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Dr. Michio Abe
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Is it possible for liver parasites to cause gallstones?

Is it possible for liver parasites to cause gallstones?

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. ...Read more

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Parasites (Definition)

Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more


Dr. Philip Chao
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Why is it that after getting rid of a liver parasite that I am experiencing gallstone pain?

Why is it that after getting rid of a liver parasite that I am experiencing gallstone pain?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

Can having gallstones cause enlarged liver? I feel something firm to the left of where I thought it ended.

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Will gallstones cause liver enzymes to be elevated?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Donald Alves
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How do I no if I have gallstones and what causes it? Would this make my liver enzymes elevated?

How do I no if I have gallstones and what causes it? Would this make  my liver enzymes elevated?

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

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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What can cause recurrent gallstones in the bile ducts and liver every year when gallbladder was removed years ago?

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

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Dr. John Fung
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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

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 more

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Dr. Atul Singh
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Gallstone, 31% EF, low total bilirubin, high anion gap, hx of elevated liver enzymes. Liver enzymes leveled out after taking hormones.causes? advice?

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

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Parker
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My 4 year old daughter's liver enzymes are abnormal, and also has gallbladder stones. What could have caused that?

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 more

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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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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more


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