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Systems of gallblader problems?

Systems of gallblader problems?

P,N,B,F: Right upper quadrant pain radiating to the back; nausea; bloating; fever. Usually worse after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods. Can mimic cardiac pain. ...Read more

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What organs are part of the digestive system?

What organs are part of the digestive system?

An amazing question: The digestive system starts at the mouth and ends of the anus. The liver, pancreas and gallbladder are just as important as the intestine. ...Read more

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How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

How many organs are part of the respiratory system?

Interesting !?: Starting from the top: the lips, mouth, throat. trachea, larynx, right and left main stem bronchi, smaller bronchial passages and the tiny alveoli (where oxygen & carbon dioxide are exchanged) and the pulmonary vessels are all part of the respiratory system One of its most remarkable aspects is its ability to make speech and other sounds. There's no other like it in the animal kingdom. ...Read more

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What are the organs of the digestive system?

What are the organs of the digestive system?

Alimentary tract: Mouth with salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first part of small bowel), jejunum, ileum, appenix, colon & recum. Additionally liver, gall bladder and pancreas are all involved in producing or storing digestive juices. ...Read more

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Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more

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Which are signs of kidney stones?

Which are signs of kidney stones?

Renal colic.: Merely having a kidney stone in you will not give you any symptoms. But, if a stone tries to pass and gets stuck, you will get tremendous pain (one of the worst pains known to humankind, actually) and with that pain you will probably vomit and break out in sweats and could even pass out. This is called renal colic. ...Read more

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Are biliary ducts considered a part of the liver?

Are biliary ducts considered a part of the liver?

Yes: There are bile ducts both inside and outside the liver that drain the bile from the liver to the intestines. ...Read more

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Is the pancreas part of the digestive system?

Is the pancreas part of the digestive system?

Yes: Pancreas is a solid organ that sits behind the stomach. It is an endocrine organ-makes hormones such as insulin-released into the blood stream. It is an exocrine organ-making digestive enzymes released into the upper small intestine via a duct. ...Read more

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Which types of tummy aches are signs of gallstones?

Which types of tummy aches are signs of gallstones?

Severe, stabbing: Classic symptoms of gallbladder pain are sharp, intermittent pain in the right upper portion of your abdomen in the area of your liver which get worse after you eat. If you are having these types of pains for more than a half hour or so, or are having severe nausea, vomiting, chest pain or bleeding from your bowel, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

What are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

Several: -first severe sharp abdominal colicky pain radiating to right shoulder and back too. -jaundice if the stone is in the bile duct and obstructing the flow of bile. -dark urine -temperature with chills -vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

Pain, Complications: Pain is usually due to transient obstruction of the gallbladder, called biliary colic or chronic cholecystitis. If the blockage persists, acute inflammation may occur necessitating urgent surgery. Some people may pass a stone into the common bile duct; this can lead to serious bile duct infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. In general, the benefits of elective surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

What are the main parts of the respiratory and digestive systems?

Anatomy questions: Great wikipedia question. Please go there and if no good answer lets do 2nd opinion and I can help. ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are there foods that naturally concentrate the bile produced by the liver in the absence of gallbladder?

Are there foods that naturally concentrate the bile produced by the liver in the absence of gallbladder?

Not needed: Concentrated bile is not important for digestion , from all secretions 7 liters of fluid goes through gut, even concentrated gb bile gets diluted , most of the entire fluid get absorbed when reaches end of small bowel. ...Read more

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What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

See below: Mainly two conditions can cause gallbladder problems. First and most common is gallstones causing upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Second can be a poorly functioning gallbladder called biliary dyskinesia. Gallstones are diagnosed with ultrasound. Dyskinesia diagnosed with a nuclear scan. Gallbladder cancer is another rare condition. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of bile duct diseases?

Are there long-term effects of bile duct diseases?

Yes: And they can range from the simple (stones, changes in bowel habits) to the serious (cancer of bile ducts or liver). Luckily most are self limited and don't have long term influence in survival. ...Read more

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Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?

Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?

No: The gallbladder stores bile, which is made in the lover. The pancreas makes a variety of other enzymes to help digest protein and fat. These are not stored in the gallbladder. Hoep this helps! ...Read more

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What are some of the symtoms of gall stones?

What are some of the symtoms of gall stones?

Pain, nausea, vomit: The classic symptoms of gallbladder pain are right upper abdominal pain which radiates to the upper back or shoulder. May occur after meals or awake you from sleep. May be associated with nausea and/or vomiting. Usually crampy type pain. May be in mid upper stomach as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder disease like stones?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

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Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Yes: Gallstones can cause digestive symptoms, mimic heart attacks and if the gallbladder becomes infected, can cause serious sepsis and jaundice. This would certainly cause muscle weakness. ...Read more

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33wks pregnant have gallstones and was smoking weed to help with symptoms how long till it is out of my system. Do OBs test with out telling you?

