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Benign findings : Gallbladder sludge can be seen with rapid weight loss, prolonged fasting, really sick patients with low/absent oral intake or use of tpn.Certain drugs (i.e. Ceftriaxone) can also cause it.The clinical course of sludge varies - often going away if the causative agent is eliminated. Asymptomatic patients require no therapy. If symptomatic or complications arise cholecystectomy may be indicated. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Kidney problems: Not usually. However gallbladder sludge can lead to pancreatitis which can cause acute kidney injury. Also cysts in the liver can also be associated with cysts in the kidneys, so if there is anything abnormal with the kidney function, an ultrasound of the kidneys may be helpful. ...Read more
Can gallbladder sludge and cyst on liver affect kidney because my lower back is hurting and starting to go towards front stomach?
Referred pain: Gallbladder pain often radiates to the back and sometimes into the shoulder blade area. This pain is likely from your gallbladder problems and not related to your kidneys at all. Have the gallbladder removed and this pain should go away. ...Read more
Veey scared have liver hemangiomas had ultrasound of gallbladder tech mentioned cyst on liver I heard blood flow is rhis cancer I am 46?
Speak to the doctor: When ever sonograms are done for gall bladder disease incidental findings like small cysts and hemagiomas will also seen routinely, only your doctor(s) has expert knowledge, and management skill of findings not the technician, speak to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an in flamed gallbladder and a dark shadow by the side which they don't now what it is i also have kidney cysts and bowl problems can you help.
Indication 4 surgery: Your risk/benefit analysis will include a focus on the timing of your gallbladder removal surgery with your insurance having an influence. The dark shadow will hopefully be included in the gallbladder specimen for exam by pathology. Okay to get in for surgery consult, take family/friend with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a gallbladder sludge and how is it treated? I've been diagnosed with a large sludge, and cyst in my liver.
Sand: I think of sludge at sand in the gallbladder. Not stones but a precursor to stones in the form of a sandy substance. If you have symptoms that could be related to the gallbladder, the gallbladder should be removed. Depending on the size, location, and symptoms, the cyst could also be treated surgically at the same time. ...Read more
Gallbladder polyps: GB polyps less than 5 mm are almost always benign and caused by cholesterolosis. A followup ultrasound is advised after a year to ensure not growing. Polyps 6-10 mm. need more close followup, 3 and 6 months, then yearly. Polyps 10 mm and larger may be cancerous, 20 mm and up almost always malignant. Yours is tiny, no worry, do US in a year. If you have pain, you should see your provider. ...Read more
I have really intense stabbing pains where my liver is located. I don't have a gallbladder. What could it be? Choledochal cysts?
During cholecytomy for gallbladder sludge removal, will doctors see or find anything new? Did sludge cause cyst in liver
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