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Doctor insights on: Gallstones And Liver Function Tests

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Liver (Definition)

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


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Can all available tests possibly miss gallstones still stuck in the liver?

Can all available tests possibly miss gallstones still stuck in the liver?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Everytime after eating, I get tingling/discomfort sensation in stomach/upper abdomen. I had parasite test done, was -, no gallstones. What is it? .

Everytime after eating, I get tingling/discomfort sensation in stomach/upper abdomen. I had parasite test done, was -, no gallstones. What is it? .

Chronic Gastritis: 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

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Mild fatty liver parnchema and gallstone?

Mild fatty liver parnchema and gallstone?

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

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What foods should I avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

What foods should I avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

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

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Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

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

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I want to know what is the difference between gallstones and liver diseases?

I want to know what is the difference between gallstones and liver diseases?

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

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Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

Yes, but it usually: Means that the gallstones are in the common duct, causing intermittent obstruction or inflammation. It is a complication of gallstones, and a bit more complicated to treat than gallstones in your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Is it possible for liver parasites to cause gallstones?

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

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How do I no if I have gallstones and what causes it? Would this make my liver enzymes elevated?

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

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My liver size is 140 mm and gallstone the or series Mild fatty parnechma?

My liver size is 140 mm and gallstone the or series Mild fatty parnechma?

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

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Need expert advice! Where will my liver gallstones come out of when I do a liver cleanse?

Need expert advice! Where will my liver gallstones come out of when I do a liver cleanse?

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

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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?

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

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Do those liver flush treatments work for gallstones or is it bogus?

Cruel scam: They produce weird bowel movements that the operator tells the victim are gallstones. When the symptoms recur or new gallstones are found, the operator tells you that you did something bad to make them come back. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have gallbladder stones can I still do the liver and gallstones cleanse?

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

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Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

No.: Generally speaking, neither the gallbladder nor the liver should be palpable in the absence of significant disease. If you feel an abdominal mass, I suggest that you make an appointment to see your primary care physician for a formal examination. ...Read more

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I had a ultra scan today to check my liver and stomach and they couldn't find my gallstone in my stomach?

I had a ultra scan today to check my liver and stomach and they couldn't find my gallstone in my stomach?

Good thing.: Not having Gallstone in your abdomen rules out the possibility of Gallstone in disease causing Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Bloating, Nausea, etc. ...Read more

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My identical twin sister found out she has gallstones and a little fat infiltration around the liver. I am very worried about her.?

My identical twin sister found out she has gallstones and a little fat infiltration around the liver. I am very worried about her.?

Easily treated: If the gallstones are causing her any discomfort or abdominal pains, then laparoscopic surgery can be performed fairly easily as an outpatient surgery to remove the gallbladder. Fatty liver best treated by weight loss if clinically appropriate or dietary changes. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

What does elevated liver enzymes mean if I have gallstones?

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

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Can I do a liver cleanse & gallbladder/gallstone flush while I'm on terbafine hydrochloride?

Can I do a liver cleanse & gallbladder/gallstone flush while I'm on terbafine hydrochloride?

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

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Why is it that after getting rid of a liver parasite that I am experiencing gallstone pain?

Why is it that after getting rid of a liver parasite that I am experiencing gallstone pain?

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

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more