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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can a gallbladder sludge cause inflammation in the gallbladder with no symptoms?

Can a gallbladder sludge cause inflammation in the gallbladder with no symptoms?

Its possible: Sludge is very small stones. The majority of gallstones are symptom free. The symptoms are pain after eating, bloating, belching and progress to severe frequent pain that lasts longer and longer. Fever, vomiting and complication of pancreatitis or liver obstruction are potentially life threatening. Okay to talk to your doctor about your diagnosis and your health. Good luck. ...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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LUQ pain and pressure radiating to back 2+ months. Chronic nausea, frequent diarrhea. Ultrasound revealed gall stones w/out inflamation. 3 wks. On Protonix symptoms worsened. Blood work good, h pylori negative. IBS? Gallbladder?

LUQ pain and pressure radiating to back 2+ months. Chronic nausea, frequent diarrhea. Ultrasound revealed gall stones w/out inflamation. 3 wks. On Protonix symptoms worsened. Blood work good, h pylori negative. IBS? Gallbladder?

LUQ: It would be unusual for uncomplicated gall stones to cause luq abdominal discomfort. Pancreatic pathology could. Were your pancreatic enzymes checked? LUQ discomfort and diarrhea do occur in IBS. I recommend collaboration between a gastroenterologist and an abdominal surgeon in your case to give you the best advice about further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What happens when u have inflammation on the day for cholecystomy for gallbladder sludge?

Normal reaction: Of course, your gall bladder is going to be inflamed if it is irritated from sludge and you are scheduled to have it taken out. This is no different than draining an abscess - it is infected and inflamed, and needs to be incised and drained, followed by antibiotics. Have confidence in your surgeon, go through the chole surgery, and you should do just fine with proper followup. ...Read more

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If there's inflammation when I have cholecystomy to remove gallbladder and sludge, will I need a drainage?

If there's inflammation when I have cholecystomy to remove gallbladder and sludge, will I need a drainage?

Usually no: Routine uncomplicated cholecystectomy or removal of gallbladder do not require drainage, how ever may need depending on operative findings, presence severe infection, pus pockets etc when present needs drainage, speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Cholecthiasis and gallbladder sludge with lots of inflammation. Cholecytomy monday. Is it possibility lapro will b converted to open?

Cholecthiasis and gallbladder sludge with lots of inflammation. Cholecytomy monday. Is it possibility lapro will b converted to open?

Some times yes: Most of the time gall bladder could be removed with pin hole surgery, or laparoscopic surgery, very rarely it may not be possible due to severe adhesion, abnormal anatomy, bleeding etc then it will be removed by open incision speak to your surgeon about your concern. ...Read more

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Cholecystomy monday for diseased gallbladder&sludge. Symtoms and inflammation. Will I stay 24hrs, will lap be conv to open. Sludge is huge and gb infl?

Cholecystomy monday for diseased gallbladder&sludge. Symtoms and inflammation. Will I stay 24hrs, will lap be conv to open. Sludge is huge and gb infl?

Its possible: If you had a temporizing procedure, the cholecystomy, and now going for surgery to remove the diseased gallbladder, you are in a higher risk category. However, please understand that without the cholecystomy, your risk would be even higher. Your surgeon will give you the details, usually after the procedure. If all goes well, you will likely remain in the outpatient category. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr said I have viral syndrome I have had for 2 weeks and now I have inflammation in gallbladder what could it be?

Cannot diagnose: Without having access to the entire history, your medical records and you it would be foolish to try and second guess your doctor, who already has these things. Viral illnesses rarely affect the gallbladder, and either you have two separate conditions or the diagnosis of one of the two was incorrect (which happens often when you practice medicine). Listen to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gallbladder inflammation, or gallstones, how much is it even functioning?

How to know if I have gallbladder inflammation, or gallstones, how much is it even functioning?

