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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?

Can a liver/gallbladder problem cause pleurisy or any other kind of annoying dull chest pain that a month ago emergency insisted wasn't my heart?

Follow-up as directed: The gallbladder to cause pain in the right upper quarter of the abdomen and epigastric region which can radiate to the back and lower chest. Peptic ulcer disease can also cause epigastric and lower chest pain. Other non-cardiac causes of chest pain include pleurisy, which is inflammation of the lining of the lung; muscle strain; and many other things. I'm glad you had your heart checked in the emergency department however I am sure they told you to follow up with your regular doctor and this is extremely important. ...Read more

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HIDA scan showed my gallbladder function was zero percent, causing my chest pain, etc. What would cause it to stop working like this?

HIDA scan showed my gallbladder function was zero percent, causing my chest pain, etc. What would cause it to stop working like this?

GBBiliary dyskinesia: Biliary dyskinesia = medical term 4 when the GB has "pooped out" due 2 chronic overstimulation. Common causes include acalculous cholecystitis (GB inflammation/infection w/o gallstones), high fat diet, & obesity. Rarely, serious probs like sclerosing cholangitis, liver disease, & GB cancer r culprit, tho these will b checked when the GB is removed. BD causes bloating & nausea after fatty foods. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole and low fat diet.

Had gallbladder surgery recently now having bad burning chest pain. Is it caused by excess of acids or bile? Taking lansoprazole  and low fat diet.

GERD: Acid reflux is a separate problem and unfortunately in many cases patients suffering from gallbladder disease suffer from GERD as well and symptoms may be more noticeable now because they might have been attributed to gallbladder problem previously. See your gastroenterologist or surgeon to discuss further . Thank you. ...Read more

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Having gall bladder type pain ( gb removed 2011 causing a pe) central chest pain into jaw X-ray normal. Ddimer normal ^wc count? Cause please.

Having gall bladder type pain ( gb removed 2011 causing a pe) central chest pain into jaw X-ray normal. Ddimer normal ^wc count? Cause please.

Postchole-x Syndrome: Postchole-x syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gb removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). However, your symptoms don't sound typical--could be from esophageal problem or even cardiac. Please see GI doctor. ...Read more

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Why back and chest pain after gallbladder removal?

Irritation of the di: The call bladder is connected to the liver. Just above it is the diaphragm. The procedure to remove the gall bladder can irritate the diaphragm and the tissues around the liver. When irritated, pain happens. It is just temporary, but if continues call your doctor. ...Read more

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Was told had fatty liver after gallbladder op and now pain in sides and back and chest pain. Is my liver failing?

Depends!: When was your surgery. If it happened in the last 6 weeks, and you are having this type of pain now, you need to call your surgeon or go to the ER. If not, there is some other cause of your symptoms. A failing liver does not usually present with pain. But if you have fatty liver, it won't fail for years. The problem can be reversed with weight loss and proper diet, in many cases. No alcohol! ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 1 year ago. . Now I have chest pain often with pain where the gallbladder was and a dull feeling at the liver.

I had my gallbladder removed 1 year  ago. . Now I have chest pain often with pain where the gallbladder was and a dull  feeling at the liver.

Chest pain: Chest and gallbladder area pain after gall bladder removal could be due to postoperative infection, pneumonia or retained common bike duct stone or something related to the heart. Needs a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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