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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?

Pancreatitis may be: Pancreatitis may be secondary to gallbladder sludge. Consider cholecystectomy to prevent future pancreatitis which can be very serious. The liver cyst is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

How contagious is a baby with stomach virus and diarrhea symptoms?

Quite: Acute viral gastroenteritis generally is highly communicable through bodily secretions. In day care centers this will spread as rapidly as water through a sieve. ...Read more

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Cholecthiasis and gallbladder sludge with lots of inflammation. Cholecytomy monday. Is it possibility lapro will b converted to open?

Cholecthiasis and gallbladder sludge with lots of inflammation. Cholecytomy monday. Is it possibility lapro will b converted to open?

Some times yes: Most of the time gall bladder could be removed with pin hole surgery, or laparoscopic surgery, very rarely it may not be possible due to severe adhesion, abnormal anatomy, bleeding etc then it will be removed by open incision speak to your surgeon about your concern. ...Read more

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Gallbladder US normal-no stones, sludge, ducts clear. Tested + for h pylori though-can that cause upper R quad pain under ribs? Gastritis??

Gallbladder US normal-no stones, sludge, ducts clear.  Tested + for h pylori though-can that cause upper R quad pain under ribs?  Gastritis??

Treat the H.pylori: If Helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with ulcer pain, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

Gastroenteritis: There are numerous causes, but most are viral and can be spread by a variety of mechanisms depending upon the particular agent. Many are spread via the fecal/oral route or by contaminated food. If you are more specific could provide more info. ...Read more

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How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

Stomach virus is one: Form of food poisoning. There are many causes of food poisoning and each has different symptoms. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green. These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously. Worry?

Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green.  These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously.  Worry?

With ur hx, be safe: With your history as described, and the same symptoms previously ending in toxic hepatitis, than i would get an exam with labs to be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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Cold sores followed by an attack that can only be described as gallbladder attack with no gallbladder and liver enzymes 600+ my drs have no answers?

Cold sores followed by an attack that can only be described as gallbladder attack with no gallbladder and liver enzymes 600+ my drs have no answers?

See hepatologist: I doubt that the cold sore is related to the elevated liver function tests. However, given you history, the elevation in liver tests is significant and will require additional testing. Causes could be autoimmune, retained stone or blockage of the bile duct, hepatitis or other infection. See a hepatologist, who is a medical specialist for the liver. ...Read more

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Cholecystomy monday for diseased gallbladder&sludge. Symtoms and inflammation. Will i stay 24hrs, will lap be conv to open. Sludge is huge and gb infl?

Cholecystomy monday for diseased gallbladder&sludge. Symtoms and inflammation. Will i stay 24hrs, will lap be conv to open. Sludge is huge and gb infl?

Its possible: If you had a temporizing procedure, the cholecystomy, and now going for surgery to remove the diseased gallbladder, you are in a higher risk category. However, please understand that without the cholecystomy, your risk would be even higher. Your surgeon will give you the details, usually after the procedure. If all goes well, you will likely remain in the outpatient category. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a HIDA scan study the liver and the gallbladder, or just gallbladder and bile ducts?

Does a HIDA scan study the liver and the gallbladder, or just gallbladder and bile ducts?

Liver GB and ducts: A hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan is an imaging procedure used to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. In the HIDA scan, a radioactive chemical or tracer is injected into a vein in your arm. The tracer is like bile and works same as bile secrete from liver and go to gall bladder and then to bile ducts and to intestine. a gama camera takes the picture and functions are assessed ...Read more

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Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one  could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Not sure?: Divericulosis can sometimes cause diarrhea/constipation if they become infected(diverticulitis), but it is unlikely to cause headaches. Likewise with gallbladder dysfunction(your hida ef was 33% which is a little low and may indicate that your function is abnormal) as it can sometimes result in diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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How are an ulcer and stomach flu different?

How are an ulcer and stomach flu different?

Quite different: Peptic ulcer disease refers to painful ulcers in the lining of the stomach or duodenum( prox. Small bowel)..Infection with bacteria called h. Pylori causes ulcers. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids) can also cause ulceration as well as excess acid production. Gastroenteritis is caused by virus and usually produces combination of vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Gallbladder function is low by hida scan.no gallstones but have frequent heartburn and chest discomfort pale stool and bad gas is surgery needed?

Dr. Carson Liu Dr. Liu
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GERD vs GB: Your slow gallbladder (GB) might cause heartburn or GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, but an endoscopy and 24 he pH study will help evaluate for GERD/heartburn diagnosis. ...Read more

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If the flu virus gets in the stomach, can it cause gastroenteritis instead of a respiratory illness?

If the flu virus gets in the stomach, can it cause gastroenteritis instead of a respiratory illness?

No: Gastroenteritis is caused by various viruses including rotaviruses, noroviruses ; adenoviruses but is not caused by influenza virus. The term "stomach flu" is a misnomer as it had nothing to do with true influenza. Influenza can cause some GI symptoms, but, unlike gastroenteritis, influenza virus always causes respiratory symptoms like sore throat and cough. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more