Liver and Gallbladder

Vomiting Bile – Causes of Yellow to Green Bilious Vomit

Vomiting bile often presents as a bright yellow to dark green color in the vomitus. While the color may be due to the breakdown of food, the presence of bile should not be ignored as it could be related to serious causes that require immediate medical attention, especially if it is of a sudden onset. In most cases, the >> Read More ...

What is Cholesterol? Good, Bad, Increase, Decrease, Functions

Cholesterol is a waxy substance known as a sterol that is manufactured primarily by the liver or to a lesser extent by other cells in the body (endogenous cholesterol) and is also absorbed from food in the gut (exogenous cholesterol). Cholesterol does not contain fatty acids but since it is made from fatty acid molecules, >> Read More ...

Bile Duct Stones – Causes, Symptoms, Surgery, Treatment, Diet

What is a bile duct stone? Bile duct stones (choledocholithiasis) are gallstones that are present in the bile ducts, sometimes within the cystic duct of the gallbladder but more frequently in the common bile duct. Most gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and if small enough, it will pass out into the cystic duct and >> Read More ...

Gallstones and Gallbladder Removal and Surgery

Asymptomatic gallstones (silent gallstones) do not need to be treated. In majority of the cases, these gallstones will not cause any symptoms. Gallstone disease (symptomatic gallstones) requires treatment and these days surgical removal of the gallbladder, known as a cholecystectomy, is frequently conducted. However, if >> Read More ...

Symptoms of Gallstones – Signs of Gallstone Pain, Attacks

Most cases of gallstones are asymptomatic meaning that there are no symptoms evident to the patient (silent gallstones). As the condition progresses, the signs and symptoms of gallstone disease may become evident, wither just the presence of pain (uncomplicated gallstone disease) or signs and symptoms due to complications >> Read More ...

Gallstones Causes and Risks for Cholesterol & Pigment Stones

The formation and symptomatology of gallstones is well understood but the exact reason for many cases of gallstones, particularly cholesterol stones, is still unclear. There are known risks for the development of gallstones but despite the presence of these contributing factors, not every person will develop gallstones. >> Read More ...
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