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Doctor insights on: What Causes Gallbladder Polyps And Kidney Stones

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Had urq ultrasound today. Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm. A liver hemangioma and kidney stone. Drs not worried. Should I be?

Had urq ultrasound today. Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm. A liver hemangioma and kidney stone. Drs not worried. Should I be?

Shouldn't worry: If you are asymptomatic, there's no need for concern. Polyps can be followed, hemangiomas are benign. Unless the kidney stone becomes symptomatic, that too can befollowed. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have chronic cholecystits according to a recent hida scan. Will soon have my gallbladder removed. Can my gbd be the cause of my kidney stones?

I have chronic cholecystits according to a recent hida scan. Will soon have my gallbladder removed. Can my gbd be the cause of my kidney stones?

No relation: Gallstones and kidney stones are formed from different type of materials. You may have an underlying metabolic cause for your kidney stones like hyperparathyroidism increasing calcium levels in your body, but even then that does not cause gallstones. Gallstones are pretty common. See a urologist in consultation for appropriate management of kidney stones. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

I was wondering what are the causes of gall bladder stones and kidney stones?

Not related: They are not really related metabolically or anatomically. Gall bladder stones occur in part of the gastrointestinal tract and often contain high concentrations of bile and cholesterol. Kidney stones occur in the urinary tract and often contain calcium and minerals excreted by the kidney. ...Read more

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Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones if your gallbladder is removed?

Can you get kidney stones if your gallbladder is removed?

Not usually: The formation of stones in these two organs are not usually related. ...Read more

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Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.

Hard to say: Kidney stone are usually very painful. Stones, gallstones and kidneys infections can all cause this kind of pain. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Having upper back pain it comes and goes not constant could this be kidney stone or gallbladder?

Having upper back pain it comes and goes not constant could this be kidney stone or gallbladder?

Pain: Flank pain one either side is the typical pain seen with a kidney stones. Gallbladder pain tends to be under the rib cage on the right upper abdomen ...Read more

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My dr said he thinks I have kidney stones. Did just urine/blood test. I had pain lower right and back area. Any odds its gallbladder or something else?

Sonogram or CT scan: Will confirm presence of kidney or gallstones. Sonography is probably better for identifying gall stones, is free of radiation ; is quite good at idtifying kidneys and presence or absence of urinary obstruction. Ct best for kidney stones. Blood cells in urine strongly suggest kidney stone, but imaging is required for diagnosis. Symptoms could also suggest kidney infection.? Urine culture performed. ...Read more

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Can kidney stone kill a person? And can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones?

Can kidney stone kill a person? And can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones?

Yes to all: This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with kidney stone and gallbladder stone, now have left leg pain from groin to above knee achy and dull constant is it related?

Diagnosed with kidney stone and gallbladder stone, now have left leg pain from groin to above knee achy and dull constant is it related?

No: Generally, pain from gallstones or kidney stones is very severe and episodic and would likely require a visit to an er; the pain you are describing may be due to some nerve pressure; do you have a hernia in your groin? ...Read more

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4 weeks post laproscopic gallbladder removal and having moderate pain in my abdomen. Left side upper deeper pain... Pancreatitis? Kidney stones?

Post operative pain: Any persistent post operative pain should be brought to your surgeon's attention. They should consider additional imaging to determine if there is any additional problem. ...Read more

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Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.

Having pain in my RUQ front and back for 3 days. Been seen by PCP and ER. I don't have my gallbladder, no signs of UTI or kidney stones. Blood normal.

It could be: Any number of 100's of things, from shingles, liver problems, basal pneumonia, intra abdominal adhesions, appendicitis, etc. Consult with a gi specialist or surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My husband has history of kidney stones his whole life and he went for a CT scan the other day and they said he had a calicum thing by his gallbladder?

My husband has history of kidney stones his whole life and he went for a CT scan the other day and they said he had a calicum thing by his gallbladder?

Unrelated: To kidney stones. Calcified gall bladder, sometimes called porcelain gall bladder. First find out exact problem, if it is porcelain gall bladder, will need removal as there is a higher incidence of malignancy. ...Read more

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I have right side pain very tired feels like kidney stone CT scan none gallbladder taken out also. But really does sometimes feel like it blood urine?

