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Can gallbladder pain ever be on both left and right sides? Are there any signs of a non-functioning gallbladder to look out for?

Can gallbladder pain ever be on both left and right sides?  Are there any signs of a non-functioning gallbladder to look out for?

Usually R, but can B: felt on the L. Signs that U may notice intolerance 2 fatty foods. That's a common complaint. Other than that U need studies 2 B done. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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Can gallbladder pain be present only in left should blade and localized near where a rib would attach to the spine?

Can gallbladder pain be present only in left should blade and localized near where a rib would attach to the spine?

Gallbladder pain: If you are feeling pain on your left side, then the gallbladder is an unlikely culprit. The gallbladder is best felt under your right ribcage in the front. Pain from infection or blockage can result in right shoulder blade pain, mid belly pain or even right lower quadrant pain (valentino's appendix). Increased gas, foul diarrhea and pain worsened by fatty foods are common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you feel pain left middle of upper abdomen with gallbladder pain?

Can you feel pain left middle of upper abdomen with gallbladder pain?

Gallbladder pain: Usually is mid epigastrium or right upper quadrant. Left side is unusual manifestation of gallbladder pain. Consult your doctor for other possibilities. ...Read more

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I don't drink no gallbladder, pain on my right side, lipase came back 59 i was on an antibiotic when i took the test could that rise my lipase. ?

I don't drink no gallbladder, pain on my right side, lipase came back 59 i was on an antibiotic when i took the test could that rise my lipase. ?

Yes: Many different classes of antibiotics can cause an elevation in lipase as a result of pancreatitis. Macrolides (azithromycin and its relatives), sulfa drugs (like bactrim), quinolones (like levaquin), and some other less commonly used antibiotics have all been implicated. Check with your doctor if there is any concern, and if you should continue the medication (if you haven't already finished). ...Read more

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Day 13 on pantoprozale, up left ab pain unchanged & never stops and back pain getting worse. Panc enzymes normal, occasional gallbladder pain. Help?

Day 13 on pantoprozale, up left ab pain unchanged & never stops and back pain getting worse. Panc enzymes normal, occasional gallbladder pain. Help?

More info?: Have you had an US of your gallbladder? Are there stones? Is your pain related to eating or activity? Is it worse before a BM or relieved after you have one? Is this different than your "Gallbladder pain" or is it related? Some GB pain may be felt not the left and in your back as you describe. IF the US was negative consider a HIDA scan. Endoscopy, CT may help. ...Read more

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Dull constant pain no apparent reason had CT blood urine test nothing abnormal , no gallbladder , pain located side/ back are, what can this be?

Dull constant pain no apparent reason had CT blood urine test nothing abnormal , no gallbladder , pain located side/ back are, what can this be?

Many possibilities: Your symptoms are common, but non-specific. Abdominal pain can result from many processes but i will mention a few. A healthy, young female can experience pain in the side and back from gallstones, urinary infection or obstruction, normal menstruation, appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stone, trauma, tumor, and many more. The ct and urine tests are a start, but more investigation needed. ...Read more

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Gallbladder pain after removal, what to do?

Gallbladder pain after removal, what to do?

See the surgeon: Post cholecystectomy pain is well known. But other complications can occur. When was surgery? What was done? Other studies. Be evaluated ...Read more

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What to do about my extreme gallbladder pain?

What to do about my extreme gallbladder pain?

Take it out: The only definitive treatment for gallbladder symptoms is surgery to remove your gallbladder. If your symptoms were not that bad and less frequent you could try to limit your fat intake and your gallbladder might contract less which might cause less pain, however, if your attacks are really bad and becoming more frequent or even constant then the only option is surgery. See your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Right upper abdomen: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. The gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. ...Read more

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Best way to treat my extreme gallbladder pain?

Depends: If you have been diagnosed with gallstones causing your problems, then the bad symptoms you describe can be resolved with surgery. Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder and gallstones can resolve your troubles. See your doctor or a general surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Why am i still having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Not unusual: To have typical gallbladder type of pain for 4 to 6 weeks after cholecystectomy, until your system gets accustomed to surgical absence of gallbladder. Your bile duct system needs to enlarge just a little to accommodate this absence. If it lasts more than a month or so after surgery, consult your surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more

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Is it true pears help with gallbladder pain?

Is it true pears help with gallbladder pain?

Low fat...: You've been advised in a prior healthtap answer regarding a low fat diet. Pears are no-fat. Other than this fact, a single pear or two will not alleviate gallbladder pain. Please seek appropriate medical/surgical care, & if in considerable discomfort get to the er. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

HIDA Scan: Imaging study to see how well your gallbladder does its job of squeezing bile into your intestine. If your gallbladder is not functioning well on this test, it is a sign of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder and surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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For gallbladder pain is it best to use ice or heat?

Maybe heat: Can help some with cramps caused by obstruction. Inflammation might cause severe pain that will improve only with stronger analgesics and many patients need surgery. If you have severe pain lasting more than 2 hours you should seek immediate medical attention. Also if you experience severe nausea, persistent vomiting or notice yellow skin, eyes or dark urine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?

What is the best way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?

Diet/surgery: You can minimize gallbladder pain by eating a bland diet that avoids greasy/fried fatty foods. Ultimately you may have to have your gallbladder removed to completely relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine will help gallbladder pain?

Ibuprofen: Although many over the counter meds can lead to improvement in your discomfort, you should really ensure the correct diagnosis and source of the pain first. If this is cholecystitis you need antibiotics. As well, if this is truly your gallbladder, you should consider surgical removal to prevent ongoing or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Not unusual to have: Gallbladder colic type of pain for 4-8 weeks after removal, until your system gets accustomed to absence of gallbladder. If your pain persists beyond that, then it could be stones that were hidden in the common duct, or another cause of pain. So discuss with your surgeon if the pain persists. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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