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When I reached healthy weight, still had high cholest.. Had gallbladder sympt, no stones. Rec. Hida scan for possible "sand." gallbldder sand=hi chol?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Gallbladder problem
The classic presentation of acute cholecystitis (gallbladder attack) is due to gall stones, but many people have only what is called "sludge", which is a residue of fine granular material--the same that is in a stone--but it doesn't coalesce into a stone.
In many people this sludge causes no symptoms, but in a few it can cause symptoms just like acute gallstone(2). This is not a marker for hi chol.

In brief: Gallbladder problem
The classic presentation of acute cholecystitis (gallbladder attack) is due to gall stones, but many people have only what is called "sludge", which is a residue of fine granular material--the same that is in a stone--but it doesn't coalesce into a stone.
In many people this sludge causes no symptoms, but in a few it can cause symptoms just like acute gallstone(2). This is not a marker for hi chol.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Not necessarily
"sand" in the gallbladder is called sludge, which can become a stone in the future.
High levels of cholesterol increases your risk for developing gallbladder sludge and possible stones.

In brief: Not necessarily
"sand" in the gallbladder is called sludge, which can become a stone in the future.
High levels of cholesterol increases your risk for developing gallbladder sludge and possible stones.
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