Health

Ask Health Experts and Get Answers to Your Health Question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Health
This answer was rated:

This past Tuesday, I began feeling unwell - almost like a

flu but the only symptom...
This past Tuesday, I began feeling unwell - almost like a flu but the only symptom being feeling a bit 'off' in my stomach. No pain, just very mild nausea. Wednesday wasn't much better - I didn't eat much all day but managed to eat a little at dinner time and didn't have a bad reaction after eating. Again, just didn't feel great.
Thursday I woke up feeling fine, but by about 11am I experienced a sharp pain in my upper, middle abdomen that came and went a few times. I managed to eat some lunch but didn't really want to. By dinner time, I felt so nauseous I couldn't eat anything and there were moments when I contemplated going to the hospital, I felt so off. Friday was another day of on and off nausea. I tried to eat but couldn't - it just made me feel worse. By Friday evening I felt pretty much constant nausea and a pain/pressure in the upper middle abdomen.
Finally, Friday night I went to a walk in clinic where my abdomen was palpitated and found to be tender, in the center and slightly to the right of center, under my ribs. I was given a CT scan with contrast that stated: appendix normal; liver, spleen and pancreas unremarkable; no evidence of cholelithiasis or biliary obstruction; no retroperitoneal or pelvic lymphadenopathy; no evidence of lytic or blastic lesion or soft tissue mass.
Then I was given an ultrasound (duplex dopper & colour flow doppler) that stated the following: liver normal in size, contour, echogenicity, no focal mass or perihepatic fluid; borderline gallbaddler wall thickening (2.8-3mm), no stones or pericholecystic fluid identified; common bile duct not measured; no intrashepatic or extrahepatic biliary ductal dilation seen; right kidney normal.
Can you please tell me your impression of all this? I'm now on Prilosec and Gaviscon (this was day 2) but it really doesn't seem to help much and I'm SO uncomfortable and worried - and still can't manage to eat much.
Thank you.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Answered in 25 minutes by:
10/21/2013
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 9,897
Experience: M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
Verified
Hello,
I understand your concern and it's my first priority to serve you.
And as you describe,your CT scan and Ultrasound reports are fine apart from borderline gall bladder thickening.
However your symptoms are suggestive of other possible causes like Gastritis,Peptic ulcer so you need to be seen by a Gastroenterologist and further Upper GI scopy,H.Pylori test,HIDA scan should be done in your case.
Even as your symptoms are not relieving with Prilosec so you may require other prescribed medications which may include H-2-receptor blockers,Prokinetics,antibiotics.
It is very essential to undergo further investigations to make a proper diagnosis and further management.
In the meantime you can take Prilosec before meals and Zantac 150 mg twice a day( morning and at bedtime).
Drink plenty of fluids.
Avoid spicy,fried food,caffeine,alcohol,carbonated beverages.
I hope this helps.
Please rate me highly, if you are satisfied with our conversation.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thank you.
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Can a peptic ulcer cause borderline GB wall thickening? Or are the two unrelated? Otherwise, what could be causing the thickening? What does a normal GB wall measure (i.e. how far off am I from normal - or could I just be on the high side of normal)??

Hello,
Thanks for the follow-up.
There many causes of gallbladder wall thickening.
When you take diets that are heavy in fats,drink alcohol, you might possible trigger this.
A gallbladder wall should not be more than 3 mm thick.
As per your reports,you have borderline gall bladder thickening and it doesn't cause pain in abdomen by itself without any other significant findings like Gall bladder stone,Cholecystitis(Inflammation of gall bladder),pericholecystic fluid.
Thickening of the gallbladder wall is a relatively frequent finding at diagnostic imaging studies. And it should be screened at regular intervals.
However gall bladder thickening can be associated secondarily with peptic ulcer.
I suggest you to make an appointment with your Gastroenterologist for further evaluation and management.
I hope this helps.
Please rate me highly, if you are satisfied with our conversation.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thank you.
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 4 years ago

Just to ensure I understand:

So my pain cannot be explained by the thickening of the GB wall alone, correct? But it might be explained by a peptic ulcer (which is what the emerg doctor was thinking)?

Hello,
Yes, such borderline Gall bladder thickening itself doesn't cause pain and it may be possible to have peptic ulcer which is causing such pain.
I suggest you to make an appointment with your Gastroenterologist for further evaluation and management.
I hope this helps.
Please rate me highly, if you are satisfied with our conversation.
If you have any further query then feel free to ask.
Bonus and positive feedback are highly appreciated.
Thank you.
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 9,897
Experience: M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.
Verified
Dr. Anil and 87 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Anil Your Own Question
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 9,897
9,897 Satisfied Customers
Experience: M.B.B.S.M.D with over 30 years of experience in this medical field.

