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What Is The Danger Of Shrunken Gallbladder
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
Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. It has no association with the urinary bladder. ...Read more
What is the tretment pf liver parenchymal echogenecity with gall stones? What are the side affects of cholecystectomy?
3 questions here: Echogenicity likely from fat deposition-commonly associated with obesity, diabetes, some meds., alcohol. Rx: lose weight, keep diabetes under control, limit alcohol. Gallstones: no symptoms, no rx. Symptoms: pain, vomiting related to the stones-rx: surgery. Usually belly button (laparoscopic), may have diarrhea for some time after procedure. Always potential for surgical complications. ...Read more
Minimal dilatation of the left sided intrahepatic ducts. A thin silver of fluid is seen around the liver. Please advice what it means? Is this Normal?
Radiologist: In situations like this your physician should sit down with the radiologist who interpreted your study and get an impression of what possibilities the findings suggest and whether further imaging studies or repeat study in the future is recommended. This is truly a matter for a radiological specialist and a referral to a gastroenterologist may be recommended also. ...Read more
What is the normal size of the liver in the adult male and what is an enlarged liver for ultrasound purposes?
Depends on body size: Usually measure liver edge from bottom of ribs on right hand side of body when person is lying flat on back. Also, if person develops cirrhosis of liver from imbibing too much fruit of the vine then liver shrinks in size. ...Read more
Infection: Worldwide the most common cause of a liver abscess is an infection in the colon (diverticulitis) or appendix (appendicitis). In the us, the most common cause of a liver abscess is from the bile ducts or associated with infections within the biliary tree (gb) and associated with obstruction of the bile ducts by stones or cancer. Parasites in certain parts of the world will also hone to the liver. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Your gallbladder will be distended when you are not eating. It fills with bile and then, when you eat, it empties. This is not a problem. It is normal physiology. The problem happens when your gb is obstructed by a stone or inflammation and cannot empty. This can lead to infection and severe pain, fevers, etc. If you have no stones on ultrasound you may need a hida to see how ur gb empties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cecum: The function of the cecum is not fully understood and studies. It's the first portion of the colon which holds the appendix. People can live without cecum and definitely can live without appendix. There are some suggestions that appendix may play a role in providing local and may be even systemic immunity to a certain extent. ...Read more
There is a small: lesion in the liver which is brighter(echogenic) than normal liver.Typically in young females this turns out to be a benign hemangioma, which needs no treatment. Sometimes it is focal fatty infiltration, also benign. Very uncommonly in your age group, it is something more serious. The US appearance is not specific, so often CT or MRI done to confirm hemangioma. Alternatively, serial followup ...Read more
Any chronic process: Anything which causes repeat episodes or continuous episodes of inflammation of the liver over long time periods can produce cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, isolating segments of liver cells from the circulation and impairing their function, to the extent that the liver can no longer perform its duties. This includes infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation: Inflammation is basically any type of irritation. This can result from buildup of toxins in the the pancreas, from blockage of the pancreatic duct, from infections, or from traumatic injuries. Rarely, this can be an allergic reaction as well. This inflammation can be related to pancreatitis. ...Read more
Imbalance: Chemical imbalance inside the gallbladder with crystals that form from either bile salts or cholesterol, these grow into gallstones. More common in females and can also be hereditary in some native populations. Some theories of hormonal changes, gallbladder wall dysfunction, cholesterol imbalance, etc, etc. ...Read more
Obviously one cannot function without a liver and that in and of itself is deadly. Besides that, what is the most deadly aspect of liver failure?
Information: Anything that causes the live to not function properly is potentially deadly. One deadly thing is no more deadly than another. Liver faliure is when all aspect of metabolism cease. Perhaps the most dramatic event is when bleeding begins usually from the nose, mouth, urine, and GI tract. ...Read more
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