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Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

Can gallstone symptoms be intermittent?

YES!!: It all depends on intermittent obstruction of the bile duct... when it is obstructed it will give symptoms... and the gallstones move. maybe you should consider surgery... ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts  Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?

Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?

See doctor: Your have various symptoms that need to be carefully examined and needs proper history and may be few more test including radio imaging study. You better see your physician ...Read more

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Unexplained chronic vomiting over one year; no psychogenic cause; mild gastroparesis; removed gallbladder; intermittent pelvic/lower abd. Pain; cause?

Unexplained chronic vomiting over one year; no psychogenic cause; mild gastroparesis; removed gallbladder; intermittent pelvic/lower abd. Pain; cause?

Look for Appendix: There is a sac close to appendix it is called meckel diverticulum. It contains same inner lining as stomach. It is hard to diagnose. Ct scan should be done to see if there is some stool stuck in appendix called fecolith. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Why does acute intermittent porphyria (aip) sometimes cause abdominal pain?

Why does acute intermittent porphyria (aip) sometimes cause abdominal pain?

AIP attacks: Summarized in the following link: https://www.isitaip.com/patient/common-symptoms-of-aip?gclid=CjwKEAjwse7JBRCJ576SqoD7lCkSJABF-bKuavsrIeqpmL2IbvtWeLN7qn1yRJPDCXD3KZWVAwA98xoC-Jfw_wcB

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What treatment for common duct cyst? Elevated liver enzymes, abd. Pain

What treatment for  common duct cyst? Elevated liver enzymes, abd. Pain

May need surgery: This needs careful study by a gastroenterologist and depending on the details of the workup may require surgery. It would also depend on the overall medical condition and whether or not there is underlying liver disease. The precise location of the cyst is also important, as involvement of the pancreas would have a large impact on treatment and decision making. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, fatigue, chest pain, chonic muscle pain, ...What possible conditions are associated with these symptoms?

Consult a physician: Need more detailed history and work up to diagnose the conditions associated with these symptoms. Many connective tissue disorder and lung conditions can cause these symptoms. More info like duration of symptoms., , history of recent travel, exposure to any chemicals and medication history will be helpful. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can GERD, esophogitis and Gilbert's syndrome cause upper right quadrant pain? Hida scan normal lab for liver and pancreas normal?

Can GERD, esophogitis and Gilbert's syndrome cause upper right quadrant pain? Hida scan normal lab for liver and pancreas normal?

Yes: The Gilbert's syndrome is an essentially normal variant for some people and does not cause pain. However, if you have GERD and know esophagitis, you can experience this as right upper quadrant pain. Often those findings are associated with dysbiosis and this abnormal bowel kinesis causes the pain. ...Read more

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Can extreme anxiety (working on it!) contribute to low gallbladder function? Symptoms = nausea & very minor intermittent pain upper right. No stones

Can extreme anxiety (working on it!) contribute to low gallbladder function?  Symptoms = nausea & very minor intermittent pain upper right.  No stones

Sure: your med list make it seem you are modulating hormones that can have effects throughout the GI tract. I don't think there is any specific pathway, but so many factors contribute to gall bladder function. Sometimes simplifying diet (usually some version of 'no wheat, no sweet, no full milk, full milk products, or milk fed meat' is helpful. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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Symptoms ongoing acute upper right quadrant pain w/nausea, also left side rib, back , eating seems related. Sono 8mm dilation mrcp also duct dilation?

Symptoms ongoing acute upper right quadrant pain w/nausea, also left side rib, back , eating seems related.  Sono 8mm dilation mrcp also duct dilation?

Abd pain: You might have a gallstone blocking the common bile duct or have passed on already. You might need to see a gastroenterologist for an ERCP especially if unable to tolerate food. The level of the. Liver function tests and lipase/amylase would help in the diagnosis also. ...Read more

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What causes sudden sharp intermittent pain in lower left abdomen? No change in bowel habits. Period expected in next few days. No other pmt symptoms.

What causes sudden sharp intermittent pain in lower left abdomen? No change in bowel habits. Period expected in next few days. No other pmt symptoms.

Too complex...: To sort out this problem would require a thorough discussion and a physical exam by a physician, in addition to possible lab testing or imaging. If this persists, you should see your doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?

Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?

