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Doctor insights on: Had My Gallbladder Removed 5 Yrs Ago Now My Liver Inflammed Why Is This

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Had my gallbladder removed 5 yrs ago now my liver inflammed why is this ?

Had my gallbladder removed 5 yrs ago now my liver inflammed why is this ?

Likely not related: It is possible that you have stones still blocking your bile duct but that typically causes pain. More likely there is something else going on. If basic blood tests for hepatitis don't show a cause you should see a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I had my gallbladder removed 1 year ago. . Now I have chest pain often with pain where the gallbladder was and a dull feeling at the liver.

I had my gallbladder removed 1 year  ago. . Now I have chest pain often with pain where the gallbladder was and a dull  feeling at the liver.

Chest pain: Chest and gallbladder area pain after gall bladder removal could be due to postoperative infection, pneumonia or retained common bike duct stone or something related to the heart. Needs a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 8 months ago. Liver was fine. Now ultrasound is showing small mass on liver..have to wait for more tests. What could this be??

Gallbladder removed 8 months ago. Liver was fine. Now ultrasound is showing small mass on liver..have to wait for more tests. What could this be??

Likely nothing: Ultrasound and CAT scans finds many small benign lesions in the liver that won't even be seen at the time of a GB removal. Follow up inmaging such as a CAT scan or MRI will usually resolve these concerns. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in the liver area within the first few days after having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically?

Is it normal to have pain in the liver area within the first few days after having your gallbladder removed laparoscopically?

Sometimes: Usually after a lap chole, there is discomfort in the RUQ and mainly the Right shoulder. This is a result of the air in your abdomen. The pain should get better relatively quickly. If you have any nausea or vomiting, or yellow/orange color to your urine, you should see your surgeon. You may also want to try Ibuprofen which sometimes helps with the discomfort. ...Read more

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When getting your gallbladder removed can the surgeon in some cases take a look at the liver while they are at it?

When getting your gallbladder removed can the surgeon in some cases take a look at the liver while they are at it?

Usually do: Most surgeons will see at least some of the liver and comment on anything they see in the operative report, but this is by no means a thorough evaluation of the liver or intended to be. ...Read more

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Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Variable course: The survival rate depends on a number of factors, including the cause of cirrhosis; is the cause persisting, what treatment is being administered, how compliant is the person with the treatment. Gall bladder removal is not likely to affect the course of cirrhosis. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?

Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?

Not related: Fatty liver is not related to removal of gall bladder or its dysfunction. Most of the time fatty liver is due to nutritional , chemical ( drugs alcohol etc ) and viral diseases , if uncontrolled may lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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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