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A 17-year-old male asked:

My gallbladder ejection fraction is only 15%. would this cause me nausea and constipation?

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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Possible: A low gallbladder ejection fraction suggests gallbladder disease, likely chronic cholecystitis. Gallbladder disease commonly causes nausea. Pain with altered digestion due to the gallbladder disease could cause constipation as well. Sometimes cholecystitis heals on its own (i've seen it) but surgery is commonly required for this conditon. Talk with your doc.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
If no gallstones could also be gallbladder dyskinesia.
Jan 16, 2013
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: An ejection fraction of 15% usually means gall bladder disease. Symptoms of gall bladder disease include nausea, constipation, pain or tenderness under the rib cage on the right side, pain between shoulder blades, stools light or chalky colored, fatty stools indigestion after eating especially fatty or greasy foods, bloating, gas, burping or belching , fullness, diarrhea and even headaches.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 21 years experience
Yes and No: Low ef on hida suggest gallbladder dysfunction, which may cause nausea, vomiting and pain after meals. Constipation may be a separate issue. Increase fluids and fiber, use laxatives if needed.

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