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Husband had low grade abdominal pain once had sharp pain but didn't last. Had a little blood in urine was told 1 yr ago gallstones were found?

Husband had low grade abdominal pain once had sharp pain but  didn't  last. Had a little blood in urine was told 1 yr ago gallstones were found?

Not sure..: What the question is. Blood in urine would not be related to gallstones. He would need evaluation of the urinary tract, such as kidney stones or urinary infection. Gallstones can cause upper abdominal pain ; nausea after eating. This needs an evaluation ; exam with a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


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Ketones level 10 and trace blood in urine, undiagnosed rt upper abdomen pain for 9 months, any significance?

Ketones level 10 and trace blood in urine, undiagnosed rt upper abdomen pain for 9 months, any significance?

For10 call ambulance: Your level of 10 is dangerously high ,most likely you have 1.0 , around one is OK , you probably have undiagnosed or poorly treated diabetes which need immediate attention , 9 months abdominal pain also need help from your doctor Do not neglect your health ...Read more

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Pain in right upper abdomen. Doctor said no appendix or kidney infection. But there is a small trace of blood in urine.. Can u advice on this.. ?

Pain in right upper abdomen. Doctor said no appendix or kidney infection. But there is a small trace of blood in urine.. Can u advice on this.. ?

Urologist: For RUQ (right upper quadrant pain) an ultrasound to look for gallstones may be considered as well as blood tests to evaluate liver studies (eg, ast, alt, alk phos, bilirubin, etc). For the blood in urine a urologist might be needed to evaluate for causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

What are the symptoms of having gallstoned?

Pain: Often intermittent pain in the right upper abdomen especially after a fatty meal. There may be waves of crescendo type pain and nausea/ vomiting. If things get really ugly you may develop systemic signs of infection with fever. ...Read more

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Pain of gallstones?

Pain of gallstones?

Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are gallstones?

What are gallstones?

Gallstones: Gallstones are made of various crystal that grow into stones in the gallbladder. They can be from bile (bilirubin) or cholesterol origin. They grow in the gallbladder, may be present without any symptoms, or may cause upper abdominal pressure, bloating, discomfort, nausea, or vomiting. Often eating fatty foods may aggravate the discomfort from gallstones. ...Read more

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Ginger and gallstone?

Ginger and gallstone?

Unclear: Some herbal websites suggest that ginger can treat gallstones, others warn that ginger may stimulate gallbladder contractions and provoke a gallbladder attack an article i found in a GI journal could not document any effect on gallbladder volume or ejection fraction in healthy males. Ginger may increase bile production. Actual effect on gallstones is unclear. ...Read more

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Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Is 2cm big for a gallstone?

Yes, I would : Say it is on larger side. But small stones can cause problems just as much as large stones. If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, you should have cholecystectomy, ask your surgeon for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Sorry. 8mm gallstone, not 8 cm?

Surgery if symptoms: Gb surgery would be appropriate if you have symptoms. Just having gallstones does not require any therapy. Once symptoms start, however, they continue and slowly worsen over time. In the worst case, the gallbladder can become gangrenous and rupture causeing the need for an emergency procedure. If symptoms start, therefore, you should have the surgery early, electively before a disaster happens. ...Read more

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What are gallstones composed of?

What are gallstones composed of?

Cholesterol, pigment: Gallstones contain variable amounts of bile pigments, cholesterol, calcium salts, and their core usually consists of bile pigments or mucoprotein, which is secreted by the inner lining of the gallbladder. the composition of gallstones is affected by age, diet and ethnicity. On the basis of their composition, gallstones can be divided into cholesterol stones, pigment stones, and mixed stones. ...Read more

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Is gallstone pain always strong or no !?

It depends: Pain from gallstones can be a bit tricky. It can by dull or sharp, in the right upper portion of the abdomen or in the middle upper portion. Complications from gallstone disease can be serious. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does gallstone pain feel like?

See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more

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What r the symtoms, causes & solutions of gallstones?

See below: Obesity, high cholesterol, hemolytic anemia, infections, and intestinal surgery are some of the causes. Stomach pain, jaundice, and pancreatitis are some of the symptoms. Treatment is usually removal of gall bladder. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/gallstones-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Is it possible for everyone to have gallstone in them?

Gallstones can be: commonly found in about 1/3 of the population, but not everyone with gallstones is symptomatic or needs anything done about them. Only about 1/3 of the third of the population with stones will have pain or issues and go on to need surgery, etc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes hematuria?

What causes  hematuria?

See below: Hematuria is a term applied to blood in the urine, either frank blood or cola coloured urine or microscopic amounts.There are numerous causes, either from bladder or kidneys. ...Read more

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How to treat a 1cm gallstone?

How to treat a 1cm gallstone?

Depends: If you have symptoms like pain , distention , etc or not ( a symptomatic ) If stone duration is long standing , with no symptoms in 75 yr old could be left alone , with just observation by the physician, If symptomatic need removal of gall bladder which is a low risk procedure after medical clearance . ...Read more

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How come I had gallstones in my gallbladder?

How come I had gallstones in my gallbladder?

Genetics: In born error of metabolism. Your bile lacks an enzyme that keep cholesterol in solution and it precipitates out as gall stones. ...Read more

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What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

Usually infection: Gallstones can get left behind after surgery, that is the most common cause, they were there all along. It's easy for that to happen. If new gallstones form it is usually because of an infection in the bile ducts called cholangitis. If you are still having pain and there is a gallstone in one of the bile ducts, see a gastroenterologist, there is a procedure called ERCP to remove the stones. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

You should be: On a low fat diet. Dairy products also bother some people with gallstones. But if you are having symptoms, definitive solution is cholecystectomy. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Any blood test for gallstone?

Any blood test for gallstone?

Indirectly: Most people with gallbladder disease will not have any lab abnormalities. However, some of the complications of gallbladder disease may be detected by blood tests. These include common bile duct stones which can block the liver and cause liver enzyme elevation, pancreatitis which will elevate the amylase and lipase in the blood, and acute cholecystitis which may elevate the white blood cell ct. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more