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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need expert advice! where will my liver gallstones come out of when I do a liver cleanse?

Need expert advice! where will my liver gallstones come out of when I do a liver cleanse?

They wont: Gallstones may not be affected by a liver cleanse. Some drugs can dissolve gallstones, but one has to be on the drug life-long to continue the effect. ...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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