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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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Diagnosed w gallstones thru ultrasound but now ordered for HIDA scan? Is it true that this scan could cause severe gallbladder attack or move stones?

Diagnosed w gallstones thru ultrasound but now ordered for HIDA scan? Is it true that this scan could cause severe gallbladder attack or move stones?

Maybe: A HIDA scan evaluates the function of the GB. During a HIDA scan you are given a medication that will cause your GB to contract and that can sometimes cause discomfort. Also the Ensure that you are asked to drink can also precipitate some RUQ discomfort. As far as a full fledged GB attack, that is unlikely. It definatley does not cause more stones. Talk to the physician who ordered the scan. ...Read more

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My 4 year old daughter's liver enzymes are abnormal, and also has gallbladder stones. What could have caused that?

Hematology eval?: Gallstones in a 4 year-old are uncommon, but when they do occur, it is often not due to cholesterol stone like in adults. They may be pigment stones that result from abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. Hereditary spherocytosis and other disorders can do this and consult by a hematologist may help, as could a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

What would cause lower right quadrant abdominal pain other than gallbladder stones?

Any number of: Conditions, such as appendicitis, kidney stones, ileitis, cecal diverticulitis, colon cancer, foreign body perforation, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst rupture, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cancer, lymphadenitis, etc. And these are just the most common conditions. You need a doctor to figure it out for you. ...Read more

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My stomach been moving a lot i'm not pregnant i already had test done . I do have gallbladder stones and now cholelithasis is this what causes it?

My stomach been moving a lot i'm not pregnant i already had test done . I do have gallbladder stones and now cholelithasis is this what causes it?

Gallstones: Cholelithiasis is the medical term for gallstones. Symptoms from gallstones are generally upper abdomen and right upper abdomen discomfort with gas pressure feelings after eating, often with nausea or sometimes vomiting. I do not know what would cause feelings of movement. See your doctor to help identufy if your gallstones are causing your issues. ...Read more

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How can I disolve gallbladder stones?

How can I disolve gallbladder stones?

You can't: There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder stone, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, these symptoms are very likely to recur until the gallbladder is removed. Delaying surgery makes surgery more difficult and risks/complications higher. Stones leaving the gallbladder don't just cause pain. They can damage pancreas and cause infection. ...Read more

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Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

Where will the gallbladder stones pass?

They usually don't: Gallstones can be large or small; most of the time they stay within the gallbladder, causing pain by blocking the outflow tract, called the cystic duct. Occasionally, small stones may get past this duct and enter the bile duct that connects the liver to the intestines. These stones can obstruct the liver or the pancreas, often requiring extraction. If one is lucky, they may pass spontaneously. ...Read more

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Do I have gallstones or gallbladder stones?

Do I have gallstones or gallbladder stones?

See a doctor : I can't tell you without a test or exam. See a doctor. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Olav Jaren
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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