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Distended Gallbladder Causes
Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that would also cause other related symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Your gallbladder will be distended when you are not eating. It fills with bile and then, when you eat, it empties. This is not a problem. It is normal physiology. The problem happens when your gb is obstructed by a stone or inflammation and cannot empty. This can lead to infection and severe pain, fevers, etc. If you have no stones on ultrasound you may need a hida to see how ur gb empties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Gallbladder disease is a spectrum from acute inflammation and infection to chronic, recurrent inflammation. If the gallbladder "out-track" or cystic duct is completely blocked and is not relieved it can turn into an infection in less than 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't know: It fills and empties as part of its work. If diseased and scarred to a nubbin that could be called collapsed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: See my previous answer. The sludge or stone is the symptom of the problem, not the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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