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Can Gallbladder Attacks Cause Headaches
Temp is 96.8. pounding headache, pain in ab on right, gallbladder removed 1 yr ago. Been taking turmeric 1 tsp 2x day. Is cause of sym or just a bug?
Tumeric not likely: There is obviously something else going on not related to your gallbladder. I suggest you contact your Dr. You might want to tell him why you are on turmeric. ...Read more
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
I have horrible gallbladder attacks and I'm wondering if taking ibuprofen for a headache will set one off?
NO: Sounds like time for a cholecystectomy. Consult a Gen. Surgeon ...Read more
I have gallbladder with 0% ejection fraction and no stones and constant pain below rib, which is tolerable, can this cause dizziness and headache?
Gallbladder: Symptoms from a gallbladder condition are upper abdominal pains or pressure bloating after eating with nausea & sometimes vomiting. Dizziness & headaches by themselves would not be expected to be gallbladder related. An isolated hida scan finding without other identifiable gallbladder symptoms may not have much clinical meaning. ...Read more
What could cause headaches, muscle and joint pain and dull pain in upper adomainal where gallbladder and liver but its not a constant pain?
A virus: Viral infection are one of the most common causes for your symptoms. If this is a long term problem, see a doctor and have an evaluation. ...Read more
Can gallbladder cause headache. Headache above eyes forehead top of head. Not terrible. Just really nagging...Upper backache, nausea, 33% hida scan..
GALL BLADDER: This is a storage vessel for the bile and if infected or blocked can cause many symptoms, most of which cause pain in the right upper abdomen. The sxs you explain are commonly associated with sinus issues and a hida scan is very non-specific except with the extreme findings. ...Read more
Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?
Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated. ...Read more
Is it possible to have gallbladder disease w/50% ejection fraction? Hidascan w/cck caused same pain I have. Constant upper right quad pain, nausea increases with exercise, headaches above right eye
Maybe not...: Hida scans measure several things--uptake ; excretion of hida by liver, gallbladder function, ductal patency/ function. Cck is given to stimulate gallbladder contraction--mimicking food entering the duodenum from stomach. If the gallbladder has a sluggish ejection fraction (ef. ...Read more
I'm getting my gallbladder out in a couple weeks. Can having a bad gallbladder give you headaches?
Not usually: Gallstone symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, usually on the right side, pain with eating a fatty meal, occasional nausea and vomiting, and possible jaundice (yellow discoloration of skin/eyes. If an attack causes considerable stress it is possible you could develop a tension headache, but this is not a classic symptom. ...Read more
My gallbladder or liver is throbing and hurting. I feel nauseous, have persistent headaches, and constantly exhausted. What do I do?
See a physician: Gallstones are a common condition which can lead to pain in the abdomen associated with nausea. If this is the case, a cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder) may need to be done, so see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Can my low-functioning gallbladder affect how I handle alcohol? I have a headache the next day from even 1/2 glass of wine or 1/2 a beer.
Please help I don't want to die not diagnosed. After being in hospital with gallbladder removal I feel terrible headaches meningitis style?
I had my gallbladder removed a week ago and I'm still very nauseated and the doctor gave me nausea medicine and I'm having very bad headaches?
I had my gallbladder out 3 days ago. This morning I woke up with a horrible headache that won't go away. I am drinking and peeing. Taking lortab.
Post Op Complication: You were sent home with specific post operation instructions. You are hang a post operation complication. Not following your instructions or contacting your surgeon is inappropriate. Surgeons want and need to know when there is a problem in the period following surgery. Please sign off of the internet and contact the surgeon now. ...Read more
Pasta, 3-4 pieces fried eggplant, and wine7pm- woke 4am with pain RUQ and back. Nausea, headache. Subsided after 20 min. Gallbladder? Back pain still
Possibly yes.: Only way to know for sure is with diagnostic testing, most commonly ultrasound. Consult with your doctor for appropriate exams. ...Read more
Had baby 10 months ago and has spinal anastetic since then bad headaches (constant) and blurry vision. Had clots gallbladder removed and having repaire?
