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Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Yes: Classically this was demonstrated in the pima indian population, but it is common to have a familial trend in non-native americans as well. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. ...Read more

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At what age does gallbladder disease happen most?

At what age does gallbladder disease happen most?

Women before Men: Gallbladder disease is most common in women either soon after having children or in the 40's and older. Men tend to have gallbladder problems in their 50's and up. Although rare, teenagers can get gallstones, either associated with blood diseases or obesity. ...Read more

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Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. There is treatment. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder disease and I have to get my gallbladder taken out, what does this involve?

I have gallbladder disease and I have to get my gallbladder taken out, what does this involve?

Surgery: Outpatient surgery usually lasting about an hour. The surgery is done using a laparoscope and several small incisions. You go home after the surgery. Usually 2-4 weeks of taking it easy. Pain for a few days after requiring pain medication. ...Read more

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I might have gallbladder disease. I had an attack would it show that my gallbladder is diseased?

Yes: The usual test for gallbladder problems is an ultrasound. That will show the stones and thickening of the gallbladder wall with a severe attack. Milder attacks might not have thickening but another test called a hida scan will show if the gallbladder is working properly. ...Read more

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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

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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder disease make you nauseas often?

Does gallbladder disease make you nauseas often?

Yes it can: Gallbladder disease, which usually means stones or sludge can make you nauseous and is often associated with pain on the right upper abdomen. The discomfort is often episodic and associated with meals and particularly fatty foods although some people experience a chronic nausea. An ultrasound is the standard test for diagnosing this problem. Your primary can order this test for you. ...Read more

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What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

Pain, Complications: Pain is usually due to transient obstruction of the gallbladder, called biliary colic or chronic cholecystitis. If the blockage persists, acute inflammation may occur necessitating urgent surgery. Some people may pass a stone into the common bile duct; this can lead to serious bile duct infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. In general, the benefits of elective surgery outweigh the risks. ...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


Genetic Linkage (Definition)

Genetic linkage is the tendency of genes that are located proximal to each other on a chromosome to be inherited together during meiosis. Genes whose loci are nearer to each other are less likely to be separated onto different chromatids during chromosomal crossover, and are therefore said ...Read more