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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Transplant (Definition)

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


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Do you also need to transplant the gallbladder when you transplant a pancreas?

Do you also need to transplant the gallbladder when you transplant a pancreas?

No: Organs are not really related. The ducts of each are close to each other, but no reason to transplant the gall bladder. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Understand the opinion of ultrasound of a 67 years old male :theere is no hepato and mild spleno megaly .gallbladder,pancrease (pancrelipase) and kidneys are normal.

Understand the opinion of ultrasound of a 67 years old male :theere is no hepato and mild spleno megaly .gallbladder,pancrease (pancrelipase) 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

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Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?

Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) 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

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MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase). Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?

MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase).  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

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What is difference between pancreas and gallbladder?

What is difference between pancreas and gallbladder?

Different organs: Pancreas is an organ behind the stomach & has 2 main functions - releases enzymes into the small intestine for digestion & releases Insulin into the blood stream for blood sugar management. Gallbladder is under the liver, connected to the bile duct & squeezes extra bile into the small intestine for digestion. Can easily live without a gallbladder, not so with the very important pancreas. ...Read more

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I have a 1inch pseudocyst in the body of my pancreas.My dr. Believes its caused by my gallbladder & wants to remove it, i don't agree but should I do it?

I have a 1inch pseudocyst in the body of my pancreas.My dr. Believes its caused by my gallbladder & wants to remove it, i don't agree but should I do it?

Get another opinion: Pseudocysts can resolve without treatment, & may not need addressing if they are small & asymptomatic. If you have had pancreatitis due to gallstones (which is one way you get a pseudocyst), that is a serious issue & should be treated by removing the gall bladder. Once the gall bladder is full of stones & inflammation it doesn't work normally & can cause many serious problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Pancreas (Definition)

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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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more