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Can the laxative prep for colonoscopy cause gall bladder attacks?

Can the laxative prep for colonoscopy cause gall bladder attacks?

It may: Potentially it could. More likely, though, it may cause colonic spasms, which in the right place could be difficult to tell from gall bladder attack ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

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


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Can a colonoscopy damage your gall bladder?

Can a colonoscopy damage your gall bladder?

No: On rare occasions a colonoscopy can possible cause some injury to the liver or spleen. ...Read more

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Should I have exploratory surgery on my abdomen? I have been dealing with stomach and/or intestinal issues for a couple of years now. I have had many tests such as, endoscopy, colonoscopy, xrays, ct's, tons of blood work, gall bladder scan and stomach emp

Should I have exploratory surgery on my abdomen? I have been dealing with stomach and/or intestinal issues for a couple of years now. I have had many tests such as, endoscopy, colonoscopy, xrays, ct's, tons of blood work, gall bladder scan and stomach emp

First: First of all you need a surgeon who is willing to do an ex lap surgery. The only thing I think they may find is possible scar tissue and honestly I am not sure this would cause all of your symptoms. It sounds like you may be dealing with ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), however the vomiting is not characteristic. Have you or were you ever exposed to any chemicals or lived near an industrial plant? Is it possible that you are ingesting a substance that you are unaware of? Consider your surroundings and everything you take in. Is anything different in your life since this all started? If you think of anything discuss this with your doctors; every bit of information may be helpful in solving this puzzle.
I hope you find answers soon. ...Read more

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Could an inflamed gall bladder cause bloating?

Could an inflamed gall bladder cause bloating?

Yes,: It could. I hope you are treated properly and after the inflammation subsides one should consider removal of your gb that has probably stones in it. Do not gamble severe complication can occur so the best is get rid of it as soon as you will be in best of shape. Nobody like to operate during inflammation unless it is a must. ...Read more

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Why would gallstones cause pain if the lining of my gall bladder is not inflamed?

Why would gallstones cause pain if the lining of my gall bladder is not inflamed?

See below: Gallstones can move inside the gallbladder. They could move into the gallbladder opening causing blockage, or even move into the bile ducts causing painful blockage. When you eat food, the gallbladder will squeeze out bile, and the gallstones could get in the way of the gallbladder trying to empty and cause pain, nausea, or vomiting. ...Read more

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For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if lining of gall bladder is not inflamed?

For what reasons might gallstones cause pain if lining of gall bladder is not inflamed?

Gallstones: Can cause obstruction of outflow of bile from the gallbladder, through cystic duct, and into the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against this obstruction, it causes "biliary colic", which is painful. ...Read more

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Can caffeine irritate an inflamed gall bladder?

Can caffeine irritate an inflamed gall bladder?

Yes: With an inflamed gallbladder almost any food, including Caffeine, can irritate it and cause increased pain and symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes gall bladder pain after the gall bladder is removed?

What causes gall bladder pain after the gall bladder is removed?

Post surgery care: There are several possibilities, including passing a gallstone from the lower duct. If your pain is not controllable with your prescribed pain regimen, okay to call in to your surgical team. Be well. ...Read more

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Hi I've recently been diagnosed with "debri in the gall bladder" what exactly is this? What may cause it? And what is most like to be done about it?

Hi I've recently been diagnosed with "debri in the gall bladder" what exactly is this? What may cause it? And what is most like to be done about it?

Symptomatic? Remove: Debris in the gallbladder or gallbladder sludge refers to the appearance of very small particulates in the bile within the gallbladder. Several factors can contribute to the development. When bile is excreted after meals, the thick sludge can cause mild obstruction that leads to pain or rarely pancreatitis. If asymptomatic, it can be observed, otherwise consider having the gallbladder removed. ...Read more

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Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

No reservoir 4 bile: The gallbladder normally serves to store bile that is made continuously from the liver. After a meal, the gallbladder contracts, ejecting bile into the intestine, to aid in digestion. When the gallbladder is removed, the bile no longer is stored but excreted continuously into the intestine. If there is no food, the bile can be irritating and cause diarrhea. Over time, this should improve ...Read more

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Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Unsure: Sine people get diarrhea for a few weeks after gallbladder removal. It is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome and resolves over time. Some studies indicate it is more common in women. Some believe it is due to a constant trickle of while experienced by the: instead of a normal bonus from the gallbladder. If it is chronic should not be due to the surgery and you may need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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What are reasons why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

What are reasons why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

It doesn't: Removing the gallbladder does not lead to diarrhea, as your bile production has not changed. Some people do develop urgency after gallbladder surgery. That is, about 30-40 minutes after eating the patient has an aggressive need to have bowel movement which may be loose. This is self limited, but can be eliminated with Imodium (loperamide) ad. I allow my patients full dietary intake after surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes gall bladder stones?

