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Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. There is treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 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.
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of gallbladder diseases?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 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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