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Liver And Gallbladder Disease
Indirectly: Gallstones may sometimes exit the gallbladder(gb) and get stuck within the bile ducts that connect the liver to the intestine. This may block the liver, leading to jaundice and infections (cholangitis). Furthermore, the gb is attached to the undersurface of the liver; if the gb is inflamed, the liver can secondarily become inflamed, transiently affecting liver function. ...Read more
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
Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more
Pain upper right under ribs, and a knott, fatty liver disease, can gallbladder rupture, all test clear,
Not sure..: If i fully understand your question. Dilation of bile ducts in the liver can be from gallstones or a bile duct blockage, and that same blockage could also cause distension of the gallbladder. Needs evaluation with blood tests and maybe ERCP or mri. A gastroenterologist may help with an evaluation. ...Read more
Will taking essentiale forte after a fatty meal aid in digestion nd counteract the effects the fatty meal has on the liver and gallbladder?
Are you pregnant?: Are you pregnant, and have had the fetus checked? Does your fetus have organ enlargement, or is this a hypothetical question? Are you at risk for fetal anomalies due to family history or prior experience? Happy to help, or refer your question, with a little more information. ...Read more
Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse.Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?
First tests are okay: Your doc is in the process of evaluating you as an outpatient. With the first tests being normal, your doc will likely get additional tests like a gallbladder ultrasound, egd, ct scan. Stay with your doc and eventually you will get a diagnosis. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went 2 dr. didn't retest UTI(for 3wks) shoved meds at me. took blood 2 check liver and gallbladder. sending me to GYN. He was confused what's going on?
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AST is 284 and ALT is 178 but ultrasound of liver and gallbladder came back normal. since ultrasound is normal does that mean the #s aren't concerning?
Not necessarily: You have mildly elevated liver enzymes with no apparent structural changes. The workup should continue with thorough review of your diet, etoh, supplements, comorbidities and OTC/ prescribed meds. Also a hepatitis panel should help in finding the reason for your mildly elevated liver enzymes. Ultimately repeating your liver function test in couple of weeks should help in understanding the dynamics ...Read more
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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