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Pain in liver and gall bladder?

Pain in liver and gall bladder?

More info?: Why do you think its your liver or gallbladder? Have you been seen? If it is you can try to avoid the food "triggers" such as high fat or fried foods. Sometimes this with exercise and weight loss is enough to avoid attacks. Most people eventually need surgery to remove the gallbladder. Its a very common surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

See below: I am not sure i understand your question. You have gallbladder "disease" without gallstones? Are you diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (low function gallbaldder)? If there is no pain & no gallstones then there is very little likelihood of getting any problems or complications. ...Read more

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Can gallstones or having your gallbladder removed cause gastritis?

Can gallstones or having your gallbladder removed cause gastritis?

Gastritis is a rash: on the inside of the stomach. The stomach usually has a mucus barrier that protects it from the acid that is normally in the stomach. Many things can break down the mucus barrier and allow the acid to cause gastritis. Any stressful or painful condition can cause it. alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and pain medicines can also cause it. Acid blockers for about 6 weeks will allow it to heal. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

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

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Upper right ab pain and not galbladder or liver?

Upper right ab pain and not galbladder or liver?

Hmmm?: If the possibility of gallbladder/liver disease has been ruled out; i suggest getting a thorough physical exam from your doctor. There may be some musculoskeletal component or diaphragm issue...And would need more history along with a physical exam to adequately assess you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?

Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?

Not related: Fatty liver is not related to removal of gall bladder or its dysfunction. Most of the time fatty liver is due to nutritional , chemical ( drugs alcohol etc ) and viral diseases , if uncontrolled may lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Can liver lesion with fatty liver be infection ?blood work normal upper belly pain an weakness .......

Can liver lesion with fatty liver   be infection   ?blood work normal upper belly pain an weakness    .......

Distinguish diseases: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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Is the liver and gall bladder located under rib cage or beside?

Is the liver and gall bladder located under rib cage or beside?

Liver/GB: Under & below rib cage. Liver on right side, gall bladder below & to left of liver. ...Read more

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Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable. What can I do?

Doctor suspects pancreatitis elevated bilirubin swollen bile ducts on liver gall bladder removed in 2009 pain unbearable.  What can I do?

One idea: Dr. Fung has given you good advice. In addition, if the pain is chronic as a result of chronic pancreatitis, you may be offered a procedure to cut nerve fibers in the nearby nerve plexus through the stomach wall. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts  Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gallbladder without stones only for a blood test finding, which hopefully was not your situation. ...Read more

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What are gall bladder or gall stone symptoms?

What are gall bladder or gall stone symptoms?

Pain w/meals, cramps: Gallbladder pain is usually describes as colicky (cramping) that comes in waves, stimulated by fatty meals, as such meals stimulate the gallbladder to contract, causing pain. It is on the right side under the ribs (and liver) but can radiate to other places.It is more common in women in their 40s, and being overweight increases risk. Often symptoms are recurrent over time.If bad, can have fever. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder sludge cause inflammation in the gallbladder with no symptoms?

Can a gallbladder sludge cause inflammation in the gallbladder with no symptoms?

Its possible: Sludge is very small stones. The majority of gallstones are symptom free. The symptoms are pain after eating, bloating, belching and progress to severe frequent pain that lasts longer and longer. Fever, vomiting and complication of pancreatitis or liver obstruction are potentially life threatening. Okay to talk to your doctor about your diagnosis and your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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No gallbladder, no spleen or appendix. Abdominal pain 30 minutes after eating, gas and bloating.

No gallbladder, no spleen or appendix. Abdominal pain 30 minutes after eating, gas and bloating.

Pain: Reduce the amount of fat to decrease the chances of pain and bloating when you have no gallblader or take bile products as rx by your doctor; reduce the amount of a meal. ...Read more

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How tp differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

See an MD: Labs, imaging, a good history and physical will help your md differentiate between a hepatic (liver) cause for your symptoms and a biliary (gallbladder) cause for your symptoms. The treatments are obviously different. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

Gallbladder pain: is USUALLY epigastric and right upper quadrant, after fatty meals, and last 6-8 hours. Liver pain is USUALLY more diffuse in right upper quadrant and lower chest, constant, and not related to meals. But frequently it is impossible to tell the difference. See your doctor for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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How can you differentiate between gallbladder and liver pain?

