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Enlarged Gallbladder Causes
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
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
Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstances, bacterial infection could cause some response or abscess in the spleen. More often, enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is a reflection of liver disorder, in which the gallbladder may also be affected. Check with your doctor.
Infection, blockage: Gallbladders do not usually enlarge unless they are infected or blocked. This needs to be evaluated by a surgeon to see if removal is needed.See 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out.See 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder removed in june no stones, 17%function&enlarged. Extensive tests by gi, diagnosis me with IBS &gastropsrisis. Could surgery have caused this?
No: Surgery to remove a gallbladder without stones, even with low function, is only helpful in some patients. Gallbladder surgery would not cause "ibs ; gastroparesis." it is more likely that your gallbladder was not causing all of your symptoms in the first place.
I had a CT scan done, they said that my gallbladder duct is enlarged but there's no stones, what causes this?
Old stones: There may be an old stone or a tumor at the end of the ducts causing the dilation. Or you could sphincter of Oddi dysfunction caused by a variety of meds. A good doctor is needed but you have to show him/her the pictures. Use Healthtap Prime or talk to whoever ordered the CT test. Good Luck.
I am having severe URQ abdominal pain with severe chronic low back pain. No gallbladder/have chronic enlarged CBD. What could cause this?
Ruq pain: Could still be CBD or pancreas problem. See a physician Immediately
After a ct scan with contrast on the weekend has shown I have enlarged lymph nodes in my stomach and groin could this be caused my gallbladder?
Severe pain, swelling and sudden weight gain had ct then mrcp both showed enlarged gallbladder and dilated common bile duct but nonspecific, poss causes?
Need more info: The dilated common bile duct is more concerning and could possibly cause your symptoms. I would more information to be able to discuss further testing. Are your liver function tests abnormal? How big was the common duct? Depending on the above you may need an endoscopic ultrasound of the duct and the head of the pancreas.
Severe abdomen pain. Voveran injection relieved instantly. Now no pain. Ultrasound report shows enlarged liver and 6.2 mm gall bladder polyP. Cause?
Liver patholoogy: Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)? Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dx of liver problem must be made, possibly by bx especially if no evidence of cirrhosis. Liver pain usually from rapid expansion of. Capsule Presence of GB polyp must be addressed possibly by cholecystectomy and why Volveran for pain.
Short answer: Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks. Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack.See 1 more doctor answer
No one really knows: The majority of patients that develop complications related to gallbladder disease have assoc gallstones. No one knows why some people develop stones while others don't, although there are factors that increase the risk:family hx, female (esp, if fertile, forty, fair, fat), blood diseases (sickle cell, spherocytosis, hemolytic anemia), gastric bypass/weight change. A greasy diet can stim an attack.See 1 more doctor answer
Stasis: Problems with the gb emptying whether it is due to obstruction from stones or lack of inherent contractility, it is bile sitting in the gb and not draining properly that can set a patient up for inflammation. Stones sitting in the gb will also cause bile to build up in the gb and can contribute to stasis without causing overt obstruction.See 1 more doctor answer
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