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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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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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Living with Overactive Bladder (OAB) (Checklist)

Find a good urologist for proper evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment
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Manage your intake of fluids: neither too much nor too little
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Avoid or limit caffeine (coffee, tea, soda) and alcohol
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Identify what foods and fluids bother your bladder and avoid them
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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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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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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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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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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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What causes gallbladder attacks?

What causes gallbladder attacks?

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

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Can a large gallbladder sludge cause the gallbladder not to function at all or properly?

No: See my previous answer. The sludge or stone is the symptom of the problem, not the problem. ...Read more

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