Doctor insights on:
Dysfunctional Gallbladder Treatment
DIStended?: The gallbladder's function is to store bile. A distended gallbladder is simply one filled with bile. We can see distention in many different conditions; this, in and of itself, requires no specific treatment. However, distention associated with gallstones and (right upper abdominal) pain warrants rx, usually leading to surgical removal. ...Read more
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
A friend was getting treatment for inflamed gallbladder had drain for 3+ months developed severe mental health issues dr dropped her ethical? Choices
Need whole story:
Doctors make diagnoses and suggest therapy.
Some patients choose not to follow advice=non-compliant. Some may have mental health and psychiatric illnesses as well. Some patients are abusive to staff or doctors and released.
They may choose anther doctor. The patient may acquire their record and take elsewhere.
A doctor may choose to suggest other doctors to the patient and release the re. ...Read more
If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it
is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more
No, but...: ...It's the most effective. Gallstones can be dissolved by ultrasound waves (lithotripsy) or medication, however, new ones will form. The only effective way to permanently get rid of stones is to remove the "gallstone factory", the gallbladder. Thankfully, this can be done by minimally invasive outpatient surgery. Most importantly, though, this is only recommended if one has symptoms. ...Read more
I have no gallbladder and now my liver size is increased and with fat on liver? Dr only said to take milk of thristle. Is their any treatment for that
Little benefit: At this point, there is not enough scientific data to say whether or not milk thistle can help liver problems. Obesity is the most common cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, but there are other causes, including poorly controlled diabetes, drug toxicity, weight loss surgery and toxins. In your case, the best thing to do is to modify your diet, avoid fatty foods/alcohol and exercise. ...Read more
I'm a 31 year old male, had a HIDA scan on my gallbladder, my ejection fraction results were 13.7%. What am I looking at in terms of treatment?
Not sure..: That I understand the question. Where is the bile reflux? Do you mean reflux up the esophagus with heartburn? Bile refulx gastritis? There is no relationship between a low functioning gallbladder and esophageal reflux. See a gastroenterologist for a full evaluation. Gallbladder surgery would increase bile into the intestines and might increase bile reflux gastritis. ...Read more
Is it okey to do a hair rebound if I had been in a gallbladder operation two months ago? Does the meds of that hair treatment won't affect me??
Not related: If you are not on any chronic medications, I don't see how any hair treatment will make any difference. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl. Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl. Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read more
Not really: You can try to manage the pain by medication, you can even try the medication that might be able to dissolve some specific stone, but you could not make the gallbladder healthy again. If the patient is healthy enough to tolerate surgery. Then surgery is the only cure for this problem, that will eliminate any potential complication associated with gallbladder stone. All other option are palliative. ...Read more
Does midgut malrotation affect gallbladder removal? And does midgut malrotation need treatment if there is no obstructions?
NO not affected: Gall bladder (liver) will be in normal RUQ position as it develops from foregut, not from midgut, will cause int obstruction gangrene of gut as it will twist, yes if it is detected, correction will be done the adhesive bands (ladd's) will be removes, right colon will be brought to rlq if possible. ...Read more
What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?
Ultrasound show gallbladder not dilated with multiple intense echoes within the lumen largest measuring 1cm. What treatment is the best?
Ask your Dr.: The best Dr. To answer your question is the Dr. Who examined you and ordered the ultrasound. ...Read more
Have a distended gallbladder with no stones. Also have a lot of gas in abdomen. Is it related and what is treatment for distended gallbladder?
IT DEPENDS: Not all diseased gallbladders have stones. About 10% of gallbladders removed, due to symptoms, have no stones. They just fail to empty appropriately, leading to pain, bloating, increased gas, and nausea. A functional test (hida scan) of the gallbladder can be ordered, and if the gallbladder is not emptying appropriately, removal will usually improve symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
High bilirubin of 237 but lower enzymes, gallbladder stones & was on TB medication earlier but not anymore. Age57 what is the treatment? How to reduce
Sorry....: Billirubin can not be 237. If 23.7......the cause may be INH (TB med) induced liver damage. Need to see PMD.....for full evaluation. ...Read more
Bile reflux after gallbladder surgery, taking 4 packets of cholestyramine daily, not working well anymore, what is the next step in treatment?
I had a lap chole 2 months ago, I'm still having ruq pain. U/s showed echogenic material in gallbladder fossa. What can I expect as a treatment plan?
See your surgeon: There may be some more testing that he/she will want done to see what is going on. ...Read more
Gallbladder cancer n diffuse lung mets, with oxygen at home, need an onchologist opinion abt chemo, she is 60, advanced stage, I heard gb ca has treatment?
Yes, there is treatm: There is some treatment which can help you. Ask your oncologist to help you and use chemotherapy with a drug called gemcitabine in combination with cisplatin. A british trial reported recently showed this treatment regimen to provide fairly good benefit in about half of the pateints...So you might be luck and benefit from this intervention. ...Read more
For a female who has had heartburn and nausea, had her gallbladder removed and had her pyloric valve ballooned 2x, treatment?
Depends: I'm not clear which of the listed problems you asking treatment options for. Ballooning of the pylorus sounds like you are describing gastric outlet obstruction. This can be treated surgically in different ways depending on the cause of the obstruction and the overall health of the patient. ...Read more
My gallbladder keeps getting really sore, inflamed and tummy gurgly especially with fats and sugars. No stones. Prevention? Treatment?
Common: Issue. Check with your doc and inquire about ultrasound of the gallbladder. ...Read more