Spinal headache: Spinal headache occurs in some people after a spinal tap for anesthesia or diagnostic purposes. It rarely lasts beyond 4-6 days and can be effectively treated. After 10 weeks the headache is likely due to other reason. Please see a neurologist for proper evaluation and investigations. ...Read more
My gallbladder is under active recommended surgery but I experience constant headaches, joint and muscle aches. Is this a normal side effect?
Constant nausea for a week now Occasional vomiting Pain in ab chest back & shoulder Headaches & lightheaded Am waiting to have gallbladder out?
Call your doctor: Or your surgeon to inform them of your issues. I am assuming that you have diagnosed gallstones or gallbladder disease, as you wrote that you are waiting for surgery. Avoid fried, fatty & greasy foods. Ask your doctor for nausa medicine. Go to an ER if your problems warrant it. ...Read more
I have had a severe headache in my right temple and above my right eye for 4 days. I am scheduled for gallbladder removal next week. Related?
Rear ended 5wks ago, tizanadine for neck. Gallbladder removed 4wks ago. Today, headache, vomited bile, and muscle spasms on left side of back.
Fatigue, headache, sinus symptoms for 5 weeks now. Pain in RUQ for 10 days front to back. Blood, urine, CT ok. No gallbladder. So much pain. Help please?
I will try: You have had a pretty good work up. Inflammatory bowel disease has to be on the list of things as well that might cause your pain. Have you been evaluated by a gastroenterologist? Your CT scan and blood work would eliminate many of the common causes. Endometriosis is also a possibility but rare for isolated RUQ pain. Please discuss with your doctor the possibility of inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more
Symptoms: bloating, gas, chest discomfort, headaches, rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal. Should I?
GB surgery: Your GB isn't working properly and you are symptomatic. I agree that you should remove the GB to not only improve/ resolve your symptoms but to prevent it from becoming an emergency procedure from a ruptured GB. If it's not functioning due to inflammation or gallstones you are at higher risk or a rupture. Have you had a GB u/s? This would help determine the urgency of surgery. Good luck ...Read more
Had gallbladder out in December 2014. Been feeling exhausted, having mood swings, it hurts to lay on my stomach, getting headaches, pregnancy test negative?
No obvious answer: Perhaps an underactive thyroid might explain, but you should have a complete exam to investigate things further. ...Read more
Abdomen pain & side, chronic back pain, headache & chronic nausea Painful gas What can I do? Am waiting to have gall bladder out
Constant nausea. Have to keep food in my stomach or I get really sick. Shaky, dizzy, horrible headaches. Not pregnant. No gall bladder. Seen a gi.
Good afternoon, I had a gallbladder surgery 3 months back and sudden I keep feeling dizy and loosing my balance and have headaces. What van it be, it started like 3 to 4 weeks back.
Not the operation: It should not be due to the recent surgery. Look for other causes. ...Read more
Abdominal cramps, nausea, bloated, head aches, this goes away then comes bk I had a hysterectomy and gallbladder removed 3 years ago.?
Short answer: Is: gallstones cause gallbladder attacks. Usually, a stone, which the gallbladder forms, gets stuck at its neck and causes a blockage against bile emptying. The neck is where the gallbladder narrows down to form the cystic duct, which in turn joins the common duct. When the gallbladder contracts against the obstruction caused by stone in the neck, it causes pain, which is the attack. ...Read more
Not necessarily: But, if the gallbladder is very inflamed walking or any movement can certainly make the pain worse. ...Read more
My gallbladder is only functioning 15%. I just ate shrimp with lots of spices. Would that cause a gallbladder attack?
Possibly: Any food can lead to a "gallbladder attack" (aka biliary colic). Commonly, attacks occur due to gallstones. However, some people don't have stones, instead they have a dysfunctional gallbladder (doesn't work right). We call this biliary dyskinesia. Typically we see this more often with fatty meals. If an attack persists it can lead to severe inflammation - called cholecystitis. ...Read more
If you eat something that is hard to digest, will your gallbladder have to work harder to break it down. Can this cause a gallbladder attack?
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