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Doctor insights on: Cirrhosis Of The Liver Gallbladder Diseases

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Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis is present?

Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis  is present?

Cirrhosis: Patients who are cirrhotic are at increased risk of numerous things because liver function is impaired. Whether the risk of cholecystectomy is substantially increased depends upon the type of surgery, duration of anesthesia, skill of the surgeon, and so on. The better question is whether the benefit of the procedure outweighs the added risk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

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

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

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

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Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Variable course: The survival rate depends on a number of factors, including the cause of cirrhosis; is the cause persisting, what treatment is being administered, how compliant is the person with the treatment. Gall bladder removal is not likely to affect the course of cirrhosis. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Mild diffuse fatty infiltration of liver ALT 142 AST 77 low function gallbladder  bilirubin fluctuates can this mean cirrhosis or coild it b from gb?

Separate problems: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. Low function gallbladder typically means no gallstones, but irritated gallbladder. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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How effective is the ultrasound at seeing small amounts of fibrosis or cirrhosis in the liver? Do radiologists get a good enough view of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts with this test to detect very early damage in these areas?

How effective is the ultrasound at seeing small amounts of fibrosis or cirrhosis in the liver? Do radiologists get a good enough view of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts with this test to detect very early damage in these areas?

See answer: Ultrasound is the imaging study of choice for gall bladder and bile ducts, as well as for the liver. Biopsy is the gold standard for fibrosis/cirrhosis.High resolution US is 90% sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of Cirrhosis. But it would not show early fibrosis. The Liver Fibrosis Panel (HepaScore) is a single blood test that estimates the likelihood and severity of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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I have mild fatty liver and gallbladder polyps my bloodwork now shows AST 34 and ALT 28 GGT 9 I am scared alk phispate 59 do I have cirrhosis 8 weeks ago AST 13 ALT 10?

I have mild fatty liver and gallbladder polyps my bloodwork now shows AST 34 and ALT 28 GGT 9 I am scared  alk phispate 59 do I have cirrhosis 8 weeks ago AST 13 ALT 10?

Doesn't sound likeit: Very unlikely that you have chronic liver disease, based on the info provided. Your tests are minimally abnormal at most. Fatty liver can cause these. Check with your doc re: tests for abnormal liver chems, especially if longer than 6 months. ...Read more

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What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

Meds for cirrhosis: Not much to offer, other than liver transplantation. These classes of medications help somewhat - diuretics, some beta blockers and lactulose. Tips is a procedure that is done for alleviating portal hypertension in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Can we take cherries if taking coumadin, (warfarin) hving gall bladder stone, hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?

Can we take cherries if taking coumadin, (warfarin) hving gall bladder stone, hepc, liver cirohsis, mvr done 2006?

Ok to have cherries: The average amount of vitamin k in 3 oz of cherries, is less than 2 micrograms of vitamin k. In contrast, green leafy vegetables, such as spinach have 444 micrograms in less than 2 oz. So you should be able to have cherries without much impact on the Coumadin (warfarin) dose and inr levels. ...Read more

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Hv hep c, liver cirohsis, gall bladder stone, taking Coumadin (warfarin) , bleeding through stools..Red colour...What could b the reason. ?

Hv hep c, liver cirohsis, gall bladder stone, taking Coumadin (warfarin) , bleeding through stools..Red colour...What could b the reason. ?

Gi bleed: If you have chronic hcv infection, liver cirrhosis, and coumadin, (warfarin) you are at risk for GI bleed. Patients with liver cirrhosis likely have portal hypertension and low effective circulating platelets, which increased risks of bleeding. Coumadin (warfarin) will increase this risk. If you are bleeding suggest stop coumadin, (warfarin) go to the hospital for further evaluation and care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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