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Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Sometimes: This can sometimes occur, but it is not clinically significant unless there is gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

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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Had cythscope today ruled out ic but had red patches on wall of bladder doctor did not do byopsie! also have swollen lymph nodes in gorin! help plz?!?

Had cythscope today ruled out ic but had red patches on wall of bladder doctor did not do byopsie! also have swollen lymph nodes in gorin! help plz?!?

Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor can answer such questions better. What is ic ? I would advise you not to use abbreviations as they mean different things to different folks. Groin nodes are of no consequence unless they are bigger than one inch and are growing bigger. So do not worry about it. Rest your urologist is the best guide. ...Read more

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MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase). Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?

MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase).  Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?

Should repeat exam: There can be lymph nodes near gall bladder. Lymph nodes can be reactive to infection, inflammation, trauma, neoplasm etc. Observation for short interval will determine whether grows, is stable, or regresses. it sounds like the radiologist was not very concerned. If worrIed I might repeat examination in 6 weeks rather than 3 months. ...Read more

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About ten years ago, my gall bladder was removed. Now my liver seems to feel swollen. I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do?

About ten years ago,  my gall bladder was removed.   Now my liver seems to feel swollen.  I have been diagnosed with fatty liver.   What can I  do?

Lose weight: If that is all that is going on, lose weight. However are you sure that is the extent of the problem? Have you seen a specialist GI with an interest in hepatology (will likely be a member of aasld) or a hepatologist? ...Read more

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I just had my gall bladder removed on the 11th of this month (two days ago). I am on pain meds...percacet, and am resting. I do have pain by the incision where they removed the actual gallbladder and it does seem swollen and slightly hard, but also all ov

I just had my gall bladder removed on the 11th of this month (two days ago). I am on pain meds...percacet, and am resting. I do have pain by the incision where they removed the actual gallbladder and it does seem swollen and slightly hard, but also all ov

Call surgeon: Your question was not complete. If you are just 2 days post-op, and having concerns that are not covered on your aftercare instructions, call the surgeon who did the surgery for the best answer. If you have a general question or concern, please ask again, and remember there is a 150 character limit for questions, so keep it brief but complete. ...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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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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Hi i had my gall bladder removed two weeks ago via keyhole and my stomach is still swollen and hard. Is this normal? The incisions have mostly healed apart from my belly button which is still really sore, especially to touch

Hi i had my gall bladder removed two weeks ago via keyhole and my stomach is still swollen and hard. Is this normal? The incisions have mostly healed apart from my belly button which is still really sore, especially to touch

Cholecystectomy?: ShontelleR242 ~ you had a lap chole and that involves 2 small incisions in abdomen to insert scopes and the abdominal cavity gets distended with air to push the other organs away for op site. That can give distension after the op. If not severe and no other symptoms, you're ok. The belly button is expected till healed ~ 6 weeks. Any change see MD thanks ...Read more

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Hi my Girlfriends left bottom part of her rib cage is swollen and she complains of pain. she has gal bladder problems i think she might have gal stones could this be the cause? And what Medication can we use temporarily for gal stones

Hi my Girlfriends left bottom part of her rib cage is swollen and she complains of pain. she has gal bladder problems i think she might have gal stones could this be the cause? And what Medication can we use temporarily for gal stones

Pain on the left rib: region is likely not related to the gall bladder b/c the gall bladder is located underneath the lower Rt. rib cage. Gall stones are very common and inflammation of the gall bladder can be aggravated by eating fatty foods. Avoiding fatty foods helps to reduce the frequency of gall bladder attacks. However, if the pain is on her left side, it is not likely gall bladder. If it persists, see doc. ...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


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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