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Liver & Gall Bladder Questions

Liver & Gall Bladder Questions

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Posted by Deanna on May 03, 2000 at 23:43:27:

Anyone with any medical background? I welcome your comments.

I'm hoping someone can help me to understand something.

I recently had gall bladder surgery. The surgeon tells me that he was quite surprised with what he found, because he first labeled the surgery as elective. I had no pain, just nausea, fatigue, pale stools, and other things that may be related to a liver ailment.

Although the walls of the gall bladder were visually normal, the doc tells me there were layers upon layers of scar tissue between the GB and Liver. Also, the bile in the GB was thick and black....in his words, "very nasty."

If there has been a chronic problem with my GB, which I'm guessing this is the case, and with the additional findings, wouldn't that alert the physician to investigate any damage, or processes going on with my liver? Although some of the things I mentioned previously could be related to a whole host of other problems, I have had some type of disorder in my hands for a few years......from what I have researched, I would say it's Palmar Erythema, which is linked to Liver disease.

The pathology report isn't in yet on the Gall Bladder, so I'm waiting on that. The only testings I've had is an ultrasound, and the routine CBC and Chem profile. If a Liver Biopsy was performed during my surgery, I've no knowledge of it yet.

Can you tell me if the above info is cause for further investigation? I know you aren't allowed to tell me what to do, but I really need some guidance here. What has your experience been with Palmar Erythema? How can I find out, if this is truly what I have?

I'd appreciate any feedback, and I promise I won't go to my doctor and say "_____told me...." Thanks!


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