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Is it normal for a gallbladder to be enlarge 3 to 4 time the normal size what cause it?

Is it normal for a gallbladder to be enlarge 3 to 4 time the normal size what cause it?

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.

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Gallbladder (Definition)

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


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Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.

Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.

Likely insignificant: 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 guidelines.

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What would be considered normal functioning % for a gallbladder?

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.

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Do you normally feel pain on your left side with gallbladder problems?

Do you normally feel pain on your left side with gallbladder problems?

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.

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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.

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.

Not uncommon: 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://www. Ener-chi. Com/articles/does-your-liver-need-an-overhaul/ ; http://gallbladderattack. Com/aftergallbladderremoval. Shtml.

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Is it normal to have diahhrea after gallbladder surgury?

Is it normal to have diahhrea after gallbladder surgury?

Common: Diarrhea is never considered normal but diarrhea is a complication of gallbladder surgery. It is believed that the undigested fat in the diet causes it (bile helps digest fat). So eating low fat can help and there are medicines that can help control this too.

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What is normal after getting a gallbladder removed?

What is normal after getting a gallbladder removed?

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.

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Had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago, is it normal to still have 'attacks'?

Had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago, is it normal to still have 'attacks'?

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.

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How long does It take to get your gallbladder to contract normally after bein. Npo on TPN for 5 months?

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.

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Son had gallbladder removed 6mo ago. Last few days having pain in that area. Is that normal? What could it b.

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. ..

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Can the gallbladder w/sludge be inflammed without person feeling pain? Is it normal for gb to be inflammed but have no pain

Yes: Pain with gb usually when trying to squeeze against pressure like blowing a pea thru a straw. If gb drains without pressure may not have pain but if sludge gets stuck in tube draining gb, ouch. Also nausea and vomiting if pressure builds up.

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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After gallbladder surgury is it normal to have vomiting?

After gallbladder surgury is it normal to have vomiting?

When?: How long after the surgery? Call your surgeon. Could be related to retained stones, medications, complications such as bile leak, perforation. Or none of the above. You need to get seen again by your doc.

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What is a normal ejection fraction for gallbladder?

What is a normal ejection fraction for gallbladder?

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.

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What symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery?

What symptoms are normal after gallbladder surgery?

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.

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more