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What is the cause of a distended gall bladder?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: OBSTRUCTION AND OR

Por4 function of the organ.

In brief: OBSTRUCTION AND OR

Por4 function of the organ.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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