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Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can affect the liver: tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, cholesterol meds, etc. If nothing is found they may want to image your liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Do you think I should have my gall bladder remove if I have lupus?

Do you think I should have my gall bladder remove if I have lupus?

Uncertain: What your question is. If you need to have gallbladder surgery due to gallstones that are causing abdominal discomforts, then yes, surgery may be indicated if your doctors are in agreement. Depends on your overall health, medications & surgical risks. If you are asking about gallbladder surgery to prevent a potential future illness due to lupus, then no, surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Fat malabsorption- what are the possible causes- we know I do not have gastro disease (crohns, divert, celiec, pancreatitus, or gall bladder prob, no surgery/ new diagnosed lupus. And I have pots?

Steatorrhea : Many causes: pancreatic (exocrine insufficiency); celiac disease; sbbo/sibo; bowel resection/short bowel syndrome; bile acid malabsorption; certain medications; history of chemo/xrrt; systemic disease such as scleroderma & pbc have also been associated with fat malabsorption. Because each of these conditions can have specific and different treatments, determining the exact etiology is important. ...Read more

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My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly,his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this ? He isn't a heavy

My husband has fluid build up in his abdomen and pressure and bloating he will have a procedure done to take the fluid from his belly,his blood work is normal had a ultrasound done on his gall bladder it was normal what could cause this ? He isn't a heavy

Ascites: Fluid buildup in the abdomen, known as ascites, is often from liver disease, but can have many other causes. Since some of those illnesses can be serious, it is important to follow through with the work up to determine the cause. Removing some fluid is often helpful in making a diagnosis and may allow him to be more comfortable and breathe easier. Don't delay his medical care! Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it when you have fluid around you gallbladder?

Depends: It can mean many things. It may be small fluid from ascites if there is liver disease. It can be from gallbladder inflammation if there is bad right upper abdomen pain. Depends on what else was seen: gallbladder wall thickening, gallstones, etc? ...Read more

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What does extra fluid in the gallbladder mean?

What does extra fluid in the gallbladder mean?

It depends: it depends where are the fluid if they are around the gallbladder that could indicate infection or inflammation and could required immediate surgical intervention specially if the report did described thick wall as well if the extra fluid are inside the gallbladder then that mean the gallbladder is distended that could happen if the patient have been fasting or the gallbladder is not working well ...Read more

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Nonstop vomiting and fluid surrounding my gallbladder. What should I do?

Nonstop vomiting and fluid surrounding my gallbladder. What should I do?

Get treated.: This could be acute cholecystitis, an infection of your gallbladder which would require both medical and surgical treatment. Who ordered the ultrasound or CT scan that found the fluid around your gallbladder? How do you know it's there? You need to get to an ED right away, as sometimes acute cholecystitis would require hospitalization and urgent management. ...Read more

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Is fluid on lungs and pneumonia after gallbladder removed serious?

Is fluid on lungs and pneumonia after gallbladder removed serious?

Pneumonia: Absolutely. Not sure if you are referring to pleural effusion (liquid in the space between the tissues surrounding the lungs), or to congestion due to fluid in air spaces in the lung which could be fluid overload during surgery, congestive heart failure, other. If is hospital acquired pneumonia this can be life-threatening, particularly if due to multi-antibiotic resistant microorganisms. ...Read more

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Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?

Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?

No: The gallbladder stores bile, which is made in the lover. The pancreas makes a variety of other enzymes to help digest protein and fat. These are not stored in the gallbladder. Hoep this helps! ...Read more

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My son who is 28 y/o had had open gallbladder removal surgery 7 days ago. the fluids coming out of his drain ia dark red. is this normal?

My son who is 28 y/o had had open gallbladder removal surgery 7 days ago. the fluids coming out of his drain ia dark red. is this normal?

May be he had: bad gallbladder , to drain all the residual infection drain was placed , Tell him to call his surgeon for further instructions and follow up visit. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


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