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Gallbladder/Liver Question
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kari69 posted:
hello everyone,

I was wondering if either gallbladder disease or liver disease would show up anywhere in a CBC/Differential blood panel? I had one recently and all was good. However, I do on occasion have a dull ache right at the top of my upper right side rib, in fact the whole right side rib hurts which leads me to believe it could be constochondritis, because I have no other symptoms of gallbladder other than this dull ache, feels almost like arthritis.

Thanks for any help!
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biancalthompson responded:
HI

I have gallbladder issues, right now I am awaiting surgery to have it removed. My blood work always comes back normal, the only time its not normal is if a stone is blocking the common bile duct and therefore causing the liver to become inflamed. Usually they do an ultrasound to see if there are stones in the gallbladder or a HIDA scan to check if the gallbladder is contracting properly. If you have pain in the upper right abdomen after eating a fatty meal then I would have someone check your gallbladder.

Good luck hope you feel better.


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