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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I am having a pain where my gall bladder was removed. There is bile in my stomach and my bile duct is swollen. Hida scan shows normal -what is this?

I am having a pain where my gall bladder was removed. There is bile in my stomach and my bile duct is swollen. Hida scan shows normal -what is this?

Postchole-x Syndrome: Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. ...Read more

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An MRI stated there was a prominent common duct up to 13mm. Had gastric bypass & gall bladder removed. Having pain in bk & up abdom. What does it mean?

An MRI stated there was a prominent common duct up to 13mm. Had gastric bypass & gall bladder removed. Having pain in bk & up abdom. What does it mean?

Ok size: The size of the CBD after gallbladder removal increases. The pain in the back and the abdomen can sometimes represent an internal hernia that can happen after a gastric bypass. I would suggest making an appointment with your weight loss surgeon and having an evaluation. ...Read more

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Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Gall bladder and removal of stone at the junction of cystic duct and cbd via open surgery. Stone of 15mm in bile duct and bile leak after 10months?

Need ERCP: You may have retained stones inside bile ducts most likely in the common duct , ERCP and and retrieval possible in most of the time , see a GI specialist ...Read more

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My ultrasound report says "gall bladder is distended show smooth walls, lumen is echo free, common bile duct is not dilated" What does this all mean? Should I be worried?

My ultrasound report says "gall bladder is distended show smooth walls, lumen is echo free, common bile duct is not dilated" What does this all mean? Should I be worried?

Gallbladder U/S: This sounds like a normal report. Echo free means no stones or polyps were seen. No bile duct dilation is normal. Gallbladder distention can be normal (it fills with bile then contracts to release the bile with meals). Of course, the report should be interpreted by the ordering physician, taking into account your symptoms that led to it being ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.

Possible, Unlikely: Some patient develop stones in the bile duct without a gallbladder. This is a pretty rare thing to happen, but it is possible. If all other liver enzymes are normal it's pretty unlikely this is what is going on. The bilirubin should be elevated. ...Read more

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Upper abdo pain & vomiting gettin worse been 10 days now ct scan shiwed dialated bile duct ,had gall bladder removed 10 years ago what does this mean?

? pancreas problem: Dilated bile duct suggests stone in distal duct obstructing duct to cause dilation. If no stone present may be obstruction as duct passes under head of pancreas. yet not obstructed to produce jaundice. Abdominal pain and vomiting frequent in pancreatitis . One needs blood tests to confirm if pancreas a problem and possibly ERCP to look at ducts ...Read more

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Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable. What can I do?

Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable.  What can I do?

One idea: Dr. Fung has given you good advice. In addition, if the pain is chronic as a result of chronic pancreatitis, you may be offered a procedure to cut nerve fibers in the nearby nerve plexus through the stomach wall. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


Dr. Arthur Balin
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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