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I am having severe pain in my right abdomen especially after i eat anything. I had my gallbladder removed over a year ago. What should I do?

I am having severe pain in my right abdomen especially after i eat anything. I had my gallbladder removed over a year ago. What should I do?

Get a checkup: See the doctor who took out your gallbladder. Sometimes it is possible to have recurrent symptoms after gallbladder surgery. A retained gallstone should be ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Gallstones seen on u/s & having severe pain in my abdomen however HIDA scan came back normal, is it possible pain is still related 2 gallbladder?

Gallstones seen on u/s & having severe pain in my abdomen however HIDA scan came back normal, is it possible pain is still related 2 gallbladder?

Yes: Standard HIDA scan will generally be abnormal only in the setting of cholecystitis. If you have pain due to gallstone attack/biliary colic, or functional gallbladder disorder/gallbladder dyskinesia, the standard HIDA may be normal. ...Read more

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My upper abdomen is in severe pain and i can't keep anything down. I had my gallbladder removed years ago, what else could it be?

My upper abdomen is in severe pain and i can't keep anything down. I had my gallbladder removed years ago, what else could it be?

It doesn't matter: If you have severe pain in the abdomen and are vomiting, you should go to an er immediately. It could be many things from just a viral infection to something more serious and even deadly. Your question can't be answered without a physical exam. Don't wait. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Moderate to severe pain in upper right abdomen made worse when i take a deep breadth or move. I don't have an appendix or gallbladder. Thoughts?

Moderate to severe pain in upper right abdomen made worse when i take a deep breadth or move. I don't have an appendix or gallbladder. Thoughts?

Any pain made: Worse with movement suggests musculoskeletal origin, like muscle strain. But abdominal pain has 100's of causes, and some causes originate outside of abdomen, like pneumonia, pleuritis, or pulmonary embolus. And it can be something as superficial as shingles. Get a doctor to help solve this puzzle. ...Read more

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Severe pain and bloating in stomach. More after eating. Previous issues with gallbladder.

Be evaluated soon...: Your symptoms point to possible disorders of gastrointestinal (GI) tract, i.e., foods indigestion or/& its stability or passage. To unveil the myth behind symptoms (Sx), follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you surely can work closer & better with doc so to reach best possible diagnosis for most reasonable treatment, care, & counseling. Best wish .... ...Read more

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Been diagnosed w gallstones, been having severe pain in my abdomen & scheduled 4 a HIDA scan, will that determine if the pain is due to gallbladder?

Helps narrow cause: A HIDA scan measures the rate at which bile is released from your gallbladder. Delayed emptying may a sign of the gallstones blocking the exit from the gall bladder, and this can cause pain. There are other causes for abnormal HIDA scans also. If the test is normal, another problem may be causing your pain. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right abdomen 7 months after vaginal hysterectomy.Er 2 weeks ago appendix checked out fine.Gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago?

Severe pain in right abdomen 7 months after vaginal hysterectomy.Er 2 weeks ago appendix checked out fine.Gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago?

Adhesion/FB?: Nobody can have a diagnosis without you being examined properly . If the two are related what comes in mind is adhesions after surgery with possible intermittent bowel obstruction, . Another option is a foreign body (sponge ?) left behind. It should not but it does happen... Do you have temperature? Was you colon checked out, what does a scout abdominal film (kub)say? See and md! ...Read more

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Have off & on episodes of severe pain in my abdomen after eating, I believe it's gallbladder Drs aren't sure now ordered 4 CT is that necessary?

Probably not : 4 CT seems excessive. And if you or your doctor is thinking gallbladder then ultrasound is the method of choice as is a CCK Hida scan. The ultrasound to see if gallstones are present and the hida scan to see if it is contracting normally. Then you should know if it's the gallbladder or not. ...Read more

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Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! i don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

Having severe pain in my abdomen right below middle of rib cage! i don't have a gall bladder it was removed in 2005 what could it be!

What else is happeni: What did you just eat? Have you had anything like this before? What did you do before that time? Are your bowels or bladder having trouble? Any blood in urine? Do you feel nauseous? If you are having trouble, you cannot wait, go to the hospital. Rarely after gall bladder surgery, the pancreas can have problems. It does not sound like a kidney stone. ...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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