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Burst Gall Bladder Symptoms
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Hida scan says gall bladder ejection rate 0%. Will my gall bladder burst if I don't get surgery right away?
No: First, I do not know if you have gallstones by ultrasound or not. Hida scan apparently shows the gallbladder fills, but does not empty, so the gallbladder is not obstructed. This indicates there is no urgent problem with your gallbladder. Optional & elective to have surgery, and only if you are having appropriate symptoms related to the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May have a gall bladder issue, can't get in to a specialist for/month. Worried it could burst. Severe rib cage pains. Lipase was elevated 2 wks ago?
Get checked again: You need to get an Ultrasound and some blood work done to ensure it is not acute cholecystitis (emergency) as opposed to just biliary colic (non emergency). If your pain is severe, fever, nausea and vomiting are present, then I suggest go to the ER. Only you know if your symptoms are worse. Alternatively, Your primary care provider can order these tests as an outpatient. ...Read more
Cholecystitis: Inflammation of gallbladder usually caused by gallstones blocking bile duct. Symptoms includesevere pain in upper right or upper middle areas of abdomen. Usually starts intermittently then becomes constant & severe. Pain sometimes referred to right shoulder-blade. Pain often follows eating fatty, greasy or fried foods. Nausea & vomiting common as is diarrhea. Liver under right rib-cage can be tender. ...Read more
Healthy gallbladder: Gallstones are linked to chronic liver disease (stones usually of pigment type), but also reflect low hdl/high triglycerides, genetics, age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, drugs, low fiber, tpn, diabetes, hemolysis, pregnancy, primary biliary diseases. Improving risk factors above will not only reduce stone disease, but may reduce development of sludge/sand, and may improve gallbladder function. ...Read more
People w/Gallstones: Risk factors for gallbladder disease include a strong family history, obesity, certain ethnic groups, precipitous weight loss, blood disorders, liver infections, etc. Early-on, it is much more common in women, yet the odds even out after age 50. There is a less-common entity of gallbladder disease without stones, yet this is the exception. ...Read more
Maybe none: Gallbladder polyps can be small and have no symptoms. May be just an incidental finding on an ultrasound when one is having an evaluation of abdominal pains. Larger gallbladder polyps over 1 cm probably should be removed with laparoscopic gallbladder removal. ...Read more
Well: Usually one has to have severe biliary colicky pains in the right upper abdomen irradiating to the shoulder and back. Pain can be so severe you need to go to the er. Frequently it is associated with vomiting as well. Imaging methods should detect the presence of a stones that will make surgery a must as complications without surgery can be multiple and dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?
3 Possibilities: 1-your stones are too small to be seen by ultrasound 2-you have gallbladder dz in the absence of stones (dyskinesia)--dx'd by cck-hida scan 3- you don't have gallbladder disease (irritable bowel can cause similar symptoms). Have you seen a gastroenterologist or general surgeon? Either can help you navigate thru this and, hopefully, get you better. Good luck! ...Read more
I've had returning symptoms for a couple years now (from research it all leads to gall bladder) but docs haven't found anything what can I do?
I hv multiple mobile soft calculii noted in my gall bladder, largest measures 13×12.2.I hv no symptoms. Is the soft calcul dissolvable? Is opern necesry
Gallstones: Doesn't matter if you have one stone or multiple stones, doesn't matter if they are small or big. If you don't have symptoms (and with this I mean pain), you don't need any treatment. Once you start having symptoms, then is when treatment is recommended, and the only effective treatment is surgery (gallbladder removal) ...Read more
Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. A typical attack can cause
■steady pain in the right upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours
■pain in the back between the shoulder blades
■pain under the right shoulder. ...Read more
Removal: If you are having symptoms such as pain, nausea or vomiting or fatty food intolerance, and you have any abnormality of your gallbladder, including stones, sludge or polyps or a low-functioning gallbladder, the symptoms usually worsen until the gallbladder is removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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