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Previous Gallstones (Overview)

Gallstones occur in nearly 25% of women in the U.S. by age 60, and as many as 50% by age 75. In most cases, they have no symptoms. In general, women are probably at increased risk because estrogen stimulates the liver to remove more cholesterol from blood and divert it into the bile. Pregnancy increases the risk for gallstones, and pregnant women with stones are more likely to have symptoms than nonpregnant women. Surgery should be delayed until after delivery if possible. In fact, gallstones may disappear after delivery. If surgery is necessary, laparoscopy is the safest approach.


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Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed, no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Not on the internet: No. This answer MUST come from the professional who has your health history, lab values and is responsible for your care. Getting permission from strangers on the internet for this very serious situation is not appropriate. It is not up to us who have no access to your health information. ...Read more

Previous Gallstones (Overview)

Gallstones occur in nearly 25% of women in the U.S. by age 60, and as many as 50% by age 75. In most cases, they have no symptoms. In general, women are probably at increased risk because estrogen stimulates the liver to remove more cholesterol from blood and divert it into the bile. Pregnancy increases the risk for gallstones, and pregnant women with stones are more likely to have symptoms than nonpregnant women. Surgery should be delayed until after delivery if possible. In fact, gallstones may disappear after delivery. If surgery is necessary, laparoscopy is the safest approach.


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Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?

Gallbladder sludge with cholelithiasis, lots of inflammation..Diseased gallbladder. Cholecytomy monday. What's some issues that con from lap 2open sur?

More info: A little more information would be useful. Generally the difficulties of inflammation will get worse by delaying the entire weekend. Thickened, firm, "woody edema" from prolonged inflammation can obscure what is called critical view and make laparoscopy difficult. If your surgical team is waiting, usually more details. Encourage you ask for additional information. ...Read more

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Managing Gallstones (Checklist)

Have a gall bladder ultrasound
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See a general surgeon if symptomatic
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Dilated bile & pancreatic ducts.Ercp scheduled. Previous ercp caused pancreatitis. What are the chances this will happen again?

Dilated bile & pancreatic ducts.Ercp scheduled. Previous ercp caused pancreatitis. What are the chances this will happen again?

Known risk: Often depends on amount of manipulation of ducts involved / extent of procedure, and to lesser extent the meds used for procedure and meds you are on chronically. Talk to your GI dr pre-procedure to see if able to limit risk. ...Read more

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Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed & no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Alcohol in moderation after ERCP pancreatitis? Healed & no health issues. No previous pancreatitis

Wait: After a pancreatitis it is best to give your pancreas and liver a break. It's liky best to wait until you liver function enzymes and pancreas enzymes are normal which may take 1-2 weeks. If the ERCP caused the pancreatitis then when the numbers are normal it should be ok to resume etoh in moderation. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound that indicated gall stone foci (6mm). Liver and gall bladder normal. no pain. Coded as cholestasis. Why not say minor gall stones?

Had ultrasound that indicated gall stone foci (6mm).  Liver and gall bladder normal. no pain.  Coded as cholestasis.  Why not say minor gall stones?

Coding error?: I agree. Sounds like the more appropriate ICD-10 code for your finding was K80.20 = Calculus of gallbladder w/o cholecystitis w/o obstruction. Perhaps your provider has however other data that supports a diagnosis of cholestasis (K71.0, K83.1). ...Read more

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Had complete hysterectomy gallbladder appendix removed had endometreosis would this cause pancreatitis?

Had complete hysterectomy gallbladder appendix removed had endometreosis would this cause pancreatitis?

Several reasons: That cause pancreatitis , from drugs , your medications , alcohol , personal habits , small stones in your biliary ducts ( gall bladder related ) its abnormality. Speak to your doctor will explain to you what is cause in your case. ...Read more

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What could cause gastritis, duodenitis, & esophagitis? Have had nissen & lap chole for acalculous cholecystitis.

What could cause gastritis, duodenitis, & esophagitis? Have had nissen & lap chole for acalculous cholecystitis.

H. pylori: The most common cause of gastritis and duodenitis is a bacterium called helicobacter pylori. When large amounts of the bacteria invade your stomach or small intestine, inflammation can occur. Curing helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) infection may provoke reflux esophagitis. ...Read more

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GB like symptoms.US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm.MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct.Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. interprete?

GB like symptoms.US-distal dilation of CBD 7.7mm.MRCP-mild prominence of pancreatic duct.Dense adhesions between GB & abdominal wall. Pls. interprete?

Need context...: ...for which your test was ordered. Also, your question is ideally & confidentially answered in the Concierge forum of HealthTap--would suggest you consider that route to your query. ...Read more

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Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Done deal?: I really do not understand the question. There are several causes of pancreatitis. Yes, ERCP is one of them. The other causes are of course gallstones, alcohol use, some medications, elevated calcium, hypertriglycerides and a slew of others. ...Read more

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Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Had a cholecystomy from acute pancreatitis?

Gallstones: If a cholecystectomy was performed and you had pancreatitis prior to that it likely indicates gallstones as the main cause of the pancreatitis episode. The gallbladder is removed to reduce the risk of further stones. ...Read more

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I had Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2 mths ago, histology confirmed acute&chronic inflammation in the gallbladder.no symptoms now.is there any risks?

I had Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 2 mths ago, histology confirmed acute&chronic inflammation in the gallbladder.no symptoms now.is there any risks?

Safe: As long as there were no retained common bile duct stones, you are most likely safe from any complications related to the gall bladder. ...Read more

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Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?

Yes: Especially if it the lower part of the breast bone, and radiates to the back. May want to see a general surgeon for a consultation regarding removing the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder no appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Not unless you continue to form gall stones which get stuck in the duct to the pancreas, high triglycerides are much more common cause. ...Read more

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Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.

Gall bladder removed 7 years ago coz of gallstones. Can I still have bile duct disease? GGT 124. Other liver enzymes all normal.

Possible, Unlikely: Some patient develop stones in the bile duct without a gallbladder. This is a pretty rare thing to happen, but it is possible. If all other liver enzymes are normal it's pretty unlikely this is what is going on. The bilirubin should be elevated. ...Read more

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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of ...Read more