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What is gallbladder disease?

What is gallbladder disease?

Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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 liver disease like?

What is liver disease like?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease that produce different signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

What sort of disease is cholecystitis?

Gallbladder Disease: Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain. Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx. ...Read more

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What is diverticulat disease?

What is diverticulat disease?

Intestinal disease: Diverticular disease, or diverticulosis, is when there are several small outpouchings in the wall of the intestines. Most of the time, diverticulosis is asymptomatic. However, inflammation of one of the pouches is called diverticulitis, which can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is whipple's disease?

What is whipple's disease?

Rare gi disorder: Whipples is a very rare disorder of the GI tract that is rarely seen. Would be an unusual diagnosis to see. ...Read more

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What is gallbladder adenomyomatosis?

Adenomyomatosis: This is an overgrowth of the mucosa of the gallbladder that is likely associated with gallstones. There is no clear association with cancer though it is commonly found in the gallbladder of patients with gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease.?

What is celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is atrophy of the intestinal villi caused by an immune response to gluten and gliadin. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease?

What is celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: Celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy) has three of the following features: villous atrophy; malabsorption, weight loss, or other signs of nutrient or vitamin deficiency; and resolution of the mucosal lesions and symptoms after withdrawal of gluten-containing foods (usually within a few weeks to months). Diarrhea, weight loss, and antibodies against gliadin ...Read more

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What is crohn disease?

What is crohn disease?

Inflammatory bowel: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease, presumably run in families, more in caucasians, which can affect the whole GI from mouth to anus. It is a skipping inflammation, unclear cause, causing problem with absorption and secretory function and causes cramping, and diarrhea and the destruction of the intestinal lining results in fistula formations. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

What sort of disease is choledocholithiasis?

Stone in bile duct: It is a stone in the tube that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small bowel. If a stone blocks the tube it can lead to infection, pain, itching , yellow skin color (jaundice ). Note that these same symptoms or signs can be caused by other issues with the biliary system. ...Read more

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What is crohnes disease?

Inflammation: It is a disease that can affect any where from the mouth, stomach, intestines, colon to the anus. The disease sometimes skips areas. It is causes by genetics and an environmental trigger. It is diagnosed by a biopsy of the intestinal tract showing the characteristic connective tissue granulomas seen in crohn's disease. ...Read more

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What is chron's intestinal disease?

What is chron's intestinal disease?

Chronic inflammation: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and it belongs to a group known as inflammatory bowel diseases. It most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Persistent diarrhea, pain, bleeding, weight loss, some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease? Is it curable?

What is celiac disease? Is it curable?

Celiac disease: Celiac is an autoimmune condition in which your body makes antibodies against the small intestine; it causes malabsorption of food and often chronic diarrhea, anemia, or occasionally abnormal liver function. The treatment is simply to avoid gluten in foods, but this is not a simple diet to follow. ...Read more

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What is gilbert's disease?

What is gilbert's disease?

Gilbert's disease: Gilbert's disease is an inborn error of metabolism resulting in an increase in unconjugated bilirubin in the blood stream. It does not cause any symptoms other than occasional jaundice, usually only when there is an underlying infection or some other form of stress. Bonus: people with Gilbert's often have low risk of heart disease. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

Most of them: The hepatitis family, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, and most drug allergy all hit the liver parenchyma. Gallstones, tumors, and a few others are non-parenchymatous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is Crohn's disease?

Gut disease: This is a serious, troublesome, incurable, chronic disease usually involving the gut, causing the wall to thicken and become blocked. The new biotech medicines have made it much easier to treat than in the past. You may hear it called "regional enteritis" or "terminal ileitis"; the latter doesn't mean it's terminal in the sense that it's usually fatal. ...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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What is pancreatitis?

What is pancreatitis?

Bad Trouble!: Pancreatitis is known as one of the most painful conditions. The name refers to a state of inflammation of the pancreas. The common causes or viral infection, alcohol irritation, triglyceride irritation, and infrequently from a bile stone. Another common cause is simply "unknown" or idiopathic in medical jargon. Treatment is usually pain meds, antibiotics and IV fluids. Nothing by mouth. ...Read more

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What is pancreatitis?

What is pancreatitis?

Inflammation: Pancreatitis is inflammation of an abdominal organ involved in secretion of digestive enzymes and insulin ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Definition)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that ...Read more