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What is an extended gallbladder and what is the treatment?

What is an extended gallbladder and what is the 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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Extended nausea every day w/4-5 bouts of either dry heaves or just close to vomiting.. Bowels normal No stomach pains. gallbladder?

Extended nausea every day w/4-5 bouts of either dry heaves or just close to vomiting.. Bowels normal  No stomach pains. gallbladder?

Reflex trigger: nausea/retching /vomiting entail a reflex that results in stimulation of the chemical trigger zone in the brain.the initial signal can come from any viscera commonly liver gall bladder pancreas also heart or be a symptom of migraine.evaluation should include detailed history complete metabolic panel ...Read more

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I had a ct scan done on 12/2/15 it says I have extended gall bladder, fatty liver I have a history of cancer, should I be concerned? thank you

I had a ct scan done on 12/2/15 it says I have extended gall bladder, fatty liver I have a history of cancer, should I be concerned? thank you

Probably: The problem you have even without a history of cancer (what type?) would be worrisome. You need to consult a GI doctor to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Don't I need my gallbladder?

Don't I need my gallbladder?

No.: Since the gallbladder's function is mainly one of storage, it is not a necessary organ. Your life will go on normally without your gallbladder. ...Read more

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How heavy is the gallbladder?

See below: A normal gallbladder is about 3 to 4 inches long and about 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Normal capacity is up to 100 cc of bile so it is very light in weight. ...Read more

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Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Typically people: feel pain in the right upper quadrant area of the stomach which can radiate to the back or flank and sometimes also in the mid-upper stomach or epigastric area. That is the classic distribution, sometimes people can feel a band-like pain across the upper abdomen. See a surgeon to be fully evaluated, which might include an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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What side is the gallbladder on?

What side is the gallbladder on?

Right: The gallbladder lies underneath the liver and is usually on the right side. Since the liver can have anomalies to it, the gb can lie more in the midline in some patients, making symptoms of gb disease overlap with symptoms of heartburn. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder ok only at 53%?

Ans: Depend what symptoms you are experiencing. If you feel great then be sure to eT correct avoid fatty greasy foods etc. if you have discomfort go see your doctor ...Read more

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What is a restricted gallbladder?

What is a restricted gallbladder?

Not aware diagnosis : I am not aware of this condition? Are you sure that this was the exact diagnosis. Oftentimes a restricted diet is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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