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Gallbladder Full Of Gallstones
I had gallstones & gallbladder removed two years ago, but i'm getting almost the same pains again above stomach and round to back and full up feeling.
Plz See GI Dr. : 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
Should i get my gallbladder removed? I am 14 weeks pregnant, and i just found out my gallbladder is full of stones. I have had 4 strong gallstone attacks and 4 mild ones in the past 7 wks. I've been in a low fat diet for 5 weeks and i lost 12 lbs so far.
In : In general, any type of elective surgery should be avoided while pregnant. If you have debilitating disease such as continuous vomiting, or an emergency type situation, like overwhelming infection, there are two options, depending on your specific situation and your surgeon's comfort level. The first is percutaneous cholecystostomy, or a drainage catheter placed, usually with radiologic guidance. This is a fairly simple procedure that requires only local anesthesia, but the patient is left with a drainage catheter. The second is to go through with the gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy after a discussion of risks. In early pregnancy, the most risks have to do with teratogenicity and miscarriage, in late pregnancy, the most omiinous risk is preterm labor or damage to the fetus by surgical instruments. The risk stratification changes with your personal situation and timing of your pregnancy and must be discussed with your surgeon and anesthesiologist at the time of proposed operation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most likely: If you are symptomatic and surgeon thinks from GB then it likely needs to come out. He/she may do a HIDA scan to confirm that it is unhealthy. Asymptomatic cholelithiasis with normal labs can wait to be removed as not urgent. The goal is to fix the problem causing you pain and sometimes a gallstone isn't the thing causing the pain. Talk with your physician/surgeon about it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: It doesn't matter whether there is 1 stone or multiple stones in the gallbladder. If gallstones are causing symptoms, surgery is recommended, and it always includes removal of the gallbladder together with all it's contents. If there are no symptoms and the finding is incidental, then surgery is not indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 years since having gallbladder out and keep getting the exact same pain like a gallstone attack why is this and how can I stop it?
Does your GI know?: there are a number of possibilities. with your age and medical conditions, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is most likely - but could also still be gallstones (now just in the biliary tree) or smth in your stomach (heartburn, gastritis, etc). Too frequently are the gallbladders taken out for pain when it never was that to begin with... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well...: It is possible, and no reasonable physician would do it. See, the problem is not just having gallstones, but the gallbladder and bile allow the formation of these... so it is likely you would produce many more... The solution in a symptomatic patient is to remove the gallbladder. That is where the problem lies, and if it gets inflamed the surgery is urgent. ...Read more
If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed! ...Read more
Could you please help me find an answer! what would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?
Could be normal: Fasting can cause the gallbladder to be distended when examined by ultrasound. A stone too small to see at the gallbladder neck can do this as well as a stone in the common bile duct. Narrowing of the bile duct where it empties into the duodenum by stricture or tumor can do this as well as pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
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