liver parasites cause gallstones

Is it possible for liver parasites to cause gallstones?

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Dr. Michio Abe
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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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Could parasites cause an enlarged liver?

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Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda
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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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What is a parasite infection? And is it bad? Does it cause liver cyst

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Parasite


parasites are organisms that live on or within another host to obtain nutrients, human can be infested with parasites such as worms, ticks etc... certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver , parasite infestation will make you sick
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Certain parasites can cause cyst in the liver. What are the treatments?

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Depends


Tests need to be done first to determine the specific organism, then treatment of the infestation and its consequences can be initiated. See your doctor.
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What kind of hepatitis do I have? How do I care for my liver? What are my treatment options?

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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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If parasites may cause liver cyst, what are the symptoms? Can one of the symptoms be fatigue? Can parasites cause tumor?

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Yes, variable, yes,


and rarely. Dog tape worm may cause liver cysts but is very rare in the USA. Liver cysts in general are asymptomatic or cause vague symptoms. See the site below for more info. Parasites are very rare causes of cancer, schistosoma may cause urinary bladder cancer in Egypt. http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/livercysts/
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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
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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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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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what cause liver damage?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
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Multiple causes


There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now.

Can large liver cause death?

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By itself, no


However, the illness that caused the enlarged liver may be deadly. Anything from congestive heart failure to any of the inflammatory liver diseases t tumor in the liver to amyloidosis to some others. Cirrhosed livers may be large, small, or midsized. Find the cause and do not accept "enlarged liver" as a diagnosis.

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