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Could a bad gallbladder cause significant weight loss..Night sweats and pain between the shoulder blades?

Could a bad gallbladder cause significant weight loss..Night sweats and pain between the shoulder blades?

Possible: Gallbladder disease can cause weight loss and pain between the shoulder blades. The pain intensifies when you eat a fatty meal. It typically does not cause night sweat. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Please tell me what to do about weight loss after gallbladder surgery?

Please tell me what to do about weight loss after gallbladder surgery?

Gallbladder surgery: Having gallbladder surgery doesn't typically make you lose weight. Maybe a few pounds because you aren't eating a lot after surgery, and maybe a few more pounds because you are not supposed to eat fatty foods, but other than that, gallbladder surgery is not a weight loss operation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have weight loss/gain after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have weight loss/gain after gallbladder removal?

Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a balanced diet and moderate activity and your weight should stay steady. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Yes: It is common to lose some weight but it is usually gained back after resuming your normal diet for a period of time. ...Read more

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My son has severe ruq and weight loss. All tests and labs show normal. Hida scan was 91% ef. Gi won't remove gallbladder. How do I find one who will?

My son has severe ruq and weight loss.  All tests and labs show normal. Hida scan was 91% ef. Gi won't remove gallbladder.  How do I find one who will?

Gallbladder Disease: If the work up performed by your G.I. Does not show any evidence of gallbladder disease, then there really is no reason to remove the gallbladder. Maybe other causes of your sons symptoms should be explored. ...Read more

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Pain/pressure/discomfort upper abdomen/between breasts. Right abdomen to back. Weight loss & feels like something stuck between breasts. Gallbladder?

Pain/pressure/discomfort upper abdomen/between breasts. Right abdomen to back. Weight loss & feels like something stuck between breasts. Gallbladder?

Need evaluation: Upper mid abdominal pain may be from several sources. These include gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and occasionally if the pain is radiating to the mid back it could be from the pancreas. Abdominal pain could be from the gallbladder but is usually localized to the right upper quadrant. However gallstones exiting the gall bladder may obstruct the common bile duct. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

Pain in upper right back, inside rib cage. Gallbladder removed in 2010-dirreah, weight loss, night sweats. Enzymes over 810-neg for hep, lupus, wilson?

? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are clear an ERCP may help. If it is not a stone then review your meds. Many things can affect the liver: tylenol, alcohol, cholesterol meds, etc. If nothing is found they may want to image your liver. ...Read more

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What things would an abdominal ultrasound show? Gallbladder removed. Abdominal pain/ constipation/vomiting/weight loss 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

What things would an abdominal ultrasound show? Gallbladder removed. Abdominal pain/ constipation/vomiting/weight loss 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

Lots of things: An ultrasound of the abdomen can show an abnormal liver, or gallbladder, including gallstones. It can show inflammation in the pancreas. It can show fluid, cysts, or solid tumors in the abdomen as well. It also visualizes the kidneys and the architecture of the kidney can be described. ...Read more

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests.  Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night.  Ulcer symptoms?

Pain: It could be due to a variety of things including IBS. I would see a good gastroenterologist , he should be able to help. It does not sound like ulcer disease ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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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


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