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Gallbladder Sludge Hypothyroidism
No: Unless there is a severe illness such as myxedema from neglected and untreated hypothyroid condition. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
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
I have sludge in my gallbladder and have had recent pain there. Is there a downside to having it removed?
Always some risk: With any invasive procedure. Risks of removing a gb and stones/sludge are infection, bleeding, injury of nearby structures (liver, intestine, bile ducts). The risks without surgery would be worsening symptoms and risk of passing a small stone such as developing pancreatitis. It sounds like, for you, the risks without surgery are worse than risks with surgery. I'd likely advise you to have it too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong order: Sludge and stones form in poor functioning gallbladder. Symptomatic gallbladder disease is treated with surgical removal of your gallbladder. This is something you should discuss with your family physician. If you are symptomatic, a family physician should refer you to a skilled minimally invasive surgeon to evaluate for possible cholecystectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Gallbladder "sludge" is believed to be small stones (form of cholelithiasis). In the usa it is estimated, approximately 1-2% develop stones each year and approximately 1-2% become symptomatic. Gallbladder dysfunction, biliary dyskinesia (acalculous cholecystopathy) frequency is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my gallbladder taken out for sludge, but I am having some pains in the same area, i got it taken out in oct. Is this normal? It's cold out too.
Not uncommon: About 15% of people still have pain after gallbladder surgery. Discuss with doctor. Your liver may still be producing sludge. Sometimes taking ox bile with meals helps. Sometimes a "liver flush" helps- see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/192761-overview ; http://www.Ener-chi.Com/articles/does-your-liver-need-an-overhaul/ ; http://gallbladderattack.Com/aftergallbladderremoval.Shtml. ...Read more
Nope: The gallbladder is a small hollow organ that holds bile. This helps us digest fat. When you look at the gallbladder with an ultrasound the bile can appear like sludge which probably just describes the consistency of the bile. Thickening of the gallbladder wall can be seen on the ultrasound as well and usually is a result of inflammation. These are two different findings. ...Read more
Removal: Sludge in the gallbladder occurs when there is an alteration in liver metabolism, and one of three main components of bile crystallize, and sit in the gallbladder. This sludge will eventually coalesce in to stones. There is no cure for the inderlying cause. Surgical removal of the gallbladder does solve the problem. If there are no symptoms, its ok to watch it. ...Read more
May be problem: Sludge and crystals in gallbladder are usually detected by ultrasound examination. Sometimes these are transient and disappear. Usuall if patient has symptoms referrable to gall bladder disease a hida nuclear medicine exam is performed to determine if gall bladder is functioning normally. If normal function and prdesence of sludge not usually a problem. If gall bladder disease sometimes surgery. ...Read more
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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