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Doctor insights on: Does Being Hypothyroid Effect Your Gall Bladder

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Please tell me, could leaving your gallbladder (that has gallbladder disease) effect other organs?

Please tell me, could leaving your gallbladder (that has gallbladder disease) effect other organs?

Not sure what you...: Mean in your question. Gallbladder disease like cholecystitis can affect nearby organs such as the pancreas and duodenum by the spread of inflammation. Let me know if i didnt answer your question. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Varying levels of nausea, no chance of pregnancy, ongoing for 3 months, nothing wrong with gall bladder, liver, or kidneys, can it be hormones?

Yes, one of many: Chronic nausea may be caused by a variety of things - both GI and non-gi. Given duration it might be wise to be formally evaluated by your md. In the meantime you might want to trial anotc ppi every day. ...Read more

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Will to much ibuprofen affect your gall bladder?

Will to much ibuprofen affect your gall bladder?

No: Ibuprofen's major side effects involve GI irritation which can lead to ulcers or bleeds. It has no direct effects on gall bladder function. ...Read more

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Will drinking wine have an adverse effect on someone with gall bladder problems?

Will drinking wine have an adverse effect on someone with gall bladder problems?

It might: Most people with gallstones or other issues with their gallbladder really never have problems related to these, but in some people the gallbladder gets inflamed from them, or the stones get stuck in the bile ducts and cause obstruction, pain and sometimes even rupture, with infection, bleeding and even death. Alcohol is bad for both liver and gall bladder function, but 1-2 glasses shouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Why does your thyroid go hyperactive after being hypo?

Why does your thyroid go hyperactive after being hypo?

It doesnt happen: It doesnt happen to everyone. You could have an autoimmune disease known as hashimotos thyroiditis, or something else. You could have two coinciding thyroid illnesses one being graves disease with hashimotos. You could also have just a dysregulation of your autoimmune system. See your physician and eventually an endocrinologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could protein pump inhibitors cause gallbladder problem (no stones, but CK Hida Scan 25%)? Might gallbladder condition improve if I stop taking PPI?

PPI: PPI's reduce the acid in your stomach. By reducing the acid in the stomach you reduce some of the digestive functions of protein breakdown and release of pancreatic enzymes. Changing these digestive functions can affect the gallbladder. However, this may not be the only thing contributing to the gall bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can 19% gallbladder ejection fraction lead to elevated levels of amylase/lipase? No stones/sludge found; problem started while pregnant but persists.

Can 19% gallbladder ejection fraction lead to elevated levels of amylase/lipase? No stones/sludge found;  problem started while pregnant but persists.

GB Ejection Fraction: Its not usual to have amylase and lipase elevation unless there is stasis (slow flow) of pancreatic juice. Low ejection fraction of gall bladder (GB) alone does not explain elevation of these pancreatic enzymes. ...Read more

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If the urinary bladder doesn't fill with urine for 4 years due to bilateral obstruction , does it compeletely lose it's function?.

If the urinary bladder doesn't fill with urine for 4 years due to bilateral obstruction , does it compeletely lose it's function?.

Bladder: Dysfunction of the urinary bladder occurs with various problems like neurogenic bladder syndromes or obstruction of bladder outlet by prostate disorders. In long-standing cases the bladder can lose much muscle tone that urinary passage is severely impaired and catheterization is needed. In outlet obstruction, retention occurs despite muscle hypertrophy. I'm sure you've had some flow in 4yrs ...Read more

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What effect can being Septic have on liver function?

What effect can being Septic have on liver function?

Impairment: Severe sepsis can cause many different organs to fail including the liver. Inflammatory responses and low blood pressures can cause the liver to not function normally. Usually the liver recovers as the sepsis is treated and the inflammation subsides and blood pressure is corrected. Unfortunately a patient with sepsis severe enough to disrupt liver function has a significant chance of dying. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm doing a project on Kidney Stones. the question is, when you get Kidney Stones, how does it affect your digestive system?

Hi, I'm doing a project on Kidney Stones. the question is, when you get Kidney Stones, how does it affect your digestive system?

They don't. : Being kidney stones stay within the urinary system (kidneys, ureters and bladder) they should have no direct effect on the digestive system. Indirectly, though, if you have stone that's stuck and causing severe pain, you could get something called "reactive ileus" wherein the GI tract contractions slow down precipitously. ...Read more

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Can biliary dyskinesia GB recover to normal after stopping meds that cause low ejection fraction? How long would it take to recover b4 new HIDA scan?

Can biliary dyskinesia GB recover to normal after stopping meds that cause low ejection fraction? How long would it take to recover b4 new HIDA scan?

Not likely: You almost certainly have mechanical obstruction of the GB, even though this may be only due to thickened bile, sludge, or gravel, and may be intermittent. Medications or supplements have virtually no influence on this process. Low fat diet can lessen the severity of symptoms by lessening GB contractions. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that haveing sciatica can effect bowel and bladder control?

Is it true that haveing sciatica can effect bowel and bladder control?

Sciatica: Yes. It is rare but when there is a very large ruptured disc that compresses not only the nerve root (sciatica) but also the spinal sac where the nerve roots travel (cauda equina or horses tail) there can be loss of bowel function and an inability to urinate. The legs will be weak and numb too. This requires urgent neurosurgical decompression to restore function. ...Read more

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I'm. 29 diagnosd with gall bladder stones doc advised removal of gall bladder, will i be able to lead normal life after surgery?

I'm. 29 diagnosd with gall bladder stones doc advised removal of gall bladder, will i be able to lead normal life after surgery?

Most likely: Some stones are bilirubin, and one may need to look for causes of the stone and adjust. Other risk factors, obesity, diet may still need attention to be normal. The surgery has risks but are low and most heal just fine. Most cholecystectomy is done by laparoscopy these days. ...Read more

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What is the effect of not emptying ur bladder immediately after sex?

More prone to UTI: Because bacteria can be pushed up urethra into bladder with intercourse ; bacteria can multiply in retained urine, which can cause a uti/bladder infection/cystitis. Hence advice to empty bladder after sex, especially if ur UTI prone. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have any issues breathing after gall bladder surgery?

Would someone normally have any issues breathing after gall bladder surgery?

Mild: Yes, especially if it was an open surgery (you have a wound under your ribs on the right) because that makes breathing painful. Take pain meds and use insentive spirometer until the wound heals and you can breathe normally. Mention it to your surgeon during post-op visit. If you get acute shortness of breath call 911. ...Read more

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I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

Flomax (tamsulosin) +T: That is a good question that is still being researched. From a recent article: "Androgen supplementation does not appear to increase the risk of BPH , further suggesting that factors other than androgens are involved in BPH pathologies." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC317983/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17991536 ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain when juicing replicates severe gall bladder attack, however mine was removed some 30 yes ago. Can lack of gall bladder cause this?

Upper abdominal pain when juicing replicates severe gall bladder attack, however mine was removed some 30 yes ago. Can lack of gall bladder cause this?

Not exactly: Your pain could rarely be due to a primary stone of the bile duct. Evaluation includes ultrasound and labs. Treatment would be ERCP with stone extraction and stenting. Also consider duodenal or gastric ulcer. These are all treatable, so seek evaluation. Past other surgeries might matter. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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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