothing is found they may want to image your liver. ...Read more

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38 year old female fatigued, bloating, gas.Hx of fluctuating liver enzymes for almost 3 years. Gallbladder removed 1.5 years ago. ALT 61, Alkaline Phosphatase 154, globulin 3.9.Hep, ANA, lupus, rheumatoid all negative.Please help.Other suggestions?

38 year old female fatigued, bloating, gas.Hx of fluctuating liver enzymes for almost 3 years.  Gallbladder removed 1.5 years ago.  ALT 61, Alkaline Phosphatase 154, globulin 3.9.Hep, ANA, lupus, rheumatoid all negative.Please help.Other suggestions?

Possible celiac : Celiac disease remains a possibility with reported symptoms and liver function test abnormalities. An evaluation with a liver specialist may be needed for reviewing additional history and consideration for tests to rule out disorders of biliary tree, pancreas, and chronic liver diseases. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have my gall bladder remove if I have lupus?

Do you think I should have my gall bladder remove if I have lupus?

Uncertain: What your question is. If you need to have gallbladder surgery due to gallstones that are causing abdominal discomforts, then yes, surgery may be indicated if your doctors are in agreement. Depends on your overall health, medications & surgical risks. If you are asking about gallbladder surgery to prevent a potential future illness due to lupus, then no, surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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Abd pain, nausea for months. Med history includes lupus.MD wants to look at gall bladder,etc Ordered NM PET scan. Is that the same thing as HIDA scan?

Abd pain, nausea for months. Med history includes lupus.MD wants to look at gall bladder,etc Ordered NM PET scan. Is that the same thing as HIDA scan?

Almost: Used to assess function and structure of hepatobiliary tract (including gallbladder), wish you all the best ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Gallbladder and C3: Gallbladder problems have not been described as a source of a low c-3 level. ...Read more

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Can perimenopause cause gallbladder problems?

No, but: Age itself can predispose to gallbladder problems - remember the 4 f's of gallbladder disease : fat, female, fertile, and forty! ...Read more

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Can lupus cause GI problems?

Can lupus cause GI problems?

Yes: There are several GI issues associated with lupus. The most significant issues are related to vasculitis of abdominal vessels. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Here are some ...: Gallbladder stone remains the most common condition related with its inflammation / infection. Itself if asymptomatic may not be a serious health issue, but its common underlying conditions such as metabolic syndromes with obesity, DM, hypertension, poor circulation, etc. with multiple drug use / inactivity are the real problem affecting the patients' general well-being and vitality. So, see Doc.. ...Read more

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No spleen no gallbladder cause problem later in life?

No spleen no gallbladder cause  problem later in life?

Usually not: 700, 000 americans have their gallbladders removed each year. While there may be some side effects after removal, these are generally easily managed. You did not say why your spleen was removed, but here the only that you should know is there is a very small risk for overwhelming bacterial infection, known as post-splenectomy sepsis. You can speak with your family doctor about this. ...Read more

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Does lupus or rhumatod arthritus cause any problems having children ?

Not directly: Fertility is not impaired. The only caveat is if the individual with RA or sle has clotting issues known as antiphospholipid antibodies. The presence of these antibodies can increase the risk of miscarriages or stillbirths. Simple blood tests can detect them. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder problems cause brown hyperpigmentation - even rarely?

Very unlikely.: Doubtful from gall bladder disease alone. In the case of obstruction due to gallstones with the development of jaundice, which can cause itching, chronic scratching could possibly cause hyperpigmentation. Other than that, by itself, it is unlikely to do so. However, other diseases can cause it so get a thorough checkup. ...Read more

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Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?

Does extremely high levels of estrogen or the consistant use  of fertility medication cause gallbladder or intestional problems?

Perhaps : High estrogen states such as pregnancy and birth control pill use are known to increase the risk of gallbladder disease. It likely that high estrogen levels from fertility drugs would do the same. ...Read more

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Could Gabapentin cause gallbladder problems? Possible?

Could Gabapentin cause gallbladder problems? Possible?

Neurontin (gabapentin): Very rarely it can cause Pancreatitis & intestinal gases, but no Gallbladder problems have been reported. ...Read more

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I know that gallbladder problems are common in pregnancy, but why? What are the causes?

Whole new physiology: in pregnant female , all aggravating factors added to poor future mom will suffer due to , weight gain , increases caloric in take of food , stasis , increased intra abdominal pressure , displacement of diseases gall bladder etc all precipitate attacks , usually due pre-existing diseased GB . ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

Not sure...: ..If i understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more