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Can you have celiac disease with no symptoms and a normal upper endoscopy/pathology?

Can you have celiac disease with no symptoms and a normal upper endoscopy/pathology?

Unlikely, but ...: Not impossible. Subclinical celiac can have few or non-traditional symptoms such as migraines, reflux, abdominal pain, ect... Celiac involvement can be patchy and skip areas, so it is possible to miss it on biopsy. Talk about celiac blood testing with you physician to completely rule out. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged? I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone would that cause spleen issue

What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged?  I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone  would that cause spleen issue

True True Unrelated: Kidney stones are not causative of enlarged spleen. It would be best if you had blood work to look for the common causes for such a problem, especially if the liver is enlarged as well. ...Read more

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Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?

Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?

Varies a lot: True CD will eventually show some symptoms if the person is not gluten free.These can vary from mild cramping & diarrhea to chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea & catastrophic weight loss. Some may inadvertently be living gluten free based on prior food reactions, but the difficulty in avoiding gluten leads to symptoms & diagnosis.I probably had it a decade before I figured it out. ...Read more

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Do you usually have to be diagnosed with heart disease to have a heart attack or you can have one if you have risk factors?

Do you usually have to be diagnosed with heart disease to have a heart attack or you can have one if you have risk factors?

Can have if (+) risk: Many patient with heart attack have no history of heart disease. The more risk factors you have the more your risk: (+)Family history of heart attack in a male age 55 or younger or female by age 65 or younger. (+)Tobacco smoking (+)Diabetes (+)High cholesterol or triglycerides (+)Lack of exercise (+)Obesity (+)High Blood Pressure (+)being a male over 45 years old or female over 55 years ...Read more

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If CBC/comp metobolic panel are all normal due to advanced cirrhosis, would I have symptoms?

If CBC/comp metobolic panel are all normal due to advanced cirrhosis, would I have symptoms?

Confusing: If you had advanced hepatic cirrhosis, it would almost certainly show up on a comprehensive metabolic panel. Please clarify your question ... Thanks! ...Read more

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Can someone have liver failure if they have jaundice, even with completely normal cmp?

Can someone have liver failure if they have jaundice, even with completely normal cmp?

Yes: Bilirubin is kept low by the liver. I assume cmp refers to a "complete metabolic profile", which is different depending on the lab company performing the test. This may only include electrolytes and not other enzymes more specific to the liver. Chronic liver failure may show many normal values, but bilirubin still will be elevated. There are other causes of jaundice that are not liver failure. ...Read more

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Can you have an infection and have normal cbc's?

Can you have an infection and have normal cbc's?

CBC: Absolutely. There are some infections that can actually cause a drop in the wbc- some viruses. ...Read more

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Can you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

Can you have hypocalcemia and not have cancer?

Yes: Hypercalcemia instead of hypocalcemia has been associated with various malignancies, e.g., leukemia, hodgkins lymphoma, neuroblastoma. ...Read more

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What does blood test they do in the ER for suspected liver problems actually tell you? Can you still have liver problems even if the tests r normal?

What does blood test they do in the ER for suspected liver problems actually tell you? Can you still have liver problems  even if the tests r normal?

LFTs vs Acute Hep : Regardless of whether you're in er or doctor's office, liver function tests (lfts) are blood tests that tell us about current status/function of liver. However, these tests tell us nothing about potential liver problems from infectious hepatitis, esp b & c. You need special tests looking for that particular infection. Early in infection process, it's possible to have normal lfts yet be infected. ...Read more

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I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

Stressor: Gastritis , menstruation , hemorrhoids etc can cause blood loss and chronic anemia . This is a stressor on the heart. The heart senses the blood loss with not only volume loss but blood carries oxygen too. So the heart try's to circulate the blood it does have as quickly as possible .This can precipitate an arrhythmia ...Read more

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Can you have a normal EKG if you have heart problems? What types of heart problems would not show up on an EKG? Only symptom is swollen ankles.

Can you have a normal EKG if you have heart problems? What types of heart problems would not show up on an EKG? Only symptom is swollen ankles.

Ekg: An EKG is an eletrical tracing of the heart activity. Damaged muscle or conduction tissue creates an abnormal EKG. Cardiac enlargement can be present with a normal EKG. So can early coronary disease. And so can a valve disease. ...Read more

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If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?

If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?

R/O CVD: CVD = COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. The classic one are LUPUS & RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. UCVD=UNDIFFERENTIATED COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. This means that you have some but not all the criteria to meet a specific diagnosis. Make sure to follow up with s good RHEUMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Can you have pancreatitis with perfect blood tests?

