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what happens when the gallbladder stops working

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Sort of. : The gallbladder's function is to store bile made by the liver and eject it into the intestinal tract to help your body absorb fat. If the gallbladder ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes : It's called biliary dyskinesia, and other than the pain or discomfort, it is not dangerous.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
GBBiliary dyskinesia: Biliary dyskinesia = medical term 4 when the GB has "pooped out" due 2 chronic overstimulation. Common causes include acalculous cholecystitis (GB inf ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Possible, but not: likely. More likely explanation is alkaline reflux. It is not unusual to take up to 2 or 3 months for your system to get accustomed to absence of st ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Multiple answers: Gallstones, cancer, poor gallbladder muscular contractions (unknown cause), large gall bladder polyps, sludge in the gall bladder.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Diet changes, nsaids: For symptoms from gallstones or "sludge" in the gallbladder, we usually recommend a low fat diet and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Possibly: assuming no other digiestive illnesses or organ damage is present.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Work-up appropriate: Before laxative use & dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal conditions), disting ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Malaise/nausea ?'s: Nausea has several potential causes, and gall bladder disease may be one of them. Additionally, there are gastrointestinal reasons for nausea by prim ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Does your GI know?: there are a number of possibilities. with your age and medical conditions, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is most likely - but could also still be gal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cholecystectomy: If you are having pain with eating. Especially after a meal by 30 minutes or so then removing the gallbladder may help. Reflux itself is not improved ... Read More

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