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Diagnostic Tests For Cholelithiasis
Utrasound and scan.: Usually with an ultrasound of the liver and gall bladder, following the identifications of signs and symptoms by your doctor. Some people have a sick gall-bladder filled with "sludge, " which does not empty properly: a hida scan is used to indentify this. Also, elevations in enzymes most asscoaited with gb disease, ie alkphos, and GGT are usually obtained on first vist. ...Read more
Gallstone Tests: An ultrasound of the abdomen is usually done to diagnose gallstones after a careful history and physical. This can be done by your primary care doctor. The treatment of gallstone disease, however, requires surgical removal of the gallbladder. For this you need to see a general surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea, tender abdomen. I have had stool tests done to rule out all basic stuff, fecal fat test, blood work, ultrasound which showed cholelithiasis, enlarged spleen (14.3cm) , and fatty liver. Surgeon not worried.
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for your symptoms. The most helpful clues will come from a very detailed interview by a knowledgeable physician, preferably a gastroenterologist. Shooting first with lots of tests and skipping the questions usually wastes a lot of money and often results in chasing lots of dead ends. If careful history and directed testing are reassuring, then IBS is the most likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for stones: Most stones are without symptoms, & diet alone will not make the stones resolve. See my earlier healthtap answers today please--diet modifications should include a re-examination of fat intake, diabetic control (if present), weight reduction (if obese), & dietary fiber supplementation. Other considerations may be needed depending on co-morbidities, age, lifestyle, medications taken, risk factors. ...Read more
Variable: Many people may have gallstones and have no symptoms at all. Some people will get upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea or vomiting. Eating fatty foods may make more discomfort. Vomiting, inability to eat are common. Serious infections sometimes can occur, and sometimes the gallstone can cause bile duct blockage with marked pain, vomiting, jaundice, and sometimes pancreatitis. ...Read more
Watch: If asymptomatic now follow stones depending on size with sonogram. If large stone is in ampulla of gallbladder only if it impacts to shut off arterial supply will symtoms appear. If small and stones pass can develop cholic pain. Stones htat are large can be in gb for many years and may nevera need treatment unless they become symptomatic. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If you have asymptomatic gallstones, a very common finding, you have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. If you have symptoms, just eat a low fat diet until surgery can be accomplished. There are approx. 20 million Americans with gallstones at any one time, and only about 5% will develop symptoms each year. It's not a cumulative stat, so you may never develop symptoms . Good luck. ...Read more
Gallstones: Cholelithiasis (gallstones) are caused by an imbalance of the components of the bile that is stored in the gallbladder. Most of the time, the stones don't cause a problem, and don't need to be treated. But if they start causing pain or repeated nausea, the treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Weight Loss Stones: The most common type of gallstones are cholesterol stones which form when bile contains too much cholesterol. When rapid weight loss occurs, as the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstone formation. In addition, the gallbladder does not empty properly which can contribute to stone development. ...Read more
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Yes: Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to your body being ineffective at making red blood cells, which can lead to red blood cell breakdown. Among other affects, most notably anemia, red blood cell breakdown can lead to increased levels of bilirubin which causes jaundice and can accumulate as gallstones (cholelithiasis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to predict: With decreased food intake, bile can form sludge, and sometimes this can form small stones. These small stones may not cause symptoms, and may go away in time. Theoretically, the risk is higher with very low calorie diets, but it happens with all diets. However, obese people are at higher risk for gallstones. A stone that causes symptoms during a diet may have been present before the diet. ...Read more
Incidental: You have a small cyst in liver. You do not have cholelithiasis. These are incidental findings of the radiologist who performed the test. The doctor who ordered the test probably explained what they were looking for to you. Cholelithiasis refers to stones in the gall bladder. Follow up with your doctor to review the findings and see if your pain is better. ...Read more
Small separated custom left hepatic love no cholelithiasis. Tiny sub centimeter cysts in right kidney. R these dangerous?
Small: Renal cysts are of no concern, they are a common incidental finding. Not sure what you are trying to describe with respect to the hepatic finding. ...Read more
what can I do about multiple small cholelithiasis found on ultrasound?
Can i get rid of them? Can medication shrink and eliminate them?
No: The good news is about 20% of adults have gallstones. Most of them never cause issues, because if they did, i wouldn't have time to answer questions on health tap. If you have pain after eating fatty foods in the upper part of your abdomen, consider getting your gallbladder out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?
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