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Thickening Of Gallbladder Wall
Does thickening of gallbladder wall always need to be treated? No stones were visible on MRI. Only symptom is back pain that seems mechanical.
Acalculous cholecyst: Sound like time for a cholecystectomyGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can thickened gallbladder wall cause nausea and fullness after eating and pain directly under breastbone in center of abdomen?
Maybe: If your gallbladder has stones or sludge (which can lead to obstruction of bile flow out of the gallbladder, and cause thickened gallbladder wall), then you can have pain in that area, though it is generally in the right upper abdomen. Has the cause for your thickened gallbladder been determined? If not, I think you need to see your doctor or a GI specialist to figure that out. ...Read more
I had upper central abdomen pain for 5 days, but now that is gone. I had an ultrasound that showed thickening of my gallbladder wall. Any ideas?
Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?
Possibly: If there are no stones and the symptoms are manageable then surgery is not required. ...Read more
What to do if i had a ultrasound of my gallbladder i don't have stones or wall thickening but I have stabbing pain?
Does gallbladder cancer appear as acalculous gallbladder wall thickening?Or as a specific area with scar like appearance?
Porcelain: The finding of a "porcelain gallbladder" on x-ray raises the suspicion for cancer; however, not diagnostic for cancer. Gallbladder cancer can present with symptoms and findings similar to patients with routine gallstones: right upper quad. Pain after eating with an ultrasound showing a thickened wall and stones. Most patients with acalculous cholecystitis, do not have cancer but still need surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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