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Can gallbladder problems cause fatty liver?

Can gallbladder problems cause fatty liver?

Fatty Liver: Gallbladder disease does not cause fatty liver. The two may coexist. A low fat diet and weight reduction (if appropriate) may be recommended by your doctor forcfatty liver. If there are gallbladder symptoms such as abdominal pain associated with meals, this may be an indication for surgery. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Liver (Definition)

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


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Diagnosing kidney or liver issues?

Diagnosing kidney or liver issues?

Blood test.: See your doctor and get blood test called comprehensive metabolic panel done. It will give information and help in diagnosis of liver or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can fatty liver or hepatitis cause diabetes?

Can fatty liver or hepatitis cause diabetes?

Relationship: Hi. There is a relationship between hepatitis C and type 2 diabetes. It's hard to call it a cause and effect relationship, but Hep C does increase diabetes risk. Same with fatty liver (aka, NASH, NALFD); it can precede diabetes or result from diabetes and there is a strong relationship. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Can a gallbladder sludge and cyst in liver cause kidney problems?

Kidney problems: Not usually. However gallbladder sludge can lead to pancreatitis which can cause acute kidney injury. Also cysts in the liver can also be associated with cysts in the kidneys, so if there is anything abnormal with the kidney function, an ultrasound of the kidneys may be helpful. ...Read more

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Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?

Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more

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Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

It's a start: Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer. This process takes aproximately 20 yrs. ...Read more

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Can bone problems cause elevated liver enzymes?

Can bone problems cause elevated liver enzymes?

Shared enzyme: Alkaline phosphatase is elevated in both bone and liver disorders, though it is possible to ascertain the source of the enzyme. After that it depends on the type of bone disease. ...Read more

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Ca you reverse or repair liver damage or liver disease?

Ca you reverse or repair liver damage or liver disease?

What is cause?: Liver disease is not only one problem.. There are several causes and several stages of each... The treatments depend on the cause and the stage.. There are preventions and treatments for some viral causes, flukes and metabolic and alcoholic causes.. Ask the doctor for a discussion... You may need a liver biopsy or an ct/mri first. ...Read more

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Does liver damage and disease always involve high or abnormal liver enzymes?

Does liver damage and disease always involve high or abnormal liver enzymes?

No: You can have chronic hepatitis B or C with normal liver enzymes. You can also have other chronic liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver, with normal liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Could hydrocodone cause liver and kidney problems?

Yes to liver problem: Hydrocodone when in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) can be injurious to liver. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the culprit in this regard and the guidelines are that the ingested tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity should not exceed 4 gm/day. I am not aware of any known tylenol (acetaminophen) injuries to the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?

Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?

Not related: Fatty liver is not related to removal of gall bladder or its dysfunction. Most of the time fatty liver is due to nutritional , chemical ( drugs alcohol etc ) and viral diseases , if uncontrolled may lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Doctor does having creatine and drinking much water causes fatty liver or any other liver problems?

Doctor does having creatine and drinking much water causes fatty liver or any other liver problems?

Fatty liver risks: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to avoiding ;/or correcting fatty liver. Nash (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) is associated with abnormal liver function blood tests ; can lead to fibrosis ; cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Can liver problems cause gas?

Can liver problems cause gas?

Among other causes: excessive gas has many potential causess, , ranging from liver disease, pancreatic problems, inflammatory bowel disease and a host of others. While OTC medicines (like Gas-X or Beano) may relieve it, see your physician and have a thorough evaluation to find the cause and the proper treatment ...Read more

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Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Can kidney problems cause diarrhea or stomach problems?

Kidney: Possible, like kidney infection or advanced renamed failure, also treatments for these like antibiotics and dialysis could be factors. ...Read more

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A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?

A friend w/ advanced pancreatic cancer. Chemo helped. Tumors in pancreas & liver. Intrathecal pump. Digestion problems. Released to go home. Hospice?

Advanced cancer: It seems reasonable and sensitive to engage hospice; hospice can help at home or he can go to a facility; hospice team can engage for many weeks. It is a good service. ...Read more

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I have a problem difficult swallowing saliva.In check up every thing is normal.But liver and pancrease (pancrelipase) show they are weak.What might i do?

I have a problem difficult swallowing saliva.In check up every thing is normal.But liver and pancrease (pancrelipase) show they are weak.What might i do?

Vague; Get Specifics: Vast majority of "check-ups" are superficial, miss a majority of health/disease issues because people want quick, easy, cheap ; expect someone else to give them what they want without much effort on their part (impossible). Regarding liver ; pancreas function, what specific issues were reported? No clinical tests, commonly done, are either thorough or definitive. Microalbumen for kidney function. ...Read more

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Oncology: Could a 2cm mass at the pancrease/liver site be considered a, "soft tissue tumor"?

Oncology: Could a 2cm mass at the pancrease/liver site be considered a, "soft tissue tumor"?

Does it matter: Soft tissue usually refers to the tissue which holds other organs together and soft tissue tumors are mostly superficial in location. Organs like liver, spleen , kidney etc are referred to as solid organs however tumor can arise from soft tissue surrounding these organs as well. Doctors sometime use this term loosely to explain things in lay terms. ...Read more

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What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease (pancrelipase) and blood tests?

