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What should I expect in a gallbladder ultrasound?

What should I expect in a gallbladder ultrasound?

Little: A gallbladder ultrasound is not very different from an ultrasound done during pregnancy. The gel that they use can be cold, but the test per se is not uncomfortable. When done for patients with acute inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), pressing the ultrasound probe on the gb will be tender. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can you tell me about gallbladder ultrasound concerns!?

Can you tell me about gallbladder ultrasound concerns!?

Gallbladder: Gallbladder ultrasound is good for evaluating gallstones, cholecystitis, detecting gallbladder masses, abnormal gallbladder distension, gallbladder sludge, and various other gallbladder related entities. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see my baby if i'm getting a gallbladder ultrasound?

Not usually: The uterus is often lower than the gallbladder and a fetal examination is focused there. ...Read more

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My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symtomatic. See a surgeon for an opinion. Standard of care for cancer diagnosis is tissue based. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a gallbladder ultrasound tomorrow. they told me that I shouldn't eat after midnight. is it okay to drink water though?

What to do if I have to get a gallbladder ultrasound tomorrow. they told me that I shouldn't eat after midnight. is it okay to drink water though?

Ultrasound: Each facility may have slightly different instructions on this. In general avoid drinking anything. It may be OK to take a few sips wih medication if you need to. Call your office and see what their particular instructions are. ...Read more

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

Referred pain: It is very common to have pain in the shoulder after injuries and problems in the abdomen. Injuries to the liver and gallbladder often causes right shoulder pain while injuries to the spleen often causes left shoulder pain. It occurs because the same nerves that go to that part of the abdomen also go to the shoulder. Our brain cannot distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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I have extreme burning in upper stomached pain after eatting and burping, bloated, not eatting any solids now, no gallbladder, ultrasound negative?

I have extreme burning in upper stomached pain after eatting and burping, bloated, not eatting any solids now, no gallbladder, ultrasound negative?

GERD: I would suggest an antacid or even a protein pump inhibiter.. Perhaps you may be javic gastric reflux which is causing your symptoms. Avoid ibuprofen or alleve if you happen to be taking them. Above all see a good famioly doctor. ...Read more

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Ive been have pain/ discomfort in right upper abdomen by ribs that radiate to the side .burning sensation under my skin othrt times its cramp like. I also have intermittent discomfort in right shoulder blade. Dr thought it was gallbladder. Ultrasound sh

Ive been have pain/ discomfort in right upper abdomen by ribs that radiate to the side .burning sensation under my skin othrt times its cramp like. I also have intermittent discomfort in right shoulder blade.  Dr thought it was gallbladder.  Ultrasound sh

It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I get chest pain, regurgitation, and bad nausea after eating, or when I lay down. Had an EKG, chest X-ray, and gallbladder ultrasound and all came bac?

Possibilities...: If all these tests came back normal, your symptoms may be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. It may be worthwhile to aggressively treat for GERD, including prescription anti-reflux medication. You also need an anti-reflux diet that your doctor or nutritionist can discuss w/ you. Other interventions, like not lying flat, are also important. See your doctor, or a GI doctor, to treat! ...Read more

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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. Tanya Russo
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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