liver parasites cause gallstones

Is it possible for liver parasites to cause gallstones?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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Yes


It is not common in the US bu in Asia you can get parasitic infection with a liver fluke called Clonorchis sinensis, and get a gallstone as a result.
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Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda
General Surgery
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Yes, but it usually


means that the gallstones are in the common duct, causing intermittent obstruction or inflammation. It is a complication of gallstones, and a bit more complicated to treat than gallstones in your gallbladder.
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Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery
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No.


Generally speaking, neither the gallbladder nor the liver should be palpable in the absence of significant disease. If you feel an abdominal mass, I suggest that you make an appointment to see your primary care physician for a formal examination.
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Abdominal MRI found a "fluid filled gallbladder with no gallstones" & a 1 cm cyst in liver-can it b cause of nausea, diarrhea, rt side pain for 3+ mos?

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Dr. Thomas G. Fiala
Plastic Surgery
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Unlikely


If you have no gallstones and your common bile duct is the normal size, then it's probably not your gallbladder. A small liver cyst is likely to be incidental, and probably wouldn't cause your symptoms either. Go to see your local gastroenterologist for a further evaluation.
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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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Not enough info


Why was an MRI done? Small liver cysts ate common, benign & would cause no symptoms. MRI of the gallbladder sounds normal. Have you had a gallbladder ultrasound? May need HIDA scan to see if the gallbladder function is normal. Many things can cause diarrhea & nausea that is not from the gallbladder. See a Gastroenterology specialist for full evaluation.
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Repeat gallbladder


attacks are a possibility. Liver cysts are very common and a 1 cm one would be asymptomatic and of no consequence. Why was MRI performed? What about other testing? A consultation with a gastroenterologist would be indicated given length of symptoms. A study to evaluate the function of the gallbladder called a HIDA scan with ejection fraction may be helpful.
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How do i no if i have gallstones and what causes it? Would this make my liver enzymes elevated?

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Dr. Donald W. Alves
Emergency Medicine
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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.
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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

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Dr. John J. Fung
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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
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Can you get parasites on your gallstones?

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
General Surgery
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Very uncommon


This does not occur in the US. Biliary parasites can be seen in other tropical countries where these parasites can occur (such as Clonorchis).
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What foods should I avoid if i have gallstones and a fatty liver?

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Dr. Charles J. Cattano
Gastroenterology
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Modify lifestyle


Fatty liver occurs thru delivery of dietary fat/fatty acids to liver,excess carbohydrate, impaired export of triglyceride from liver cells, & augmented trigylceride production. Fix it by controlling diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, & avoid alcohol. Gallstones (usually cholesterol) are less diet responsive, but low fiber, high refined carbohydrate diets are associated; vegetarians get fewer stones.
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Do those liver flush treatments work for gallstones or is it bogus?

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Cruel scam


They produce weird bowel movements that the operator tells the victim are gallstones. When the symptoms recur or new gallstones are found, the operator tells you that you did something bad to make them come back.
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Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery
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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.
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