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Can itching be associated with gallbladder infection/gallstones?

Can  itching be associated with gallbladder infection/gallstones?

YES : If you have jaundice associated with gallstones, itching (pruritis) is common, especially as your bilirubin rises. However, if you don't have jaundice, you shouldn't have associated itching. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Gallstones for 40 years. Now just developed itching skin over the body but no jaundice!can one have itching skin without jaundice from gallstones?

Gallstones for 40 years. Now  just developed itching skin over the body but no jaundice!can one have itching skin without  jaundice from gallstones?

Jaundice of: Skin only becomes apparent when your bilirubin level is over 2.5 or so. It is possible you have elevated bilirubin without jaundice that is causing itching. Also, you can get skin itching from a whole lot of reasons, such as allergy, insect bite, medication reaction, or just plain dry skin. It is best to get to a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have itching all over the body. I have 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level. Gone through ultrasound, everything is normal. No gallstone. No yellowing of skin.

I have itching all over the body. I have 1.6 mg/dl bilirubin level. Gone through ultrasound, everything is normal. No gallstone. No yellowing of skin.

Likely unrelated: Your isolated bilirubin of 1.6 may be a normal finding for you (assuming all other liver tests are alright). Hepatitis testing done? Some people can have a slight elevation of bilirubin ; be normal for them, called gilbert's syndrome. The itching may be evaluated by a dermatologist for a skin condition. ...Read more

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Had pruritus for 2 weeks. Went away but now I have abdominal and right flank pain. Could it be gallstones?

Had pruritus for 2 weeks. Went away but now I have abdominal and right flank pain. Could it be gallstones?

Jaundiced?: Yes, they may cause these symptoms, but usually only with jaundice (itching is associated with higher bilirubin levels). If a gallstone gets into your bile duct, it can become occluded, causing pain, jaundice, and sometimes itching. Regardless, if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath , after 10 min , my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath , after 10 min , my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

?: I can't think of a mechanism for this since showering would involve your scalp but bathing likely not. There is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria in which intensely itchy red bumps would develop after a rise in core body temperature, but this does not fit your picture. It is also not suggestive of seborrhea. Suggest you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I dont know if im pregnant.From time to time my nipple really irritates me it hurts and itches.Only with some bras & a bikini top.can it be a symptom?

I dont know if im pregnant.From time to time my nipple really irritates me it hurts and itches.Only with some bras & a bikini top.can it be a symptom?

Being a girl: I hope you are smarter than this. Pregnancy is never diagnosed by breast symptoms. If you were sexual during ovulation and you did not use contraception and if your missed your period you must do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

I have pain in my lower back as well. Could it be a symptom of gallstones?

Not lower back: Usually not pain in lower back. Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage.pain may radiate through to the back around waist or to the right shoulder,severe upper abdminal pain (biliary colic) ...Read more

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I was wondering are deranged lfts a symptom of gallstones ?

I was wondering are deranged lfts a symptom of gallstones ?

Partial blockage: If gallstones are passing from the gallbladder, down the cystic duct into the common duct and eventually into the duodenum there is risk. The risk of serious health consequence comes from partial or complete blockage of these ducts by the stone/stones. When the common duct is blocked, the lft lab test elevate. If the blockage is relieved, the lft return to normal. Get a right upper ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Why is it that jaundice is a symptom of gallstones?

Liver Blockage: On occasion, gallstones may exit the gallbladder and get stuck in the tube that connects the liver to the intestinal tract, called the bile duct. Obstruction of the bile duct may impair liver function, leading to jaundice and abnormal elevation of the liver enzymes. Stones in the bile duct can be much more serious than gallbladder stones and should be addressed urgently. ...Read more

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