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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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I have a lower white blood count. Could this be an indication of gallstones?

I have a lower white blood count. Could this be an indication of gallstones?

NO: I can see no correlation between those two conditions. A low white blood cell count in and of itself would not have me consider gallstones in a patient. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking calcium supplements cause gallstones?

Can taking calcium supplements cause gallstones?

Not likely: Excessive calcium can cause kidney stones. Gallstones are usually made of cholesterol or bilirubinate crystals. ...Read more

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Any blood test for gallstone?

Any blood test for gallstone?

Indirectly: Most people with gallbladder disease will not have any lab abnormalities. However, some of the complications of gallbladder disease may be detected by blood tests. These include common bile duct stones which can block the liver and cause liver enzyme elevation, pancreatitis which will elevate the amylase and lipase in the blood, and acute cholecystitis which may elevate the white blood cell ct. ...Read more

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Would blood tests indicate gallstones? ?

Would blood tests indicate gallstones? ?

No: You need a right upper quadrant ultrasound to know whether you have gallstones (which would be unusual in an 18 year old male). ...Read more

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What blood tests can I have done to confirm gallstones?

What blood tests can I have done to confirm gallstones?

None: None for gall stones. But for gall bladder disease, liver enzymes , total and direct bilirubin, alk phos, amylase, and lipase. ...Read more

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I think I have gallstones but my blood tests came back normal. What else should I do?

I think I have gallstones but my blood tests came back normal. What else should I do?

Get an ultrasound: Unless there is an obstuction of your bile ducts, blood tests will not demonstrate whether or not you have gallstones. An ultrasound of the gallbladder should show gallstones. Often, a test called a hida scan is also done to watch how the galbladder empties. ...Read more

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If you have gallstones would you be able to find out by blood tests or urine test what's wrong or could it still be gallstones.

If you have gallstones would you be able to find out by blood tests or urine test what's wrong or could it still be gallstones.

NO: Some of the complications result of gall stones could be , like bilirubin , alkaline phosphate .They are also elevated in other diseases , simple sonogram will show gall stones. ...Read more

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