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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
Usually surgery: If you are an acceptable candidate for operation under general anesthesia. Oral dissolution of gallstones are generally unsuccessful and have side effects, so it is reserved for those who have unacceptably high surgical risks. Consult with a surgeon. ...Read more
Contracted gallbladder, no stone.right side of uper abomen painig, ufter little pushing on that place, pain gone.some wind pass.pain keep coming.
HIDA scan?: This test can help determine whether you have another related condition, e.g. acalculus cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia, etc. I don't imagine fancy medical terms are helpful to you, but you should consider returning to your doctor to discuss this or other testing. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Contracted gallbladder she esophagus cancer 6 chemotherapy over but know scans show contracted gallbladder what treatment next give to patient?
Diseased gall bladde: Normal gall bladder will contracts after fatty meal and re expands fills with bile, a diseased gall bladder due to recurrent inflammations remain contracted. Next step is giving any symptoms or not, if it is not giving any pain or complications observation & to leave it alone, due to more serious cancer of esophagus ...Read more
I have had this pain for several years, since 2010. From 2010 to 2013 have had 2 HIDA scan, 2 endoscopies, 1 colonoscopy, and a CT scan that seemed to show nothing. A couple days ago I had an Ultrasound done which showed a contracted gallbladder.?
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
How long does It take to get your gallbladder to contract normally after bein. Npo on TPN for 5 months?
Difficult to know: There is not much in the literature regarding gallbladder function after prolongue NPO, but there is a test that can evaluate the function of the gallbladder in percentage called HIDA scan with CCK. But you will need an ultrasound before to make sure you don't have gallstones. Any value above 35% is normal function. ...Read more
Had an abdominal ultrasound today and found out my gallbladder was contracted but have no gall stones even after fasting for 12 hours?
Contracted gallbladd: If you have pain in the rt upper abdomen then you should have your gallbladder removed. ...Read more
Gallbladder is contracted and contain multiple echogenic calculi. The common bile duct is 4mm and no filling defect is seen. Please advice me.
Do You Have Pain?: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not warrant gallbladder surgery. In fact, most people with "silent" gallstones will never develop symptoms, as high as 75% of the time. I advise my patients to be familiar with the symptoms of gallbladder disease and return if these develop. While surgery is safe and easy, it is not risk-free. ...Read more
Typically people: Feel pain in the right upper quadrant area of the stomach which can radiate to the back or flank and sometimes also in the mid-upper stomach or epigastric area. That is the classic distribution, sometimes people can feel a band-like pain across the upper abdomen. See a surgeon to be fully evaluated, which might include an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Constricted?: There is no term "restricted" that I have heard of in 30 years, but there is "constricted", which means the gallbladder is very small, due to increased muscle activity in the wall of the gallbladder. Could be a normal finding, depends on whether you have had a fatty meal before the ultrasound that detected it. If you have symptoms with pain in the abdomen, additional testing is needed. ...Read more
Yes.: While the gallbladder does have some physiologic function, it is not a critical organ. Most people don't notice much difference after it is removed. The body tends to compensate well after it is removed. Of the small percentage of people that do notice any change, the consequence is usually some diarrhea with certain fatty food intake. ...Read more
Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging(ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck. ...Read more
In almost all: Cases, the gallbladder is attached to the underside of the liver, in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. The pain from gallbladder disease, however, is initially usually located in the middle of abdomen. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Pain after eating a fatty mean may be a sign of a gallbladder that isn't working. So a history and physical exam is the most important thing. Next your doctor may order an ultrasound. They may see gall stones or sludge. That is small stones that may block the duct. The gall bladder is a storage vessel. They may also order a hida scan to assess function. ...Read more
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
Marginal function: Your gallbladder is functioning at the threshhold of abnormality. 35% or less is considered abnormal, and if you're symptomatic, I would recommend the gallbladder be removed. About 10% of my cholecystectomy patients don't have any stones at all, just malfunction. So, if you have trouble with fatty foods, bloating, nausea, RUQ pain, etc — speak with a surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
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