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what are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Several: -first severe sharp abdominal colicky pain radiating to right shoulder and back too. -jaundice if the stone is in the bile duct and obstructing the flow of bile. -dark urine -temperature with chills -vomiting.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What's most likely signs of a gall bladder attack?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Gall Bladder Attack: Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, worse after eating fatty food, low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. If symptoms are more than intermittent, you need to see your doctor right away, to prevent complications.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Gall Bladder Attack: Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, worse after eating fatty food, low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. If symptoms are more than intermittent, you need to see your doctor right away, to prevent complications.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

What foods should I avoid to reduce a gall bladder attack?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Fatty, Fried Foods: The function of bile is to absorb fat from our diet. Fatty meals cause the release of a hormone (cck) that stimulates the gb to contract. Therefore, a low-fat diet is advised. Unfortunately, an attack can occur unrelated to food. The only definitive way to avoid a gb attack is gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy). Good luck!
A 34-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a gall bladder attack?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pain & nausea: "attack" means a sudden onset of right upper abdominal pain, nausea, sometimes vomiting. Usually happens a few hours after eating, especially if greasy fried fatty foods. Pain usually resolves over a few hours. Usually caused by gallstones. Need to go to an er if pains & vomiting do not resolve.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are reliable indicators of a gall bladder attack?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Generally: Right upper quadrant post prandial abdominal pain with radiation to tip of right scapula with nausea and vomiting that lasts up to 6-8 hours. But these are typical symptoms, and symptoms vary from one person to another.

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