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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can gallbladder rupture killl you?

Can gallbladder rupture killl you?

Maybe but rarely: Gallbladders rarely "rupture." contrary to popular misconception, they don't pop like a balloon. They may become so inflamed that they become gangrenous and start leaking. It's not the leak per se that is the problem, but the associated extreme inflammation and damage to surrounding structures. Death is an uncommon occurrence, but may occur in older/sicker patients with other medical problems. ...Read more

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What will happen if my gallbladder ruptures?

Very sick: Leakage of bile into peritoneum is quite toxic, peritonitis, shock, sepsis, death.
Even high risk with early operation. ...Read more

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Can my gallbladder rupture during an attack since its only functioning 15%?

Can my gallbladder rupture during an attack since its only functioning 15%?

"Apples & Oranges": The cck-hida scan measures gallbladder emptying; it is used for people who do not have gallstones yet have gallbladder symptoms (biliary dykenisia). While there is a place for gallbladder surgery in this setting, this disease does not cause inflammation in the gallbladder--in fact, the gb looks normal. Therefore, you need not worry about gallbladder rupture, a rare consequence due to gb gangrene. ...Read more

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Should my gallbladder have been removed when I had appendectomy due to the appendix had ruptures?

Should my gallbladder have been removed when I had appendectomy due to the appendix had ruptures?

No, unless...: Basic rule: don't complicate anything by doing more surgery when risk for infection is increased. However if infection risk is well controlled, and gallbladder disease is well established and documented and the surgeon is made aware that you have been suffering from the disease it wouldn't be entirely prohibited.
Should not be done in a "preventative" manner, "while the docs in there anyway...". ...Read more

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Pain upper right under ribs, and a knott, fatty liver disease, can gallbladder rupture, all test clear,

Pain upper right under ribs, and a knott, fatty liver disease, can gallbladder rupture, all test clear,

YES: Untreated acute cholecystis with impacted stone at cystic duct can rupture occasionally, will have severe pain, temp, signs of peritonitis tests will not be normal, WBC liver function tests will be abnormal. Hope this what you are asking. ...Read more

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Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?

Have had open appendectomy for rupture and tubal, will I have gallbladder removed w/open surgery since I have lots of scar tissue?

Probably not: It is very common for someone to have successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder) after previous ruptured appendicitis and other surgical procedures. In fact, "cutting" scar tissue/adhesiolysis is very commonly done at hands of skilled/experienced minimally invasive surgeons. You should seek an experienced surgeon. Recommend you seek out younger generation, laparoscopic surgeon. ...Read more

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Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?

Gallbladder had gangrene and ruptured during surgery. Bile duct was cut in half and is draining bile, has to stay in for 3 months. What is the outlook?

Bile duct injury: It sounds like you had a very hostile gallbladder but to this point things have been repaired and that you have a t-tube in place. That tube help strain the bile and people helps prevent stricture. Overall the outlook is good and it is rare for people to have major complications or long-term effects after surgery in which the ball that was repaired. Routine follow-up as recommended by your surgeon will however be important to make sure that any problem that arises is attended to a timely fashion. ...Read more

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Can the gall bladder rupture during surgery?

Can the gall bladder rupture during surgery?

Yes: Sometimes the gallbladder can tear or break during surgery (not actually "explode" or "rupture"), especially if the gallbladder is badly diseased or inflamed. It is not that uncommon and not serious, as the surgeon would remove any spilled fluid or bile with no consequences to the patient. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for gall bladder rupture?

What are the treatment options for gall bladder rupture?

Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room. ...Read more

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Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?

Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?

Gall bladder pain: Gall bladder pain might be due to infection/inflammation, obstruction of the bile duct (by stone for example) or rupture. if you are having fever, severe abdominal pain and rigidity of your abdomen please head to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.

Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.

There: There is nothing in authentic medical literature that refers to a "gallbladder flush." I have had several patients mention this to me and my advice is to not do this. Causing a gallstone to pass can be more harmful and dealy than not. I agree with the other surgeons taht if he is symtomatic from this then treatment would be laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Does a low functioning gallbladder get better with diet? Hida scan showed only 17% functioning what's the chances of rupturing or gettinh gangreen?

