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Causes of hydronephrosis?

Causes of hydronephrosis?

Several: Blockage in the ureter, bladder neck or urethra. This can be internal, external or within the walls of these organs.There are several causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of gall stones?

What are the causes of gall stones?

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

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What causes episodes of pancreatitis?

What causes episodes of pancreatitis?

Several things: Alcoholism and gall stones are the most commonly known causes of pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause it as well, though most causes are referred to as idiopathic. That is, of unknown origin. ...Read more

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What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

What are the causes of frequent kidney stone?

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

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What are common causes of pancreatic inflammation?

What are common causes of pancreatic inflammation?

Inflammation: If you have pancreatic inflammation surely that was discovered and managed by your doctor and/or a specialist. There are many causes of pancreatic inflammation - please go on line and look for some easy to read topics on this problem. ...Read more

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What causes "inflammation" of the duodenum?

What causes "inflammation" of the duodenum?

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

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What causes fecalith of the appendix?

What causes fecalith of the appendix?

Stool: Stool can get caught in the lumen of the appendix and over time develop calcifications because of stasis. When this causes obstruction of the appendix and bacterial counts go up because of poor drainage, appendicitis can develop. ...Read more

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What are causes of kidney stones?

What are causes of  kidney stones?

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 more

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What are probable causes of duodenal atresia?

Unknown: No one knows the exact cause of the atresia. The duodenum goes through a phase where is is "solid" and then an opening develops. Something happens and this does not occur correctly. 20-30% of the time it is associated with down syndrome. It is correctalbe with surgery. ...Read more

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What are common causes of kidney inflammation?

What are common causes of kidney inflammation?

Kidney inflammation: Bacterial, viral, rheumatoid diseases, glomerulonephritis. Lets do 2nd opinion and get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

What causes pelvocaliectasis of the kidney?

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

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What are the causes of appendicitis?

What are the causes of appendicitis?

Unknown: It is unclear what causes appendicitis, although many cases are associated with obstruction of the appendix, leading to it's rupture. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

Inflammation: Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical treatment for pain, inflammation or infection. Surgery may be needed on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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Are the only causes of jaundice liver related?

Are the only causes of jaundice liver related?

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 more

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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?

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

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What are the causes of diverticulitis?

What are the causes of diverticulitis?

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

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What are the main causes of pancreaitis?

What are the main causes of pancreaitis?

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

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What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

What are the causes of causes constrictive pericarditis?

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

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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 more

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What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

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

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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?

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

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What are the best medications and diet choices for someone with cholecystolithiasis?

What are the best medications and diet choices for someone with cholecystolithiasis?

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

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How can I disolve gallbladder stones?

How can I disolve gallbladder stones?

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

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Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

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 more

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Do I have gallstones or gallbladder stones?

Do I have gallstones or gallbladder stones?

See a doctor : I can't tell you without a test or exam. See a doctor. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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How can I take care of my gallbladder stones ?

How can I take care of my gallbladder stones ?

Not necessarily: If your gallstones are asymptomatic they can be watched safely. If you develop pain seek treatment sooner than later. If you are diabetic talk with you doctor now. ...Read more

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How do you fee; if you have gallbladder stones?

Pain: The typical is r upper abdominal pain after a fatty or rich meal. Usually about 1.5 hr after. The pain is crampy in nature and can move to chest or around to back. ...Read more

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What can a person with gallbladder stones eat ?

Low fat diet: A diet low in fat is a must. The gall bladder stores fluid that helps absorb fat. The more fat you eat, the more the gall bladder has to work and the more likely those stones may cause a problem. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder stones/disease radiate to back?

Yes : It can radiate to right back (wrapping around front to back), right shoulder blade and in between shoulder blades. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

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. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones and removal, what does this mean?

Gallbladder stones and removal, what does this mean?

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

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What does a hiatus scan for gallbladder stones include?

What does a hiatus scan for gallbladder stones include?

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

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Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant usually. Can radiate to the back. Usually made worse after eating but not always. Treatment: avoid fatty foods which make symptoms worse, cholecysectomy (gall bladder removal). ...Read more

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