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Well Distended Gallbladder
As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal, physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity, ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct (hydrops) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more
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
Latest abdominal ultrasound reveals well distended gallbladder, fatty liver, mild gallbladder wall thickening. But lft normal. No pain. What can this mean?
Why did you get US?:
If lfts are normal, and no pain, why get us?
Fatty liver means more fat stored in liver than normal, usually due to metabolic reasons - overweight, diabetes, alcohol overuse/abuse.
Gallbladder wall thickening is a weak sign of gallbladder disease in people with pain or tenderness - in this case it probably means the gallbladder could distend even more than it was. ...Read more
My friend had an ultrasound the other day and on the notes they have put that his gallbladder was not well distended, what does this mean?
Had he eaten.: For an ultrasound of the gallbladder to be diagnostically useful one has to fast for at least six hours before the test. If he had eaten within that time frame, the gallbladder may have not been well distended. ...Read more
Refer to ultra sound report. Gallbladder is well distended, walls appear normal, multiple samall calculi seen lumen pls advice?
Depends....: These are gallstones. About 20% of people have gallstones, but only 20% of people have problems (pain) with gallstones. If you have been having right upper abdominal pain and you have gallstones on the ultrasound it may be an indication to remove the gallbladder. You should see a General Surgeon to confirm. ...Read more
I was told that I have diverticulitis and want to know if this can cause pain in your side as well when pressed on. I also have upper right pain and have had my gallbladder checked and have nothing wrong with that?
Which side?: Which side of the body are you talking about and what other symptoms do you have? Typically, pain is on the left side of the abdomen. YES, it is possible to have pain in the side but mostly on the left side. If you'd like a private consult to ask more questions then, write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use the Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up an appointment. ...Read more
I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!
No restrictions: After the gallbladder is removed there is no need to avoid fatty foods. Prior to surgery, a patient with gallbladder problems should avoid fatty foods to avoid symptoms. A small percentage of patients will get post op urgency, which is an urgent need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after meals. This will be self limited, or easily quelled with Imodium (loperamide) ad. Good luck. ...Read more
Can low gallbladder function (19% ejf) cause tiredness? I'm nauseated and have a little pain, no calcifications or sludge. Just don't feel well.
Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery 4 days ago doing well eating fine moving around good only issue is my temp has been 98.9-100.00 off and on?????
I had my gallbladder removed like 7 years ago niw I have constant diareah everytime I eat well most of the time and also cobstant acid refkux why?
My gallbladder doesn't contract well & I get attacks. To avoid attacks, I take ox bile and Lypo gold supplements. Do they work for sluggish gallbladder?
I have no Data suppr: I have no data supporting that use. ...Read more
I have a slightly painful lump in my armpit happened 10 mo. Ago as well I may be having gallbladder probs. Could the two be related?
No, not related.: Sounds like you may be developing Hydradinitis suppurativa. See your PCP or Dermatologist to learn how to manage this often chronic or recurring condition. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed 6 days ago, as well as some scarred adhesions. Why do I have random shoots of pain on my left side inside my rib cage?
Morning drs. Hope everyone is doing well after sandy. Wold like to no what kind of dr. U see for bile not leaving your stomach. Gallbladder was removed?
Can GERD/acid reflux cause pain in upper right quadrant as well? Diagnosed with Gerd. Had gallbladder removed last year.
Not typically: GERD typically does not cause right upper quadrant pain. Depending on the nature of your systems, bile duct problems (such as a retained stone or bile duct stricture) could explain your systems. See your gastroenterologist as additional blood work and imaging tests may be necessary. ...Read more
Is Hyperkinetic gallbladder real? I've had random right UQ/back pain and nausea for months now, as well as a slight ALT elevation. HIDA scan was 88%
Can Diazepam cause smelly goose like stool sometimes or am I possibly just becoming lactose intolerant? I have no gallbladder as well
Those symptoms: Are not related to the diazepam you're taking. Loose, foul smelling stools sound more like steatorrhea from your gall bladder surgery. Lactose intolerance should be reliable every time you take in lactose with diarrhea, bloating, and gas from 30-90 minutes following lactose intake. ...Read more
Severe pain in right abdomen 7 months after full vaginal hysterctomy. Gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago as well. Feeling of constipation also?
Get checked: Pain in the right side could be your colon, especially since you say you are experiencing constipation. If you still have your ovaries and tubes it could also be a cyst on the ovary or tube, or a twisted ovary or tube. Also possible is a muscle spasming in your abdominal wall. See your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, I just surgery as I had a spot on my liver and doctor had to take gallbladder as well, how long til swollen go's away and best thing to do to help?
4-6wks: 4-6wks will give you good healing. Upto 12wks you have to be cautious. But your doctor knows the best ...Read more
My doctor had me on omeprazole everyday for acid reflux. Well we just found out my gallbladder is only functioning 15%! should I continue omeorazole or ask him to get off of it since its my gallbladder?
Do you have 2 probs?: Don't know you. Call your doc. You may have one, the other, or 2 separate issues. (your symptoms arguably could be due to something entirely unrelated as well). Your doc can fill you in. ...Read more
I have been prescribed an anti-inflammatory. I have a history of gallbladder problems. As well as gallstones. I do not want the medication to stir my problems up again. I have heard the side effects can be brutal on the stomache and digestive system. A
It: It should effect your stomach lining if you are going to have a problem. Would discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Had a superficial hysterectomy a yr ago and still having pain during intercourse as well as very painful cramping. Gallbladder appendix gone.
Superficial: I do not know what procedure is that. You have to investigate the name of the operation you had. ...Read more
I've been suffering from a lot of stres latley & my stomach has been hurting as well for 5days now. Went to the er & doc did a lot of blood stomach test to check me n a us gallbladder test n all came back very good nothing serious is what the doc said sho
Nonspecific: Stress can certainly be a cause for ulcers, which can cause stomach pains, typically in the upper abdomen. Try some acid reducing medication and see if that helps. If not, you may need an upper endoscopy and consultation with a gastroenterologist. Best to try methods to reduces and cope with stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hi doctor had an ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas there was echogenicity of the liver and the pancreas was not well seen?
I have right side pain mostly in the upper area I take pains round my back and chest. I throw up in my mouth quiet a lot as well. Is it my gallbladder?
It could: You should see a physician and be evaluated. May need an ultrasound of abdomen. ...Read more
Upper right side abdominal tenderness everyday as well as gastro issues. Could pain still be from gallbladder surgery I had on 6/9/13?
Anything: Is possible but pain nearly 4 months after gallbladder surgery is not likely from the surgery. Would need to have an evaluation with your surgeon. Rare condition is pain from retained stone in the bile duct. May need blood tests & new ultrasound. Other possibilities are gastritis, pancreatitis, very rarely infection this late after surgery, etc. See your surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
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