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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
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?
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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