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how to relieve gallstone pain

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Not much: Laying on one side or other doesn't help differentiate different diagnosis accurately. Most pts with gallstones also have pain and nausea. If u only h ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Ulcer : This could be annulcervor gastritis. You should see a professional and probably get a scope.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anuj Sonawala
18 years experience Pathology
See below: The only 'fast' way to remove gallstones is by removing your gallbladder (cholecystectomy). This is recommended if you are in fact symptomatic and hav ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Get it removed as you have symptoms if allowed may develop additional complications, removal of gall bladder is a relatively low risk ambulatory proc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
See : A urologist if you think you have renal stones. Acute pain evaluation/treatment can also be obtained in acute care centers.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Greatly depends: On what is causing the pain. There are so many structures within the abdomen, it is hard to say without a physical exam. You will need to be examined ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
R.I.C.E.: Rest ice compression (wrap it it to limit swelling) elevation.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many treatments: Tendonitis usually responds to many measures at once. The first (and most obvious) thing to do is to rest the injured area. Ice may decrease swelling. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Rest: Taking a break from whatever is aggravating your back will help the fastest. This may mean taking a day or 2 off work. Avoiding bending, twisting , an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Million Dollar???: This is the holy grail of pain management. Unfortunately there is no good answer. Options can range from a hot shower, bath, ice or heating pad. Ot ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Fluids: kidney stones are painful. You can drink fluids to increase you urine volume. Try water. Don't increase fluids by drinking more soda or high fructo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Mylicon: Mylicon is simethicone which works fairly well. There are several other brand names such as Gas-EX. Bean-O is used for prevention. http://www.drugs.c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Irritable bowel synd: I have had the most success with getting people to eat more frequent and smaller meals. Addition of fiber several times a day to keep the stools soft ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Multiple strategies.: Treating heartburn can be frustrating and often requires multiple strategies the details of which cannot be addressed here. Diet and lifestyle modifi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Nsaids, Prednisone or a local cortisone injection. There is a debate whether heat or ice works best if applied to an inflamed joint.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Difficult pain: This pain can be difficult to control. Bracing and prevention of progression is very important. However, once the pain has already set in, a physician ... Read More
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Dr. Sunil Prof. Wimalawansa
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise: Most of hip pains are due to osteoarthritis. Over-weightiness and inactivity make hip-pain worse. Back-strengthening exercises and losing weight are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe surgery: Avoid fatty fried greasy foods (milk, cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, cheese pizza...). Can try ibuprofen. Otherwise surgery for laparosco ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to your surgeon: You may require further evaluation based on symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Wear shoes that don't apply pressure to the bunion. Try a bunion splint. If swollen use ice to the area. Try taking aleve (naproxen).
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Basically, if your pain is due to the gallbladder, there is little medical treatment other than surgically having it removed. Sometimes the attacks c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Antiinflammatory: If not contraindicated could kill two birds with one stone.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Norton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Low fat diet: Your gallbladder stores bile. When you eat fatty foods or fried foods the gallbladder secretes the bile to break the foods down. So if you want to k ... Read More
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