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Colonoscopy Inflamed Swollen Gall Bladder
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Should I have exploratory surgery on my abdomen? I have been dealing with stomach and/or intestinal issues for a couple of years now. I have had many tests such as, endoscopy, colonoscopy, xrays, ct's, tons of blood work, gall bladder scan and stomach emp
First : First of all you need a surgeon who is willing to do an ex lap surgery. The only thing i think they may find is possible scar tissue and honestly I am not sure this would cause all of your symptoms. It sounds like you may be dealing with ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), however the vomiting is not characteristic. Have you or were you ever exposed to any chemicals or lived near an industrial plant? Is it possible that you are ingesting a substance that you are unaware of? Consider your surroundings and everything you take in. Is anything different in your life since this all started? If you think of anything discuss this with your doctors; every bit of information may be helpful in solving this puzzle. I hope you find answers soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About ten years ago, my gall bladder was removed. Now my liver seems to feel swollen. I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do?
I just had my gall bladder removed on the 11th of this month (two days ago). I am on pain meds...percacet, and am resting. I do have pain by the incision where they removed the actual gallbladder and it does seem swollen and slightly hard, but also all ov
Call surgeon: Your question was not complete. If you are just 2 days post-op, and having concerns that are not covered on your aftercare instructions, call the surgeon who did the surgery for the best answer. If you have a general question or concern, please ask again, and remember there is a 150 character limit for questions, so keep it brief but complete. ...Read more
I am having a pain where my gall bladder was removed. There is bile in my stomach and my bile duct is swollen. Hida scan shows normal -what is this?
Postchole-x Syndrome: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi i had my gall bladder removed two weeks ago via keyhole and my stomach is still swollen and hard. Is this normal? The incisions have mostly healed apart from my belly button which is still really sore, especially to touch
Cholecystectomy?: ShontelleR242 ~ you had a lap chole and that involves 2 small incisions in abdomen to insert scopes and the abdominal cavity gets distended with air to push the other organs away for op site. That can give distension after the op. If not severe and no other symptoms, you're ok. The belly button is expected till healed ~ 6 weeks. Any change see MD thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable. What can I do?
Yes, : It could. I hope you are treated properly and after the inflammation subsides one should consider removal of your gb that has probably stones in it. Do not gamble severe complication can occur so the best is get rid of it as soon as you will be in best of shape. Nobody like to operate during inflammation unless it is a must. ...Read more
Had a hida scan and it was normal but my gall bladder was inflamed and now i need to go to GI dr. But i don't know why?
Biliary disease: Okay to ask your regular doctor "why". Biliary disease can be complex, so during the time you are having symptoms but not clearly diagnosed try a low fat diet and extra hydration, which helps decrease symptoms. If you develop fever or vomiting then more urgency to get tested. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remove: Cholecystitis, an inflamed GB is different than cholelitiasis, the presence of stones. When the GB become inflamed, it is usually secondary to the presence of a large calculus not passing into the cystic duct but impacting in the lower GB just above the duct where pressure on the cystic arteryt induces inflammation and eventual necrosis. Removal of the GB is usually indicated. ...Read more
See below: Gallstones can move inside the gallbladder. They could move into the gallbladder opening causing blockage, or even move into the bile ducts causing painful blockage. When you eat food, the gallbladder will squeeze out bile, and the gallstones could get in the way of the gallbladder trying to empty and cause pain, nausea, or vomiting. ...Read more
I had a gall bladder attack and drank epsom salts. Is it possible to have adverse neurological effects? My right side is inflamed and its been months. All tests are negative for gastro problems.
Hi my Girlfriends left bottom part of her rib cage is swollen and she complains of pain. she has gal bladder problems i think she might have gal stones could this be the cause? And what Medication can we use temporarily for gal stones
Pain on the left rib: region is likely not related to the gall bladder b/c the gall bladder is located underneath the lower Rt. rib cage. Gall stones are very common and inflammation of the gall bladder can be aggravated by eating fatty foods. Avoiding fatty foods helps to reduce the frequency of gall bladder attacks. However, if the pain is on her left side, it is not likely gall bladder. If it persists, see doc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Blood in stools had endoscope have gastritis have hernia will have colonoscopy in oct had last colonoscopy 4 year ago am anemic I am 61 years old under active thyroid 3 children had gall bladder out many years ago teated positive celiac disease in 2 test
Emulsify fats: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, originally produced in the liver, which helps to emulsify fats in partly digested food. When food containing fat (and amino acids) enters the digestive tract, it stimulates the contraction of the gallbladder and releases its contents into the first part of the small intestine, helping to digest food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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