I have a thickened gallbladder wall and an enlarged liver, is it close to PSC?

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My Name is adam jr. and only 39 Years of age. I’d recently had an enlarged liver with hepatic steatosis, and a thickened gallbladder wall during a previous ultrasound. I’m also diabetic type 2, I’m wondering what’s the condition causing my Gallbladder wall to start thickening? And it said due to adenoyamotosis.

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What makes you think that it is close to PSC? You have steatosis, which can cause your liver to be enlarged. Your thickened gallbladder wall is most likely related to chronic infection or the adenomyomatosis as you have already mentioned. PSC generally does not cause this. Moreover, PSC often causes the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Yellow eyes and skin (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Enlarged liver
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Weight loss

It is far from PSC. Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a chronic disease in which the bile ducts inside and outside the liver become inflamed and scarred, and eventually narrowed or blocked. When this happens, bile builds up in the liver and causes liver damage. So PSC generally only affects the bile ducts. It does not affect the gallbladder. The main symptoms of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are:

  • feeling tired or weak
  • itchy skin

Other symptoms may include:

  • losing weight without trying
  • poor appetite
  • fever
  • pain in the abdomen

As the disease gets worse, you may get symptoms of cirrhosis and liver failure, such as:

  • bloating
  • bruising and bleeding easily
  • confusion, difficulty thinking, or memory loss
  • redness in the palms of your hands
  • swelling in your legs, ankles, or feet
  • yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice