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Gallstones And Liver Function Tests
Gall bladder removed coz of gallstones. No alcohol. Liver function tests all normal. 2 GGT tests- 89, 124 IU/L. Bile duct disease? Need liver scan?
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
44 yrs has gallstone 30mm W/o pain only gas, Liver function ok. Chorestrol in the blood always over limit. Any chance continue life w/o remove GB?
Gall stone (s): With out symptoms could be left alone, if symptoms appear need removal which is a simple low risk ambulatory procedure. ...Read more
Depends on the tests: If you undergone and abdominal ultrasound, CT scan and MRCP (a special liver/hepatobiliary protocol MRI), and nothing was seen, it's quite unlikely that a stone was missed. And if you've subsequently undergone an ERCP with a cholangiogram (dye injected into the biliary tree) and nothing was found even less likely. ...Read more
I have a hemangioma lesion on liver found on scan also gallstone in gallbladder swollen abdomen bk pain flank pain what test now need doing?
Check with your prim: Tests need to be looked at along with the labs. Hemangiomas generally don't cause any pain. Symptomatic gallstones can cause epigastric discomfort at times radiating to back along with nausea. R flank pain can be from gallbladder disease or from kidney stones. I see you are on metronidazole, you didn't state why? You need a complete bloodwork. Please check with your doctor who ordered the ct. ...Read more
I have a hemangioma lesion on liver found on scan also gallstones in gallbladder swollen abdomen bk pain flank pain what test now need doing?
Hemangioma Gallstone: The hemangioma does not cause symptoms and needs no further evaluation or treatment. You can forget about it unless you ever need a liver biopsy for an unrelated issue or have abdominal trauma (because it could bleed if injured). The gallstones may be causing your symptoms and a hida scan might be useful to see if the stones are blocking the opening in the gallbladder that lets them out. ...Read more
Everytime after eating, I get tingling/discomfort sensation in stomach/upper abdomen. I had parasite test done, was -, no gallstones. What is it? .
May be you have chronic gastritis or h pylori infection. You need to see a gastroenterologist and may need endoscopic exam of your stomach to find out if the problem us in stomach and they can do a test for h pylori at the same time
meanwhile if you want to, you can try acid suppresion with over the counter meds like ranitidine or omperazole etc, see if it will help. ...Read more
If there was a retained gallstone would it show up on abdomen CT or abdomen mri? Or is ERCP the best test?
ERCP definitely "GOLD STANDARD"
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Gall Stones: Fatty liver is a benign condition usually related to diet, however if it worsens it can become a condition called steatohepatitis. Watch your diet and it should improve. Gallstones are typically harmless unless a stone gets caught in a duct. Some people with a long family history of gallbladder problems get the gallbladder removed, but most people have gallstones all their life without problems ...Read more
Modify lifestyle: 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. Gallstones (usually cholesterol) are less diet responsive, but low fiber, high refined carbohydrate diets are associated; vegetarians get fewer stones. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If you're not having any symptoms, (the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not,) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain,) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: Liver disease is a medical problem with the cells of the liver such as hepatitis, alcohol injury, etc. Gallbladder disease can be from gallstones. Liver disease can be a cause of some gallstones. Gallstones can cause temporary liver blood test abnormalities that generally resolve with gallbladder surgery. ...Read more
No: Won't make any difference unfortunatelyGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It is not common in the US bu in Asia you can get parasitic infection with a liver fluke called Clonorchis sinensis, and get a gallstone as a result. ...Read more
See Dr & get U/S: Ultrasound rapidly identifies most persons with gallstones. Ct or functional imaging (hida / mrcp) can id others. Some people retain 'sludge' in their gb, and this eventually starts crystalizing / stone formation. Concern being obstruction of outflow / infection / pain. Ask your dr or a surgeon. ...Read more
Myths: It would not effect the liver.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gallstone: Don't worry about the gallstone unless you're having problems. Typically these are intermittent, crampy right upper abdominal pain about 30-60 minutes after eating. Sometimes its at the bottom of the breast bone, sometimes goes to the back. For the rest, ask your doctor about it. Fatty liver is very common, and not progressive. Size sounds ok, but not sure which dimension. Hope this helps! ...Read more
They won't: Gallstones may not be affected by a liver cleanse. Some drugs can dissolve gallstones, but one has to be on the drug life-long to continue the effect. ...Read more
Do liver cleanses help at all? I know that the green balls are not actually gallstones but wondering if a cleanse would help at all?
A "liver cleanse": Will only cleanse your wallet and reduce you to picking through your feces looking for little green balls. It is a wonderful scam, except that the little green balls that are supposedly "proof" of success do not come from the liver (ridiculous pseudoscience), but are actually a product of the cleanse itself, due to saponification of the ingested oil by the GI system. ...Read more
Caution advised: I would advise caution with "cleanses". Your liver is not "dirty" and does not need cleaning. Gallstones can cause problems if they either block the opening of the gallbladder, or block the passage of bile into the small intestine. I would show your doctor your specific cleanse product, and get their opinion. There are a variety of these cleanses, with widely differing ingredients. ...Read more
Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.
I had a ultra scan today to check my liver and stomach and they couldn't find my gallstone in my stomach?
My identical twin sister found out she has gallstones and a little fat infiltration around the liver. I am very worried about her.?
Hi how would u know that gallstones has gone already? I took medication for a month with my fatty liver and gallstones, wat does turbid urine means
Gallstones: 34 F Hi how would u know that gallstones has gone already? I took medication for a month with my fatty liver and gallstones, wat does turbid urine means. ANS: you will not likely know and they will not likely go away with meds. Turbid means different things to different observers and looking at urine would be better. But likely means you are dehydrated. Ask your Dr there. ...Read more
I have a 2cm gallstone and a few smaller ones. Is surgery my only option? I was diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this illness?
If you are having: Symptoms from your gallstones such as upper abdominal discomfort, pressure, bloationg, discomfort and nausea after eating, then surgery is the way to resolve the symtpms and remove the gallbladder & gallstones. The fatty liver may heal with low fat diet, controlling your cholesterol & weight loss. ...Read more
Depends: I do not know which liver functions are elevated. Sometimes gallstones can cause elevated liver tests. Stones in the bule duct can cause yellow jaundice. Sometimes the liver tests are elevated from fatty liver or medications or a viral illness & not related to gallstones. Your doctor needs to review the results with you. ...Read more
No such thing: Don't believe everything you read, and don't take any supplements, herbs, otc products, or vitamins without a specific recommendation by your doctor. You often hear also about colon flush or bowel cleansing - I had a patient almost die from this. The body mostly takes care of itself, and interfering with that process is dangerous unless under a doctor's management. ...Read more
Could be unrelated: Ask your doctor about this. Usually the parasites do not cause problems in your biliary system but certain parasites in asia I think can cause gb problems. Please consult your doctor regarding the type of parasite and let them know you are having gallbladder symptoms. ...Read more
The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more
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