What other tests can be done for tenderness to right side of stomach had scan for g/bladder, liver, kidneys, pancrease (pancrelipase) and blood tests?

Hida scan: The normal tests for abdominal pain in the right upper abdomen can include a sonogram and a ct scan. A hida scan with an ejection fraction will evaluate the function of the gallbladder. I will refer patients to a gastroenterologist, as well, for evaluation of the stomach for ulcer disease, gastric reflux and other stomach problems. ...Read more

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2011 had vp shunt placed. Had sterile peritonitis. Now have enlarged head of pancrease (pancrelipase). Elarged right side of liver 17.5 cm. Multiple lymph nodes seen?

2011 had vp shunt placed. Had sterile peritonitis. Now have enlarged head of pancrease (pancrelipase). Elarged right side of liver 17.5 cm. Multiple lymph nodes seen?

May not be due to : Vp shunt , most likely done to relive intracranial pressure , current condition needs careful evaluation , including biopsy speak to your doctor (s) will give you the plan of care. ...Read more

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Iam 31 years old female i had us scan for my abdomen everything was normal but pancrease (pancrelipase) slightly coarse echotexture amlays at normal level explain?

Iam  31 years old female i had us scan for my abdomen everything was normal but pancrease (pancrelipase) slightly coarse echotexture  amlays at normal level  explain?

Description: This finding is nonspecific and is of doubtful significance in the setting of a normal amylase (or lipase as is sometimes also obtained). In the absence of a mass, cyst, pancreatic enlargement, or pancreatic duct distention i would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Got a blood test @ Labcorp, Amylase, serum. 108( 31-124 range) Lipase, serum. 75( 0-59) Do I have liver or Pancreas problem? Thx

Got a blood test @ Labcorp, 
Amylase, serum.  108( 31-124 range)
Lipase, serum.        75( 0-59)
Do I have liver or Pancreas problem?
Thx

Unlikely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, based on the data you provided, there is no reason to suspect liver or pancreas problems. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it standard procedure or normal protocol for two radiologists to read test results on ultrasounds of liver, pancreas, stomach my wife had to have an ultrasound of her pancreas, liver, stomach, etc. She has been having abdominal problems. She had upper

Is it standard procedure or normal protocol for two radiologists to read test results on ultrasounds of liver, pancreas, stomach my wife had to have an ultrasound of her pancreas, liver, stomach, etc. She has been having
abdominal problems. She had upper

If : If the tests were performed in a teaching hospital is is normal for doctors in training to have their work confirmed by the attending physician. If the tests are very specific in nature it is not unusual for an initial screening be done by a general physician to ensure the study is adequate then passed onto a specialist for a more detailed reading. The fact that two physicians are reading should be of concern, if fact i would be more comfortable knowing that more than one person is looking at the studies. ...Read more

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During a CT colonoscopy can your pancreas .liver.kidneys be seen also too be evaluated so any problem may be seen other than just the colon?

During a CT colonoscopy can your pancreas .liver.kidneys be seen also too be evaluated so any problem may be seen other than just the colon?

Yes: If you are having CT colonoscopy, this means they are using a CT scanner to look at the colon. This can see other internal organs as well. If you have regular colonoscopy the scope only sees the inside of your colon, but is a better way to look at the inside of your colon than CT, because CT cannot see the lining of the colon or small lesions in the colon, and if needed a biopsy can be done. ...Read more

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Hello, i'hv fatty liver with heterogeneous pancreas as usg report said.Other points are normal. Main problem indigestion, gas & acidity, please suggest.

Fatty liver: One common cause of fatty liver is excess body weight. It can be addressed with healthy diet and weight loss. Be aware that weight loss can make gall stones issues worse. Suggest treating the indigestion with diet that avoids acidic food like tomato or orange, spicy food, alcohol and chocolate. Avoid eating late at night and avoid large meals. ...Read more

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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool?  What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! true story. ...Read more

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Does non contrast abdomen pelvis CT show any problems with pancreas? Drank contrast but didn't have IV in arm?

Does non contrast abdomen pelvis CT show  any problems with pancreas? Drank contrast but didn't have IV in arm?

Full study: For pancreatic cancer a full study is needed. Contrast in the bowel will allow the radiologist to evaluate. A thorough history by your doctor first to ask smoking history and risks is the first step. Intravenous contrast will peruse through the vascular beds. Operative planning for a pancreatic mass would include absence of mesenteric vascular involvement. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had a benign pancreatic cyst 8 years ago, could this cause problems now? My ALT is 61 all other labs good and liver panel good . Is there a connection

Had a benign pancreatic cyst 8 years ago, could this cause problems now? My ALT is 61 all other labs good and liver panel good . Is there a connection

May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if ALT of 61 is the only abnormality, that is not be worried about. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely for at least three months before the next test. ...Read more

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Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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What could cause spots on both pancreas and liver?

What could cause spots on both pancreas and liver?

Cancer, infection : By "spots" i assume you mean lesions were seen on an imaging study like an ultrasound or ct scan. Cancer is a possibility. Infections can sometimes present like this too. You need yo speak to whichever doctor ordered the test. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more