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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Hugh Walsh
Specializes in General Surgery
Abdominal bloating: Upper midline abdominal bloating which is episodic and oftern food related is the most common symptom. As the ouside of the gall bladder becomes inflamed, the pain is often referred to the right subcostal area. Diarrhea and nausea often occur. As the disease progresses fever, jaundice, chills can occur. Ultrasound will make the diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Cholecystectomy: Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) remains the "gold standard" for treatment of gallbladder disease. It is a safe, usually simple operation, typically performed via minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery, with discharge home the same day and a return to normal activities within 7-10days. While there are methods to dissolve gallstones, they fail because the stones return.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of gallbladder diseases?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too.
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Last updated Aug 2, 2015
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