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Multiple Calcified Gallstones
Multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?
Treatment for multiple calcified densities at pelvis could represent phleboliths versus distal uretral lithiasis?
Treatment different: Phleboliths are calcified small veins that are not usually clinically important. There usually is no treatment unless associated with hemangiomas, usually in children. Calculus or stone in ureter is referred to ureterolithiasis. This can cause pain and obstruction to the ureter. The stone either passes on its own, or sometimes has instrumentation by urologist. ...Read more
Taken literally: Only the number. But both conditions, regardless of number of polyps, is abnormal. Gallbladder polyps, unlike others in the GI tract, are formed by cholesterol crystals. So if you have symptoms with either finding, your gallbladder is the likely source of it. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to see if you are a surgical candidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Oxalate is typically found in kidney stones, not gallbladder stones. Gallstones are mainly composed of cholesterol and some pigments. If you have calcified gallstones, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Calcified gallstones are a risk factor for cancer of the gallbladder, which is a very bad cancer to have ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bilateral lung nodules,Atelectasis prior papilloma thyroid CA.Pituitary Adenoma,Chiari Malformation,FMD,enlarged common bile duct no stones. Genetic?
Maybe genetic: Probably should have genetic consult. Forinstance Chiari malformation, fibromuscular dysplasia, and thyroid cancer can be associated with neurofibromatosis. Lung nodules are non specific and can be from some infections but also metastatic disease sometimes from papillary thyroid cancer. You may want to consult a geneticist physician. ...Read more
Lung CT scan impression: multiple small nodules largest 6mm ill-defined semisolid noncalcified medial left upper lobe ?
Lung Nodules:: It is fairly common for people to have benign lung nodules that are incidentally found on ct scans. Would recommend a follow-up scan in a few months just to make sure they are not growing. If you smoke, please stop! but, i wouldn't be too worried about these small lung nodules. Check back with your physician for a follow-up plan. ...Read more
Very likely: Get checked for infections e.g. TBGet a more detailed answer ›
No: Gallstones can be found incidentally in many people who will never have problems with them. If you aren't having symptoms and there aren't any concerning findings on the imaging study that diagnosed them, they can be safely observed. Calcification of the gallbladder wall or stones larger than 2cm diameter are some findings that should encourage removal. ...Read more
Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?
Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more
Ultrasound results: large gallstone present in neck of gallbladder and tumefactive sludge. What is meaning?
See below: It means a gallstone is stuck in the neck of the gallbladder and preventing biles from leaving the gallbladder, causing the biles to clump up into debris, instead of being bile fluid. I would recommend talking to your physician regarding appropriate management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stones since i was 10. Ct shows multiple stones greater in right with shotty retroperitoneal lymph nodes. Will stones cause lymph node problem?
LIkely unrelated: Shotty or mildly enlarged retroperitoneal lymph nodes noted on ct is a non-specific and not uncommon finding and usually of no clinical significance in an otherwise healthy person. Otherwise, causes include infection, inflammation, and malignancy. Unless you have had recent or recurrent episodes of painful stone passage with associated inflammation, i suspect the two findings are unrelated. ...Read more
What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005
MRCP shows a distended gallbladder, numerous calculi, common bile duct up to 0.6cm, no evidence of choledocholithiasis, abdominal pain 2 mo. Surgery?
Kidney function: There are congenital disorders like poly cystic kidney , medullary cystic disease. These conditions are characterized by cysts in both kidneys.It is rare to have multiple cysts in only one kidney disease.However it can occur very rarely. Check your bp, kidney function, see a nephrologist. ...Read more
Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?
Typical gallstones;: earlier stage. The "echogenic foci" are tiny gall stones along the wall of the gall bladder. This is also the stage at which the gallstone dissolving medications: URSO, Ursodiol, or Actigall may be helpful along with reducing cholesterol (a high percentage of gallstones) using both statins (Crestor+Zetia best track record) & LCHF (NOT LFHC) foods to optimize lipoproteins & help dissolve these. ...Read more
Ct scan for kidney stones reveals 'a few small stable bilateral inguinal lymph nodes all less than 10mm.' all other results normal. What are these?
Microlithasis size 4.2 mm within small tumefactive sludge is mobile with calcified gb, polyp size3.7 mm adherent to anterior wall of gb. Wat to do now?
See a surgeon or GI: The fact that you have stones and sludge in your gallbladder indicates that it may be not be working well or that something in your diet is making things worse. If your gallbladder wall is calcified, that could be worrisome. I would have a surgeon review your ultrasound report and decide if removing it needed. The polyp is tiny and not a big deal - no need to worry about that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard docs say "gallbladder is distended multiple calcified gallstones seen". What does that mean?
If you: Have symptoms, sounds like you need a cholecystectomy. Consult a surgeon for recommendation. ...Read more
Had Hida scan for gallstones & months later multiple mammos for stereotactic biopsy (calcification-benign)-dangers to all this radiation?
