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What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that would also cause other related symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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Could you please help me find an answer! what would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Could you please help me find an answer! what would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Could be normal: Fasting can cause the gallbladder to be distended when examined by ultrasound. A stone too small to see at the gallbladder neck can do this as well as a stone in the common bile duct. Narrowing of the bile duct where it empties into the duodenum by stricture or tumor can do this as well as pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of distended fetal gallbladder?

What is the cause of distended fetal gallbladder?

Choledochal cyst: A choledochal cyst is a possibility. It may or may not cause problems, so it will need to be monitored. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a distended gall bladder?

What is the cause of a distended gall bladder?

Depends: Your gallbladder will be distended when you are not eating. It fills with bile and then, when you eat, it empties. This is not a problem. It is normal physiology. The problem happens when your gb is obstructed by a stone or inflammation and cannot empty. This can lead to infection and severe pain, fevers, etc. If you have no stones on ultrasound you may need a hida to see how ur gb empties. ...Read more

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Can a distended gall bladder cause swelling and make it hard to eat much and drink much?

A distended: gallbladder is caused by a stone blocking the outlet. So, eating fatty foods at this time may cause more discomfort than you necessarily would want. I would suggest seeking a PCP opinion and possibly getting referred to a surgeon for removal. Good Luck ...Read more

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What are the known causes for enlarged liver. Haemangioma & gall bladder not well distended?

What are the known causes for enlarged liver. Haemangioma & gall bladder not well distended?

Hepatomegaly: Common causes of enlarged liver are fat accumulation, heart failure, and tumors. You may consult this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/enlarged-liver-causes ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder attacks?

What causes gallbladder attacks?

Short answer: Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks. Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Gallbladder and C3: Gallbladder problems have not been described as a source of a low c-3 level. ...Read more

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What can cause a gallbladder to go bad?

What can cause a gallbladder to go bad?

No one really knows: The majority of patients that develop complications related to gallbladder disease have assoc gallstones. No one knows why some people develop stones while others don't, although there are factors that increase the risk:family hx, female(esp, if fertile, forty, fair , fat), blood diseases(sickle cell, spherocytosis, hemolytic anemia), gastric bypass/weight change.A greasy diet can stim an attack. ...Read more

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What could cause a gallbladder to go bad?

Stones: Gallstone can cause sever inflamations and obstruction of the bile flow from the gallbladder into the duct. Due to high lipid level. ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder hypercontractility?

Gallbladder: It's the way your own gb may contract but often stimulated by a meal particularly one high in fat. ...Read more

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How fast can pain cause damage to gallbladder?

How fast can pain cause damage to gallbladder?

Depends: Gallbladder disease is a spectrum from acute inflammation and infection to chronic, recurrent inflammation. If the gallbladder "out-track" or cystic duct is completely blocked and is not relieved it can turn into an infection in less than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Not likely.: Gallstones typically cause post prandial pain. Changes in taste is probably related more to respiratory problems, such as sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

Stasis: Problems with the gb emptying whether it is due to obstruction from stones or lack of inherent contractility, it is bile sitting in the gb and not draining properly that can set a patient up for inflammation. Stones sitting in the gb will also cause bile to build up in the gb and can contribute to stasis without causing overt obstruction. ...Read more

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What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

Don't know: It fills and empties as part of its work. If diseased and scarred to a nubbin that could be called collapsed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the gallbladder to become painful?

What are the causes of the gallbladder to become painful?

Usually stones: But sometimes it can become inflamed without stones, in a condition called acalculous cholecystitis. But other causes can be mistaken for gallbladder pain, such as ulcers, kidney stones, or even intestinal cancer, so have your doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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What can cause your gallbladder to stop functioning properly?

What can cause your gallbladder to stop functioning properly?

We don't know. : The cause of gallbladder dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is not well known. It just tends to happen in some people. We are still searching for the exact cause, but the good thing is that at least we now have ways to diagnose the dysfunction. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my gallbladder is physiologically distended?

Fasting?: It may just mean that it's full of bile. If you refrain from eating for the Ultrasound your gallbladder will fill with bile and become physiologically distended. That's normal. When you eat the GB contracts and pushes bile out into your intestines and therefore would physiologically empty. . ...Read more

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Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

Can a low functioning gallbladder only cause noises, and no other symptoms?

??: Not sure that a gallbladder would cause noise. But if there are no symptoms your really don't need to worry about it ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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