Amylase: Yes. "Chronic pancreatitis", a nasty pain syndrome from scarring, does not affect labs. Amylase itself often falls to normal as acute pancreatitis begins to heal. ...Read more

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Can you still have osteomyelitis or sepsis and have normal blood work?

Can you still have osteomyelitis or sepsis and have normal blood work?

Unlikely: With sepsis their is significant abnormal labs and even abnormal vital signs. With Osteomyelitis inflammatory markers like ESR or C reactive proteins are usually abnormal ...Read more

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Can you have normal blood work and have acute leukemia symptoms for 3 months?

Can you have normal blood work and have acute leukemia symptoms for 3 months?

Let me clarify: Leukemia begins in the bone marrow and then spills over into your blood. The symptoms are absent until your blood counts are affected by the leukemic process. This may take 1 to 3 months but it is difficult to time the exact onset of leukemia in the marrow . The symptoms are due to Anemia(low hemoglobin/RBCs), Infections(due to low white cell count) and abnormal bleeding due to low platelet counts ...Read more

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Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

Ultrasound: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour.. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food. If you have these symptoms, an ultrasound will confirm the dx. ...Read more

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If you have gallbladder disease, canit make you vomit?

If you have gallbladder disease, canit make you vomit?

Yes: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

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If you have gallbladder disease do they remove the entire gallbladder?

If you have gallbladder disease do they remove the entire gallbladder?

Yes: Surgery removes both the gallbladder and the gallstones. If the gallbladder was not removed, gallstones would grow back again. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from gallbladder disease?

How likely is dying from gallbladder disease?

Not very high: Chance of dying from gallstones, unless you let it go untreated for many years. Rarely, you can develop cancer of the gallbladder, which is a serious condition with high chance of dying. ...Read more

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How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Avoid fats, or OR: Fatty foods often trigger the gallbladder to contract and makes the symptoms worse. 95% of patients who are actively having gallbladder pain will continue to have problems until the gallbladder is removed. So, you might consider or. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain & nausea: Pain in the middle or right side of upper abdomen, increased or new reflux, nausea and sometimes vomiting, and food intolerance - especially fatty or fried food. ...Read more

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What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder sludge considered a gallbladder disease?

Yes if there's pain.: Pain after eating, anywhere in the upper abdomen, especially with fatty foods, may be cholecystitis. This is true if stones are present, called "cholelithiasis with cholecystitis." sometimes when the gall bladder ultrasound is "normal", i.e. There are no stones, the gall bladder doesn't empty properly (seen on cck hida). This can also be true with sludge. In all cases, surgery relieves the pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gallbladder diseases?

Gallbladder diseases: = various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Does the gallbladder need to be removed if I have gallbladder disease?

Probably: If the true source of your symptoms is the gallbladder, surgery is probably inevitable. You could try to avoid fatty and greasy foods to reduce your symptoms, but at your age, sooner or later, it will probably get worse regardless, especially if you become pregnant. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder diseases only happen to fat people?

No: GB disease can affect anyone, even people with a normal weight. The classic risk factors for gallbladder are related to being overweight however, as well as being female, fertile, and in your forties. I have seen patients from 16 to 90 with galbladder issues and with all body types and both genders. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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Is getting surgery the only option for gallbladder disease?

Is getting surgery the only option for gallbladder disease?

No: Surgery will permanently resolve any current or future problems due to gallstones. Nonsurgical treatment quite limited . Avoid eating fried, fatty, greasy foods. Maybe trial of actigall (ursodiol) if the gallstones are not calcified, but often only temporary relief. ...Read more

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Is beer ok with gallbladder disease?

Is beer ok with gallbladder disease?

Depends: Depends on what "disease" you are speaking of. Small amount of alcohol in moderation as long as you have no liver disease and not taking medications, and as long as does not cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

No: Antibiotics do not help with gallbladder disease except in the case of gallbladder infection, in which case they are only useful as an adjunct to surgery. ...Read more

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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

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Am I more susceptible to gallbladder disease while pregnant?

Am I more susceptible to gallbladder disease while pregnant?

Yes: Pregnancy hormones slow how the bile passes through the gallbladder and increase your chances of both gallstones and gallbladder problems without stones. Diet won't really affect whether you have gallstones but avoiding fatty foods can decrease your symptoms if you do. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gallbladder disease to make my spleen large?

Is it possible for gallbladder disease to make my spleen large?

No: It is extremely unlikely for splenic enlargement to be related to gallbladder disease. In very rare events, such as long term bile duct obstruction from gallbladder disease, it could happen. Bile duct obstruction could cause liver damage which could cause portal hypertension which would cause splenic enlargement. Once again, this would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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