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Gall Bladder Lymph Nodes Swollen
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
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?!?
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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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable. What can I do?
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
High risk: Bladder cancer found to be in the lymph nodes at the time of bladder removal is considered "advanced" and 5 year survival estimates are on the order of 25-30%. However, some patients with relatively little involvement of the nodes can experience prolonged survival, if not cure, from thorough surgical removal of lymph node tissue at the time of surgery for bladder removal. Chemotherapy may help. ...Read more
How harmful for your health is bladder cancer when it invades the lymph nodes and they are infected also?
N+: The 5 year disease free survival for bladder cancer involving lymph nodes (n+) avaerages 15%-20%. However, each patient's case is different depending not only on the primary cancer, but also comorbidities and patient's overall performance status. In galveston, may be best to visit utmb or md anderson. ...Read more
Slow growing and painless lymph nodes in groin area had a cythscope it was normal besides bright red patches on bladder wall no biopsy sever pelvic pn?
Urologist: The best and perhaps the only person who can answer this is the urologist who performed the procedure. If you have difficulty communicating with them you can request a second opinion and the new doctor can communicate with the first. Good luck. ...Read more
Primary adenocarcinoma bladder (removed), metastasized lymph nodes, bone = spine, rib, pelvis, skull. Chemo stopped on list for nivo-ipi. How long die?
Not up to drs: Best doctors can do is guess based on experience, however everyone is different. It's not up to us to tell anymore. My prayers go out to you. ...Read more
3yo presented with cold, now vomiting 28 hrs. No bowel or bladder movements 28hrs. Fever 101-103. Swollen lymph nodes. Tired. When to go to hospital?
Now: NOW is the time to go and have this kid evaluated ...Read more
Swollen ing lymph nodes for 7 weeks. Not any bigger but some new ones-all <1cm. Cxr norm, labs norm, u/s norm. Should still be worried? 2 courses abx
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Infection: From a rash in the area or an infection draining into that lymph node basin. If these nodes are significant in size you must see doctor to identify cause of lymph node enlargement. A biopsy of the lymph nodes may be indicated if an infection can not be identified. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is better. ...Read more
Many Reasons: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more
Other symptoms?: You need a full history, physical exam, lab studies and possible biopsy. You do not even mention where these nodes are located. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: This is a sign that you have an infection somewhere. ...Read more
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