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A 33-year-old member asked:

what if your gall bladder bursts, will you be able to tell?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
You would: Develop peritonitis, so you will be in extreme pain. You will not be able to tell that it was your gallbladder that burst and caused the peritonitis unless you have special tests, but peritonitis is a true life-threatening condition. You will be very sick. Talk to your doctor to get your gallbladder problem taken care of before this complication happens.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

My side hurts because of gall bladder?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Possible: Pain from the gallbladder is usually localized to the right upper abdomen just deep to the rib cage, or in the upper midline. The pain often radiates around into the back, is steady/noncramping/nonburning and often begins after eating(esp rich foods).; nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting may be present. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor; they will order an ultrasound to look for stones.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are syptoms of gall bladder trouble?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Pain, nausea, vomit: Gall bladder attack usually starts after fatty foods, often evening, with dull, achy pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, maybe midline; often radiates into back, between shoulder blades, crescendo pain over hours, usually ends up with a spirited bout of vomiting. May or not have jaundice, dark urine, light stool if stone blocks bile ducts. More severe sustained pain if pancreas inflamed.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Pain, stones: The most classic symptom of gallbladder disease, is pain located in the right, upper abdomen beneath the ribs. The pain is usually severe, associated with nausea and vomiting. The best test is an ultrasound of the gallbladder. If symptoms are present with a negative ultrasound a "hida" scan can be done. Symptoms usually get worse with time and once stones are proven surgery is the best treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Does it sound like gall bladder, if spaghetti and meatballs makes you full for hours?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe....: ...Or you may just have eaten too much. Gallbladder attacks may cause a bloating sensation, however the pain from an attack (noncramping, nonburning pressure like pain localized to the right upper abdomen or upper midline) is far more characteristic of gallbladder disease.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms when your gall bladder is infected?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Pain fever: Upper abdominal and right upper abdomen pain (pain can be severe), maybe fever, vomiting, nausea, sometimes yellow jaundice or pancreatitis.

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