Gall bladder

What is Gall bladder?

Gall bladder is on left side of liver. It stores bile secreted from liver. It is connected to duodenum by bile duct at ampulla of vater.

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my gall bladder is partially distended with multiple echogenic foci of size 7.5 mm in lumen of gall bladder , what it means , and what 7.5 mm size shows. My age 39 years , height 166 cm and 72.5 kg weight
please advice

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Multiple stones in the gall bladder

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. It indicates the possibility of multiple small stones being present in the gall bladder. Unless you have a pain over the...

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I recently had an ultrasound that revealed I had sludge in my gallbladder. What does that mean and is it related to gallbladder cancer?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Gall bladder sludge

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Gall bladder is tiny pouch which stores the secretion of the liver, ie, bile.
Sludge in the gall bladder only means that there is some amount of left over bile in the gall bladder.

IT IS NOT RELATED TO CANCER. Please...

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hard mass by left rib tender to touch could it be a kidney stone or gall bladder infection

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can not be

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
The hard mass by left rib can not be a gall bladder infection as the gall bladder is on right side.
Well, the kidney stone is never palpable under the...

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I hurt on left side could it be gall bladder

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Gall bladder pain is always on the right side.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
To recapitulate: Female/68 - Noted your history of pain on left side.

No, it can not be gall bladder as it is on the right side midway between the rib-cage on the...

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my vitamin d level is very low. I am tired all the time, accute neurological problem, all my blood work is thrown up. I had my gall bladder removed, few months after that I am tired all the time, all bones are aching, then I did some research and they only I found that if your gall bladder is removed your vitamin D will go very low. Let me know what to do about this.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I m dr Alok, please to answer your health related queries today
Yes,you are right. May be you have vitamin d deficiency. It is very common all over the world and especially after gall bladder, stomach and intestine surgery.
In my practice, I usually...

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I had my gall bladder removed last year but over the last week I am having similar symptoms - nausea, my stomach feels like it is burning with acid and also light headiness upon exertion.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
kindly read detailed answer below

Detailed Answer:

hi.
thanks for posting query at HCM.
read your question thoroughly and understood your concern.

gall bladder primary role is to store "bile".
when gall bladder is intact, bile is usually secreted after having a meal rich in fat; bile...

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I want to know that it means when your bowels, become yellow and every watery>

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Diet modification with or without antidiarrheal medications

Detailed Answer:
Hey Miss Melik

i understand that your quite annoyed due to longstanding history of diarrhea since your gall bladder was removed.

firstly, you need to understand why gall bladder is important and why...

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After Lunch I have some gastric problems. I have gall stones for which I have met a surgeon.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your pain is probably due to gall stones

Detailed Answer:
Hi Lohit,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The liver generates bile which is temporarily stored in the gall bladder. From the gall bladder the bile...

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Hi, Greetings !!
This question is related pain between lower right rib & stomach after having food.
My wife aged 42, with slim body structure weight 48, height 5'1'' is facing this pain for last five years. We have done Ultra sound to identify the issue the diagnosis is as follows : "Cholesterosis with small gall bladder calculus, Multiple hyperchoic area are seen attached to gall bladder wall suggestive of cholesterosis and hyperchoic area measuring 5mm diameter seen in gall bladder suggestive of calculus. there is no evidence of pericholecystic fluid."
We did follow up endoscopy to find any other reason of pain other than above but everything looks fine.
We are very keen on saving gall bladder and get rid of pain at same time.
The pain is bearable and reduces after taking digestive things like souf or hingoli etc in an hour or two.
Can you please advice if it can be done ?
Thanks & Regards
XXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Better Get Gall bladder removed

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in

It is advisable you go for gall bladder removal.

A 5 mm calculus can at any stage cause obstructive jaundice.

The symptoms will be relieved and she will be better off with chances of obstructive jaundice...

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In 2013 I had an abdominal ultra sound and the report said I had sludge in my gall bladder. 2 days ago I had another ultra sound and my gall bladder was not there. The report says I have had a cholesectomy, which has not happened. Do gall bladders just disappear?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
gall bladders do not disappear

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are concerned about a recent ultrasound that showed no gall bladder. The gall bladder can not just simply disappear. What may have happened is that the gall bladder may...

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