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What can I do for gallbladder biliary sludge pain?

What can I do for gallbladder biliary sludge pain?

Surgery: If your doctors believe you're having symptoms such as pain from gallbladder sludge or stones, surgery is typically recommended. You should discuss this with your physician(s). ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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How long does it take actigall (ursodiol) to clear biliary sludge?

How long does it take actigall (ursodiol) to clear biliary sludge?

Months: It's a slow acting medication in that regard and not 100% successful. It takes a few months, so stock up patience. ...Read more

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Do calcium tablets give you biliary sludge and cholecystitis? Should I stop taking these when I have cholecystitis?

Biliary sludge: is caused like gallstones from an imbalance of Lecithin, Cholesterol and Billirubin. calcium does not usually play a role. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting, nausea, rt shoulder pain.upper abd pain (side: right), severe low back pain. MRI last week showed biliary sludge. Advice?

I am experiencing  vomiting, nausea, rt shoulder pain.upper abd pain (side: right), severe low back pain. MRI last week showed biliary sludge. Advice?

HIDA scan: Gallbladder probably needs to be removed, you can go ahead with surgery with a pretty good chance it will cure the problem, or a HIDA scan (pronounced hide-a) can be done to confirm the diagnosis. As part of this study the radiologist will inject a drug (CCK) which usually will cause an attack if the gallbladder is the problem. ...Read more

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My gallbladder was removed 14 years ago. Having a lot of abdominal pain over past 6 months and told I have biliary sludge. What is the treatment?

My gallbladder was removed 14 years ago. Having  a lot of abdominal pain over past 6 months and told I have biliary sludge. What is the treatment?

ERCP & Papillatomy: With normal gall bladder contractions biliary ducts are constantly flushed , will not allow collection of biliary sludge , best option you have , is get ercp, papillatomy don to clear the sludge , and prevent the formation of biliary duct stones and cholangitis. Speak to your doctor for GI referral. ...Read more

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Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Alt jumped from low 20's to 69 in about two years. Drink alcohol once a month but could this be from my biliary dyskinesia or sludge in my gallbladder?

Probably not, man: It's time to check you for hepatitis b and c, hemochromatosis, wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, and whether your alt returns to normal if you go off the bentyl (dicyclomine). An extreme athlete can have high alt from it, or there's plenty of non-alcoholic fatty liver even in young folks. While you're waiting, think about getting into a hard-core fitness-focused lifestyle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Biliary colic, what brought it on and what were your symptoms?

Biliary colic, what brought it on and what were your symptoms?

BILIARY COLIC: Biliary colic are right sided abdominal pain caused by gall bladder stone radiating to the back, it is severe causing you to double up.It is relieved by taking antispasmodic meds. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of biliary cirrhosis?

Jaundice & itching: Primary biliary cirrhosis is an autoimmune phenomenon and may be associated with damage to other organs. The prominent symptoms of biliary cirrhosis are jaundice and itching. With progression symptoms of liver failure, e.g., edema, bleeding, ascites etc appear. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Yellow discoloration of the whites of eyes, skin, darkening of urine and pale acholic stools. Elevation of direct bilirubin. Absence of gall bladder on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Persistent jaundice in the newborn which is of the direct type or conjugated type is the early sign of biliary atresia. If it goes undetected in the newborn period, the child can develop liver failure. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia with 7% ejection rate. Now my symptoms have all but disappeared. Is this possible?

Yes, but: It will likely return. It is possible that a small gallstone passed, and you are fine now. But the real problem is in the gallbladder, which will most likely continue to produce stones. ...Read more

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What are early signs & symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis?

None: Early on primary biliary cirrhosis can be associated with little or no symptoms at all, just like many chronic liver diseases. As the disease progresses, however, many people start experiencing chronic fatigue & weakness, jaundice and itching (from bilirubin build up in skin), followed by complications of cirrhosis such as ascites & malnutrition. ...Read more

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Hida-very low ejf, biliary dyskinesia. Nausea +/-, minor pain comes & goes, cck w/o symptoms. 2nd hida ordered; if GB bad, should results be similar?

Hida-very low ejf, biliary dyskinesia. Nausea +/-, minor pain comes & goes, cck w/o symptoms.  2nd hida ordered; if GB bad, should results be similar?

HIDA: Hida can sometimes be misleading. There are many reasons for it. You should have an ultrasound and labs to include liver function tests. ...Read more

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Can hanging upside down on inversion table cause my "6mm stable gallstone" (I have no symptoms from it) to move and get sucked into my biliary duct?

Can hanging upside down on inversion table cause my "6mm stable gallstone" (I have no symptoms from it) to move and get sucked into my biliary duct?

Not likely : It is extremely unlikely that traction would be able to move a gallstone significantly whether that be by an inversion table or other technique. Traction that is applied to the musculoskeletal system would generate little if any applied force to the gall bladder, which is in a protected position in the right upper quadrant. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have biliary cirrhosis. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Fatigue, itch, yello: Agree dr. Cattano. Autoimmune disease. Symptoms may be mild, nonspecific, include fatigue, itching, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin), joint aches, weight loss, depress, anemia, skin abn, of chol . Can be assoc with high cholesterol, low vitamin d, osteoporosis, other autoimmune diseases. Confirmed with blood tests, usually liver biopsy. Wait for blood test results (ama, ana, asma, and others. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia - low functioning gallbladder. The doctor suggests removing my gallbladder only as a last resort. Any advice to alleviate symptoms? I am lowfat vegan now.

I have been diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia - low functioning gallbladder. The doctor suggests removing my gallbladder only as a last resort. Any advice to alleviate symptoms? I am lowfat vegan now.

Biliary Dyskinesia: Cholecystectomy is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice. A meta-analysis examined five studies, with cumulative data in 274 patients showing 90% symptomatic relief with operative treatment vs. 32% symptomatic relief in nonoperative treatment arms. If you are, however, willing to try a lifestyle approach, start with this: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/546563-gallbladder-dyskinesia-diet/. ...Read more

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I have primary biliary cirhosis. Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms or will that damage my liver too?

I have primary biliary cirhosis.  Can i take Xanax (alprazolam) to help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms or will that damage my liver too?

Biliary cirrhosis: Although it's a benzodiazepine and could be used, xanax (alprazolam) might not be the preferred medication to use in alcohol withdrawal. It really depends on what your physician determines is safest for you, considering your entire state of health. Alcohol would definitely be more injurious to your liver than xanax (alprazolam). Sometimes medications must be reduced in dosage, in accord w/reductions in liver function. ...Read more

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Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green. These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously. Worry?

Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green.  These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously.  Worry?

With ur hx, be safe: With your history as described, and the same symptoms previously ending in toxic hepatitis, than i would get an exam with labs to be safe, best wishes. ...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