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A 34-year-old member asked:

what is gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Maybe: Indigestion with upper abdominal pain and bloating after eating due to gallstones. Sometime gallbladder does not work properly and causes the same ill feelings (gallbladder dyskinesia). Inflammation & sometimes gallbladder infection can occur.
Dr. Abdelkader Hawasli
General Surgery 43 years experience
Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is gallbladder disease common in the us?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes.: It is safe to say that there are millions of people in the US with gallstones. Thankfully, only about 10-20% develop symptoms; this is best treated by surgery once symptoms begin. As many as 500, 000-750, 000 of these operations are performed in the US yearly.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Ultrasound: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour.. 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. If you have these symptoms, an ultrasound will confirm the dx.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of gallbladder diseases?

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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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is beer ok with gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on what "disease" you are speaking of. Small amount of alcohol in moderation as long as you have no liver disease and not taking medications, and as long as does not cause discomfort.

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