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What is the function of a gallbladder and is it related to my bladder?

What is the function of a gallbladder and is it related to my bladder?

No: The gallbladder is involved with the digestion of fatty foods. The urinary bladder holds urine that has been filtered from the kidneys. The two structures are unrelated. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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What are the causes of a low functioning gall bladder?

What are the causes of a low functioning gall bladder?

Obstruction of flow: Bile flow can be obstructed from gallstones or scarring or kinking of the cystic duct--the duct leading from the gallbladder to the main common bile duct. That's why you can have typical gallbladder symptoms in the absence of stones. ...Read more

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What is the function of the gall bladder?

What is the function of the gall bladder?

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

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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?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of gall bladder function with cck?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of gall bladder function with cck?

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

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Can a high sed rate be related to gall bladder disease?

Can a high sed rate be related to gall bladder disease?

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

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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%?

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, zelnorm) ...Read more

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How common is gangrene from a gall bladder functioning only 15%. I have no pain but temp rising to 100 last few days & nausous. ?

How common is gangrene from a gall bladder functioning only 15%. I have no pain but temp rising to 100 last few days & nausous. ?

Very rare : gangrene in the gallbladder happen from a stone blocking the cystic duct cause enough swelling it will compromise the perfusion and the circulation and cause gangrene dysfunctional GBM can cause fever without gangrene my advise go to the ER Or go and see your surgeon ...Read more

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I was told my gall bladder isnt functioning & have bloating & fluid around my ankles is this caused by my gall bladder not functioning?

I was told my gall bladder isnt functioning & have bloating & fluid around my ankles is this caused by my gall bladder not functioning?

May have different: problems , both need to be taken care, edema o ankles will need immediate attention , if you have systemic diseases like hypertension , diabetes , heart problem will give the edema see your doctor ...Read more

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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