I have right side pain very tired feels like kidney stone CT scan none gallbladder taken out also. But really does sometimes feel like it blood urine?

Can't feel blood. ..: In urine, but can see it (grossly), or get tested for it (dipstick test), or seen under the microscope. Can't tell here what you have, might not be urinary, could be GI or gyn. Ct for kidney stone is often without contrast, so other details may not show up. Follow up with md. ...Read more

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Tenderness adjacent to belly button on right side, ultrascan not, gallbladder, kidney stones, liver or pancress, but it has been there for weeks any idea?

Tenderness adjacent to belly button on right side, ultrascan not, gallbladder, kidney stones, liver or pancress, but it has been there for weeks any idea?

Hernia?: You may have a small hernia, strained rectus muscle, or other condition. See your physician for complete history of the pain, physical exam, and further work up. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder stones be mistaken for kidney stones? Ct scan shows stones er doc wasn’t to worried now I’m home cryin in pain and gassy

Can gallbladder stones be mistaken for kidney stones? Ct scan shows stones er doc wasn’t to worried now I’m home cryin in pain and gassy

No: Stones can be visualized with an ultrasound or CT scan, sometimes even a plain Xray. The stones would be in one organ or the other and cannot be confused with each other. ...Read more

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I recently had my gall bladder removed. One week later a kidney stone was detected. Could this develope from surgery or was the stone there for a long time? Pain is same before gall bladder was removed.

I recently had my gall bladder removed. One week later a kidney stone was detected. Could this develope from surgery or was the stone there for a long time? Pain is same before gall bladder was removed.

Unrelated: Kidney stone and gallstones would entirely be unrelated, and the kidney stone would not be related to your surgery. You may still be healing and having surgical discomfort from the gallbladder surgery and the kidney stone may just be present. If the kidney stone is entering or blocking the ureter, then the kidney stone may cause pain. ...Read more

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How can one prevent developing kidney stones and gall bladder stones? Is there any food items that can help cure it naturally?

How can one prevent developing kidney stones and gall bladder stones? Is there any food items that can help cure it naturally?

Kidney and Gallstone: First, find out why you have these problems at age 33. Second, treatment will depend on that answer. Third, as regards the kidney stones, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?

Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?

Most of them do: Most of the times, the radiology tech covers both abdomen and pelvis. Some radiologists are thorough and read the entire abdomen including liver and gall bladder.Some are limited. ...Read more

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Right flank pain and pain in right groin and back. Variable chest pain (non cardiac) as well. Is this more likely from gall bladder or kidney stone?

Right flank pain and pain in right groin and back. Variable chest pain (non cardiac) as well. Is this more likely from gall bladder or kidney stone?

Kidney stone: Flank and groin pain are often caused by kidney stones that cause some degree of obstruction to the kidney or ureter. There are multiple other causes, however. You should seek a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Right side pain, flank pain, pressure while going to the restroom. Went into ER for possible kidney stones found nothing. Assumed maybe gallbladder. Help?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking history, examining you and may be some tests. Your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. This forum is not adequate to provide assistance for issues requiring investigation of the person. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder polyps cause same discomfort as stones?

Can: Polyps are common. Can cause similar symptoms as stones. Polyps should be monitored by sono. If they enlarge or are >1 cm, gb should be removed-risk for malignancy/cancer. ...Read more

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My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

My ultrasound results are mild fatty infiltration of the liver, a stable angiomyolipoma in the left kidney and a small polyp in the gallbladder.

Multi problem girl: OK improve you nutrition eat well balanced diet, don't drink you will damage further if you take care of yourself possible to revert neglect may lead to cirrhosis. GB polyp need observation if is less than 2 cm, considered pre-malignant may need removal. L kidney one benign need observation only regular MD Ck ups, OK not that bad right! ...Read more

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I had bc, have one kidney, severe osteopor, deg discs, lymphadema, gallbladder polyp, how often should I see my family doctor for management?

I had bc, have one kidney, severe osteopor, deg discs, lymphadema, gallbladder polyp, how often should I see my family doctor for management?

Well,: There are only two options here, either the physician should tell you how often he/she wants you back, or you go to see the physician as needed. However, with the problems you enumerated I would suggest at least 2-3 a year with the option to see the doctor sooner if as I said, is needed by you. ...Read more

Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more


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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