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Swollen gall bladder

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  • Posted By: Michael Walker
  • May 4, 2007
  • 10:00 PM

Hi
As the result of a recent thorough study, I discover I've a swollen gall bladder. I've had the region prodded and probed I don't know how many time but have no pain sympoms nor do I have any of the other symptoms usually associated with gallstones. When I was shown where my gall bladder is, I'm aware that it has been swollen for some considerable time, years maybe. I've have a CAT scan various ultrasound checks and a gastroendoscopy. Earlier this week I was sent to one of Havana (where I live)'s leading specialist surgery hospitals where I was refused a CPRE (spanish intials) for various reasons including being an ex-obese,ex-smoker, and suffering with chronic hepatitis (type still undiagnosed) and was told that without further concrete evidence the specialist hospital is not prepared to undertake what it considers a fishing operation to look for gallstones or a tumour.
Is there any way to check what's inside my gall bladder without a procedure that includes a general amaesthetic (here) ?

Michael Walker

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  • Hi, I am in australia but from the sounds of it your in america or somewhere. But i had pains and i didnt know at the time but mine was the same it was swollen heaps bad. I had a ultrasound but it took some time as it was hard to find. I has 2 one of them was big the other was small. In the end after finding out it was swallen they said they had to take it out ASAP as it was very bad. I had an attac i thought it was something elce but i took some stuff to clear it and it went did this for a while putting it down to be preg. My first attac came when i was 7 months preg. Then after that i should of knowing that something was wrong cause just under my brest i had this big lump not a lump but more of a big hump. I ended up being told i needed keyhole surgery to fix it all up. After i had the gall sones and bladder removed i ended up with the lump going it went down very quick. I
    pamela82 1 Replies
    • September 9, 2007
    • 11:56 AM
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  • If you have hepatitis this causes severe pain in your URQ. As you develop cirrohis of the liver, it may cause your gallbladder to swell as a result of a poor functioning liver. YOu need them to tell you exactly what stage your liver is in. I learned all about the liver when I had liver problems which I caught in time due to being on a statin. You should get more testing.
    sagewy 13 Replies
    • November 1, 2007
    • 03:43 PM
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  • Hello Michael Walker, if you have a moment maybe if you read over my experiences with gallbladder in this site it may help you , its under hello to all, hope all works out for you take care and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
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  • yes. i found my swollen gallbladder was not working by a hiata (spelling ?) scan. I also know a woman at my church who suffered for 20 years as her liver continued to give her chronic pain with the refusal of removing her gallbladder. They said she was too high risk and would need a liver transplant some day. She finally found a dr. to take it out and guess what? after 20 years her liver is working well enough not to need a transplant. The docs were wrong! She improved gradually and is doing fine now.
    sagewy 13 Replies Flag this Response
  • Gallstones are usually the problem after studying history and clinical features described below.Of specific searches there is native abdominal X-ray that will denounce stones in approximately 20% of patients with stones in which there is sufficient amount of calcium.However, today the method of choice is diagnostic by ultrasound. This method can detect very small stones, from a diameter of 2 mm. The exam is more successful in the gall bladder, as compared with searching bile ducts.
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  • Hi my name is Lynn I have been sufferring with gallbladder only most of my s/s are in my back. I've never had any back problems, but lately I'm getting suspicious I may have some disk issues. However, my ribs hurt so much on right side around the side and back. My shoulder blade hurts. I feel like I have a brick under my ribs. I am sore at the end of my esophagus and I think I have reflux irritation brought on by the gallbladder. I don't know if anyone else has this type of symptoms. I want to get my GB out but I a scared.
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  • Hi my name is Lynn I have been sufferring with gallbladder only most of my s/s are in my back. I've never had any back problems, but lately I'm getting suspicious I may have some disk issues. However, my ribs hurt so much on right side around the side and back. My shoulder blade hurts. I feel like I have a brick under my ribs. I am sore at the end of my esophagus and I think I have reflux irritation brought on by the gallbladder. I don't know if anyone else has this type of symptoms. I want to get my GB out but I a scared.Sounds like lupus
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