Dr. Anil is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Nurse Milli, RN

Nurse Milli, RN

Nurse (RN)

4,051 satisfied customers

20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,095 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,749 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,036 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,234 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
Will lamisil reduce effectiveness of birth control pills. I
Will lamisil reduce effectiveness of birth control pills … read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
3,983 satisfied customers
I am taking a lot of supplements and my holistic doctor put
Hello, I am taking a lot of supplements and my holistic doctor put me on a lot. Let me list them and tell me which one or more that could make my heart pounding. I have been having that for a week. Ac… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
808 satisfied customers
A few months ago I found a small lump on the side. It is on
it is on the side of my neck and I would say slightly hard … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
My two year old daughter woke up with a very hard and
My two year old daughter woke up with a very hard and swollen belly. No fever but seems very uncomfortable. Crying and pointing to her belly… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
808 satisfied customers
I have severe morning headaches, here are my MRI results.
I have severe morning headaches, here are my MRI results. Multilevel cervical spondylosis at c567 with impingement on the central subarachnoid fluid column and neural foraminal. C3-4 mild right forami… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
I woke up with-diarrhea this a.m. I, have had it all today
Hi. I woke up with-diarrhea this a.m. I, have had it all today and still have it. I have gerd,but no other GI problems. Is it ok for me to take something like Imodium now? I cannot even leave my house… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
My son was taken by ambulance to the ER and we are wondering
My son was taken by ambulance to the ER and we are wondering if that comes from our deductible and max out of pocket too. Our per person deductible is 1000 and max 4000. Family is max 9000. Does the a… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
M.D.
14,036 satisfied customers
My EBV EA is 87.9, IgM is 750, and EBV NA 141. I first had
My EBV EA is 87.9, IgM is 750, and EBV NA 141. I first had mono at 18. I have have repeated relapses. Does that indicate re-activation? … read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
808 satisfied customers
My period started coming every 19 or 20 days. Is that
My period started coming every 19 or 20 days JA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record? Customer: Is that normal JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know? C… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
808 satisfied customers
I had the stomach flu two weeks ago having symptoms
I had the stomach flu two weeks ago having symptoms resurface I think again. Diarrhea … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
M.D.
14,036 satisfied customers
Two days ago, I noticed I was seeing thick black marks in my
Hello. Two days ago, I noticed I was seeing thick black marks in my vision upon awakening. They only last for a few blinks and once I'm fully awake they disappear until the next time I fall asleep and… read more
Dr Ted Manos
Dr Ted Manos
Self Employed
MD
808 satisfied customers
I just accidentally took 1200 mg of ibuprofen instead of
I just accidentally took 1200 mg of ibuprofen instead of 600. I took two of them because I thought it was my gabapentin prescription bottle, and I take two of those and they are white just like the 60… read more
Dr. Anil
Dr. Anil
Doctor (MD)
9,897 satisfied customers
Please compare this mole, pics taken about a month apart.
hiplease compare this mole, pics taken about a month apart. looks the same to me but juat want tp check. thanks… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
Doctor (MD)
M.D.
14,036 satisfied customers
Not sure but I had gastritus for about 3months. Since then
Not sure but I had gastritus for about 3months . Since then Mo more stomach pain up till today after I had taken 1 pill of enzymes. Pain lasted for about 4 hours feels better now but still a little to… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
Yesterday I was unable to pass stool and almost passed out
Yesterday I was unable to pass stool and almost passed out trying. I pushed and strained so much finally had to use an instrument to help me. About 4 hours later I started cramping in my lower perineu… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor (MD)
Post-Doctoral Degree
19,749 satisfied customers
Last night I feel having a cold and I took Nyquil this
last night I feel having a cold and I took Nyquil this morning I woke up and see my tong was blue ir black? … read more
TheGermDoctor
TheGermDoctor
Physician
Post-Doctoral Degree
751 satisfied customers
My blood sugar is 333 and I am on flimeperide and 1000
My blood sugar is 333 and I am on flimeperide and 1000 metformin. What should I do to lower it really quick… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
7,323 satisfied customers
I havd the flu. Yesterday 102 fever then went down to 98.6.
I havd the flu. Yesterday 102 fever then went down to 98.6. About 5 hours was 99.5 and is now 96.9 … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,083 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x