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Doctor insights on: Gallbladder Wall Thickening

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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Does gallbladder cancer appear as acalculous gallbladder wall thickening?Or as a specific area with scar like appearance?

Does gallbladder cancer appear as acalculous gallbladder wall thickening?Or as a specific area with scar like appearance?

Porcelain: The finding of a "porcelain gallbladder" on x-ray raises the suspicion for cancer; however, not diagnostic for cancer. Gallbladder cancer can present with symptoms and findings similar to patients with routine gallstones: right upper quad. Pain after eating with an ultrasound showing a thickened wall and stones. Most patients with acalculous cholecystitis, do not have cancer but still need surgery. ...Read more

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My usg reveals-acalculous mild gallbladder wall thickening, fatty liver.Lft normal, can reducing fat intake correct both?

My usg reveals-acalculous mild gallbladder wall thickening, fatty liver.Lft normal, can reducing fat intake correct both?

Not enough: Reducing fatty food intake may reduce gall bladder attacks , but will not make your fatty liver to normal. Fatty liver is an early sign of liver disease , need to correct the cause soon it may be nutrition, alcohol , chemicals ( drugs ) , hepatitis etc, if allowed may progress to cirrhosis. Please see your doctor and follow the advise ...Read more

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Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening.But lft normal.No pain.What can this mean?

Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening.But lft normal.No pain.What can this mean?

Modify lifestyle 1st: Fatty liver occurs thru delivery of dietary fat/fatty acids to liver, excess carbohydrate, impaired export of triglyceride from liver cells, & augmented trigylceride production. Fix it by controlling diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, & avoid alcohol. Possibly sick gallbladders are less diet responsive, but low fiber, high refined carbohydrate diets associate with stones & vegetarians get fewer ones. ...Read more

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My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging. constipation problems since 2012.

My abdomen ultrasound shows a 2mm echogenic  focus ass't w the gallbladder wall thickening and it's sludging.  constipation problems since 2012.

Gallstone.: The report sounds like gallstone (echogenic focus and sludge) with some irritation of the gallbladder (wall thickening). If you have a fever, then this could also be infected cholecystitis, which your surgeon should remove. If not infected then you may be experiencing "biliary colic", caused by the gallstone. For constipation, eat more fiber rich foods. See your PMD if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM ?

Can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 CM ?

Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can thickened gallbladder wall cause nausea and fullness after eating and pain directly under breastbone in center of abdomen?

Can thickened gallbladder wall cause nausea and fullness after eating and pain directly under breastbone in center of abdomen?

Maybe: If your gallbladder has stones or sludge (which can lead to obstruction of bile flow out of the gallbladder, and cause thickened gallbladder wall), then you can have pain in that area, though it is generally in the right upper abdomen. Has the cause for your thickened gallbladder been determined? If not, I think you need to see your doctor or a GI specialist to figure that out. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

Symptoms: Are a description of what a person feels. There may be no symptoms from an isolated radiology finding of gallbladder wall thickening. If it is associated with gallstones, then some chronic gallbladder inflammation or irritation may be present. ...Read more

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Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

A polyp : In so many fancy medical description, i saw possible gallbladder polyp should be treated as individually and discuss with individual prior to taken it out. Swing to your friendly neighborhood surgeon for a quick chat. ...Read more

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Is gallbladder removal the preferred treatment for mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Is gallbladder removal the preferred treatment for mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Possibly: If there are no stones and the symptoms are manageable then surgery is not required. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

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