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I had my gallbladder removed in 2009 and for the last 4 days my upper stomach has been hurting bad...Very tender to the touch i'm over weight, diabetic and high cholesterol .

I had my gallbladder removed in 2009 and for the last 4 days my upper stomach has been hurting bad...Very tender to the touch i'm over weight, diabetic and high cholesterol .

Exam and blood work: Sounds like you need to be evaluated. If the pain is in the right upper quadrant that could be your liver and there can be fatty infiltration of the liver related to obesity and high cholesterol. If the pain is in the upper middle it could be a stomach ulcer or pancreatitis. Either way, you need to be checked. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


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I have sludge in gallbladder (says ultrasound), pain and nausea if eating high fat meal, had two 15 minute pain attack do I have gallbladder disease?

I have sludge in gallbladder (says ultrasound), pain and nausea if eating high fat meal, had two 15 minute pain attack do I have gallbladder disease?

Maybe, maybe not: Would need more information. Where is your pain? Have you had blood tests done? Review your history and findings with your doctor who ordered the ultrasound. You may need a special gallbladder scan (hida scan) to see if your gallbladder is functioning properly. In the mean time eat properly and healthy, avoid fatty foods, drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a form of gallbladder disease cause abdominal pain, fatigue, and being lightheaded. Also could it cause ALT enzyme levels to be mildly elevated?

Could a form of gallbladder disease cause abdominal pain, fatigue, and being lightheaded. Also could it cause ALT enzyme levels to be mildly elevated?

Yes, but so could...: ...lot's of things that inflame liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). You could even have mononucleosis. So what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read more

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Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists . Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

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HIDA scan said I have gallbladder disease. No stones. I'm not sure what this means. And if surgery is right. Can u advise me?

HIDA scan said I have gallbladder disease. No stones. I'm not sure what this means. And if surgery is right. Can u advise me?

Acalculous cholecyst: You have a diseased GB and need a cholecystectomy. This usually caused by fine sludge obstructing the outflow tract of the GB and causing infection. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstances, bacterial infection could cause some response or abscess in the spleen. More often, enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is a reflection of liver disorder, in which the gallbladder may also be affected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for gallbladder disease to cause spleen enlargement?

Possible: Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can cause splenic vein thrombosis. Splenic vein thrombosis and cause the spleen to enlarge. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder disease, is it possible to have bike duct blockage from a stone with only mild pain on upper right side?

Possible: Then , you will be sicker than what you are describing , you will have jaundice also, see you doctor . You decide want it out or keep it and observe under clinical supervision. ...Read more

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Would not having clay-colored stool rule out a gallbladder issue, or can you still have gallbladder disease with normal colored stool?

Would not having clay-colored stool rule out a gallbladder issue, or can you still have gallbladder disease with normal colored stool?

Clay colored: stool suggest that bile duct is somehow blocked and do not let the bile go into the bowe. You can have gb disease with normal colored stool. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed me with gallbladder disease (no stones). My symptoms normally occur at night and food can cause pain/bloat one time and not next. Why?

Non functioning gall: Non functioning gall bladder can cause pain in the abdomen. That might be the reason for your pain, certain type of food might cause pain than the other, also have you treated for irritable bowel too
as your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel too ...Read more

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I just had an hida scan. During the second half I started to get internediate pain on both sides but mostly the left side. Can gallbladder disease sti?

I just had an hida scan. During the second half I started to get internediate pain on both sides but mostly the left side. Can gallbladder disease sti?

Gallbladder on right: You need to get the result of your HIDA scan. It will tell you a lot about whether the gallbladder is the problem. Pain from the gallbladder is usually located in the upper right abdomen, under the rib cage. Pain on the left does not usually come from the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder disease usually cause stomach cramping or spasms after eating?

Does gallbladder disease usually cause stomach cramping or spasms after eating?

Yes: You are descring the typical discomforts or symptoms from gallstones which is upper abdominal pressure and discomfort with nausea. Usually occurs a few hours after eating & worse after eating fatty foods. Other conditions such as gastritis or reflux can also cause similar ill feelings too. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about gallbladder disease and is it serious?

Gallbladder abnormal: Gb disease would be any condition of the gallbladder such as inflammation (cholecystitis), gallstones (cholecystitis), hydrops (distension from biliary duct blockage), as well as superimposed infection or perforation on any of the above. And yes, such conditions can be serious and life threatening in not treated. Elective treatment is always safer than emergency procedures. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any correlation between gallbladder disease and endometirosis?

Can you tell me about any correlation between gallbladder disease and endometirosis?

No known: Correlation between the two conditions, except perhaps the pain might be similar under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder disease cause low grade fevers over a couple months? Highest has been 99.7

Could gallbladder disease cause low grade fevers over a couple months? Highest has been 99.7

Unlikely: Acute cholecystitis is an illness that resembles acute appendicitis, which doesn't last 2 months. Cholangitis, an inflammation of the biliary ducts, is another febrile illness but with a more malignant course not lasting 2 months either. I suspect another cause for your subfebrile illness. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Can gallbladder disease cause liver tests to go up?

Yes: Liver function tests include ast, alt, alkaline phosphotase (alkp), and bilirubin.Acute inflammation of the gallbladder can secondarily inflame the liver, typically causing a elevation of ast and alt.A stone in the common bile duct (cbd) may block the liver and lead to abnormalities of all these labs. If a stone is in the cbd, endoscopic removal (ERCP) is usually necessary, in addition to chole-x. ...Read more

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What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest.I have gallbladder disease?

What would cause sharp pain on the left side of chest.I have gallbladder disease?

No: The gallbladder is on the right side. Sharp pain in the left chest could be related to your stomach, such as gastritis or ulcer disease, or it could be your heart, among other possibilities. You should talk to your doctor immediately or go the er for sharp pain in your left chest. ...Read more

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Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Yes: Classically this was demonstrated in the pima indian population, but it is common to have a familial trend in non-native americans as well. ...Read more

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Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Yes, rarely: There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States. ...Read more

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What medication could or should be given for Gallbladder disease and bile reflux?

GERD: You may get better with Omeprazole for reflux but you may want to see a doctor for Gall bladder problem. ...Read more

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Pain right side under ribs front and back, no stones and 90% function, gallbladder disease cause pain? Ideas?

Nonspecific pain: This pain could be caused by a lot of things. If it's not your gallbladder, it could be an ulcer, gastritis, biliary system, kidney stone, or muscular pain. Your symptoms are very nonspecific and could be a variety of things. Consult a physician in your area. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder cause pain left shoulder blade? It's hurting in the right and middle too. Have suspected gallbladder disease w/out stones-

Yes: Gallbladder can hurt in several areas and pain radiates to some areas. HIDA scan can help to diagnose dysfunctional GB. Also, if normal - endoscopy may help to rule out GERD, hiatal hernia that may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between gallbladder disease and SIBO? I had mine removed after HIDA showed it wasn't working and have also had SIBO this year.

Is there a relationship between gallbladder disease and SIBO? I had mine removed after HIDA showed it wasn't working and have also had SIBO this year.

No: Cholecystectomy is not associated with SIBO. However, some patients can develop diarrhea after cholecystectomy which is due to fatty food intake other could be due to irritation of the bile. In some patients Cholesteramin may be needed to treat their diarrhea if mild treatments with adjusting diet and mild anti diarrhea medication does not work. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Sometimes : Or it may manifest after a viral illness. Takes gallstones about a year to develop. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more