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Liver Stone Removal
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
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
After gallbladder removal can elevate liver enzymes, can liver be congested cause stone to be performed in the liver, can affect pancreatic?
Male 50 low chol, thin, no fam history of gallstones. 2 attacks 6 weeks ago. Ultrasound shows 4 stones, liver bloodwork normal. Gb removal advised?
Yes!: Even one attack from gallstones is a strong indication for surgical treatment. Speak with an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
I have a stone 3 CM in my gallbladder Without any pain from it. Liver test function is ok. What is the recommendation to remove GB or no.
Should a HIDA scan be done if liver US showed fluid around gallbladder (no stones) & I've had n/v, abd pain x weeks? Symptoms improved some.
Sure: Your doctor should be consulted regarding your on-going symptoms. If suspicion for biliary disease is high then HIDA scan would help. ...Read more
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
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
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
My gallbladder is normal w no stones, I have fatty liver, and sharp pains under ribs rights side, causes?
Can mild diffuse fatty liver infiltration cause elevated bilirubin? Gallbladder was removed with no stones.
Gallbladder function 17% only pain is between shoulder blades. No stones. Bilirubin fluctuates 1.55.Also fatty liver does it have to come out?
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
Myths: It would not effect the liver.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Pain: Pain is pain; intensity is a personal subjective issue. ...Read more