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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 .
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
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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?
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
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
Is that true?In rare cases, upper and middle back pain may be caused by other problems, such as gallbladder disease, cancer, or an infection?
Yes: Pain in many body areas can affect other areas which is seen in gallbladder, pancreatic, kidney and heart disease as well as many others. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Would not having clay-colored stool rule out a gallbladder issue, or can you still have gallbladder disease with normal colored stool?
I was diagnosed with chronic cholecystitis. Is this the same as functional gallbladder disease? My hida scan revealed poor gallbladder function.
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
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
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
No known: Correlation between the two conditions, except perhaps the pain might be similar under certain circumstances. ...Read more
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
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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Pain right side under ribs front and back, no stones and 90% function, gallbladder disease cause pain? Ideas?
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
Can gallbladder disease cause pain on left side and into the leftside back and the pain shots to the belly button to the right side and cause alotgas?
Sounds: more like colon problem, see your doctor for management, good luck ...Read more
I lost 30lbs since august what is going on? I am 20 years old. I just had gallbladder disease and had my gallbladder removed. I been having a decrease of appetite and loosing weight. Had colonsocipy and came back ok.
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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
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