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I have been detected with tiny gall bladder sludge. Taking 1 ursomax 300 for last 2 months. Is it sufficient. Advice required.?

I have been detected with tiny gall bladder sludge. Taking 1 ursomax 300 for last 2 months. Is it sufficient. Advice required.?

Are you symptomatic?: It depends on how you feel. If you have no gallbladder symptoms, you are likely adequately treated. Gallbladder sludge is a common finding, and its presence doesn't mean you will have gallbladder symptoms. ...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


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I am having gall bladder sludge having occasional pain , what medicine should i take during pain & also in asymptomatic stage . Thanks.

I am having gall bladder sludge having occasional pain , what medicine should i take  during pain & also in asymptomatic stage . Thanks.

Strong pain pills: Gallbladder attacks can be one of the most severe pains we can experience. If you have sludge demonstrated on your ultrasound, I strongly recommend having your gallbladder removed. Taking pain meds when you have an attack is just a "band aid." It won't cure the problem. Gallbladder attacks become more frequent, more severe, and have a higher risk of complications over time. Waiting won't help ...Read more

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What type of medication for to get rid of sludge in my gall bladder?

What type of medication for to get rid of  sludge in my gall  bladder?

Ursodiol: Sludge consists of microscopic stones. For sludge in the gallbladder associated with vague symptoms, ursodiol can help to dissolve the microscopic stones over the course of months. For more severe symptoms, surgery is more effective. For infection, surgery is required. ...Read more

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I have 38years old.by medical imaging my hysician mentioned that i have sludge or outgrowth in my gall-bladder .it is sticked and 6.5mm.

I have 38years old.by medical imaging my hysician mentioned that i have sludge or outgrowth in my gall-bladder .it is sticked  and 6.5mm.

Possible polp: You may have a gallbladder polyp or sticky round sludge in the gallbladder. A reasonable approach is a followup gallbladder ultrasound in 6 months. If this is done make sure you are fasting for at least 8 hours before the exam and ask for color doppler of the gallbladder abnormality if it is seen again. Polyps can have blood flow in them on doppler while sludge will not. ...Read more

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Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???

Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???

FAT FREE DIET/DRUGS&: you need to be on fat free diet,with small breakfast.frequent small meals and reduced calories Drugs like Actigail(Ursodiol) a gall stone solubilizing agent and another Chenodeoxycholic acid Last resort is Cholecystectomy as you have chronic pancreatitis Check your blood for triglycerides,calcium etc ...Read more

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I have just been told I have sludge in the lumen the BCD dilated to 1.5 CM after gall bladder removal will this mean more surgery please?

I have just been told I have sludge in the lumen the BCD dilated to 1.5 CM after gall bladder removal will this mean more surgery please?

Not Necessarily: Increasing size of the Common Bile Duct is normal after having your gallbladder removed. Unless you are having recurrent symptoms, I don't think you need surgery. You may need to have an upper endoscopy to open the valve so the sludge can be drained easier from the duct. That will be up to you, your symptoms and your surgeon/endoscopist. ...Read more

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I am having gall bladder stone, but I don't have any pain or any symptoms.This stone and sludge is visible in ultrasound.Local doctors have suggested to undergo laproscopic removal of bladder.But I am not cmfortable with gb removal.Also I am suffering fro

U Need2 Talk2 UR Dr.: The presence of gallstones in the absence of symptoms does not require treatment. In fact, as many as 75% of people w/stones never develop symptoms. I recommend that you clarify with your doctor why surgery is being recommended. ...Read more

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What is ur gall bladder?

Storage site of bile: Bile is made by the liver on a continuous basis. Bile is not needed in your intestine continuously, only when you eat certain foods. The gallbladder stores the bile whenever you dont eat foods needing it for digestion. When you do eat those foods, the gallbladder is stimulated to empty and push the bile into the intestine. (symptoms from the gallbladder may start when gallstones block this action). ...Read more

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What's the gall bladder for?

What's the gall bladder for?

Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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. Adam Lewis
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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