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After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead. Eg the liver?

After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead. Eg the liver?

Yes, in a small: Minority of cases, stones can form in the common duct, which connects the liver to duodenum. If you are having symptoms, you should see a doctor for full exam and tests. It could still be some other problem too. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?

Time and discussion: You had a cholecystectomy. The SGPT level may vary according to how recent the surgery was performed. Talk to your surgeon to see if an intrahepatic cholangiogram was performed and if stones were noted. Your surgeon will want to follow with you as she recovers. ...Read more

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4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?

Post operative pain: Any persistent post operative pain should be brought to your surgeon's attention. They should consider additional imaging to determine if there is any additional problem. ...Read more

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What's foods can I eat if I have gall stones and a fatty liver?

What's foods can I eat if I have gall stones and a fatty liver?

Low sugar, low carbs: Fatty liver is often caused by excesss sugars and carbohydrates. Stop all sugar, keep carbs low and avoid fried foods and veggie oils. Eating healthy, saturated fats with each meal will keep the flow of bile moving. ...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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Have u ever seen a GB EF of 21%, nausea, occas minor pain & no stones or wall thickening improve with diet, liver support & discontinuing BHRT?

Have u ever seen a GB EF of 21%, nausea, occas minor pain & no stones or wall thickening improve with diet, liver support & discontinuing BHRT?

Not better....: But often this is a chronic condition that will stay the same without removing the gall bladder. It is kind of borderline for removing it.....not perfect and not totally broken.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. Many people do either option ...Read more

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Can there be stones in the liver?

Can there be stones in the liver?

Yes: Oriental cholangiohepatitis is a disease of stones within the liver. In patients who develop stones in the gallbladder, there are some patients who will struggle with recurrent stones within the remaining pipeline. The best treatment is an ERCP and dilatation of the sphincter between the bile duct and the intestine to help relieve the pressure gradient. ...Read more

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How are liver stones treated?

How are liver stones treated?

ERCP: Stones may form within intrahepatic bile ducts that are present within the liver. An ERCP is an endoscopic procedure that can sometimes remove these stones. If unsuccessful, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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I want to know whether there will be gall stones in the liver.?

I want to know whether there will be gall stones in the liver.?

Depends: It is unlikely but possible to have stones in bile duct within liver itself. Most patients make stones in gallbladder, some in bile duct outside of liver and very few inside the liver. Need ultrasound or MRI to look for stones if labs r abnormal or symptoms. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of liver stones, is there such a thing?

Please explain what are some symptoms of liver stones, is there such a thing?

Choledocholithiasis: Big word. The liver has bile ducts which drain into the gallbladder and the small bowel. The bile helps with digestion. It is possible to form stones within the bile ducts of the liver. These stones can cause pain in the right upper abdomen. They can also block the drainage of bile, leading to jaundice or infection. ...Read more

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more

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Can stone inside the gall bllader lead to liver enlargement?

Can stone inside the gall bllader lead to liver enlargement?

Unlikely: If stones are inside the gallbladder then no, if they move out into ducts will cause along other complications, some times both may coexist in unrelated way, like a fatty liver may be associated with gall stones. ...Read more

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Is it possible that there is a stone in my liver and that's why my hormones have all been high?

Is it possible that there is a stone in my liver and that's why my hormones have all been high?

No: "liver stones" don't really occur. You can get stones in your gallbladder or common bile duct but this would not cause "hormone" problems. ...Read more

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I have a big stone 30 mm in my gallbladder Without any pain from it. Liver test function is ok. Can this be a silent threaten on the long run?

If you are: COMPLETELY asymptomatic (no pain, nausea, gas, etc.), it is safe to leave it until it starts to cause symptoms. Considering your relatively young age, however, it is most likely that you will develop symptoms during your lifetime, unless you have co-morbidities. Consult with a surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

I have a 5 x 7mm left kidney stone, a fatty 16.1 CM liver. What does this mean?

Here are some. ..: Fatty liver is just incidental finding while doing US for hematuria & abdominal pain leading to show urinary stone. In fact, both fatty live and kidney stone are not related. In practice, see urologist for urinary stone, hematuria, etc. And gastroenterologist for fatty liver. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have gallbladder stones can I still do the liver and gallstones cleanse?

Can you tell me if I have gallbladder stones can I still do the liver and gallstones cleanse?

Caution advised: I would advise caution with "cleanses". Your liver is not "dirty" and does not need cleaning. Gallstones can cause problems if they either block the opening of the gallbladder, or block the passage of bile into the small intestine. I would show your doctor your specific cleanse product, and get their opinion. There are a variety of these cleanses, with widely differing ingredients. ...Read more

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My gallbladder is normal w no stones, I have fatty liver, and sharp pains under ribs rights side, causes?

My gallbladder is normal w no stones, I have fatty liver, and sharp pains under ribs rights side, causes?

Depends: Depends on what causes your discomfort: foods, activities, movement, etc.? Could see a gastroenterologist for endoscopy evaluation of gastritis. Could consider hida scan evaluation to see if you have gallbladder dysfunction (biliary dyskinesia). ...Read more

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Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.

Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gallbladder without stones only for a blood test finding, which hopefully was not your situation. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my liver. Also I have gall stones. What could the spot be. Just had an MRI done for my back. That's how I found out. I'm worried?

Most common solid: Liver tumor is benign hemangioma. Ask your doctor what exactly the MRI shows and referral to a GI or liver specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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Gallbladder function 17% only pain is between shoulder blades. No stones. Bilirubin fluctuates 1.55.Also fatty liver does it have to come out?

No: If your symptoms are manageble with diet then there is no urgency to do surgery. Your symptoms are likely to worsen over time in which case you can proceed with an elective operation. ...Read more

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I have pain like waves by my liver, I have a fatty liver, could it b that I might have cirrhosis Last yr mygallbladder removed but could it be a stone?

I have pain like waves by my liver, I have a fatty liver, could it b that I might have cirrhosis Last yr mygallbladder removed but could it be a stone?

Bowel pain?: More likely stone than cirrhosis. Fatty liver should not progress to cirrhosis by age 24. Stones can recur without gallbladder. My suspicion is that this is your bowel trather than either of the above. Wonder if you really need lovastatin. Your risk of heart disease in the next 20 years must be very close to ZERO and the statin is too weak to be used if you have "serous" fatty liver. ...Read more

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What fruits shld I avoid if liver corohsis, hepc n gall bladder stones?

What fruits shld I avoid if liver corohsis, hepc n gall bladder stones?

No particular fruit: There is no particular fruit that you should avoid, but depends on your specific condition. If you are diabetic, avoid high sugar fruits; if you are on a water restriction, count the water in fruits like watermelon; if you are on a water pill, take into account the potassium in citrus or bananas. ...Read more

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Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Does your liver enzymes go up with a kidney stone?

Not typically: If the kidney stone is associated with a urinary tract infection, especially if severe this can make the liver enzymes go up, as can a number of medicines, but the stone itself does not typically do so. ...Read more

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What is the difference in pain intensity between liver damage and kidney stones?

Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and I don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more