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Is It Possible For Liver Parasites To Cause Gallstones
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
Could be unrelated: Ask your doctor about this. Usually the parasites do not cause problems in your biliary system but certain parasites in asia i think can cause gb problems. Please consult your doctor regarding the type of parasite and let them know you are having gallbladder symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dr & get U/S : Ultrasound rapidly identifies most persons with gallstones. Ct or functional imaging (hida / mrcp) can id others. Some people retain 'sludge' in their gb, and this eventually starts crystalizing / stone formation. Concern being obstruction of outflow / infection / pain. Ask your dr or a surgeon. ...Read more
Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.
What can cause recurrent gallstones in the bile ducts and liver every year when gallbladder was removed years ago?
2 causes: Stones that are found in the bile duct within 2 years after removing the gallbladder are considered to have originated in the gallbladder and passed into the bile duct but not found during the operation. A stone in the duct that is found > 2 yrs post op is considered a primary bile duct stone. The treatment is the same, though--usually ERCP, sometimes with stent placement. ...Read more
What will be done 4 a fatty liver? Don't drink or obese my emzymes r high but r going down slowly caused by meds. No gallstones or hep etc
Depends on cause: While obesity is the most common cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (nafld), there are other causes, including poorly controlled diabetes, drug toxicity, weight loss surgery and toxins. In your case, since you refer to this being caused by some medication, the best thing to do is to remove the offending agent, meanwhile avoid fatty foods and avoid alcohol until you are cleared by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old daughter's liver enzymes are abnormal, and also has gallbladder stones. What could have caused that?
Hematology eval?: Gallstones in a 4 year-old are uncommon, but when they do occur, it is often not due to cholesterol stone like in adults. They may be pigment stones that result from abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. Hereditary spherocytosis and other disorders can do this and consult by a hematologist may help, as could a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallstone, 31% EF, low total bilirubin, high anion gap, hx of elevated liver enzymes. Liver enzymes leveled out after taking hormones.causes? advice?
HF: you have complex issues. Why do you have HF and also the cause of liver disease ? The AGMA is concerning and has to be worked up. Some of these conditions can be related. What hormones did you take ? I have more questions than answers, more so because you have 2 organ dysfunction and a acid base disorder and they can be related. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
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