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Mucus filled/swollen: A gallbladder in which a gallstone has blocked its duct will sometimes absorb the accumulated bile and leave behind a white mucoid substance in the gallbladder. A mucus filled gallbladder from a blocked stone is called hydrops.Hydrops is a word used in other conditions as well where there is excessive swelling. Lithiasis refers to the stone which is usually a cholesterol stone . ...Read more
Edema is also known as Swelling. Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
What to do if I had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. the radiology report reads..the cardiac silhouette?
Surgery-related: It may have been related to surgery. If you have had no symptoms since the surgery then I would simply ask your doctor if a repeat chest x-ray needs to be done. The x-ray report will discuss the 'cardiac silhouette' which just refers to how the outline of the heart looks on x-ray. ...Read more
What do you advise if i had pulmonary edema during gall bladder removal in 2011. The radiology report reads..The cardiac silhouette?
As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct ( hydrops ) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more
Gallbladder abnormal: Gb disease would be any condition of the gallbladder such as inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones (cholecystitis), hydrops (distension from biliary duct blockage), as well as superimposed infection or perforation on any of the above. And yes, such conditions can be serious and life threatening in not treated. Elective treatment is always safer than emergency procedures. ...Read more
I have suffered from severe gallbladder type pain for 11yrs. I had it removed 9yrs ago and still suffer. What could be wrong?
Several things: Gall bladder collapse is usually seen by ultrasound exam. Contracted or collapsed gallbladder can refer gb response following meal, ingestion of fat or injection intravenously of the hormone(cck) that is responsible for causing the gallbladder to contract. Inflammation due to gallstones can result in scarring of the gallbladder. Scarring causes the gallbladder to be contracted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i had a gallbladder i would say that was the problem but i don't what could be causing this pain?
What pain?: This is impossible to answer since you've given us no idea what pain you're talking about except that it's similar in some way to gallbladder pain. This makes me wonder if you might have post-cholecystectomy syndrome: http://www.Medfriendly.Com/postcholecystectomysyndrome.Html but your condition sounds too complex for a doc who knows little about you to diagnose online- see appropriate specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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