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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have an in flamed gallbladder and a dark shadow by the side which they don't now what it is I also have kidney cysts and bowl problems can you help.

I have an in flamed gallbladder and a dark shadow by the side which they don't now what it is I also have kidney cysts and bowl problems can you help.

Indication 4 surgery: Your risk/benefit analysis will include a focus on the timing of your gallbladder removal surgery with your insurance having an influence. The dark shadow will hopefully be included in the gallbladder specimen for exam by pathology. Okay to get in for surgery consult, take family/friend with you. ...Read more

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Been waiting couple days for gallbladder/ kidney test results Have a excuiating pain in lower left back Is this a symthom?

Been waiting couple days for gallbladder/ kidney test results Have a excuiating pain in lower left back Is this a symthom?

Here are some. ..: If your tests for gallbladder and kidneys were done for your acute left backache, the results of tests especially for kidneys should be available in hours, not days, at least in the US. Of course, numerous conditions may cause the reported pain, but the combo of analyzing the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the pain & its related Sx over time + physicals will help to. . ...Read more

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What to do if I did gallbladder removal surgery, how do I know if kidney is stolen?

What to do if I did gallbladder removal surgery, how do I know if kidney is stolen?

Stolen kidney: First of all, that would be HIGHLY illegal in the US! If you are seriously concerned that your kidney was removed, have your surgeon or primary physician order an abdominal ultrasound and you will instantly be relieved. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder cause sever kidney problems, to the point where you're in so much pain that you can not walk?

Can a gallbladder cause sever kidney problems, to the point where you're in so much pain that you can not walk?

Right upper abdomen: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. The gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain can be severe. If it lasts more than an hour or if you are vomiting get to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I having severe pains in the gallbladder and kidney areas (for months) but the tests for kidneys and gallbladder come back fine?

Why am I having severe pains in the gallbladder and kidney areas (for months) but the tests for kidneys and gallbladder come back fine?

Possible diagnosis: During the workup phase, (symptoms but no clear diagnosis) the patient/doctor relation is essential. Each negative test tells your doc what is ruled out. However, a negative test is not a guarantee and additional information is needed for your doc to say what is the cause. A tech hida scan may be helpful to evaluate the function of your structurally normal gallbladder. Hydrate and low fat diet. ...Read more

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What are some reasons the kidney would hurt more than the incisions after gallbladder removal?

What are some reasons the kidney would hurt more than the incisions after gallbladder removal?

This is a great...: ...question to ask your surgeon, since he knows (and we don't) what transpired during your surgery --e.g. positioning, exploration, etc. ...Read more

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What does region of interest over the gallbladder mean? I have had past kidney CA, also unknown lesions on the liver and VHL syndrome

Ask the doctor: Who ordered the study to review the results with you and the doctor should discuss the report with the radiologist who dictated their finding if the finding is not clear. In general, this may just describe the region of the right side of the liver near the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Should a 53 yom be concerned because of an enlarged gallbladder? What could cause an enlarged gallbladder? High uric acid levels gout and kidney stns

Not by itself: An enlarged gallbladder by itself is not necessarily concerning unless associated with intermittent bouts of cholecystitis. High uric acid levels may be associated with gout. ...Read more

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Which is more painful: kidney or gallbladder stones?

Which is more painful: kidney or gallbladder stones?

Probably kidney: Many people who have suffered through a kidney stones describe as the the worst pain of their life. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones if your gallbladder is removed?

Can you get kidney stones if your gallbladder is removed?

Not usually: The formation of stones in these two organs are not usually related. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Kidney problems: Not usually. However gallbladder sludge can lead to pancreatitis which can cause acute kidney injury. Also cysts in the liver can also be associated with cysts in the kidneys, so if there is anything abnormal with the kidney function, an ultrasound of the kidneys may be helpful. ...Read more

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Could I be confusing kidney pain with gallbladder pain? I will be having my gallbladder removed in a few weeks.

