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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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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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

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I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

It is normal: to be concerned. There is not enough information for me to speculate about the 'shadows' on the liver, if you have a fatty liver it is not unusual for small areas of non-fatty liver to look abnormal on ultrasound, so hopefully that is all it is. ...Read more

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Can the liver repairs itself after a gall bladder removal?

Liver repair: Liver should not be affected after gallbladder surgery at all. During gallbladder removal from the live they'll have been some bleeding but no permanent damage occurs ...Read more

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I have just had my gall bladder removed liver was nicked during the op... What can I expect in terms of healing?

I have just had my gall bladder removed liver was nicked during the op... What can I expect in terms of healing?

You will be fine: You will be fine don't worry nick will not do any damage even if big chunk is taken liver will regenerate, ancient greeks knows this , remember the story of prometheus who stole the fire from gods. ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead.eg the liver?

After gall bladder removal can gall stones develop elsewhere in the body instead.eg the liver?

Yes, in a small: minority of cases, stones can form in the common duct, which connects the liver to duodenum. If you are having symptoms, you should see a doctor for full exam and tests. It could still be some other problem too. ...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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My son had a lap cholera and they found the major artery to the liver on top of the gall bladder. How common is this?

My son had a lap cholera and they found the major artery to the liver on top of the gall bladder. How common is this?

About 20%: It is estimated that about 20% of patient have some sort of blood vessel anomaly. In most situations, as long as the surgeon identifies the unusual layout of the arteries, the operation can be completed without additional complications. Ct scans can also give the surgeon additional information about the configuration of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Ultrasound said gall bladder,liver,spleen normal. Few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. Should I be concerned about cholestasis? Will stones get bigger?

Ultrasound said gall bladder,liver,spleen normal. Few tiny foci 6mm in gall bladder. Should I be concerned about cholestasis? Will stones get bigger?

Cholestasis: is the slowing down or blockage of bile flow from the liver to the small intestine via the bile ducts, and can have various etiologies. A gallstone can result in obstructive cholestasis by exiting the gallbladder and getting stuck in the common bile duct, thereby causing an obstruction . Gallstones can get bigger with time. ...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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Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?

YES: However, greenish colored stool may be due to bile, or infection in the digestive tract and may be related to diet and digested foods. I suggest an examination. ...Read more

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Right arm is hurting i got liver an gall bladder checked I have gastritis can that affect my arm. Also heart was good?

Check cervical spine: Although you seem quite young for spine disease, pain in ones arm can arise from the cervical spine or anywhere along the course of the nerves serving the arm. A neurologist might be able to help with the evaluation. ...Read more

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Caffeinated hot or cold tea / coffee causes right upper quadrant pain (near gall bladder/liver); very light throbbing pain.. 2 out of 10. Why?!

Abdominal pain: Most likely you irritation of inner layer of your stomach, i don't believe you have gallstone or gallbladder pathology rather you might have gastritis. try to avoid coffee, spicy food, fatty food, alcohol and medications called NSAID (motrin, ibuprofen,...), if no better in 1-2 wk see your provider to check you for hpylori infection. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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