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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
Diagnosed w/gallbladder sludge, cholystis and cyst in liver. Cholecystomy friday. What to expect and what will hospital stay be like?
Some pain: Usually laparoscopic cholecystectomy has a 23 hour hospital stay. I usually give my patients liquids the night of surgery and sold food the next day. Common complats after survey are abdominal pain around incisions and shoulder pain from the laparoscopy. Most people can get back to work in less than a week. ...Read more
U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9. Scared what does this mean?
Nothing serious: Spleen size is somewhat variable in each person. So there is no serious condition which I can think of ,when a spleen is reported as "mildly enlarged" Any radiology report which says slight or mild abnormaility is mostly insignificant because a radilogist is not always sure of what may be normal or close to normal. So they often place a comment like this to cover themselves...purely defensive act! ...Read more
What type of dr would help w lower right abdom pain similar to round ligament pain- not cyst, not gallbladder, ruled out w ultrasound.
New spot found on liver thru ct.Early bt show increase liver enzymes.Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder.What does this mean?
Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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