Could I be confusing kidney pain with gallbladder pain? I will be having my gallbladder removed in a few weeks.

Depends: Depends. Typically gallbladder pain is related to eating, is in middle or right side of abdomen, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting bloating and belching.. Kidney pain tends to be intolerable, often sending people to er if they are passing a stone, sometimes accompanied by blood in urine. My suspicion is your surgeon is likely adequately convinced that your symptoms are biliary. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.

Could gallbladder be pain in central/left, also kidney area, occasionally on upper left? Just a low grade off and on pain. Liver enzymes elevated.

It is possible: The gallbladder is on the right side of the abdomen. Its symptoms can be found anywhere in the abdomen even that on the left side is less likely but still possible. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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I'm 35 yrs old had back problems since december last year had a MRI scan found a few cysts on right kidney and my gallbladder is enlarged and can't eat?

I'm 35 yrs old had back problems since december last year had a MRI scan found a few cysts on right kidney and my gallbladder is enlarged and can't eat?

Other non spine: Problems can present as back pain while a typical back problem does not usually stop you from eating unless the pain makes you not want to eat. Gastrointestinal problems such as with a gallbladder, pancreas or ulcer issue can present this way as can reproductive organ issues and kidney / renal issues as well as certain vascular issues. See your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Good morning. I had my gallbladder removed Friday due to pancreatitis and stones. Now I'm having trouble urinating and my right kidney is hurts more t?

Good morning. I had my gallbladder removed Friday due to pancreatitis and stones. Now I'm having trouble urinating and my right kidney is hurts more t?

Unrelated: But you want to see your doctor for assessment, anatomically, the gall bladder and the right kidney aren't related, good morning to you and best wishes ...Read more

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I'm having my gallbladder removed but am having kidney pain & trouble urinating & don't want to tell the surgeon because I want it out now so should i?

I'm having my gallbladder removed but am having kidney pain & trouble urinating & don't want to tell the surgeon because I want it out now so should i?

Yes, tell all!: You wish to have the best outcome from surgery and the best opinion from the person you are trusting your care to- the surgeon can't give you the best opinion without knowing all the details. The same applies to the anaesthesiologist who treats you. Feel free to add your opinions and desires. Most physicians are trying to do the things they do to benefit you. ...Read more

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Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.

Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.

It could be: Any number of 100's of things, from shingles, liver problems, basal pneumonia, intra abdominal adhesions, appendicitis, etc. Consult with a gi specialist or surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder stones be mistaken for kidney stones? Ct scan shows stones er doc wasn’t to worried now I’m home cryin in pain and gassy

Can gallbladder stones be mistaken for kidney stones? Ct scan shows stones er doc wasn’t to worried now I’m home cryin in pain and gassy

No: Stones can be visualized with an ultrasound or CT scan, sometimes even a plain Xray. The stones would be in one organ or the other and cannot be confused with each other. ...Read more

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Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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Had my gallbladder removed week and half ago, woke up nauseated and severe pain in lower back kidney area. Pain is 8-9 on pain level. Could this be r?

Had my gallbladder removed week and half ago, woke up nauseated and severe pain in lower back kidney area. Pain is 8-9 on pain level. Could this be r?

Call your surgeon!: Call your surgeon and see what he says. Any increased pain after recent surgery is worrying. If you cannot reach him go to the ER, please. ...Read more

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Can a failing gallbladder cause protein in urine or kidney problems?

Can a failing gallbladder cause protein in urine or kidney problems?

Should not: Gall bladder collects bile produced by the liver and excretes it via the gall duct and into the duodenum. Not connected with the kidney although lies close to the right kidney. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Stinging pain right of belly button with pain in my right side had scan no gallbladder or kidney problems please help?

Stinging pain right of belly button with pain in my right side had scan no gallbladder or kidney problems please help?

Bowels?: How bloated/ constipated are you? Have you looked at your diet and seen any correlation with the stinging pain? ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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