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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.

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

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.

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Is it normal for a gallbladder to be enlarge 3 to 4 time the normal size what cause it?

Is it normal for a gallbladder to be enlarge 3 to 4 time the normal size what cause it?

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.

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Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM?

Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM?

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.

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Please explain if it is possible for gallbladder disease to cause spleen enlargement?

Possible: Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can cause splenic vein thrombosis. Splenic vein thrombosis and cause the spleen to enlarge.

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Gallbladder removed in june no stones, 17%function&enlarged. Extensive tests by gi, diagnosis me with IBS &gastropsrisis. Could surgery have caused this?

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.

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I had a CT scan done, they said that my gallbladder duct is enlarged but there's no stones, what causes this?

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.

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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?

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?

Lymph adenopathy: If you had inflammation of your gall bladder this is a possibility. However it may be inflammation of your gi tract. If your CBC is normal then they will probably heal spontaneously

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Severe pain, swelling and sudden weight gain had ct then mrcp both showed enlarged gallbladder and dilated common bile duct but nonspecific, poss causes?

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.

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What are the known causes for enlarged liver. Haemangioma & gall bladder not well distended?

What are the known causes for enlarged liver. Haemangioma & gall bladder not well distended?

Hepatomegaly: Common causes of enlarged liver are fat accumulation, heart failure, and tumors. You may consult this site for more information. Http://www. Webmd. Com/hepatitis/enlarged-liver-causes

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Severe abdomen pain. Voveran injection relieved instantly. Now no pain. Ultrasound report shows enlarged liver and 6.2 mm gall bladder polyP. Cause?

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.

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What causes gallbladder attacks?

What causes gallbladder attacks?

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.

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Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Gallbladder and C3: Gallbladder problems have not been described as a source of a low c-3 level.

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What can cause a gallbladder to go bad?

What can cause a gallbladder to go bad?

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.

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What could cause a gallbladder to go bad?

Stones: Gallstone can cause sever inflamations and obstruction of the bile flow from the gallbladder into the duct. Due to high lipid level.

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What causes gallbladder hypercontractility?

Gallbladder: It's the way your own gb may contract but often stimulated by a meal particularly one high in fat.

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How fast can pain cause damage to gallbladder?

How fast can pain cause damage to gallbladder?

Depends: Gallbladder disease is a spectrum from acute inflammation and infection to chronic, recurrent inflammation. If the gallbladder "out-track" or cystic duct is completely blocked and is not relieved it can turn into an infection in less than 24 hours.

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Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Not likely.: Gallstones typically cause post prandial pain. Changes in taste is probably related more to respiratory problems, such as sinusitis.

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What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

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.

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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