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What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

Can be: A common normal finding that could indicate eating too soon before the ultrasound, if there are no gallstones present. With gallstones this could indicate empty non-functional gallbladder from chronic cholecystitis. ...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


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What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

What is a collapsed gallbladder and what are its causes?

Don't know: It fills and empties as part of its work. If diseased and scarred to a nubbin that could be called collapsed. ...Read more

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What is a constricted gallbladder?

What is a constricted gallbladder?

Contracted?: Contracted gallbladders are small on imaging(ultrasound or ct). Can be normal if the gallbladder recently emptied. It can be seen usually in older patients who have diseased gallbladders that have just scarred down over time.. If the gallbladder does not empty with stimulation during a hida scan, the term biliary dyskinesia is used. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma from gallbladder removal?

What is a hematoma from gallbladder removal?

Blood collection: A hematoma is simply a collection of blood contained by tissue. This can be seen at incision sites where small amount of bleeding occurs and collects under the skin. It can also occur at the surgical site. In the case of gallbladder surgery, it is common to have a small fluid collection where the gallbladder use to be. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder removal like?

What is a gallbladder removal like?

Usually: A fairly minor outpatient surgical procedure under general anesthsis. Usually done all laparoscopic now with 1-4 small incisions. Usually go home same day of surgery, mild discomfort for a few days, no heavy work for 2-4 weeks. Eat smaller light foods early after surgery. ...Read more

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CT Scan result: "bladder is entirely decompressed" what does it mean? Full? Empty? Is this good or bad?

Means empty b: Depends upon when you last voided, and the reason the exam is being done, and the phase of the exam. Best to go over results with your Dr. ...Read more

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What is a restricted gallbladder?

What is a restricted gallbladder?

Constricted?: There is no term "restricted" that I have heard of in 30 years, but there is "constricted", which means the gallbladder is very small, due to increased muscle activity in the wall of the gallbladder. Could be a normal finding, depends on whether you have had a fatty meal before the ultrasound that detected it. If you have symptoms with pain in the abdomen, additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when a person has a calcified gallbladder? Is it dangerous?

Please explain what it means when a person has a calcified gallbladder? Is it dangerous?

Possibly: A porcelain gallbladder is the calcification of the gallbladder. The exact cause is not clear. It is a variant of chronic cholecystitis. Inflammation causes the gallblader to thicken and calcium builds up within the wall of the gallbladder. Porcelain gallbladder is associated with gallbladder cancer. Treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Is it normal that gallbladder is NOT fully inflated when the stomach is empty? Suspect damage to the duct and gallbladder fluid may be leaking.

Is it normal that gallbladder is NOT fully inflated when the stomach is empty? Suspect damage to the duct and gallbladder fluid may be leaking.

Unclear: I'm not sure why you would suspect there was a problem with your bile duct, unless you've had a complication from gallbladder surgery. If that is the case, discuss with your surgeon. If you're concerned about your gallbladder, discuss with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder attack?

What is a gallbladder attack?

Pain! : Right abdominal pain under your ribs, fevers , nausea bloating, vomiting. Tender to the touch. If concerned, see your doctor. If really bad, go to ER ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a collapsed lung which repairs itself?

Is it possible to have a collapsed lung which repairs itself?

Certainly: If the cause of the collapsed lung is taken care of the lung can reexpand and heal. Reversible causes of collapse are fluid in chest cavity from infection, air leak after chest injury(tension pneumothorax), tumor blocking the bronchus. ...Read more

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What is the recovery process like after having a benign lung nodule removed?

What is the recovery process like after having a benign lung nodule removed?

Depends: If thoracoscopic wedge resection, usually 1 or 2 nights in hospital, and 1-2 weeks at home ... If thoracotomy and/or lobectomy, then up to a week in the hospital and several weeks to a few months at home ...;. ...Read more

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Had ultrasound of gallbladder what is overlying bowel? Is this bad?

Had ultrasound of gallbladder what is overlying bowel? Is this bad?

See answer: Bowel contains air, which is impervious to ultrasound. The location of bowel in the abdomen is somewhat variable – it can be postioned more anterior (front) or posterior (back). If the bowel is located between the skin surface and the gallbladder it is said to be “overlying” it, and visualization of the gallbladder may be obscured by the bowel which could block the ultrasound beam. This is not. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gall bladder stones? Is it only surgery?

Not always: Many people have gall stones and have no symptoms - they require no treatment. The definitive treatment for symptomatic gall stones is surgery, but there are also medications that can cause gall stones to dissolve over time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adhesions from a laparscopic gall bladder removal?

Is it possible to have adhesions from a laparscopic gall bladder removal?

Yes, insignificant : Yes, but likely will never be significant. Any surgery can cause adhesions. The more inflammation and dissection, the more likely. Most adhesions are w/o symptoms, and intestinal obstruction the most common problem related to adhesions. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones and removal, what does this mean?

Gallbladder stones and removal, what does this mean?

Cholecystectomy: In general, removal of gallstones is equated with removal of the gallbladder. Taking the stones out without taking out the gallbladder is likely to generate new stones since the underlying cause of why the gallstones formed in the first place still remains. Cholecystectomy is often done laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery), with low risk of complications and short recovery time. ...Read more

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If cancer was causing thin stools, is that a partial obstruction? How long would it take to be fully obstructed? Could CT see partial obstruction caus

If cancer was causing thin stools, is that a partial obstruction? How long would it take to be fully obstructed? Could CT see partial obstruction caus

May not be cancer: Thin stools can be caused by obstruction but not only always because of tumor benign inflammatory conditions can cause in stools such as diverticulosis the best way to find out is to have a colonoscopy partial concert obstructions can progress to complete obstruction this is an abdominal emergency requiring surgery don't wait. ...Read more

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If a pancreatic tumor is so small that it does not show up on spiral ct, what are the odds that this would cause bile duct obstructions?

If a pancreatic tumor is so small that it does not show up on spiral ct,  what are the odds that this would cause bile duct obstructions?

Non: pancreatic Ca develops in the ductal system over 15-20 yrs Then invasion thru the wall of the duct will begin but jaundice will not occur. Approx 1/2 cm below the pancreatic duct is a groove in the head of the pancreas beginning at the top and extending the full width. Here the bile duct runs from liver to duodenum. As tumor grows it eventually reaches the groove to obstruct the duct. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Collapse (Definition)

Collapse = rapid prostration. ...Read more