What Does A Diseased Gallbladder Look Like?


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Ian Marshall answered
The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ that is positioned on the underside of the liver, and its main function is to store bile. Bile is made in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder until it is needed to help the digestion of fat. Gallbladder disease is an issue that is believed to be more common amongst women, yet it can also affect the well being of men.  The symptoms of this disease do vary from discomfort to severe pain which mainly begins after food. In severe cases the patient can suffer from jaundice, nausea and fever. It is believed that the most common reason for gallbladder disease is gallstones. It is the production of gallstones that are produced in the gallbladder that cause the pain. The formation of gallstones is caused by the bodies’ inability to digest fat, this fat thus forms into stone-like shapes that lie in the gallbladder unable to be digested and broken down.  These gallstones can also take the form of solid stones of calcium, cholesterol and bile salts, these substances, like fat, are unable to be digested in the body forming stones that vary in size (from a few millimetres to a few centimetres).

Though gallbladder disease has been detected in people of all ages, it is believed to be rarer in young people. However, certain types of people are prone to the condition including: People who have been diagnosed as clinically obese, people who have relatives who have also suffered with the condition, women who take oestrogen type drugs such as the contraceptive pill and people who suffer with diseases such as chronic intestinal inflammation (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).
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Lynn Perie answered
I forgot what causes it part. That would depend on why you had it removed. Stones? Too much fat collected in the gall bladder. Was your biliary duct blocked? Perhaps by a tumor? Sometimes too much cholesterol will cause gallbladder disease.I have seen a few deseased gall bladders. They are different colors and larger than your thumb. Some are whitish/greenish. others are whitish/purplish.
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Anonymous answered
It can be genetic and run in families. In today's world the high fat diet we are consuming is a big factor. The gall bladder deals with the breakdown and digestion of fats. Yo-Yo dieting is the worse thing and often causes gall stones to form. The symptoms are like increasing heartburn and indigestion. Then there is pain mostly located on your upper right side. When the pain gets so severe that you can't stand it then you are going to have to have the gall bladder removed. It is better to seek medical attention before it gets this bad. When you are not in an acute attack the surgery is easier, less painful and recovery is quick. However if you let it go too far the surgery is more involved and much more serious and prone to even fatal complications.

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