Many causes of stone: Gallstones form when there is an imbalance in the components that make the bile. As an example cholesterol stones may form as a result of too much cholesterol in the bile. Another cause may be the inability of the gallbladder to empty properly, i.E billiary dyskinesia

pigment stones are more common in people with certain medical conditions like cirrhosis or sickle cell or other genetic predispos. ...Read more

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Corn cause gall bladder attack?

Corn cause gall bladder attack?

It can: Any food can cause an attack in patients with gallbladder disease. Usually, patients report that fried or fatty foods cause the most symptoms. Are you using butter on your corn? ...Read more

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What is the cause of a distended gall bladder?

Depends: Your gallbladder will be distended when you are not eating. It fills with bile and then, when you eat, it empties. This is not a problem. It is normal physiology. The problem happens when your gb is obstructed by a stone or inflammation and cannot empty. This can lead to infection and severe pain, fevers, etc. If you have no stones on ultrasound you may need a hida to see how ur gb empties. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a low functioning gall bladder?

What are the causes of a low functioning gall bladder?

Obstruction of flow: Bile flow can be obstructed from gallstones or scarring or kinking of the cystic duct--the duct leading from the gallbladder to the main common bile duct. That's why you can have typical gallbladder symptoms in the absence of stones. ...Read more

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Can gall bladder disease cause other possible complications?

Can gall bladder disease cause other possible complications?

Yes: Gallstones can cause infection of the gallbladder, blockage of the bile ducts with infection or jaundice, and pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Please explain why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Please explain why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Post Cholecystectomy: Post cholecystectomy syndrome. The lack of volume of bile supplied by the gallbladder at the time of a meal is lost after removal of the gallbladder. The intestine usually adjust to this problem, until then avoid fatty foods. Bile helps dissolve fat so that your body can absorb the fat. If the fat does not dissolve, it will get to the colon where water will osmotically be pulled into the colon. ...Read more

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Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

See below: I am not sure I understand your question. You have gallbladder "disease" without gallstones? Are you diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (low function gallbaldder)? If there is no pain & no gallstones then there is very little likelihood of getting any problems or complications. ...Read more

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Can a distended gall bladder cause swelling and make it hard to eat much and drink much?

A distended: Gallbladder is caused by a stone blocking the outlet. So, eating fatty foods at this time may cause more discomfort than you necessarily would want. I would suggest seeking a PCP opinion and possibly getting referred to a surgeon for removal. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me it still doesn't seem clear to me why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Bile salt laxative: Gallbladder is a pouch that stores bile for release when fatty foods require digestion. After removal, bile travels through the bile duct from the liver to the small intestine and distally. Some of the bile salts is reabsorbed in the last part of the small intestine. Bile salts have a potent laxative action. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

No relation: Between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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Had a hida scan and it was normal but my gall bladder was inflamed and now I need to go to GI dr. But I don't know why?

Had a hida scan and it was normal but my gall bladder was inflamed and now I need to go to GI dr. But I don't know why?

Biliary disease: Okay to ask your regular doctor "why". Biliary disease can be complex, so during the time you are having symptoms but not clearly diagnosed try a low fat diet and extra hydration, which helps decrease symptoms. If you develop fever or vomiting then more urgency to get tested. Be well. ...Read more

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I have a friend with gastro paresis they can't find an underlying cause... Could it be her gall bladder if the function is 35%?

I have a friend with gastro paresis they can't find an underlying cause... Could it be her gall bladder if the function is 35%?

Maybe...: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm) ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been searching for the answer online but it still doesn't seem clear to me why would the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Bile regulation: The gallbladder stores bile, and excretes it when needed. After the gallbladder is removed, bile flow is less easily regulated and can cause diarrhea. This usually occurs early after surgery, but resolves after a few months in most people. Look up "braty" diet. This can be helpful. ...Read more

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Does gall bladder cause flat stools?

Does gall bladder cause flat stools?

No: Changes in the shape of stool indicate anal or rectal pathology, not gallbladder. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more