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What happens during a gallbladder attack

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Each person is: Different. People experience pain in many different ways. Gallbladder symptoms are most often upper abdominal pains with nausea & pain can move to the... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Upper abdominal pain: Pain in the right or middle of the upper abdomen, often radiating to the back, is the most common symptom. This is often worse after eating, especial... Read More
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Right upper : Or mid upper abdominal pain, after large or fatty meals, lasting 6-8hrs, with radiation to tip of scapula, nausea, and vomiting are classic symptoms. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Possible to have gall stones at the age of 16 or even younger , but not a frequent problem ( rare )
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Quite possible. How was a gallbladder attack diagnosed and what symptoms are you having?
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Surgery: Once acute episode is over you need surgery referral for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Also need comprehensive blood test and ultrasound.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Usually about : Six to eight hours, but it can be shorter or longer, depending on many factors. If you go on to develop acute cholecystitis, it might not go away unt... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Usually : Right upper or mid upper abdominal pain following a large or fatty meal, accompanied by nausea or vomiting, with sometimes radiation to tip of shoulde... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
Time: Time. There is a medication called Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) however, that can help. This is only a temporary solu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Avoidance: Best to treat the problem & avoid the attacks. Avoid fried fatty greasy foods. Take something like Ibuprofen if having discomfort. If the pains contin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulen... Read More

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