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What Is The Function Of A Gallbladder And Is It Related To My Bladder
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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
Yes, but...: ...It is a very nonspecific test, elevated whenever there is any inflammation present. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measures how "sticky" red blood cells are. Fibrinogen is a blood protein that increases in response to just about any inflammatory reaction in the body, causing rbcs to stick together. While the ESR could increase after a gb attack, it is too nonspecific to be useful. ...Read more
Checks GB function: This test uses a drug tagged with a small dose of radiotracer (tc-99m), injected into your vein. Once the gallbladder is seen on a special camera, then cck, or cholecystokinin is infused into your vein. This causes the gallbladder to contract. Using the camera and a computer system, the radiologist then measures how efficiently your gallbladder contracts. ...Read more
I have a friend with gastro paresis they can't find an underlying cause... Could it be her gall bladder if the function is 35%?
Maybe...: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm) ...Read more
How common is gangrene from a gall bladder functioning only 15%. I have no pain but temp rising to 100 last few days & nausous. ?
Hida scan shows 0%, is there any chance gall bladder can start functioning again? I, m 32 male.What are my options if i don't want to take my gb out?
Gall bladder out: Gall bladder ejection fraction of 0% is the lowest you can have.Normal ef is above 35%. The gall bladder is usually best removed for relief of symptoms. Avoiding fatty foods may help symptoms for limited amount of time.If remains chronic gb disease suffer chronic pain. Acute chiolecystiitis iusually associataed with gall stones often is surgiical emergency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told my gall bladder isnt functioning & have bloating & fluid around my ankles is this caused by my gall bladder not functioning?
I have very smelly burps and upper right quadrant pain. Could this be related to suspected gall bladder problems. Or any other suggestions?
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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