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What causes liver and gallbladder dialations?

What causes liver and gallbladder dialations?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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If I have pain in my right side but sometimes to the lower left, is it possible the left pain is a stone in my liver not gallbladder?

If I have pain in my right side but sometimes to the lower left, is it possible the left pain is a stone in my liver not gallbladder?

Don't believe so: Llq pain in my experience is not caused by a stone in your liver nor your gall bladder. See a surgeon and have a work up. ...Read more

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Would my liver or gallbladder cause my urine to smell?

Routes of excretion.: Hepatobiliary and renal excretion are two major routes for clearance of substances from the body. If there is a hepatobiliary problem such as obstruction, substances may be preferentially cleared from the body via renal excretion. This may alter the smell of your urine. ...Read more

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What can I eat while having liver and gallbladder pain?

What can I eat while having liver and gallbladder pain?

Nothing fatty: You want to avoid greasy, fried, fatty meals. Usually if you stick to a bland diet you will have less pain, but it may not be possible to completely avoid the pain. ...Read more

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Was told had fatty liver after gallbladder op and now pain in sides and back and chest pain. Is my liver failing?

Was told had fatty liver after gallbladder op and now pain in sides and back and chest pain. Is my liver failing?

Depends!: When was your surgery. If it happened in the last 6 weeks, and you are having this type of pain now, you need to call your surgeon or go to the ER. If not, there is some other cause of your symptoms. A failing liver does not usually present with pain. But if you have fatty liver, it won't fail for years. The problem can be reversed with weight loss and proper diet, in many cases. No alcohol! ...Read more

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Can high estrogen cause digestive problemse (liver/pancreas/gallbladder, etc)?

Can high estrogen cause digestive problemse (liver/pancreas/gallbladder, etc)?

Gallbladder disease?: Taking estrogen can increase a person's risk for gall bladder stones (nausea, pain after eating in right upper abdomen with radiation to the right shoulder, armpit, or scapula). This is seen in women on birth control pills, as well as transgender folks taking estrogen. An abdominal ultrasound exam is a good start towards looking for gallstones. Pancreatitis can occur as a result of gallstones. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I've been experiencing pain on my right sight around my liver n gallbladder. It is swollen. There is now small bruise in that area.

The last 2 days I've been experiencing pain on my right sight around my liver n gallbladder. It is swollen. There is now small bruise in that area.

Right sided abdomina: Liver and/or gall bladder problems would not cause a bruise to form on the abdominal wall unless there was marked pressure on this area during an examination. Is there a history of some injury to your right upper abdominal muscles? Nevertheless in view of your persistent symptoms, you should be examined by a physician who will order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I do a liver cleanse & gallbladder/gallstone flush while I'm on terbafine hydrochloride?

Can I do a liver cleanse & gallbladder/gallstone flush while I'm on terbafine hydrochloride?

No such thing: Don't believe everything you read, and don't take any supplements, herbs, otc products, or vitamins without a specific recommendation by your doctor. You often hear also about colon flush or bowel cleansing - I had a patient almost die from this. The body mostly takes care of itself, and interfering with that process is dangerous unless under a doctor's management. ...Read more

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Bilirubin levels are total 2.0 total 1.76 and direct 0.27... Have fatty liver bad gallbladder? Protein 8.4

What's the question?: You have some form of likely liver disease and need further evaluation. These labs are of very little value without a full detailed assessment of the entire clinical picture, which may also require a hepatic biopsy. Need serologic testing for all forms of hepatitis, and so on. What are you asking? ...Read more

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Will taking essentiale forte after a fatty meal aid in digestion nd counteract the effects the fatty meal has on the liver and gallbladder?

No.: The fatty foods will still trigger your gall bladder! the medicine itself can trigger the gall bladder. A healthy diet is required to reap maximum benefit from essentiale forte. Do you have hepatitis? If so, your life is on the line, do what your doctor says! ...Read more

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What are the risks if my fetus has an enlarged stomach, liver, and gallbladder?

What are the risks if my fetus has an enlarged stomach, 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

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Severe constant, pain under ribs on both sides, radiating to back. Blood work for liver n gallbladder came back fine. What is causing this?

IBS: Still could a variety of things
does the pain get worst with food any specific food is the pain better with food or hunger or is the pain get worst with physical activity or deep breathing
now to answer your question the answer is yes you still can have gb pain in spite of negative us
gb us can tell us if you have stone or not you might need other yest to find out about the function of the gb. ...Read more

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I have a yellow brown ring around my eyelids. I got it when I was pregnant and it has never gone away. What could it be? I'm worried it's my liver or gallbladder

I have a yellow brown ring around my eyelids. I got it when I was pregnant and it has never gone away. What could it be? I'm worried it's my liver or gallbladder

Normal reaction: Some pigmentation during pregnancy is normal and it may persist without anything being wrong with the person. You may consult this site for more info and suggestions for treatment, though my suggestion would be to leave it alone.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-melasma-pregnancy-mask-on-cheek ...Read more

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Severe pain under rib cage on both sides, gradually getting worse. Had bloodwork done on liver and gallbladder. But came back fine?

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 more

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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?

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

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I have pain in my rib cage on the right side. Rib number is 4'5'6.my liver and gallbladder and abdomen test are good. What type of doctor should I con?

I have pain in my rib cage on the right side. Rib number is 4'5'6.my liver and gallbladder and abdomen test are good. What type of doctor should I con?

