Doctor insights on: 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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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