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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Indigestion with upper abdominal pain and bloating after eating due to gallstones. Sometime gallbladder does not work properly and causes the same ill ... Read More
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Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
42 years experience General Surgery
Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the sh ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Very rare.: Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladd ... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The three main complications from gall bladder disease are: acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice. These conditions can lead to s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Rarely.: Gallbladder problems in children is very rare, but not impossible.
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: It is safe to say that there are millions of people in the US with gallstones. Thankfully, only about 10-20% develop symptoms; this is best treated ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Ultrasound: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts f ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Gallbladder disease occurs due to multiple factors including heredity and our high (saturated) fat/high carbohydrate western diet. Furthermore, once ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not very high: Chance of dying from gallstones, unless you let it go untreated for many years. Rarely, you can develop cancer of the gallbladder, which is a serious ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Cholecystectomy: Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) remains the "gold standard" for treatment of gallbladder disease. It is a safe, usually simple operation, typic ... Read More
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