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What is the cause of distended fetal gallbladder?

What is the cause of distended fetal gallbladder?

Choledochal cyst: A choledochal cyst is a possibility. It may or may not cause problems, so it will need to be monitored. ...Read more

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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


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Could you please help me find an answer! what would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Could you please help me find an answer! what would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Could be normal: Fasting can cause the gallbladder to be distended when examined by ultrasound. A stone too small to see at the gallbladder neck can do this as well as a stone in the common bile duct. Narrowing of the bile duct where it empties into the duodenum by stricture or tumor can do this as well as pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

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

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What is the cause of a distended gall bladder?

What is the cause of a distended gall bladder?

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 more

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Can a distended gall bladder cause swelling and make it hard to eat much and drink much?

A distended: gallbladder is caused by a stone blocking the outlet. So, eating fatty foods at this time may cause more discomfort than you necessarily would want. I would suggest seeking a PCP opinion and possibly getting referred to a surgeon for removal. Good Luck ...Read more

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How fast can pain cause damage to gallbladder?

How fast can pain cause damage to gallbladder?

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 more

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What causes gallbladder hypercontractility?

Gallbladder: It's the way your own gb may contract but often stimulated by a meal particularly one high in fat. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between well distended gallbladder and partially distended gallbladder?

Whats the difference between well distended gallbladder and partially distended gallbladder?

As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct ( hydrops ) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more

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What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

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 more

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Can a gallbladder functioning at 9% cause low grade temp of 99.5 for a couple months?

Can a gallbladder functioning at 9% cause low grade temp of 99.5 for a couple months?

No: The inflammation of the gallbladder can cause increase in temp but this happens more acutely. A 2 month increase in temp has nothing to do with your gallbladder functioning. ...Read more

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