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what happens during a gallbladder attack

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Zuckerman
24 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder attack: A gallbladder attack occurs when a stone blocks the exit from the gallbladder. The gallbladder continues to squeeze and that is what causes pain. Trea ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
22 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Possible to have gall stones at the age of 16 or even younger , but not a frequent problem ( rare )
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Ragusea
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Panic attacks?: Essentially, panic attacks are the fight or flight response running out of control. It's a fear response without a basis in reality and quite common. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Sometimes nothing: Unlike copd, after an asthma attack the person's lung function goes back to normal depending on the person's severity level.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Several things: Patients are asked to drink water prior to the test. In the ultrasound room, patients lay on their back on a stretcher and a towel is placed along the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Stokes and heart attacks can vary quite a bit in severity which may mean a lot in predicting what will happen. The long term treatments can be very si ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Need full evaluation: The anatomy may be suitable for intervention or surgery.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Constriction & mucus: An asthma patient has episodes of bronchospasm (airways tighten up) plus swelling of the airways & increased mucus, causing difficulty breathing and c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Some persons have sudden death. If pain, and stable - oxygen, aspirin nearest airport with medical care . If near takeoff, return. If near destin ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hiatal Hernia: A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach or other abdominal contents sticks upward into the chest, through an opening in the diaphr ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Hammer
50 years experience Pulmonology
No such thing: people do not develop " mini-heart attacks", all real heart attacks are serious
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Frequent: Why nonody knows
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: I am assuming you are referring to fainting. The medical term is syncope. There can be many causes of syncope. Some can be serious. You should see ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Furnary
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
LOTS!: Stroke, death, bleeding, infection , kidney failure, etc. However the incidence of these things is relatively low for someone of your age. The older ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: A radioactive tracer is injected into your veins. This is taken up by the liver and excreted in bile. It can then be followed using a camera to see th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsillectomy basics: from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tonsillectomy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019889
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Very small : A myocardial perfusion scan done in good hands and at a good workload, i.e. Achieved > 85% max predicted heart rate that is normal bodes well for u ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on which type of stress test is done. If you are able, you will probably walk on a treadmill. If not, a medication will be injected into yo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
No: Chest pain can be from the heart, or other causes. After a previous heart attack, you should assume it is from the heart until proven otherwise. Check ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes, but it is rare: There is a 1 in 10, 000 chance of dying during any stress test.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
CP: CP at random times- does not sound too ominous. It has to be evaluated keeping in view of cardiac risk factors. Get checked atleast once.

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