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What Causes A Gallbladder To Rupture
What can cause a gallbladder to rupture? Can a GB w/ EF0% cause rupture (sm sludge)? what are the risk of living w/ nonfunctioning GB. Surgery date TBD
Gallbladder rupture: This is extremely rare but if you have a non functioning gallbladder it is much safer to get it removed as soon as possible ...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
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
"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
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
Pain upper right under ribs, and a knott, fatty liver disease, can gallbladder rupture, all test clear,
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
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
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
Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room. ...Read more
Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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?
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
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
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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