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Is gall bladder inflammation dangerous?

Is gall bladder inflammation dangerous?

Potentially: Sometimes gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) can progress to gangrene of the gallbladder. This can be toxic to your body and even result in death. Fortunately, the treatment of of antibiotics and removal of the gallbladder is readily available. ...Read more

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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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Does gall bladder inflammation appear to be the same thing as gall bladder wall thickening on an ultrasound? Or are they completely different?

Does gall bladder inflammation appear to be the same thing as gall bladder wall thickening on an ultrasound?  Or are they completely different?

Gallbladder: Thickening can be the result of a process, indicating likely long term intermittent inflammation/pathology including gallstones, abnormal gallbladder contraction,pancreatitis, right heart failure,hepatitis . Inflammation is an acute process that needs to be immediately addressed, usually caused by gallstones or abnormal gallbladder contraction. ...Read more

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Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???

Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???

FAT FREE DIET/DRUGS&: you need to be on fat free diet,with small breakfast.frequent small meals and reduced calories Drugs like Actigail(Ursodiol) a gall stone solubilizing agent and another Chenodeoxycholic acid Last resort is Cholecystectomy as you have chronic pancreatitis Check your blood for triglycerides,calcium etc ...Read more

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How long after a gall bladder removal does it take for pancreatic inflammation to go away?

Depends on severity: I assume that you developed biliary pancreatitis, i.e. Pancreatitis due to passage of a gallstone. Taking the gallbladder out reduces the risk of recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis, but does not speed up resolution of the initial attack. Therefore the timing for resolution depends on the severity of the initial episode and the degree of damage. This may be weeks to months - follow with gi. ...Read more

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What does a cat scan of an inflammed gall bladder look like?

What does a cat scan of an inflammed gall bladder look like?

US is better: Ultrasound is better and more sensitive at evaluating the gallbladder than ct, but if the ct does show inflammation of the gb, it would appear as gb distension, wall thickening and adjacent fluid. ...Read more

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Last yeah i had major problems with bladder inflammation, that now seems to return. Do you have any good tips what to do?

Last yeah i had major problems with bladder inflammation, that now seems to return. Do you have any good tips what to do?

Bladder inflam: Get good medical care with examinations. Meanwhile try to either drink cranberry juice or take cranberry extract capsules twice per day along with lots of water. ...Read more

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My cystoscope shows I have a bladder inflammation. The urologist said it doesn't, t look normal. What does it mean? He said he does not think it is can

Inflammation : Chronic bladder inflammation is not unusual, seen in conditions of obstruction or infection, in other chronic conditions such as diabetes, and as a reaction to urinary irritants such as acidic foods, carbonation and even dehydration. So there can be lots of reasons for this other than cancer. Follow closely with your urologist to find the best solution for you. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant.I want to know if catheter will be inserted in both c-section and in vaginal birth?I want to avoid it due to my bladder inflammation

39 weeks pregnant.I want to know if catheter will be inserted in both c-section and in vaginal birth?I want to avoid it due to my bladder inflammation

Catheters in Birth: If you have a C-section you will have one to keep track of fluids and because you will not be able to get up until the anesthesia wears off. In a vaginal birth if you have an epidural you will have a catheter because you can't get up or feel when you need to go and a full bladder can prolong labor and interfere with some procedures. Otherwise you may have an in and out cath just prior to birth. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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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