Does a low functioning gallbladder get better with diet? Hida scan showed only 17% functioning what's the chances of rupturing or gettinh gangreen?

unlikely: The good thing with seeing the gallbladder (you can't calculate an ejection fraction unless the gallbladder filled first) is that it is very good with predicting that there is not acute cholecystitis...So gangrene and rupture very unlikely at that time. However an ejection fraction of 17%, is low. This is most commonly related to a chronic disease, and indicates poor function. ...Read more

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About a month ago started having severe upper right abdominal pain. Gallbladder gone and CT scan only shows ruptured cyst on left ovary. Any ideas?

About a month ago started having severe upper right abdominal pain. Gallbladder gone and CT scan only shows ruptured cyst on left ovary. Any ideas?

Many possibilities: Finding the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery, compiling clues from one's history, exam, & lab+/-radiology tests. The pain may be coming from the abdominal wall, the colon, the kidney, the liver+/-bile ducts. What worsens the pain? . Is it related to food...Activities? ...Is it cramping, dull, sharp? . Is there nausea...Vomiting...Wt loss? I advise you to find a thorough doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

What are the causes of your gallbladder to be inflamed?

Stasis: Problems with the gb emptying whether it is due to obstruction from stones or lack of inherent contractility, it is bile sitting in the gb and not draining properly that can set a patient up for inflammation. Stones sitting in the gb will also cause bile to build up in the gb and can contribute to stasis without causing overt obstruction. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder cause gangrene?

Well...: Gangrene simply means dead tissue. An infected gallbladder can become gangrenous and perforate if not properly cared for. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

Not sure...: ..If I understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile. ...Read more

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Can perimenopause cause gallbladder problems?

No, but: Age itself can predispose to gallbladder problems - remember the 4 f's of gallbladder disease : fat, female, fertile, and forty! ...Read more

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Explain cause and tx for hydrophic gallbladder?

Explain cause and tx for hydrophic gallbladder?

Cystic duct obstruct: Cystic duct obstruction usually due to a small stone, due to lack of out flow gall bladder starts to distend from the secreations causing hydrops of gall bladder. ...Read more

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Can Sibo be the cause of a distended gallbladder?

Can Sibo be the cause of a distended gallbladder?

No, so far as known: Good question! But it is nice to know why and how you know you have a distended gallbladder, which is usually suspected on imaging study like US, CT... Have you been bothered by gallbladder disorders? More on SIBO? Go to https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Small_intestinal_bacterial_overgrowth, in which I could not find a definite answer to your question. More? To http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html ...Read more

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If your gallbladder is not working right could it cause your bilirubin level to go up?

If your gallbladder is not working right could it cause your bilirubin level to go up?

Seldom: The stone must be in the common bile duct that leads from the liver to the gut. This will raise the conjugated bilirubin. It is a common mistake to think that a gallstone blocking the gall bladder will raise the serum bilirubin. Worth knowing is that maybe 5% of people normally run a high indirect bilirubin (gilbert's) which increased when they get hungry. Causes lots of confusion. ...Read more

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What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

Biliary dyskinesia: The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder spasms. The test is called a hida scan and if you gallbladder ef is less than 35% them most surgeons would recommend to have your gallbladder removed. This can be caused by chronic inflammation other not well understood causes. ...Read more

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Will eating alot of corn tortillas cause constapation and crackers also I had my gallbladder out and was eating bland. I am not taking any meds?

Will eating alot of corn tortillas cause constapation and crackers also I had my gallbladder out and was eating bland. I am not taking any meds?

Eat healthy foods: Eat healthy feel better, with fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, plenty of fluids and be active You will be fine and stop eating junk food ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

Usually infection: Gallstones can get left behind after surgery, that is the most common cause, they were there all along. It's easy for that to happen. If new gallstones form it is usually because of an infection in the bile ducts called cholangitis. If you are still having pain and there is a gallstone in one of the bile ducts, see a gastroenterologist, there is a procedure called ERCP to remove the stones. ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder attacks?

What causes gallbladder attacks?

Short answer: Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks. Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack. ...Read more

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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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more