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Does gallbladder sludge means gallbladder walls are thick?

Does gallbladder sludge means gallbladder walls are thick?

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

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What are gallstones composed of?

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What are gallstones composed of?

Cholesterol, pigment: Gallstones contain variable amounts of bile pigments, cholesterol, calcium salts, and their core usually consists of bile pigments or mucoprotein, which is secreted by the inner lining of the gallbladder. the composition of gallstones is affected by age, diet and ethnicity. On the basis of their composition, gallstones can be divided into cholesterol stones, pigment stones, and mixed stones. ...Read more

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Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more

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Ultrasound results: large gallstone present in neck of gallbladder and tumefactive sludge. What is meaning?

Ultrasound results: large gallstone present in neck of gallbladder and tumefactive sludge. What is meaning?

See below: It means a gallstone is stuck in the neck of the gallbladder and preventing biles from leaving the gallbladder, causing the biles to clump up into debris, instead of being bile fluid. I would recommend talking to your physician regarding appropriate management. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver cause mild acalculous gb wall thickening?

Maybe: Mild thickening of the wall is an image diagnosis, such as ultrasound or ct. There is no need to worry without symptoms. It is also related to eating or not eating. Without gallstones and without pain or discomfort nothing to worry about. But double check with your doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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GB like symptoms.US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm.MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct.Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. interprete?

GB like symptoms.US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm.MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct.Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. interprete?

Need context...: ...for which your test was ordered. Also, your question is ideally & confidentially answered in the Concierge forum of HealthTap--would suggest you consider that route to your query. ...Read more

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Do oxalates provoque calcified stones in the gallbladder?

Do oxalates provoque calcified stones in the gallbladder?

No: Oxalate is typically found in kidney stones, not gallbladder stones. Gallstones are mainly composed of cholesterol and some pigments. If you have calcified gallstones, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Calcified gallstones are a risk factor for cancer of the gallbladder, which is a very bad cancer to have ...Read more

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What is the difference between gall stones and kidney stones minerals?

What is the difference between gall stones and kidney stones minerals?

Big difference: Gall stones are most often composed of cholesterol and bile pigments whereas kidney stones are composed predominantly of calcium oxalate, but also calcium phosphate, uric acid, magnesium ammonium phosphate and rarely cystine. ...Read more

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Usg-fatty infiltration in liver.Both hepatic biliary ducts nrml, cbd nrml, no focal lesion.Mild acalculous gb wall thickening|meaning?My lft is normal.

Usg-fatty infiltration in liver.Both hepatic biliary ducts nrml, cbd nrml, no focal lesion.Mild acalculous gb wall thickening|meaning?My lft is normal.

Why was US done?: Fatty liver changes are not uncommon with the growing problem of obesity in the usa. For the most part, your us would be considered normal, and with normal lfts, i would only focus on the cause of fatty liver disease, either due to being overweight, being poorly controlled diabetic, consuming alcohol, excessive fat intake. Start with dietary changes in consultation with a dietician/nutritionist. ...Read more

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What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005

What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005

Need further testing: even though you have had your gallbladder removed . you still can form stones within the common bile duct. which will cause billiary pain. Have your doctor check your liver function tests---if elevated do an ultrasound of the liver ...Read more

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Do gall bladders always require surgical removal because gall stones are present?

Do gall bladders always require surgical removal because gall stones are present?

No: Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concerning findings on the imaging study that diagnosed them, they can be safely observed. Calcification of the gallbladder wall or stones larger than 2cm diameter are some findings that should encourage removal. ...Read more

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Liver biopsy: PAS:Glycogenated hepatocytes PAS w diastase: no hyaline globules No stainable iron Does this rule out fatty liver or liver disease?

Liver biopsy:
PAS:Glycogenated hepatocytes 
PAS w diastase: no hyaline globules
No stainable iron
Does this rule out fatty liver or liver disease?

Not all diseases: It rules deposition of iron and carbohydrates. The description does not mention fat. At times biopsy may not contain lesions present elsewhere in the organ. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and better yet with your doctor and the pathologist who reviewed the biopsy. ...Read more

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Can 1 large gallbladder stone be removed naturally?

Can 1 large gallbladder stone be removed naturally?

No: Studies have been done to try to 'dissolve'gallstones. Limited success seen can be seen with certain small stones while on the medication, but the stones recur off the medicine. No long term success naturally. ...Read more