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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

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


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Can a gallbladder sludge cause inflammation in the gallbladder with no symptoms?

Can a gallbladder sludge cause inflammation in the gallbladder with no symptoms?

Its possible: Sludge is very small stones. The majority of gallstones are symptom free. The symptoms are pain after eating, bloating, belching and progress to severe frequent pain that lasts longer and longer. Fever, vomiting and complication of pancreatitis or liver obstruction are potentially life threatening. Okay to talk to your doctor about your diagnosis and your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

Coincindence: This may be a coincidence as a viral cold and gall bladder disease are usually not related. ...Read more

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I had Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2 mths ago, histology confirmed acute&chronic inflammation in the gallbladder.no symptoms now.is there any risks?

I had Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2 mths ago, histology confirmed acute&chronic inflammation in the gallbladder.no symptoms now.is there any risks?

Safe: As long as there were no retained common bile duct stones, you are most likely safe from any complications related to the gall bladder. ...Read more

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What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

Passing a gallstone.: The same thing that causes cholecystitis can cause pancreatitis, gallstones. If the gallstone simply gets stuck at the exit site of the gallbladder, it will can get inflamed. However, if the gallstone passes out of the gallbladder and gets stuck in the connecting tube system, or ducts, then it can back up the pancreas and cause pancreatitis. The bile and pancreatic ducts join together at their end. ...Read more

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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

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Dr said I have viral syndrome I have had for 2 weeks and now I have inflammation in gallbladder what could it be?

Dr said I have viral syndrome I have had for 2 weeks and now I have inflammation in gallbladder what could it be?

Cannot diagnose: Without having access to the entire history, your medical records and you it would be foolish to try and second guess your doctor, who already has these things. Viral illnesses rarely affect the gallbladder, and either you have two separate conditions or the diagnosis of one of the two was incorrect (which happens often when you practice medicine). Listen to your doctor. ...Read more

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Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?

Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?

Uncommon: Unless there is severe gallbladder disease or prior major abdominal surgery, the conversion rate of laparoscopic to open surgery is about 2-5%. Ask your surgeon what your own specific risks may be. ...Read more

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CT/MRCP shows inflammation of gallbladder,liver and spleen. Sev RUQ pain. 18yo. ANA positive,IgG low, no stones. Dr ordered hida scan. Ideas?

CT/MRCP shows inflammation of gallbladder,liver and spleen. Sev RUQ pain. 18yo. ANA positive,IgG low, no stones. Dr ordered hida scan. Ideas?

See rheumatologist: You appear to have an autoimmune and/or immune deficiency problem. I note that you are already on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (SLE?). If you are already under the care of a rheumatologist, consider getting an immune evaluation as well because of the low IgG (how low?). If the problem progresses, you need to go to an university center for further workup. ...Read more

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What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What is the question: Not sure what the question is. Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Can also cause temporary bile duct obstruction and liver inflammation. Liver usually recovers rapidly once the cause is identified and medical treatment of the problem is started. ...Read more

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What is the cause/treatment of inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes and gallbladder colic?

What is the cause/treatment of inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes and gallbladder colic?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: Gb colic is caused by stone while the abdominal lymphadenitis occurs in any kind of infection like strep tonsillitis or acute abdomen. ...Read more

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If there's inflammation when I have cholecystomy to remove gallbladder and sludge, will i need a drainage?

If there's inflammation when I have cholecystomy to remove gallbladder and sludge, will i need a drainage?

Usually no: Routine uncomplicated cholecystectomy or removal of gallbladder do not require drainage, how ever may need depending on operative findings , presence severe infection, pus pockets etc when present needs drainage, speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Cholecystomy monday for diseased gallbladder&sludge. Symtoms and inflammation. Will i stay 24hrs, will lap be conv to open. Sludge is huge and gb infl?

Its possible: If you had a temporizing procedure, the cholecystomy, and now going for surgery to remove the diseased gallbladder, you are in a higher risk category. However, please understand that without the cholecystomy, your risk would be even higher. Your surgeon will give you the details, usually after the procedure. If all goes well, you will likely remain in the outpatient category. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens when u have inflammation on the day for cholecystomy for gallbladder sludge?

Normal reaction: Of course, your gall bladder is going to be inflamed if it is irritated from sludge and you are scheduled to have it taken out. This is no different than draining an abscess - it is infected and inflamed, and needs to be incised and drained, followed by antibiotics. Have confidence in your surgeon, go through the chole surgery, and you should do just fine with proper followup. ...Read more

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Cholecthiasis and gallbladder sludge with lots of inflammation. Cholecytomy monday. Is it possibility lapro will b converted to open?

Cholecthiasis and gallbladder sludge with lots of inflammation. Cholecytomy monday. Is it possibility lapro will b converted to open?

Some times yes: Most of the time gall bladder could be removed with pin hole surgery, or laparoscopic surgery, very rarely it may not be possible due to severe adhesion, abnormal anatomy, bleeding etc then it will be removed by open incision speak to your surgeon about your concern. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gallbladder inflammation, or gallstones, how much is it even functioning?

How to know if I have gallbladder inflammation, or gallstones, how much is it even functioning?

See physician: Physical eamination and certain blood tests to begin with. If symptoms felt related to gall bladder, ultrasound exam is performed to see if stones or sludge is present. Then a nuclear hida scan may be perfomred to test function of gall bladder. This involves intravenous injection of isotope for visualization of gb and bile ducts. CCK is hormone given intravenously to assess contraction of gb. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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