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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Gall Bladder Lipoma Lymph Nodes Liver

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Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Sometimes: This can sometimes occur, but it is not clinically significant unless there is gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase). Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?

MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase).  Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?

Should repeat exam: There can be lymph nodes near gall bladder. Lymph nodes can be reactive to infection, inflammation, trauma, neoplasm etc. Observation for short interval will determine whether grows, is stable, or regresses. it sounds like the radiologist was not very concerned. If worrIed I might repeat examination in 6 weeks rather than 3 months. ...Read more

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What fruits shld i avoid if liver corohsis, hepc n gall bladder stones?

What fruits shld i avoid if liver corohsis, hepc n gall bladder stones?

No particular fruit: There is no particular fruit that you should avoid, but depends on your specific condition. If you are diabetic, avoid high sugar fruits; if you are on a water restriction, count the water in fruits like watermelon; if you are on a water pill, take into account the potassium in citrus or bananas. ...Read more

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What are things I can do for chronic pain after gall bladder/liver resection surgery?

What are things I can do for chronic pain after gall bladder/liver resection surgery?

Tough one: Chronic visceral pain is difficult. The 2 most likely sources of pain are scar tissue and nerves. There are some medications that are worth trying for the nerve pain such as amitryptilline. No medication that I'm aware of is helpful for scar tissue. It's probably best to focus on relaxation techniques, alternative therapies (accupuncture), gentle massage or stretching, meditation/prayer. ...Read more

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Second bout of cancer. Several years ago in gall bladder and now thyroid. It was removed and he's (58 years old) is now radiation pill. Survival rate?

Second bout of cancer. Several years ago in gall bladder and now thyroid. It was removed and he's (58 years old) is now radiation pill. Survival rate?

D/w your oncologist: Survival for cancer will depend on diffferent things like the stage, type of cancer ( biology of cancer), your overall health condition, treatment received, response of treatment etc.Now, i doubt that the cancer in the gallbladder is directly connected to the thyroid- thus these are two separate occurences. Prognosis of follicular/papillary is good if surgically resected w/negative margin.D/w md. ...Read more

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Gall bladder surgery first but large thyroid blocks airway some.... Any thoughts?

Gall bladder surgery first but large thyroid blocks airway some.... Any thoughts?

Need more info..: Would need to know more information. Is the gallbladder surgery very necessary or urgent? What thyroid condition & treatment have you had? How do you know there is airway compromise from the thyroid? All this needs to be thourougjly addressed by your surgeon to determine best & most safe options and to properly review your surgical risks & benefits. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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