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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. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Without a spleen and gallbladder can i live a normal life?

Without a spleen and gallbladder can  i live a normal life?

See below: For the most part yes, except that you may have more loose stools and may have more infections. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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