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Flushing Out Gallstones
Not supported: I have been reading more and more about "gallbladder flush". There really is no supportive evidence to show this works, exists, or how it could work. Be very cautious looking for treatments that you presume success by reviewing your stool...Alot of biochemical processes occur between mouth and anus, that does not mean you have cleared your liver/gallbladder: http://goo.Gl/5l7ya. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flushing out your blood can drinking lots of water flush out nicotine and other toxins from your blood?
NO: Detoxes, flushing, cleanses - whatever you want to call them - are of no proven value to human health, and may be hazardous to health as well. The body, including the GI tract, liver and kidneys, do a perfectly adequate job in getting rid of all the toxins we need to get rid of. Lots of people make lots of money off these detoxes etc., and you are doing yourself no favor by buying into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain?: "zits" in the kidney? You won't get acne in your kidneys, but pustules can form in acute pyelonephritis, a medical emergency. In some cases, the kidneys actually do look like they have developed acne. Dr. Fowler reminds me you may mean "cysts" -- if there are only a few, they are almost always harmless. ...Read more
Ultrasound ruled out gallbladder problem, kidney infection, and appendix problem. UTI was ruled out. Next steps?
No symptoms included: Ultrasound can not entirely rule out gall bladder problem without HIDA nuclear scan. Ultrasound only detects structural abnormalities of kidney but not very sensitive for pyelonephritis or kidney infection. UTI can sometimes be excluded by urine culture and sometimes blood tests.If appendix visualized and determined normal than appendicitis ruled out.GI tract not entirely ruled out.need symptoms. ...Read more
1 hour after eating I get severe flatulence. Ruled out sibo and pancreatic insufficiency, colonoscopy clear. Stools also loose. Any suggestions.Thanks?
Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?
Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?
More info: A little more information would be useful. Generally the difficulties of inflammation will get worse by delaying the entire weekend. Thickened, firm, "woody edema" from prolonged inflammation can obscure what is called critical view and make laparoscopy difficult. If your surgical team is waiting, usually more details. Encourage you ask for additional information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extreme episodes of rock hard abdominal distention. Ct ruled out bowel enlargement and ascites. Angioedema ruled out. What else could it be?
"Digestive Disease": Many digestive problems are associated with transient episodes of bloating including gallbladder disease & irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few. I suggest you see a GI specialist: if all organic causes are excluded, it is likely related to your diet, in which case you may benefit from working with a nutritionist. Good luck! ...Read more
Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?
Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Incomplete bowel/stool evacuation causing excess wiping. Im lactose intolerant, w/out dairy, stools are fine. Colonscopy show hemorrhoids. Sometimes have elevated lipase. Mrcp clean. Pancreas issue?
Can an abdominal CT to rule out kidney stones and other abdominal pain (w/o )contrast detect colon cancer?
Intermittent tinnitus from '07; gp ruled out typical causes. Lately, gatorade+ca citrate stop it except when rectum full or bowel slow. Can u explain?
Vague: I have read research that tinnitus might be helped by a supplement- ginkgo which you can buy at drug stores, etc. Some theories are that tinnitus is an issue that is caused by poor circulation in and around the ear. Ginkgo has been said to possibly help with memory/brain and circulation from the neck up. You may have to take for awhile- doesn't help everyone. Too much Aspirin can cause too. ...Read more
Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?
Possibly: The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What causes constant drowsiness, periods of lightheadedness, and tingling/hot and cold sensations in legs? Allergies ruled out. Diabetes ruled out.
Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper abdomen pressure, fever, joint pain, vomiting, watery diarrhea. Tested for gallbladder issues but normal endoscopy, hida and u/s. Any ideas?
Something missing: Could you give duration of symptoms and more detail? ...Read more
Any pharmacy: Ursodiol is a prescription medication available through any pharmacy. However, i would caution its use for treating gallbladder disease. It doesn't "flush" stones--it can dissolve small gallstones, but the stones will only return soon after the medicine is stopped. Gallbladder removal--cholecystectomy--remains the gold standard for treating gallbladder disease. ...Read more
Not possible.: This is not a possibility, and , if it were possible, it would be a terrible idea. Gallstones which leave the gallbladder enter the bile ducts, and would cause jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. Do not believe said holistic or naturopathic treatments such as olive oil and lemon juice. If your gallstones are causing symptoms, see a surgeon. If not, nothing to worry about. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The duct that connects the gallbladder to bile duct is usually no bigger than 5 to 8 mm. The muscles the open and drains bile duct into duodenum is barely 2to 3 mm. By simple mathematics, u can not flush 30 mm stone through. Also, having a stone bigger than 20 mm, puts u at higher risk for cancer and fistula (abnormal connection) to bowel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a natural way to pass gallstones or is best recommended to have surgery? Do these gallbladder flushes really work?
Gallstones: Once your biliary system makes gallstones it is ongoing. Passing the gallstones can be dangerous, if the stones get stuck in the duct system. I am not sure if "flushes" really work. However, avoiding fatty foods, increasing your hydration does help to control symptoms. Gallbladder removal with surgery is nearly always curative, as the stones originate in the gallbladder. Take friend to consult. ...Read more
No such thing: Don't believe everything you read, and don't take any supplements, herbs, otc products, or vitamins without a specific recommendation by your doctor. You often hear also about colon flush or bowel cleansing - i had a patient almost die from this. The body mostly takes care of itself, and interfering with that process is dangerous unless under a doctor's management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband tried the olive oil & lemonjuice flush treatment.But theres still pain.Can u prescribe medicines that dissolves gallstones?He's 34, 83kg.
Health fraud: Your husband was deceived by a phony remedy that produces weird bowel movements that the operators tell the victim are gallstones. Of course it didn't work. I'm glad he has a sensible wife like yourself. You're not going to dissolve gallstones taking stuff by mouth. If they need attention -- and many don't -- get with your physician and/or a good surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
19yrOld teen,abdomen painsevere.gallstones.diagnosed w ulcers.Has had CT,HIDA,endos/colon.fullness,can't eat,fever off/on,shakes,flush face,miserable?
Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supersaturation!: Bile consists of a mixture of cholesterol, bile pigments, and phospholipids. If any of these increase, they can precipitate out and become solidified, forming stones. This is present in 10-20% of people in the US, although usually "silent". Heredity, diet, and age can all play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly Unlikely: Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Usually ultrasound: Given the right medical history, gallstones are usually diagnosed by an ultrasound. On occasion, gallstones can be picked up by other means, such as ct scan or by plain x-rays of the abdomen. Usually asymptomatic gallstones are left undisturbed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically no: Gallstones are precipitated material- usually cholesterol, less commonly bilirubinate(black stones). But certain inherited conditions (eg sickle cell anemia) may oversaturate the bile to form stones. Some families have high rates- probable combination of inherited metabolic traits and dietary habits. ...Read more
Gallstone formation: Stone formation is a complex process that depends on the contents of the bile fluid, which includes the balance of acidity. Hormones, gallbladder contraction strength, and bile fluid containing the balances of salt, cholesterol, bile acids, & inflammation (bacteria) likely play a larger role. Most people are referring to reflux disease when they talk about acid; gerd doesn't cause gallstones. ...Read more
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