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Can You Have Gallbladder Disease And Not Have Abnormal Cbc
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?
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
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
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
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
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
Gallbladder diseases: = various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that can affect the gallbladder. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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