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Can Gallbladder Disease Cause Diarrhea
Had acute pancreatitis 2 years ago due to gallbladder disease. Gallbladder out. Left with diarrhea. Can't gain weight. Are probiotics safe?
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...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
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
Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...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
Pain right side under ribs front and back, no stones and 90% function, gallbladder disease cause pain? Ideas?
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
Gallstones: Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and may not cause symptoms. Gallstones in the gallbladder are associated with bacteria in the bile and if the bile in the gallbladder gets infected it causes cholecystitis which makes you very unwell and requires surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Yes: The gallbladder becomes active after a meal when it is triggered to release bile into the intestine to help absorb fats. When not functioning correctly as when there is a stone obstructing the release of bile into the intestine, severe pain, usually in the right upper abdomen can occur. ...Read more
Yes: Abdomen pain after eating, particularly a fatty meal, can be a symptom of gallbladder disease. ...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
Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.
I have gallstones and chronic gallbladder disease because I don't want my gallbladder removed. Why do gallbladder attacks always cause excessive gas?
Spasm: biliary colic causes flatulence and delaying surgery will ultimately lead to emergency surgery or death: I suggest removing the gallbladder: new laparoscopic surgery will have you home in 1 day; however, if you wait, you could be looking at a hospital stay of 1-2 weeks if your gb ruptures ...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
Can gallbladder disease cause loss of appetite for weeks? I don't have much abdominal pain, but more of a full feeling in upper abdomen.
Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.
Unlikely: Gallbladder disease is unlikely to cause gurgling of any kind. Pain from gallbladder disease is usually in the right upper or upper central part of the abdomen and often radiates to the back or shoulder. ...Read more
Can gallbladder disease cause lower stomach pain/gurgling? Diagnosed with gb but have discomfort in lower area like upset stomach. Not upper right.
Not likely: The location & description of your pain does not sound like a gallbladder attack. These attacks typically occur in the right-upper or upper-midline after eating (esp fatty foods), last for an hour or more, are assc. W/nausea +/- vomiting, and may radiate into the back. What you are describing sounds more like indigestion or irritable bowel. I recommend that you see your doctor for formal evaluation. ...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
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
Ultrasound: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food. If you have these symptoms, an ultrasound will confirm the dx. ...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
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