Dogs with gallbladder mucoceles that undergo cholecystectomy and survive the immediate perioperative period have an excellent long term prognosis. Overall mortality rates are reported to be between 20–39% for this disease, however, early surgical intervention may significantly reduce mortality rates. The resected gallbladder and a small piece of liver may be submitted for biopsy and bacterial culture by your veterinary surgeon. The results of these tests help the doctors caring for your pet to treat concurrent liver disease and infection.
Ralph,I was intrigued when you mentioned the pain in the lower left area. Although my IBS symptoms began at a very young age, I am now experiencing a constant pain in that same area. No matter how many times I explain this (in detail,) to my hotshot gastroenterologist, it never seems to mean anything to him. You sound like you're doing better than I am, however, which is certainly something to be thankful for. My . has gotten terrible in the last 10 years or so. Prior to that, it really wasn't that great either. I'm 50 now, and things are certainly not looking , when the pain in the lower left area was getting sharp (about six months ago,) I made an appointment with a new family doctor (my old one had recently retired.) I told him all about the long history or ., etc. He asks me if I've ever had a CAT scan of my abdomen. Mind you, I've had every other awful test you can think of, but nobody's ever suggested a CAT scan before. He sets me up for the scan, and lo and behold, they noticed a thickenning/inflammation in the area of the decending and proximal colon (about 8 - 10 cm.) I was absolutely astonished, as no test had ever indicated anything. This new family doctor referred me to a new gastroenerologist, supposedly a leading one in my area. Armed with the results of the CAT scan, the new GI doc sets me up for a second scan in order to confirm the results of the first one. Despite my confidence that the results would prove similar, my second scan showed nothing. Very, very frustrating, to say the don't know why the thickenning didn't show up on the second scan, but no further course of treatment was the result. I'm the patient (the guy with the pain,) so I know there's got to be a problem in that area. The doctors won't treat, however, due to the lack of confirmation. I was directed to this website as a result of new conversations about the use of Lotronex. As I've been suffering for about 40 years, I am now convinced that the bad area of my colon needs to go. The pain in the lower left region is now constant. It's always there as a dull pain, but gets quite sharp when my attacks commence. I think the Lotronex is worth a shot, but I don't think any drug will fix what I believe to be a basic structural problem with the colon in your case, a CAT scan might prove luck,Gary
Liver disease can be prevented by following the right lifestyle and diet. Vaccinations that protect from Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are widely available. Weight control, giving up smoking and alcohol, exercising regularly and a well-balanced diet will reduces the chances of developing a liver disease. Awareness about liver diseases must be increased. The causes and the complications of a liver disease need to be highlighted. The medications that lead to a liver disease also need to be stopped or their intake must be controlled and minimal. For instance, an overdose of acetaminophen or Tylenol will invariably cause a liver failure. Therefore one must never indulge in self medication.