See physician: Physical eamination and certain blood tests to begin with. If symptoms felt related to gall bladder, ultrasound exam is performed to see if stones or sludge is present. Then a nuclear hida scan may be perfomred to test function of gall bladder. This involves intravenous injection of isotope for visualization of gb and bile ducts. CCK is hormone given intravenously to assess contraction of gb. ...Read more

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With a large gallbladder sludge and inflammation is it a possibility doc wil have to conv from lap to open and what r sum reasons that could cause thi?

With a large gallbladder sludge and inflammation is it a possibility doc wil have to conv from lap to open and what r sum reasons that could cause thi?

Probably not: In my practice, I open fewer than 5% of the laparoscopic gallbladders I do. Make sure you have an experienced surgeon. Be aware that there is no guarantee you will have a complication-free procedure. ...Read more

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I had viral infection and now have inflammation of the gallbladder what can this be?

Coincindence: This may be a coincidence as a viral cold and gall bladder disease are usually not related. ...Read more

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Can consistantly elevated blood glucose levels cause gallbladder inflammation?

Can consistantly elevated blood glucose levels cause gallbladder inflammation?

No: How elevated is your blood glucose? If you are prediabetic of diabetic you need to discuss it with your doctor and take measures to control blood glucose as persistently elevated blood glucose can cause multiple health problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel inflammation or referred pain in right side of chest from gallbladder? Feels heavy. No stones just low function

Is it possible to feel inflammation or referred pain in right side of chest from gallbladder? Feels heavy. No stones just low function

Gallbladder symptoms: Nerves to the gallbladder can give pain in upper abdomen, lower chest, or sometimes in the right shoulder. If you have had ultrasound or other gallbladder test (often hida scan is done) and have continuing symptoms, it is reasonable to ask your doctor to refer you to a surgeon.

Gall bladder removal is commonly done, and most people do well with it. ...Read more

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What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

What could cause a person with inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) also develop inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)?

Passing a gallstone.: The same thing that causes cholecystitis can cause pancreatitis, gallstones. If the gallstone simply gets stuck at the exit site of the gallbladder, it will can get inflamed. However, if the gallstone passes out of the gallbladder and gets stuck in the connecting tube system, or ducts, then it can back up the pancreas and cause pancreatitis. The bile and pancreatic ducts join together at their end. ...Read more

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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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What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What is the question: Not sure what the question is. Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Can also cause temporary bile duct obstruction and liver inflammation. Liver usually recovers rapidly once the cause is identified and medical treatment of the problem is started. ...Read more

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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed & cholangiogram. It showed minimal mucosal irregularity of cbd due to inflammation. GB had mucosal fibrosis. Advice?

I had my gallbladder removed & cholangiogram. It showed minimal mucosal irregularity of cbd due to inflammation. GB had mucosal fibrosis. Advice?

Asked your surgeon?: Have you asked your surgeon about it? Are you having any symptoms? Usually people with those findings get better after GB removal, but if you are still having problems, you need to talk to your surgeon about it. Sometimes a surgical complication can cause continued or delayed symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound show bile duct or gallbladder inflammation...mild or severe?

Can an ultrasound show bile duct or gallbladder inflammation...mild or severe?

Gallbladder: An ultrasound can be suggestive of inflammation of the bile duct, sludge or stones in the gallbladder, or other anatomic abnormalities. All studies should be done based on symptoms and blood tests - this gives you the whole picture of what is going on. A CT scan may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the cause/treatment of inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes and gallbladder colic?

What is the cause/treatment of inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes and gallbladder colic?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: Gb colic is caused by stone while the abdominal lymphadenitis occurs in any kind of infection like strep tonsillitis or acute abdomen. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity? Is it something to be concerned about? Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

What is inflammation of the common bile duct & mucosal irregularity? Is it something to be concerned about? Can it heal itself after gallbladder removal

Yes you should: It depend on the circumstances around the inflammation and what symptoms you have. I will be concerned and I will check with my GI for proper evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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