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Causes Of Cholecystolithiasis
Many causes: When bile chemical composition (cholesterol, calcium bilirubinate, calcium carbonate) in the gallbladder gets out of balance, gallstones can form. While its not completely clear why some develop the chemical imbalance, we do know that gallstones are more common in obese people, women (especially oral contraceptives/hormone replacement), high fat intake, diabetes, rapid weight loss - to name a few. ...Read more
Yes: There can be a myriad of reasons a person produces kidney stones. Dietary factors and hydration play a role, but in most case, there is some metabolic predisposition. Having a family member who had kidney stones increases one's risk of having stones as well. A work-up to determine the cause of stones is warranted if you have had more than one episode. See your urologist. ...Read more
Many things: A bacterial infection could cause this (helicobacter). Excessive acid production can cause this. Medications (aspirin, ibuprofen) can cause this. Stress can cause this. There are many other causes. Acid peptic disease is the more common cause along with the h. Pylori infection. Treatment is available. Rarely now is surgery needed. Diagnostics are readily available. See a GI doctor. ...Read more
Metabolic issue.: Kidney stones are initiated by metabolic derangements in the handling of urinary oxalate, uric acid or calcium, for example. These derangements can be hereditary, and they allow for crystals of these substances to form. These crystals serve as a nidus for stone creation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Pelvicaliectasis of the kidney is dilation of the spaces in the kidney where urine goes prior to passage into the ureter (kidney tube) and bladder. This can indicate a possible obstruction downstream from the kidney (stone or congenital narrowing of the ureter) or possibly can be a normal anatomic variant. Talk to your doctor, especially if you have any pain, to determine appropriate testing. ...Read more
Mostly: Severe hemolytic anemia overloads capacity of liver to process hemoglobin from ruptured blood cells. Disease of gall bladder, bile duct, pancreas can block the bile flow. Gilbert's disease can cause jaundice when liver function is otherwise normal. There are others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?
Nonspecific: I believe that the ductal findings are nonspecific. Sludge in the gall bladder can cause abdominal distress and indigestion. A gastroenterologist would sit down with the radiologist and review the images and decide whether more imaging studies like an MRI or liver biopsy are advisable depending upon your symptoms or lack of symptoms. ...Read more
Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more
Several causes: Acute ancreatitis is caused by gallstones( block the flow of pancreatic enzymes) or by excessive amounts of alcohol. Sudden (acute) pancreatitis may happen after a drinking binge or after many episodes of heavy drinking. Other causes are infections, like mumps, medicines, antibiotics, steroids, and blood pressures pills, and high triglycerides level. Chronic pan, is caused by alcohol. ...Read more
Multiple: Pericardial inflammation can occur from renal failure, tb, malignancy, bacterial infection or most commonly, viral inflammation. Also rheumatoid disease and other autoimmune problems. After a heart attack, dressler's syndrome is inflammation of the pericardium and after heart surgery, blood or fluid can accumulate and cause inflammation. Radiation is also a source. All can lead to constrictive per. ...Read more
Sometimes: Avoiding fatty foods helps.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can fresh juice from citrus fruits cause a gallbladder stones crisis or a problem? Thanks a lot !
Doubtful: I am not aware of citrus juice causing a problem with the gallbladder ...Read more
My 4 year old daughter's liver enzymes are abnormal, and also has gallbladder stones. What could have caused that?
Hematology eval?: Gallstones in a 4 year-old are uncommon, but when they do occur, it is often not due to cholesterol stone like in adults. They may be pigment stones that result from abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. Hereditary spherocytosis and other disorders can do this and consult by a hematologist may help, as could a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any number of: Conditions, such as appendicitis, kidney stones, ileitis, cecal diverticulitis, colon cancer, foreign body perforation, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst rupture, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer, lymphadenitis, etc. And these are just the most common conditions. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more
My stomach been moving a lot i'm not pregnant i already had test done . I do have gallbladder stones and now cholelithasis is this what causes it?
Gallstones: Cholelithiasis is the medical term for gallstones. Symptoms from gallstones are generally upper abdomen and right upper abdomen discomfort with gas pressure feelings after eating, often with nausea or sometimes vomiting. I do not know what would cause feelings of movement. See your doctor to help identufy if your gallstones are causing your issues. ...Read more
Low-Fat Diet: The presence of gallstones does not warrant any specific rx unless they are responsible for symptoms; if so, the most effective way to treat them is to remove the "gallstone factory", the gallbladder. A low-fat diet may help reduce the probability of an attack, although this is not foolproof. While there are medications to dissolve gallstones, they will return soon after the medication is d/c'd. ...Read more
You can't: There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder stone, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, these symptoms are very likely to recur until the gallbladder is removed. Delaying surgery makes surgery more difficult and risks/complications higher. Stones leaving the gallbladder don't just cause pain. They can damage pancreas and cause infection. ...Read more
They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duct. Occasionally, small stones may get past this duct and enter the bile duct that connects the liver to the intestines. These stones can obstruct the liver or the pancreas, often requiring extraction. If one is lucky, they may pass spontaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIDA scan: Shows function of gallbladder. See radiologyinfo.Org.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cholecystectomy: In general, removal of gallstones is equated with removal of the gallbladder. Taking the stones out without taking out the gallbladder is likely to generate new stones since the underlying cause of why the gallstones formed in the first place still remains. Cholecystectomy is often done laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery), with low risk of complications and short recovery time. ...Read more
Surgery : Have your gallbladder removed. www.drlugo.com.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you mean a HIDA: scan it involves injection of a radiotracer that is taken up by the bile/biliary system and then taking xray pictures to watch the dye flow. From this information, a radiologist can tell if the GB is squeezing normally and if there is evidence of inflammation or blockage of normal flow. It is commonly used to diagnose biliary dyskinesia or to rule out cholecystitis in an acute setting. Good luck! ...Read more
Gall stones: Surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›