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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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A has been having chest pain for months. GI says it's not acis reflux, cardiologist said heart is fine & pulmonary doctor says his lungs are good. His Hida scan showed his gallbladder functioning at 24%. Could that cause his pain?

A has been having chest pain for months. GI says it's not acis reflux, cardiologist said heart is fine & pulmonary doctor says his lungs are good. His Hida scan showed his gallbladder functioning at 24%. Could that cause his pain?

Gallbladder. : Gallbladder pathology will usually cause discomfort in the right upper abdominal quadrant. It would be unlikely that this would be causing your chest pain. However, if this is the only issue that is being found then diagnosis should be pursued further. ...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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What could be causing chest pain? I am a smoker and im actually hurtin so bad I don't want to smoke anymore. Could it b my gallbladder?

What could be causing chest pain? I am a smoker and im actually hurtin so bad I don't want to smoke anymore. Could it b my gallbladder?

A lot of things: There are multiple possible causes of chest pain in a young female smoker. Heart problems, blood clots, reflux are just a few. I recommend you see your 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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Ever since I woke up from having my gallbladder removed 10/11/13 I have had breathing trouble, chest pain and vision changes why could this be?

Ever since I woke up from having my gallbladder removed 10/11/13 I have had breathing trouble, chest pain and vision changes why could this be?

Date?: I assume you meant 10-11-12 for the date of surgery. 7-8 months is a long time to have those symptoms after surgery. See your doctor for a comprehensive history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Just had HIDA scan hat shows 0 percent gallbladder function. I have been experiencing right sided chest pain for a while. Is surgery recommended?

Just had HIDA scan hat shows 0 percent gallbladder function. I have been experiencing right sided chest pain for a while. Is surgery recommended?

Surgery eval: Recommended. In general with symptoms and poor gallbladder function, removal is helpful. Please seek a consult from a general surgeon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hello I had my gallbladder out feb 2015 now have bad pain on right side radiates to left with bad chest pain what can it be? It feels like a heart at

Hello I had my gallbladder out feb 2015 now have bad pain on right side radiates to left with bad chest pain what can it be? It feels like a heart at

Head to the ER: It is difficult to say what you really have, but if you feel like your having chest pains and are scared about a possible heart attack. Then I would advise you call the ER or just head to the ER for an evaluation. Better Safe then sorry. And time=heart tissue if you are really having a heart attack. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago. I'm still having severe stomach and chest pain like the attacks. What could this be?

I had my gallbladder removed 3 weeks ago. I'm still having severe stomach and chest pain like the attacks. What could this be?

Other stuff? C ur MD: See your surgeon, and your regular doc. If you were taking pain meds, or nsaids like ibuprofen, etc. May have inflammation of stomach, or ulcer. Adhesions from surgery not likely to cause this. Gb done laparoscopically, or open surgery)? May have retained stones. May have something unrelated, including cardiac issues. Same pain as before surgery? Maybe gb not the cause. Need to see md asap. ...Read more

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Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?

Can a gallbladder attack make you feel like you have to cough and have upper back pain & chest pain?

It can: Biliary colic typically causes upper abdominal pain, which can radiate to back, nausea after eating, vomiting. Some attacks feel like chest pain. Not uncommon to get heart attack eval before getting gallbladder eval. Try a low fat diet, increase your hydration, get an ultrasound of your gallbladder when you visit with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

20 year old female who's drank nothing but soda since age 7. I have shortness of breath, burning chest pain & pain under right rib. Gallbladder? Help!

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, physical examination and may be imaging studies. How much do you weigh? If you are overweight, the first thing to do would be to lose weight. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Can gallbladder attack replicate heart symptoms? Chest pain, shortness of breath etc?

Yes: Yes. It is not unusual for a patient presenting with heart attack like symptoms, to ultimately be found to have gallstones or other gastrointestinal disorder after cardiac is ruled out. ...Read more

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Cleared by Cardio doc. Currently on Prilosec 20mg 2x daily. Had endoscop/barium test gallbladder removed still have rt chest pain/heartburn what now?

Cleared by Cardio doc. Currently on Prilosec 20mg 2x daily.  Had endoscop/barium test gallbladder removed still have rt chest pain/heartburn what now?

Likely not ur heart: Heartburn still. Other drugs may work better, or combinations of meds, or timing of your meds. See ur GI doc. Right sided chest pain. Probably nothing serious but check with ur primary care doc ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more