Your PCP: They need to rule out rib inflammation from other issues like gas, mass, and such from physical exam and possibly ultrasound and not just lab testing alone. Glad they came out okay!! ...Read more

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Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening. But lft normal. No pain. What can this mean?

Why did you get US?: If lfts are normal, and no pain, why get us?

Fatty liver means more fat stored in liver than normal, usually due to metabolic reasons - overweight, diabetes, alcohol overuse/abuse.

Gallbladder wall thickening is a weak sign of gallbladder disease in people with pain or tenderness - in this case it probably means the gallbladder could distend even more than it was. ...Read more

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I if light stool was due to liver or gallbladder issues would bilirubin be. 3 and liver AST 15 ALT 14?

I if light stool was due to liver or gallbladder issues would bilirubin be. 3 and liver AST 15 ALT 14?

Well...: It is not unusual for some patients to have loose stools after gallbladder removal... This is easily solved by taking a type of medications called "Bindng Resins" which are very benign.
You liver functions tests are normal.
Tal to you Dr. And make that suggestion it will wok like a charm.
Best to you, do not worry ...Read more

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How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs?

How can you determine the difference between muscle or cartilidge pain vs liver or gallbladder pain? Have heard can feel liver pain under ribs?

A good history: There are some different nuances with each type of pain. If you speak with your doctor, between a good history and a physical exam, your doctor can usually figure it out. An ultrasound or some blood tests may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Are chest x-ray's reliable for any abnormalities? And do they show liver and gallbladder? Upper right side pain for months afta quit drinking. Thx

Are chest x-ray's reliable for any abnormalities? And do they show liver and gallbladder? Upper right side pain for months afta quit drinking. Thx

Good for the chest: A chest X-ray is used to access the lungs to look for things like pneumonia and pleural effusions. It also allows for some evaluation of the heart and bony structures in the chest.

Chest X-rays do not show the lover and gallbladder. In order to image the liver and gallbladder well, a study such as an ultrasound, a CT, or an MRI would need to be performed. ...Read more

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If a ultrasound blood tests and CT scans of the liver and gallbladder are normal can there still be problems with the liver or gallbladder?

If a ultrasound blood tests and CT scans of the liver and gallbladder are normal can there still be problems with the liver or gallbladder?

May be...: Fact: despite medical advance, all care is still based on indrect evidence resulting from continual collection and analysis from available experience so we apply current knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way to reasonable patient hoping to optimize self-healing process for optimal functional recovery with patient's residual strength. ...Read more

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Total bilirubin 1.99 direct 0.28. Enzymes good were high due to pravastatin but normal that im off it. Rdw is 14.4 mvp 7.3 fatty liver bad gallbladder?

Total bilirubin 1.99 direct 0.28. Enzymes good were high due to pravastatin but normal that im off it. Rdw is 14.4 mvp 7.3 fatty liver bad gallbladder?

Not uncommon: You can safely be monitored. Check in with your doc in a month or two for repeat labs. If pain persists in right upper quadrant, an ultrasound will tell about gallstones. Ct scan and tech hida don't always show gallstones. In meantime, stay on low fat diet. ...Read more

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1mos post liver resection&gallbladder removal. Platelets over 48hrs 472 to 75. Wbc 13.4, anemic. What causes quick drop in platelet? Is this a concern

1mos post liver resection&gallbladder removal. Platelets over 48hrs 472 to 75. Wbc 13.4, anemic. What causes quick drop in platelet? Is this a concern

Need more details: When did the platelet counts begin to fall in relation to the date of your surgery. What is the current level of Hemoglobin and platelets. If you have not had it checked recently get one. Once we know the current values of your CBC, we can guide you further. Internal bleeding can temporarily lower the platelet count but it should not occur one month after surgery. So something is amiss. ...Read more

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I have mild fatty liver and gallbladder polyps my bloodwork now shows AST 34 and ALT 28 GGT 9 I am scared alk phispate 59 do I have cirrhosis 8 weeks ago AST 13 ALT 10?

I have mild fatty liver and gallbladder polyps my bloodwork now shows AST 34 and ALT 28 GGT 9 I am scared alk phispate 59 do I have cirrhosis 8 weeks ago AST 13 ALT 10?

Doesn't sound likeit: Very unlikely that you have chronic liver disease, based on the info provided. Your tests are minimally abnormal at most. Fatty liver can cause these. Check with your doc re: tests for abnormal liver chems, especially if longer than 6 months. ...Read more

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Really pale tan stools that are near a type 6 in bristol chart. Blood work normal for pancreas, liver and gallbladder. Fatigue. No pains, no fevers.?

Really pale tan stools that are near a type 6 in bristol chart. Blood work normal for pancreas, liver and gallbladder. Fatigue. No pains, no fevers.?

Tan stools: Tan colored stools are also seen with rapid transit through the intestinal tract as seen in irritable bowel syndrome, certain food intolerance such as gluten or lactose, prediarrhea states seen in viral intestinal infections as well as other malabsorption conditions. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order appropriate stool analysis or other testing. ...Read more

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Fatty liver bad gallbladder: liver enzymes good protein 8.4 billibruin 20. What could it be? Possibilty of strep throat

Question vague: You need to be seen and evaluated by a doctor asap. A bilirubin of 20mg/dl suggests either obstruction to biliary flow, severe damage to the liver itself (as in hepatitis), breakdown of red blood cells or other conditions. It is unlikely that strep throat has anything to do with this. Go and see a doctor as quickly as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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. Krishna Kumar
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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