Tough to tell some: Time. Gallstone pain is typically right upper quadrant and epigastric, following large or fatty meal, lasting 4-6 hours, with radiation to tip of right scapula. Liver pain is typically constant and located in right upper abdomen and lower chest. But usually patients don't have typical symptoms, and these are textbook symptoms. Consult your doctor, because it is difficult to tell the difference. ...Read more

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How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?

How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain?  Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs ?

A good history: There are some different nuances with each type of pain. If you speak with your doctor, between a good history and a physical exam, your doctor can usually figure it out. An ultrasound or some blood tests may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder removal affects liver?

Removal : Or cholecystectomy, should not affect your liver. In fact, it would probably make it better if you had abnormal liver function before the surgery, it should make it better. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause fatty liver?

Can gallbladder problems cause fatty liver?

Fatty Liver: Gallbladder disease does not cause fatty liver. The two may coexist. A low fat diet and weight reduction (if appropriate) may be recommended by your doctor forcfatty liver. If there are gallbladder symptoms such as abdominal pain associated with meals, this may be an indication for surgery. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes liver and gallbladder dialations?

Not sure..: If i fully understand your question. Dilation of bile ducts in the liver can be from gallstones or a bile duct blockage, and that same blockage could also cause distension of the gallbladder. Needs evaluation with blood tests and maybe ERCP or mri. A gastroenterologist may help with an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a gallbladder sludge and cyst in the liver mean?

What does a gallbladder sludge and cyst in the liver mean?

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

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Is there a reason for upper ab pain besides gallbladder or liver?

Is there a reason for upper ab pain besides gallbladder or liver?

Lots: May just be gas, but...Can be due inflammation of stomach, duodenum, ulcers of either, tumors, pancreas issues, colon problems, esophagus issues, spleen, blood vessel (aorta), even cardiac or gyn related depends on location, type of pain, duration, other symptoms, individual's age, sex, meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read more

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My dads liver levels are 600 with no gallbladder and he is diabetic?

My dads liver levels are 600 with no gallbladder and he is diabetic?

Here are some...: What is test name and unit of this 600 value referred to? Please do so and brief his general health background so the doctors can answer your question more to the point. To help on how to handle sickness, please go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. Best wish to his health. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the duct that connects your liver to the gallbladder is enlarged?

What does it mean if the duct that connects your liver to the gallbladder is enlarged?

Common bile duct: dilation is most commonly caused by obstruction of the duct by a stone, inflammation or tumor. Further testing such as endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) can identify the cause and perhaps relieve the obstruction. Sometimes surgery is needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What's a gallbladder sludge and how is it treated? I've been diagnosed with a large sludge, and cyst in my liver.

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

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Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?

Not sure if related but had gallbladder out 2 years ago and getting pain in liver area. Feeling of fullness near liver.Hurts when bend to the side ?

Good thought: It could be related but usually complications are pretty soon after surgery, not years. It could be a hernia from one of the incisions as well. Having someone look at it and possibly an ultrasound of the liver area might be a good start. This far out, however, it is more likely to be unrelated. ...Read more

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Do you think I should do a liver cleanse if my gallbladder has been removed?

I know of no: Medical evidence to show that liver cleanse is beneficial for those with or without gallbladder. But i suppose it would depend on whom you ask. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a scan on my gallbladder but something has shown up on my liver what could it be?

More information: Well, Gallbladder is next to the liver, therefore scan of the gallbladder could show any pathology existed in liver,too. there are variety of things that could have been, including Cyst, fatty liver, hemangioma, mass, infection, cirrhosis. You need to provide more information. ...Read more

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Are there complications with a liver/gallbladder cleanse if I have experienced light pain in the LRQ in the past and now on my cleanse?

Are there complications with a liver/gallbladder cleanse if I have experienced light pain in the LRQ in the past and now on my cleanse?

Would not cleanse: Would not advise cleansing ad there's no scientific data that this works. The right lower quadrant discomfort could be from your large intestine. You need to discuss with your physician and rethink doing cleansing ...Read more

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How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

How?Does ?Gallbladder disease affect the liver?

Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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