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Doctor insights on: How Can Non Function Gallbladder Affect Thyroid Function

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Aren't thyroid problems and gallbladder attacks related?

Aren't thyroid problems and gallbladder attacks related?

Not likely: I can't think of any conditions that would affect both organs.

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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Cyst in liver and cyst in thyroid. Tubal and appendectomy. What r my chances for having gallbladder sludge removed laproscopy?

Cyst in liver and cyst in thyroid. Tubal and appendectomy. What r my chances for having gallbladder sludge removed laproscopy?

Not likely: Treatment would be a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gallbladder stores bile and pushes it into the intestines in response to eating fat in a meal. Bile is a salt in solution. In gallbladder disease, the gallbladder is not exchanging the bile properly causing the bile to sit there. Like sugar in a jar of water, if it sits there, eventually it comes out of solution forming sludge.

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I have constant diahrria , high thyroid levels, extremely high gastrin levels, and pernicious anemia , plus my gallbladder removed .What is wrong ?

I have constant diahrria , high thyroid levels, extremely high gastrin levels, and pernicious anemia , plus my gallbladder removed .What is wrong ?

Easy diagnosis but: I do not want to give your disease one label. You could have more than one disease. Pain or heart burn?High thyroid needs treatement. Diarrhoea related to thyroid and/or high gastrin? Gastrin and pernicious anemia could be connected. During gall bladder surgery, what did the surgoen and pathologist report? A cancer doctor could easliy help you, hope that you know answer soon? The sooner, better.

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Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps!

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Cyst in liver and thyroid gland, tubal and appendectomy. What re my chances of laproscopy to remove gallbladder?

Cyst in liver and thyroid gland, tubal and appendectomy. What re my chances of laproscopy to remove gallbladder?

Could be done: Removal of gall bladder still possible even with abdominal scars , some times severe abdominal adhesions may prevent , but you have lower abdominal surgery , where upper abdominal adhesions will be minimal, and good luck.

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I vomit almost daily, sometimes food from night before, sometimes water. This has been going on for months. I am a diabetic and have thyroid cancer for the second time. I have also had my gallbladder removed and a hysterectomy.I have had many tests for th

I vomit almost daily, sometimes food from night before, sometimes water. This has been going on for months. I am a diabetic and have thyroid cancer for the second time. I have also had my gallbladder removed and a hysterectomy.I have had many tests for th

Are : Are you vomiting soon after you eat or drink something? Do you have pain in your abdomen after you eat? Diabetic patients are at higher risk for atherosclerotic disease of the arteries (hardening of the arteries) and it is possible that you have narrowing of the arteries to your intestinal track (celiac artery, superior mesenteric artery [sma], inferior mesenteric artery [ima]). If your symptoms fit the profile this problem can be diagnosed with a cta (computed tomography angiogram). This can be ordered by your primary care doctor or other doctors caring for you.

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What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

What's the action should take with my recurrent thyroid gland with a T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 results before going for gallbladder stones surgery asap?

Need TSH level: You don't mention the units for the t3 (liothyronine) level. If it is a free t3 (liothyronine) with units of pmol/l, then 5.1 would be normal. The best test of thyroid function for someone without a thyroid and on thyroid hormone is the TSH level.

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I had a recurrent thyroid gland with a result of free T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 and TSH 0.01 and should go for a gallbladder surgery asap, what the action should take?

I had a recurrent thyroid gland with a result of free T3 (liothyronine) 5.1 and TSH 0.01 and should go for a gallbladder surgery asap, what the action should take?

Elective surgery: If you are hyperthyroid, elective surgeries should be delayed to control the thyroid activity. If it is semi emergency surgery, then an endocrinologist should be consulted to control it to avoid thyroid storm which can be very risky.

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Second bout of cancer. Several years ago in gall bladder and now thyroid. It was removed and he's (58 years old) is now radiation pill. Survival rate?

Second bout of cancer. Several years ago in gall bladder and now thyroid. It was removed and he's (58 years old) is now radiation pill. Survival rate?

D/w your oncologist: Survival for cancer will depend on diffferent things like the stage, type of cancer ( biology of cancer), your overall health condition, treatment received, response of treatment etc.Now, i doubt that the cancer in the gallbladder is directly connected to the thyroid- thus these are two separate occurences. Prognosis of follicular/papillary is good if surgically resected w/negative margin.D/w md.

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Gall bladder surgery first but large thyroid blocks airway some.... Any thoughts?

Gall bladder surgery first but large thyroid blocks airway some.... Any thoughts?

Need more info..: Would need to know more information. Is the gallbladder surgery very necessary or urgent? What thyroid condition & treatment have you had? How do you know there is airway compromise from the thyroid? All this needs to be thourougjly addressed by your surgeon to determine best & most safe options and to properly review your surgical risks & benefits.

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Ultrasound of gallbladder they thought they saw something around the neck but then they didn't know they didn't think it was because it didn't shadow?

Ultrasound of gallbladder they thought they saw something around the neck but then they didn't know they didn't think it was because it didn't shadow?

Ask your doctor: Who orded the test to describe the results to you. Tiny findings may be of no clinical meaning, especially with small findings on an ultrasound. The radiology findings need to be correlated by your doctor to your symptoms, your physical exam findings, and to your blood test results to help tell if the ultrasound findings are important or not.

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Sir when will gallstones move 2 d neck of d gallbladder n cause symptoms.Is there any clue?

No way of: Telling, but when they do, you'll know by the symptoms. Ie. Pain , nausea ; possibly yellow skin.

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I have a 16mm stone in the neck of my gallbladder. I don't want to do an operation to remove it. Is there anything that can be done ?

I have a 16mm stone in the neck of my gallbladder.  I don't want to do an operation to remove it.  Is there anything that can be done ?

Sometimes: In some cases, gallstones can be treated with medicine. Certain chemicals, ursodiol or chenodiol, which have been shown to dissolve some gallstones, are available in oral bile acid pills. These medicines work by thinning the bile, which allows gallstones to dissolve.

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Neck/shoulder pain, comes on suddenly 3/4 times a year.Gallbladder removed 1 year. Could this be related? Or referred pain from the onset of something

Neck/shoulder pain, comes on suddenly 3/4 times a year.Gallbladder removed 1 year. Could this be related? Or referred pain from the onset of  something

Other symptoms?: Does it feel like a pulled muscle? How long does it last ? Do certain foods make it worse. Have you tried any meds? Did u injure the muscle working out? Would you say it is more related to food or activity? Does it feel like your old gallbladder symptoms? Many musculoskeletal things, strains, etc can give you those symptoms. Nausea? If more food related you may want to go back to surgeon.

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My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

My gallbladder ultrasound reads abnormal thickening of neck does mean cancer if I have gallbladder polyps?

NO: Ultrasound is not how cancer is diagnosed. Gallbladder polyps is a risk factor for cancer and is an indication for cholecystectomy especially if symtomatic. See a surgeon for an opinion. Standard of care for cancer diagnosis is tissue based.

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more