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Do You Also Need To Transplant The Gallbladder When You Transplant A Pancreas
Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Why do I still have acute pain after having an islet cell transplant? And the removal of my pancreas and gallbladder. Also a gastric bypass.
Talk to surgeon: Your problem seems complex. I would expect there to be some post operative pain. Your surgeon should be able to help with acute pain issues post op. ...Read more
Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?
US for GB, CT panc: CT is much better for pancreas evaluation because overlying bowel gas limits US visualization in most patients. Because 90% of gallstones are made of cholesterol, they don't show up on CT. Ultrasound is moderately better at detecting acute cholecystitis. CT is much better for pancreatitis or pancreatis. Routine fiber optic endoscopy has no role. Endoscopic US is not a screening exam. ...Read more
Understand the opinion of ultrasound of a 67 years old male :theere is no hepato and mild spleno megaly .gallbladder,pancrease and kidneys are normal.
Mostly normal: The "mild splenomegaly" means a mildly enlarged spleen, which could just be normal for you. There are a huge number of reasons the spleen can be mildly enlarged and without other symptoms I wouldn't worry about it. The rest of the US sounds normal based on what you have typed. ...Read more
Passing yellow floating stools with bad smell. Liver, Gallbladder and pancrease enzymes are normal. Seen at ER last night, low potassium, GERD & UTI?
Malabsorbtion: You have malabsorbtion and need a workup. ...Read more
MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease. Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?
Should repeat exam: There can be lymph nodes near gall bladder. Lymph nodes can be reactive to infection, inflammation, trauma, neoplasm etc. Observation for short interval will determine whether grows, is stable, or regresses. it sounds like the radiologist was not very concerned. If worrIed I might repeat examination in 6 weeks rather than 3 months. ...Read more
What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?
Passing a gallstone.: The same thing that causes cholecystitis can cause pancreatitis, gallstones. If the gallstone simply gets stuck at the exit site of the gallbladder, it will can get inflamed. However, if the gallstone passes out of the gallbladder and gets stuck in the connecting tube system, or ducts, then it can back up the pancreas and cause pancreatitis. The bile and pancreatic ducts join together at their end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
83 yrs. Gallbladder removed 40 years ago. Now show sludge in gallbladder lumen. What does this mean? Nausea common for me. Also atropy pancreas
Symptoms?: Not sure what lumen you are referring to if the gallbladder was removed. You may develop gallstones in your common bile duct which could give you pain, nausea or jaundice. These can be confirmed with a test called an mrcp and removed with a procedure called an ercp. If your symptoms are minor these could probably be watched. Move forward with ERCP if pain, nausea or jaundice worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before gallbladder removal, a gallstone got stuck and I then developed pancreatitus. A pancreatic cyst developed also. Should I be concerned, pancreas?
No: If the pancreatitis was related to a gallstone, then removal of your gallbladder will help prevent future episodes of pancreatitis. The pancreatic cyst typically resolves on its own. If you experience recurrence of pancreatitis, consider formation of a stone / sludge in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis) or a different cause (alcohol, meds, triglyceride or calcium levels). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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