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What are systems that your gallbladder is not working right?

What are systems that your gallbladder is not working right?

Gallbladder attacks: The gallbladder concentrates bile from the liver and mixes it with food to digest fats in your diet. When the gallbladder is sick, you may feel right sided abdominal and/or back pain with meals, and have tenderness in the right upper abdomen. Worst case is obstruction of the bile ducts when you may become jaundiced (yellow color), have dark urine, tan stools and/or the pancreas may inflame. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 are some signs that your liver is not functioning right?

What are some signs that your liver is not functioning  right?

Labs etc.: Especially now that many people are obese, liver problems are very common. They are most easily identified on biochemical tests; the jaundice, wooziness, right upper quadrant ache, and spatial misperceptions are all late. If an non-evidence-based practitioner has diagnosed a liver problem and you think you're getting suckered, get with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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If the adrenal cortex is not working properly does that means all of its hormones are affected?

If the adrenal cortex is not working properly does that means all of its hormones are affected?

Adrenal cortex: If you have addison's disease, you will lose production of cortisol, and often aldosterone (na/k balance) too. Epinephrine is not usually affected. Beware of the diagnosis of "adrenal fatigue". Adrenals respond to the situation at hand. They can fail (i.e. Addison's), but don't usually fatigue. If you are being told this, see an endocrinologist to make sure about the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does it make you feel when your large intestines is not working right? What are the symptoms of your large intestines messing up on you?

How does it make you feel when your large intestines is not working right? What are the symptoms of your large intestines messing up on you?

Symptoms: Bowel issues/symptoms can range from bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gassiness, generalized aches and pains to severe irritability, fever, and intense pain. Any of the latter, you need to see a dr. If the former sound more like it, you may have "irritable bowel syndrome." if concerned, see a GI dr. For an evaluation and the proper diagnosis so you can get well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Radiologist says my 22w6d feutus'kidneys are not functioning well causing liquid to form in the baby's abdomen is this problem correctable.

Radiologist says my 22w6d feutus'kidneys are not functioning well causing liquid to form in the baby's abdomen is this problem correctable.

RENAL PROBLEM: 5 1/2 mo. Old baby with non- functioning kidney ? Consult a peds nephrologist for more advice. We can live with one kidney if the other one is not working. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the causes of the liver not working properly - is it serious?

Many: There are many causes of liver injury, including alcohol, fatty liver disease, hepatitis viruses b and c, autoimmune liver disease (pbc, psc, autoimmune hepatitis), genetic liver disease (hemochromatosis, wilson), and other less common causes. You should dsicuss this with your doctor. Elevated liver enzymes are a sign of liver injury, not dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are the things symptoms that your liver is shutting down?

What are the things symptoms that your liver is shutting down?

Serious symptoms: Worsening mental status, swelling of the entire body, intestinal bleeding w/ easy bruising. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the adhd meds aren't working because of the depression? Usually it would help me function and get things done.

Is it possible that the adhd meds aren't working because of the depression? Usually it would help me function and get things done.

Depression + ADHD: ADHD meds, particularly stimulants, can worsen depression. Therefore, yes you may may not be responding to ADHD meds because of depression that's not been treated or even exacerbated by your meds. Discuss with prescribing doctor. Treatment options may be to add antidepressant, temporarily lower dose of ADD med and see a mental health therapist for coping skills. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cleanse your liver? Not sure if that is the right terminology, but similar to how you would do a colon cleanser.

Is there any way to cleanse your liver?  Not sure if that is the right terminology, but similar to how you would do a colon cleanser.

Both wrong: Liver metabolizes, detoxifies chemicals (good,bad,natural, synthetic, whatever) generally into nontoxic substances. Large capacity. Common toxins:excess alcohol, excess sugars, fats, etc. Caffeine seems minerals,helpful in chr. liver disease. Silymarin, in milk thistle, not well absorbed by mouth, might work IV (not available). Colon cleanses don't detox-you poop,lose fluid, minerals, bacteria ...Read more

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What is the mental disorder that makes you want to be right all the time?

What is the mental disorder that makes you want to be right all the time?

Personality disorder: There is no specific mental health diagnosis (like depression, schizophrenia, or obsessive-compulsive disorder) that makes you want to be right all the time. This kind of habit more reflects what are called personality disorders--which can include conditions like narcissism, sociopathy, etc. There are also negative personality traits like arrogance, aggressiveness, overconfidence, etc. That does. ...Read more

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What are the sign to look for when taking warfin that things are not going right?

Bleeding: Easy bruising, swollen joints, dark bms, bloody urine, spontaneous bruising... Avoid excess etoh and green vegetables while on warfarin. ...Read more

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Do not understand why my teeth are hurting. Not always the same one.even taken sinus medicine in case that might be it.

Do not understand why my teeth are hurting. Not always the same one.even taken sinus medicine in case that might be it.

See a dentist: Of course you can take OTC painkillers. However, if the toothache is caused by an infection or tooth decay, it won't go away on its own. The best way to prevent a toothache is to handle dental problems early on when they are treatable. It helps you to stay pain free, maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and improve your general health. Take care. ...Read more

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If your number 2 is not the color it suppose to be what does that mean pleaz help and u are not on any medicine?

If your number 2 is not the color it suppose to be what does that mean pleaz help and u are not on any medicine?

Stool color may: Change in response to different health issues. Black, tarry & malodorous stools may be seen with GI bleeding. White stool may be seen w hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct . Green stool can be due to rapid transit time in the GI track. Orange stool may be seen w iinadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially w sxs. ...Read more

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When the gall bladder contains stones , does that mean the gall bladder is not doing its work at all ? What if we remove the stones , will it be fine?

When the gall bladder contains stones , does that mean the gall bladder is not doing its work at all ? What if we remove the stones , will it be fine?

Not really: Gallstones can cause gallbladder pain or gallbladder attack. That doesn't mean gallbladder not working. Nowaday, gallbladder surgery mean taking gallbladder and stone out at the same time. The risk of taking stones out of it possible its that you can get more stone develop in there and had to go back and doing the same stuff again. Not worth it. ...Read more

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If your liver numbers are in the normal range, does it matter what they are?

If your liver numbers are in the normal range, does it matter  what they are?

Not to worry: If they are in the normal range i would not worry if they were high normal or low normal. Liver enzymes can bounce around a lot for a lot of reasons but dont worry if they change in the normal range. ...Read more

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Why do doctors say that the gallbladder is an useless organ and wont have any effect if removed, but people are experiencing lots of problems after?

Why do doctors say that the gallbladder is an useless organ and wont have any effect if removed, but people are experiencing lots of problems after?

Not true: Most people never have problems after gallbladder removal. Any post laparoscopic surgery pain resolves after a few days. A minority of patients have colicky pain for a few weeks after gallbladder removal, but even this pain also resolves after a few weeks when the body adjusts. Gallbladder is not really a useless organ, but it is a vestigial organ, much like the appendix. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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