33wks pregnant have gallstones and was smoking weed to help with symptoms how long till it is out of my system. Do OBs test with out telling you?

Not always done inOB: I don't think it is a good idea to smoke weed when you are 33 weeks pregnant.It stays in your system for 3to4 days for 50ng/ml cutoff and 7days for more sensitive 20ng/ml if it is only one time smoking.But if chronic smoking it may be positive for longer period like weeks.It is not always tested but if tested you are informed ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

Pain: Often intermittent pain in the right upper abdomen especially after a fatty meal. There may be waves of crescendo type pain and nausea/ vomiting. If things get really ugly you may develop systemic signs of infection with fever. ...Read more

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Pain of gallstones?

Pain of gallstones?

Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are gallstones?

What are gallstones?

Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...Read more

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Ginger and gallstone?

Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read more

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How do gallstones form?

How do gallstones form?

Supersaturation!: Bile consists of a mixture of cholesterol, bile pigments, and phospholipids. If any of these increase, they can precipitate out and become solidified, forming stones. This is present in 10-20% of people in the US, although usually "silent". Heredity, diet, and age can all play a role. ...Read more

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Stopping gallstone pain?

Surgery: Have your gallbladder removed. In the meantime, avoid fatty and very rich foods and see your doctor soon for treatment. ...Read more

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Can i die from gallstones?

Can i die from gallstones?

Highly Unlikely: Most people with gallbladder disease are troubled by transient episodes of pain, often after eating (biliary colic). If the gb is obstructed by a stone, inflammation can develop, but it rarely leads to an infection. If a stone exits the gb, it can block the: liver, potentially leading to serious liver infections (cholangitis), or the pancreas, leading to pancreatitis; very rarely, this is fatal. ...Read more

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Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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When is a gallstone removed?

When symptoms: Point toward gallbladder disease. If gallstones are found but you have no symptoms then surgery may never be required. ...Read more

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How can you flush gallstones?

How can you flush gallstones?

Not possible.: This is not a possibility, and , if it were possible, it would be a terrible idea. Gallstones which leave the gallbladder enter the bile ducts, and would cause jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. Do not believe said holistic or naturopathic treatments such as olive oil and lemon juice. If your gallstones are causing symptoms, see a surgeon. If not, nothing to worry about. Good luck ...Read more

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How are gallstones diagnosed?

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How are gallstones diagnosed?

Usually ultrasound: Given the right medical history, gallstones are usually diagnosed by an ultrasound. On occasion, gallstones can be picked up by other means, such as ct scan or by plain x-rays of the abdomen. Usually asymptomatic gallstones are left undisturbed. ...Read more

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Can gallstones be hereditary?

Technically no: Gallstones are precipitated material- usually cholesterol, less commonly bilirubinate(black stones). But certain inherited conditions (eg sickle cell anemia) may oversaturate the bile to form stones. Some families have high rates- probable combination of inherited metabolic traits and dietary habits. ...Read more

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How can acid form gallstones?

Gallstone formation: Stone formation is a complex process that depends on the contents of the bile fluid, which includes the balance of acidity. Hormones, gallbladder contraction strength, and bile fluid containing the balances of salt, cholesterol, bile acids, & inflammation (bacteria) likely play a larger role. Most people are referring to reflux disease when they talk about acid; gerd doesn't cause gallstones. ...Read more

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How should I treat gallstones?

How should I treat gallstones?

Possibly surgery: If the gallstones are consistently causing problems (pain with eating, jaundice, pancreatitis), the gallbladder should be surgically removed. Avoiding fatty foods and losing weight can help lessen these symptoms and may make surgery unnecessary. ...Read more

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Does gallstones lead to death?

Does gallstones lead to death?

Generally not: Gallstones can block the gallbladder, cause an infection which could theoretically lead to death but it would be very rare. ...Read more

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When would gallstones develop?

More in women: The fs of gallbladder disease: 1. Female 2. 40 ; above 3. Fertile 4. Fat (sorry) 5. Flatulent (gassy) after meals. ...Read more

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Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Surgery if symptoms: Gb surgery would be appropriate if you have symptoms. Just having gallstones does not require any therapy. Once symptoms start, however, they continue and slowly worsen over time. In the worst case, the gallbladder can become gangrenous and rupture causeing the need for an emergency procedure. If symptoms start, therefore, you should have the surgery early, electively before a disaster happens. ...Read more

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