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What are the symptoms your gallbladder going bad?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Going bad: Can mean acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholangitis. Symptoms are pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, jaundice, change in color of urine or stool. If you have gallstones, these things are bound to happen.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

What can cause a gallbladder to go bad?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
No one really knows: The majority of patients that develop complications related to gallbladder disease have assoc gallstones. No one knows why some people develop stones while others don't, although there are factors that increase the risk:family hx, female(esp, if fertile, forty, fair , fat), blood diseases(sickle cell, spherocytosis, hemolytic anemia), gastric bypass/weight change.A greasy diet can stim an attack.
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A 48-year-old male asked:

What are the symptoms for a bad gallbladder? And when should it be checked?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Varies: Symptoms of cholecystitis may include: prolonged abdominal pain that doesn’t get better fever or chills nausea/vomiting yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes, which is known as jaundice tea-colored urine and pale stools Also Biliary colic is steady/intermittent ache in the upper abdomen,under the right side of the rib cage. Get checked out for any new or unusual pain that you do not know why
A 32-year-old member asked:

If you have a thickening of your gallbladder does it mean its going bad?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Ultrasound findings without abdominal discomforts may have no meaning. Thickened gallbladder wall with gallstones generally does indicate irritation & chronic chilecystitis. Gallbladder thickening in the face of cirrhosis & ascites has no indication of gallbladder disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What warning symptoms go with gallbladder removal?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Concerns: After gallbladder surgery may be repeated vomiting, increasing abdominal pain, recurrent fevers, yellow jaundice, signs of wound infection with wound redness. Call your surgeon if you have questions or concerns.

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