Ulcerative colitis: Low abdominal pain could be from many different causes but in a patient with a history of uc i'd certainly be concerned about a flare-up. When's the last time you had a colonoscopy? It's probably time to see you gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Intermittent fluttering in lower abdomen and brown light vaginal discharge. 3 negative pregnancy tests (take home) No pregnancy symptoms and on BC?

Intermittent fluttering in lower abdomen and  brown  light vaginal discharge. 3 negative pregnancy tests (take home) No pregnancy symptoms and on BC?

Examination: Smart that you did a pregnancy test at home. This rules out pregnancy. The next step is to see an Obgyn to evaluate your vaginal discharge. They can do a pelvic exam to make sure everything is normal. They can also refer you to a gastroenterologist if needed. Intestines are the most active “moving” organ in the pelvis that would cause fluttering ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if I have problem with my liver?

Liver disease: There are numerous type of liver disease, infectious, inflammatory, auto immune, cancerous, .... The patient might have no symptoms in case of hepatitis c for a long time to coma and being unconscious. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?

What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?

And jaundice: I agree with the above but would add yellow eyes and/or skin to the symptoms listed above. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right? come one come all or on and off?

What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?  come one come all or on and off?

Wide variation: so many symptoms can be associated with liver disease... but early on, fatigue, abdominal pain/tenderness, musculoskeletal pains probably most common. with more advanced liver disease, jaundice (yellow eyes/skin), swelling in legs and abdomen, higher risk of bleeding. usually persistent/ progressive sxs rather than off and on - but there are always exceptions as well. ...Read more

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Its been teo weeks know I do hve a pain in liver area ... No other symtopms at all just pain ... What coul it be ? ... Thank u

Its been teo weeks know I do hve a pain in liver area ... No other symtopms at all just pain ... What coul it be ? ... Thank u

Go to MD: Pain in the right upper quadrant can be from several things: liver, lungs, ribs, stomach kidney in the back, gallbladder, pancreas intestine or other referred pain. It is best to have it evaluated and the proper test done to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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I am curious to know all symptoms of liver disease?

I am curious to know all symptoms of liver disease?

Variable: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What symptoms will I have if my drinking is damaging my liver?

What symptoms will I have if my drinking is damaging my liver?

Usually too late: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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Waht may be symptoms of a liver going bad? I was an alcoholoic 4 ten years wondering if I should be worried?

Subtle and obvious: Subtle signs: low or falling or low normal platelet count, insomnia or reversed sleep wake cycle, unexplained fatigue obvious signs: utter confusion, yellow skin/eyes, dark urine, fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity, overt GI bleeding, easy bruising, nose bleeds. ...Read more

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I was wondering are skin eruptions a symptom of toxic liver?

Usually not: If you have a rash, get it seen and diagnosed by an evidence-based physician. Jaundice and the purpuric lesions of liver failure are very familiar to scientific medicine. Somebody who tells you that your acne, ringworm, other superficial fungus, or psoriasis are from "toxic liver" is scamming you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver problems?

What are the symptoms of liver problems?

Several: Vomiting, abdominal pain, changes in the character of stool, bleeding, and a yellow color to the skin and eyes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver problems?

What are the symptoms of liver problems?

Subtle: The familiar jaundice, itching, dark urine, fluid in the abdomen (ascites), easy bruising, and loss of ability to focus on spatial relationships (pouring the booze into the lap rather than the bottle) usually announce themselves late, except in acute hepatitis or reactions to medication. Lab testing's a way to pick up treatable developing liver disease early. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

What are the most common symptoms of liver problems?

None.: Most liver problems are evident with lab or imaging studies long before symptoms are present. The liver has lots of extra capacity. When it gives symptoms you are already in a world of trouble....... If you do get symptoms it might be right upper quadrant pain or fullness, vomiting, jaundice, fatigue, white stools or very dark urine, generalized itching, generalized swelling. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when you have a problem at your liver?

Often none...: Liver disease is frequently a silent one. If symptoms do occur they can include RUQ pain, jaundice, itching, fatigue, or nausea and vomiting. The exact manner in which liver disease presents on the particular disorder. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is some symptoms if something is wrong with your liver?

None to many: Some liver problems do not have any symptom at all and found accidentally . Common liver problem presentations are nausea , vomiting , weakens , yellow urine , eye and skin . Sometimes , itching . When liver disease advance , you may have distended belly due to fluid in the peritoneum . There are numerous signs and symptoms depending on the cause and the effect it has on various organ -system. ...Read more