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Can a gallbladder sludge cause constipation. I have constipation but have been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge?

Can a gallbladder sludge cause constipation. I have constipation but have been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge?

Not usually: If the gallbladder is inflamed enough it could cause some difficulty with bowels. You may need to have the gallbladder out but would not expect this to cure your constipation. This problem may have to be worked up independent of gallbladder. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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After Gallbladder attack I have constipation and my Gallbladder feels swollen when I lay down but it does not cause any pain. Never had this before.

After Gallbladder attack I have constipation and my Gallbladder feels swollen when I lay down but it does not cause any pain. Never had this before.

Call your PCP as U: may need to be seen or examined sooner than you think. You don't want pain, as it means you have to go to the ER, and if other signs persist that show you need surgical intervention, then you'll be laid up in the process. So, see your PCP for evaluation, and get in and be examined, and seen. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Can constipation cause some discomfort or swelling around or near the liver or where my gallbladder use to be?

Can constipation cause some discomfort or swelling around or near the liver or where my gallbladder use to be?

Yes. And no.: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort and swelling. Pain from constipation tends to be more general cramping pain but can certainly be perceived in different parts of the abdomen including the upper right part of the abdomen where the liver is. The gallbladder is small enough that any constipation pain is merely coincidental and not because it was removed. ...Read more

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My gallbladder ejection fraction is only 15%. Would this cause me nausea and constipation?

My gallbladder ejection fraction is only 15%. Would this cause me nausea and constipation?

Yes and No: Low ef on hida suggest gallbladder dysfunction, which may cause nausea, vomiting and pain after meals. Constipation may be a separate issue. Increase fluids and fiber, use laxatives if needed. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder with no stones only working at 15% cause constipation? My bowel habits have changed and I'm always constipated.

Can a gallbladder with no stones only working at 15% cause constipation? My bowel habits have changed and I'm always constipated.

Not gall bladder: You should take fiber foods (see site below for info). Or you could take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. In either case drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives, nothing is working

What can cause chronic constipation a whole year after gallbladder removal? I have tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) and other laxatives, nothing is working

Chronic contipation: is probably not related to gallbladder surgery. You need to see a doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Will eating alot of corn tortillas cause constapation and crackers also I had my gallbladder out and was eating bland. I am not taking any meds?

Will eating alot of corn tortillas cause constapation and crackers also I had my gallbladder out and was eating bland. I am not taking any meds?

Eat healthy foods: Eat healthy feel better , with fresh vegetables , salads , fruits , plenty of fluids and be active You will be fine and stop eating junk food ...Read more

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Is constipation associated with a gallbladder sludge?

Is constipation associated with a gallbladder sludge?

No: Constipation can coexist with gallbladder sludge, but there shouldn't be a cause and effect relationship. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more