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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Gallbladder Wall Thickening

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Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM?

Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM?

Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Can thickened gallbladder wall cause nausea and fullness after eating and pain directly under breastbone in center of abdomen?

Can thickened gallbladder wall cause nausea and fullness after eating and pain directly under breastbone in center of abdomen?

Maybe: If your gallbladder has stones or sludge (which can lead to obstruction of bile flow out of the gallbladder, and cause thickened gallbladder wall), then you can have pain in that area, though it is generally in the right upper abdomen. Has the cause for your thickened gallbladder been determined? If not, I think you need to see your doctor or a GI specialist to figure that out. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

Symptoms: Are a description of what a person feels. There may be no symptoms from an isolated radiology finding of gallbladder wall thickening. If it is associated with gallstones, then some chronic gallbladder inflammation or irritation may be present. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder removal the preferred treatment for mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Is gallbladder removal the preferred treatment for mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Possibly: If there are no stones and the symptoms are manageable then surgery is not required. ...Read more

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Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

A polyp: In so many fancy medical description, I saw possible gallbladder polyp should be treated as individually and discuss with individual prior to taken it out. Swing to your friendly neighborhood surgeon for a quick chat. ...Read more

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What could cause ruq pain? Multiple ultrasounds all perfect, gallbladder walls thin and no distension. Pain in waves, sporadic in nature. Alt^

What could cause ruq pain? Multiple ultrasounds all perfect, gallbladder walls thin and no distension. Pain in waves, sporadic in nature. Alt^

RUQ Pain: There are multiple causes of right upper quadrant pain including: peptic ulcer disease, biliary dyskinesia, gastritis, etc. You should visit your doctor for a further workup if these conditions have not been ruled out. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder cancer appear as acalculous gallbladder wall thickening? Or as a specific area with scar like appearance?

Porcelain: The finding of a "porcelain gallbladder" on x-ray raises the suspicion for cancer; however, not diagnostic for cancer. Gallbladder cancer can present with symptoms and findings similar to patients with routine gallstones: right upper quad. Pain after eating with an ultrasound showing a thickened wall and stones. Most patients with acalculous cholecystitis, do not have cancer but still need surgery. ...Read more

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US gallbladder: contracted w/ mild thickening of wall. All labs r normal except ast/alt (2-3× increase). No pain, is hida scan really necessary?

Basically YES.: There is both a compelling need to remove the gallbladder possibly and no evidence of a problem. Mostly, it is because the fine gallstones are running through a NON_WORKING gallbladder and irritating it and the liver. HIDA shows.... Without an exam, I can only give general information. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this is how to proceed. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound of my gallbladder, it showed that I had small gallstones, wall thickening, 5mm, and no pericholecystic fluid, choleystitis? No fluid?

Typical report: Gallstones can vary in size from very small to quite large. Normal GB wall is 2 to 3 mm thick, 5mm is not much above normal. Pericholecystic fluid is typically seen on US and suggests acute inflammation. ...Read more

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My usg reveals-acalculous mild gallbladder wall thickening, fatty liver. Lft normal, can reducing fat intake correct both?

My usg reveals-acalculous mild gallbladder wall thickening, fatty liver. Lft normal, can reducing fat intake correct both?

Not enough: Reducing fatty food intake may reduce gall bladder attacks, but will not make your fatty liver to normal. Fatty liver is an early sign of liver disease, need to correct the cause soon it may be nutrition, alcohol, chemicals (drugs), hepatitis etc, if allowed may progress to cirrhosis. Please see your doctor and follow the advise ...Read more

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I am having gallbladder pain. Labs are normal but ultrasound shows sludge and thickened wall. Was sent home on Bentyl (dicyclomine). What's next? Having alot of pain.

I am having gallbladder pain. Labs are normal but ultrasound shows sludge and thickened wall. Was sent home on Bentyl (dicyclomine). What's next? Having alot of pain.

Gallbladder pain.: If you are having repeated attacks of pain due to the gallbladder, with sludge and thickened gallbladder wall, it is likely that you may end up needing a cholecystectomy. This is a decision made by clinical judgment of your doctor and your surgeon. If the attacks are still persistent, talk to them or go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan to look for thickening of the wall of my colon. Scan showed no thickening but a contracted gallbladder after fasting. What's the tx?

I had a CT scan to look for thickening of the wall of my colon. Scan showed no thickening but a contracted gallbladder after fasting. What's the tx?

Unless you have: Symptoms suggesting gallbladder disease I would do nothing. The gallbladder can contract by just drinking some water so a contracted one alone is of doubtful significance. Ultrasound can be used to look for gallstones should there be some need for further evaluation and hepatobiliary scans can look for abnormal gallbladder filling and emptying in patients with suspected gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening. But lft normal. No pain. What can this mean?

Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening. But lft normal. No pain. What can this mean?

Why did you get US?: If lfts are normal, and no pain, why get us?

Fatty liver means more fat stored in liver than normal, usually due to metabolic reasons - overweight, diabetes, alcohol overuse/abuse.

Gallbladder wall thickening is a weak sign of gallbladder disease in people with pain or tenderness - in this case it probably means the gallbladder could distend even more than it was. ...Read more

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My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging. Constipation problems since 2012.

My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging. Constipation problems since 2012.

Gallstone.: The report sounds like gallstone (echogenic focus and sludge) with some irritation of the gallbladder (wall thickening). If you have a fever, then this could also be infected cholecystitis, which your surgeon should remove. If not infected then you may be experiencing "biliary colic", caused by the gallstone. For constipation, eat more fiber rich foods. See your PMD if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Do I need my gallbladder removed? Gi doctor says yes. I had an ultrasound saying that I have stones, distention, wall thickening, and a 0.6cm polyp.

Yes, go for removal: Though you are young because you have stones, gb wall thickening indicating inflammation and possible infect. Distended bladder could be sec. To many gall stones, or gall stone obstructing the duct of the gb with stagnation o bile+. Sometimes gas forming bacte. Can the gb to perforate which becomes serious as spesis sets in. Cancer can occur in chr. Stone pts/polyp is asso. With cancer gb occ. Ly. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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