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Normal Size Of Gallbladder
Infection, blockage: Gallbladders do not usually enlarge unless they are infected or blocked. This needs to be evaluated by a surgeon to see if removal is needed. ...Read more
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.
The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. So the right kidney being "slightly" smaller is likely insignificant. If you have the actual measurements you can interpret them using the above
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GB ejection fraction: The normal gallbladder ejection fraction varies depending on the type of test which is used to determine it. Having said that, an ejection fraction below 35% is often considered abnormal. This does not always indicate gallbladder disease, but can be a sign of a poorly functioning gallbladder in the absence of gallstones. See your G.I. doctor for more details. Good luck. ...Read more
No: It would be rare, but does occur in some patients. I would suggest looking for other causes of left sided pain. If one has gallstones, and has left sided pain, and there are no other identifiable causes, removing the gallbladder is something to consider. ...Read more
I got my gallbladder taken out for sludge, but I am having some pains in the same area, i got it taken out in oct. Is this normal? It's cold out too.
About 15% of people still have pain after gallbladder surgery. Discuss with doctor. Your liver may still be producing sludge. Sometimes taking ox bile with meals helps. Sometimes a "liver flush" helps- see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/192761-overview
; http://gallbladderattack.Com/aftergallbladderremoval.Shtml. ...Read more
Usually minor things: Usual postoperative pain at the incisions may be experienced. Some people may feel worn out from the general anesthesia, have low appetite for a few days or some frequent stools. Anything more serious may warrant a call to your surgeon or accessing the 911 system. Some people feel great after surgery so there is quite a bit of variation. ...Read more
Something else: There are several other conditions that can be similar to your previous gallbladder attacks, bile reflux, ulcers, spasms of esophagus, hernia, GERD and more. EGD may and TECH HIDA may help you. Bile binder such as questran (cholestyramine) is a simple first test. Be well. ...Read more
How long does It take to get your gallbladder to contract normally after bein. Npo on TPN for 5 months ?
Difficult to know: There is not much in the literature regarding gallbladder function after prolongue NPO, but there is a test that can evaluate the function of the gallbladder in percentage called HIDA scan with CCK. But you will need an ultrasound before to make sure you don't have gallstones. Any value above 35% is normal function. ...Read more
Son had gallbladder removed 6mo ago. Last few days having pain in that area. Is that normal? What could it b.
Be evaluated timely: For the person as described, he should be re-evaluated before judging which is which so to deduce right care. How to get these related things for good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and other articles in selected Categories as self-explanatorily shown on HOME of www.ForMeFirst.com. Best ... ...Read more
Is it normal to have a lower oral temp in the evenings like 97.1? I am in pain with my back and need my gallbladder removed.
Normal: It's normal to have your temperature fluctuate somewhat. Highly unlikely this is due to your gallbladder. If you feel sick, call your pcp for a visit and advice. ...Read more
If you had a gallbladder problem how would you know? Would you feel generally ill? Normal u/s normal lft. But still get pain right upper?
Malfunction?: You certainly can have gb problems without stones.The classic presentation is RUQ pain, radiating to the back, associated with bloating and nauseas. Most common after fatty and greasy foods. If this sounds like your issues, ask your doctor about a functional test, called a hida scan with cck injection.This may help clarify your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a polyp sized 5mm and another two sized 3mm in my gallbladder, so what shall I do and eat so that its size doesnot increases & doesnot affect?
Biliary diseases: Gallbladder polyps can remain without symptoms, are often benign, but cause concern. A low fat, controlled carbohydrate diet will benefit by minimizing stimulation of the gallbladder. Occasionally symptoms of pain, nausea and bloating persist to the point your doc refers you to a surgeon. Be well. ...Read more
Sir , i have multiple gallbladder ployps largest one is 5mm size remain same for last 4 years ,should i go for gallbladder operation or review 6 month?
On the borderline: I would get an u/s every 6 mo to see if there are any changes ...Read more
I just had my gallbladder out today and although i was able to go a tiny bit at the hosp. I am having trouble returning to normal bladder evacuation. When will this go away, and what to do until then?
What is meant by no biliary ductal dilitation and no hepitic masses and gallbladder walls are normal?
Seems like: A relatively normal study. No abmnomalities seen. ...Read more
HIDA scan EF>35%: Most radiologists state a normal gallbladder ejection fraction (ef) on a hida scan as 35% or above. A low ejection fraction can be due to gallbladder dyskinesia, chronic cholecystitis (infection), and rarely cancer. A good answer for 'hida scan results' =http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hida-scan/my00320/dsection & from the an original journal article =radiology.Rsna.Org/content/226/2/593.1.Full. ...Read more
Few: Of course, the first few days you'll have some soreness, perhaps some fatigue. A fraction of patients will have stool urgency for a limited time after surgery, but that will be self limited, or treatable w imodium (loperamide). That's about it. I hear tales about chronic diarrhea from patient's relatives, but there's no biologic reason to have this problem. And, you no longer have fat restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more
There is a long list of a potential complication from gallbladder surgery
do you mean what would you expect your body will do or complication that could happen during surgery and you might be feeling it now
after surgery patient will feel tired, drained, fatigue
some might not tolerate specific food
some will have diarrhea some will have constipation
some will have more pain than others
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Yes: Even sludge if it passes can cause variable discomfort. This may be especially true if the pain follows a fatty meal. ...Read more
No. : Gb polyps are usually incidental findings on ultrasound that require no treatment unless they are >1cm. However, a gallstone adherent to the wall of the gb can resemble a polyp; therefore, you may have gallstones. I advise you to see a general surgeon: if your symptoms are classic for gallbladder disease, further testing or surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
No: A small elevation in liver functions on a blood test can occur initially after surgery & resolve over a few days. A large "spike" in bilirubin would not be expected and would likely need further evaluation with testing such as ultrasound or hida scan or repeat blood testing. Be sure to ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Although we do the same operation on everyone for gallbladder disease, everyone reacts to it differently.
Some of my patients are back to normal within a day or two, but others are incapacitated for 6 wks or more.
Therefore, unfortunately, there is no way to answer your question with any certainty. ...Read more
Not normal: But not rare. For some weeks to months after gallbladder removal, you can get pain until your system gets accustomed to lack of storage organ. This wil pass with time. Also sometimes you can get alkaline reflux gastritis or esophagitis. You sometimes need to take medicine called sucralfate. Ask your surgeon for recommendation. ...Read more
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