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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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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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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 have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

I have heard that it hurts when guys urine gallstones, can liver stones be eliminated by the urine or by stole?

Gallstones: Can pass in the stool but they don't pass in the urine. The gallbladder connects to the small bowel via the cystic/common hepatic ducts. Stones can pass into the small bowel and then into the colon and, as such, pass in the stool. Kidney stones pass via the ureters and bladder and have no communication with the bowel. ...Read more

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Gas, bloat, mild pain upper ab. Pale yellow stool,sometimes watery. No other symptoms. Ultrasound showgs no liver masses, no gall stones, but fatty liver. stools greasy and floats sometimes.

Gas, bloat, mild pain upper ab. Pale yellow stool,sometimes watery. No other symptoms. Ultrasound showgs no liver masses, no gall stones, but fatty liver. stools greasy and floats sometimes.

You need more eval: This could be a serious problem ...especially with your liver, but also possibly other things. You need more testing and then appropriate treatment. ...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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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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Whats foods can I eat if I have gall stones and a fatty liver?

Whats 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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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