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Can Lettuce Cause Gallbladder Issues
I need my gallbladder removed but am waiting. Had another attack. Is it possible that lettuce causes the gallbladder attack?
Gallbladder: You are young to be having gallbladder attacks. It would be helpful to have blood tests and an ultrasound to assess your gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. If you truly have gallbladder disease then there's a good reason to have it removed so you don't risk future gallbladder or bile duct infection. Lettuce isn't a common food group to cause an attack, but fatty foods commonly do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Lettuce is a food that commonly causes gas whether you have a gallbladder or not. Gallbladders store bile which helps digest fats, so people often have a harder time digesting fats after gallbladder surgery. I advise taking bile salts/fat-digesting enzymes in those without gallbladders. Having no gallbladder should not increase gas from lettuce. Carbohydrate-digesting enzymes & probiotics may help. ...Read more
Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ
Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more
Only cancer: Gall bladder cancer can spread to liver and lungs. ...Read more
It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more
Not sure...: ..If I understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile. ...Read more
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Seldom: The stone must be in the common bile duct that leads from the liver to the gut. This will raise the conjugated bilirubin. It is a common mistake to think that a gallstone blocking the gall bladder will raise the serum bilirubin. Worth knowing is that maybe 5% of people normally run a high indirect bilirubin (gilbert's) which increased when they get hungry. Causes lots of confusion. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?
Biliary dyskinesia: The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder spasms. The test is called a hida scan and if you gallbladder ef is less than 35% them most surgeons would recommend to have your gallbladder removed. This can be caused by chronic inflammation other not well understood causes. ...Read more
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?
I was told that I have diverticulitis and want to know if this can cause pain in your side as well when pressed on. I also have upper right pain and have had my gallbladder checked and have nothing wrong with that?
Which side?: Which side of the body are you talking about and what other symptoms do you have? Typically, pain is on the left side of the abdomen. YES, it is possible to have pain in the side but mostly on the left side. If you'd like a private consult to ask more questions then, write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use the Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up an appointment. ...Read more
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