The danger is tiny: The risk of induced cancer from a HIDA scan and dozens of mammogram images is incredibly small. In fact, some would claim the risk could barely be calculated reliably. See: http://www.riainvision.com/exams/hida_scan.aspx Note, we all get x ray radiation naturally every day. There is real risk with repeated studies such as CT scans. For instance, one CT study of the chest equals 100 chest x rays. ...Read more
I have a small kidney stone, CT showed liver calcification on right horn, and gallstones, my colesestal has also recently rose very high from last yr?
See a doctor: Have your elevated cholesterol treated medically. Kidney stones are not related to cholesterol. Liver calcification is not related to cholesterol ; is observed unless it is associated with a mass lesion. Gallstones may be related to your cholesterol but they will not go away. Gallstones are observed unless they are causing abdominal pressure discomfort ; nausea after eating - then surgery. ...Read more
Found out I have gallstones.. What does this mean? Is this the reason for some nasty chest pain I've had time to time? They said they're not calcified
Here are some...: It would be most logical to refer this Q to the doc ordering the tests since s/he possesses more of your pertinent medical information than anyone online. Such finding is usually an incidental find at testing for other reasons, and likely represents the presence of concentrated bile-containing slush, which is more commonly seen in overweight person. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
That is the: normal appearance of the fasting gallbladder, as long as it is not enlarged. ...Read more
My mom had CT scan showed calcification focus within gallbladder the doctor said its not gall stone. Are they thinking this is cancer? Has to haveu/s
Making sure its not : The calcification, if not a mobile stone, may represent mural calcification (gallbladder wall calcification), porcelain gallbladder, rare condition believed to be caused by chronic cholecystitis (exact cause is unclear). In these patients a prophylactic cholecystectomy has been advocated due to association with gallbladder cancer, although the association with gb cancer appears to be weak(~1-5%). ...Read more
Recent cat scan showed calcification on head of pancreatitis had gall stones gb removed in April should I be concerned do not drink ?
Best to be moderate: in your alcohol consumption. The CT suggests that your pancreas has some scarring, or is in the process of healing from, pancreatitis. That might have been from the gallstones you've had removed, or it could be from excessive alcohol consumption or high cholesterol, to name a few. As your pancreas is healing it is best to avoid alcohol to avoid re-injury. ...Read more
DX reports that my gallbladder is partially distended without surrounding inflammation or internal calcification. Been having pain in upper abdomen.
Gall bladder: Distension of the gall bladder may be due to improper emptying. See a gastroenterologist for expert advice. ...Read more
Well circumscribed hypoechoic 4.8 cm cystic mass. Thickened internal septations, perifpheral mural nodularity and calcification. Pain upper abdomen.
Ovarian: I assume the report is describing an ovarian cyst which may be fluid filled. If so, your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. It is not clear if this is the cause of your abdominal discomfort since the discomfort is not in the pelvic area. Other imaging studies may be recommended. ...Read more
Your salt craving is not connected to your gallstones in either "direction"
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Chemical imbalance: Gallstones are made of cholesterol, bile acids and bilirubin. If there is an imbalance in these, it can predispose to certain types of gallstones. Obesity can be linked to elevated cholesterol and predispose to cholesterol stones, which make up about 80% of gallstones in the us. Red cell breakdown, from anemias can predispose to pigmented gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lap Chole: If you have pain in your upper right corner of your belly and have gallstones then you would need surgery. It is done laparoscopically and is commonly known as lap chole or laparoscopic cholecystectomy. It is an in and out operation that you have at the hospital or a surgery center. Some less skilled surgeons still do it open occasionally. ...Read more
Are the chances of getting appendicitis very high in a lifetime? Or Gallstones? Like is it an everyday occurance? I'm a 25 year old male.
Had a recent us found a gallstone 8.6mm x 5.4mm. I'm symptomatic, i've read that post-choly, most patients still experience pain. Any truth to this?
Postop, not GB pain: Cholecystectomy is surgery, whether laparoscopic (belly button) or open (traditional). There will likely be post op pain (usually less and for a shorter period of time if laparoscopic). If your pain was gb pain (right upper quad/or mid below ribcage, maybe into back , often with vomiting, confirmed with us findings, e.g. Thickened gb wall, edema, fluid around gb, then surgery should resolve issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Many will have gallstones and have no abdominal symptoms. Rarely serious issues will occur such as pancreatitis or bile duct obstruction with jaundice. Usually it is an elective option for laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder if you are having abdominal symptoms from gallstones. ...Read more
Gallstones or not: Its not a guessing game if the ultrasound shows gallstones then you have them and pain after a fatty meal is fairly common if you are having gallstone related pain if the ultrasound did not show gallstones then it is something else, possibly acid related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer