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Can Virus Cause Gallbladder
Can virus cause gallbladder attack? Spouse + myself had attack within weeks. Gallbladder pain followed 10 days of flu symptoms (body pain + fatigue)?
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
Upper abdom. Pain for 3 weeks GP diagnosed inflamma.now watery yellow diarrehea. Is it a virus that cause this inflamm. Gallbladder surgery year ago?
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Having my gallbladder removed I have had temps of 99.5-99.7 for 2 months I have past epstein barr virus. So dr is doing liver biopsy. Why?
Liver biopsy: Your body temperatures are normal. The majority of the population has had ebv infection in the past. What we have here is a failure to communicate. You need to talk to your doctor and have them explain in detail what they think you have and how the liver biopsy will help them manage your condition. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
How can you tell if you have stomach bug or something more? Been sick since friday .Roomie who's surg tech says virus.I think gallbladder who's right?
All or none: As you are not getting better 'since friday' it could be a simple problem as you mentioned or that will cause harm to you if you do not take care of yourself , call your doctor or go to nearest er , then you will be fine ...Read more
Fat intolerant after inflamed gallbladder. On low fat/high fibre diet. Lost 20lb. Could this be the reason I've had constant bouts of colds/virus/flu for 2mths? (i hydrate/rest/exercise/eat healthy?)
Yes it can:
Any gallbladder issues from gallstones to gallbladder infections are said to bring about flu like symptoms. Your best response to make sure your treatment is working and the gallbladder issues are correctly diagnosed. If you have a doubt about treatment or diagnosis then call the treating doctor or get a second opinion.
Congratulations on the weight loss and healthier lifestyle! ...Read more
Possibly: Classic symptoms of gall bladder disease occur after eating a greasy meal precipitating right upper abdominal pain radiating around the right side to the back. Nausea and vomiting may also occur. However atypical symptoms may include nausea, belching,fullness in the front of the chest. An intestinal viral infection classically doesn't stir up gall bladder symptoms. ...Read more
It fills and empties as part of its work.
If diseased and scarred to a nubbin that could be called collapsed. ...Read more
No, so far as known: Good question! But it is nice to know why and how you know you have a distended gallbladder, which is usually suspected on imaging study like US, CT... Have you been bothered by gallbladder disorders? More on SIBO? Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth, in which I could not find a definite answer to your question. More? To http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html ...Read more
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
Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read more
No: Not unless you continue to form gall stones which get stuck in the duct to the pancreas, high triglycerides are much more common cause. ...Read more
No: Look 4 another cause. Have a sleep study. ...Read more
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
Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read more
No. : Gb polyps are usually incidental findings on ultrasound that require no treatment unless they are >1cm. However, a gallstone adherent to the wall of the gb can resemble a polyp; therefore, you may have gallstones. I advise you to see a general surgeon: if your symptoms are classic for gallbladder disease, further testing or surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Maybe.: Gallbladder issues, among other things, can cause pain below the right rib cage, yes. ...Read more
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
No: Usually not the gallbladder is on the right side. ...Read more
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