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can gallbladder cause constipation

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: If the gallbladder is inflamed enough it could cause some difficulty with bowels. You may need to have the gallbladder out but would not expect this t ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Not necessarily : Constipation is quite a common symptom with or without a gallbladder. A number of approaches can be used to remedy it such as improved physical activi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
No relation: Many causes for constipation...Most not related to gallbladder function or dysfunction.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Call your PCP as U: may need to be seen or examined sooner than you think. You don't want pain, as it means you have to go to the ER, and if other signs persist that show ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
22 years experience General Surgery
Yes. And no.: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort and swelling. Pain from constipation tends to be more general cramping pain but can certainly be perceived ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: A low gallbladder ejection fraction suggests gallbladder disease, likely chronic cholecystitis. Gallbladder disease commonly causes nausea. Pain with ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not gall bladder: You should take fiber foods (see site below for info). Or you could take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. In either case drink enough water daily so t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Constipation can cause that pain and pressure, bloating and passing gas that you describe. Try eating a lot of fruits and veggies for roughage and dri ... Read More

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