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Liver Stones Symptoms
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Are symptoms of kidney infection and stones the same? What are they? I started last night with really bad dull sharp pain on my right side front and back mid section and my lower abdomen. It hurts when I pee too or stand and feel sick to my stomach. Pleas
Sx can overlap: Kidney stones are rock like collections pf materials that can form within the kidney collection system and can travel down into the bladder & out. They can traumatize the collection system producing pain & bloody urine. The germs that cause a UTI can likewise cause pain and bloody urine. ...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
Lower abs: All exercises can help with abs. Hold tight in abdomen during exercise. Ask a trainer about core exercises. ...Read more
Pkd 3 fam mem died already, I constantly have kid. Infection & stones. Now have cyst on on liver. What should I do?
You need to find out what your kidney function is. If near 20% of normal you should be evaluated for a transplant. In addition you should receive instruction on hemo and peritoneal dialysis.
For utis drink lots of fluid
cysts on the liver are common and if only 1 it is ok.
The most common cause of death is cardiac. Avoid tobacco, obesity, treat hypertension, treat high cholesterol. ...Read more
I had a ultrasound scan of my gallbladder to check for stones and bloods to check my liver but all were clear. Been in pain for 7 weeks?
RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. More testing is appropriate. ...Read more
Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?
Sounds like biliary: Dyskinesia, given that there are no stones and low gallbladder ef. Cholecystectomy will alleviate symptoms in 70% of patients with this diagnosis. However, if there is also elevated bilirubin, that is suspicious for obstruction. Bilirubin needs to be fractionated and if it is direct bilirubin which is elevated further studies are indicated (e.g. Mrcp). Fatty liver should not cause elevated bilirub. ...Read more
I have a fatty liver this cause severe spin in the stomach because They think the have to take out my gobladder because the funtion is slow no stone?
Gallbladder with big stone 30mm without pain and with gas. Is it still functioning, is it still useful for the body. Removing it will be load on liver?
Won't affect liver: The gallbladder is a sac under the liver which collects bile (the pigment that turns the stool brown) and stores it until you eat a fatty meal. Bile aids in absorbing fats after eating. When you have gallstones, stones can block the opening to the gallbladder, causing symptoms, such as pain, or in some cases "gas". Laparoscopic cholecystectomy removes the gallbladder through small incisions ...Read more
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
What is the tretment pf liver parenchymal echogenecity with gall stones? What are the side affects of cholecystectomy?
3 questions here: Echogenicity likely from fat deposition-commonly associated with obesity, diabetes, some meds., alcohol. Rx: lose weight, keep diabetes under control, limit alcohol. Gallstones: no symptoms, no rx. Symptoms: pain, vomiting related to the stones-rx: surgery. Usually belly button (laparoscopic), may have diarrhea for some time after procedure. Always potential for surgical complications. ...Read more
Creatine is.069 have upper right pain liver area, no gallbladder, history of stones and bile leak. To worry or not?
No: But if you continue with the upper right pain go to see you doctor. ...Read more
32 yr old female, inflammed gallbladder, pancreas, & liver. 1 year ago 32 kydney stones. Takes nexium (esomeprazole)?
? question?: If you have all those problems, you should definitely see your doctor. I am not sure of your question. ...Read more
I've gallbladder stone of 9mm, fatty liver, triglyceride of 197, astronomy 40 and ALT 87.Are all are related? Suggest me.
Get healthier: The most likely common link among all these factors is being overweight and (probably) underactive physically. The gallstone is not likely a direct cause or result of the other findings. Upper abdominal pain triggered by eating will likely be an indicator of need for gallbladder surgery in the future. Most importantly, take steps to get healthier overall. ...Read more