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Doctor insights on: Gallbladder Sludge Hypothyroidism

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Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

Can hypothyroidism cause problems during gallbladder removal?

No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I had my gallbladder removed a week ago. I have had alot of gas since surgery and is now a sour stomach. Is this normal? I do have hypothyroidism

I had my gallbladder removed a week ago. I have had alot of gas since surgery and is now a sour stomach. Is this normal? I do have hypothyroidism

Normal : Even outpatient surgery can put a lot of stress on the body. This sounds "normal", as everyone has slightly different responses to abdominal surgery with organ removal. You'll be fine, but if you think something is wrong, you can always call your surgeon. Be sure to keep your follow up appt. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's a dysfunctional gallbladder? I have a gallbladder sludge

What's a dysfunctional gallbladder? I have a gallbladder sludge

Good question...: A dysfunctional gallbladder is also known as biliary dyskinesia in medical jargon and is a poorly understood gallbladder disorder responsible for abdominal pain that mimics gallstones. The diagnosis is made with a nuclear medicine test called hida scan with cck challenge. Positive test is defined as a abnormally low gallbladder ejection fraction with or without reproduction of symptoms. ...Read more

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When before gallbladder sludge forms into gallstones or will it ever?

When before gallbladder sludge forms into gallstones or will it ever?

Unknown: Gallbladder sludge can be related to not eating & dehydration & then resolve on its own. If the sludge is due to gallbladder dysfunction then it is unknown if gallstones may form over future years or not. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder sludge, but am wondering what causes stool to be black?

I have gallbladder sludge, but am wondering what causes stool to be black?

GI Bleeding: Upper GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding can cause black stool (melena). This can occur with or without abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Common causes of upper GI bleeding include peptic ulcers. Ingestion of dark pigmented veges (e.g. Collards), iron supplements and bismuth containing digestive aids e.g. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) also can cause the stool to become black. Contact your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for pancreatis? Do a gallbladder sludge cause pancreatis?

What's the treatment for pancreatis? Do a gallbladder sludge cause pancreatis?

Pancreatitis: The treatment will be determined by the cause of the pancreatitis. If only sludge is found and there are on other potential causes then a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) would be the best definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I have a gallbladder sludge and am wondering why am i passing so much gas? The smell is very foul!

I have a gallbladder sludge and am wondering why am i passing so much gas? The smell is very foul!

Cholecystitis: Chronic cholecystitits or gallbladder sludge has symptoms of bloating, belching, pain after eating, gas, and right upper abdominal pain. Symptoms can be controlled with low fat diet and extra hydration. Gallbladder removal is a safe and effective surgery for this diagnosis. Okay to ask for a surgery consult. ...Read more

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What does ejection fraction means? I'm having a hida scan tomorrow because i'v been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge

Ejection fraction is: A measure of how effectively the gallbladder releases bile when it contracts. During a hida scan, the gallbladder accumulates the radioactive substance. Another medication is then given (cck) which stimulates the gallbladder to contract. A special camera measures how well the gallbladder empties. This is reported as a percentage. If abnormal, this may be a source of pain without gallstones. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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