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Can You Have Gallbladder Problems Without Pain
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
When should you go to the emergency room for possible gallbladder issues? I’ve had problems for months and it’s just getting worse
If you had a gallbladder problem how would you know? Would you feel generally ill? Normal u/s normal lft. But still get pain right upper?
Malfunction?: You certainly can have gb problems without stones. The classic presentation is RUQ pain, radiating to the back, associated with bloating and nauseas. Most common after fatty and greasy foods. If this sounds like your issues, ask your doctor about a functional test, called a hida scan with cck injection. This may help clarify your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
Biliary colic: Gallstones can remain asymptomatic or cause gallbladder infection, obstruction of pancreas and/or liver. The last two can be life-threatening. Docs recommend gallbladder removal when gallstones are diagnosed and patient is symptomatic, with bloating, belching, pain after eating, worsening with time and fatty foods. The risk/benefit analysis favors laprascopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Typically: Epigastric and right upper quadrant post prandial pain after heavy or fatty meals. If it progresses to complications, it can also cause fever, jaundice, peritonitis, or pancreatitis. Your doctor will probably order an abdominal ultrasound and blood tests to investigate this matter further. ...Read more
Question is too: Vague. Don't know what type of gallbladder problem you have. Can check standards here: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards. Htm ...Read more
Traditional, non fatty, not spicy
but you know what has excited symptoms so avoid those and the similar. ...Read more
Yes: Its important to talk to your doctor about thse symptoms. He/she will do a history and physical examination, run tests and will be able to tell you what is going on and what to do to fix it. ...Read more
Signs and Symptoms: Generally signs and symptoms are the initial determinants. Nausea, vomiting, oily stools, pain in the upper right quadrant that may radiate to the right shoulder blade, and in serious blockages jaundice. The pain can be brought on after a fatty meal. Ultrasound and other imaging can identify stones and other anomalies. If confirmed, generally the gallbladder is removed laparoscopically. ...Read more
Characteristic pain: The gallbladder normally stores bile made in the liver, for use during digestion, where the bile assists in absorption of fats. A gallbladder "attack" is related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. Removal is recommended ...Read more
Gallbladder: Avoid fatty foods.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: Traditionally right side but many people feel on the left ...Read more
If I understamd: Your question, I assume that you have had surgery to remove your gallbladder. Most people can eat all normal foods after gallbladder removal surgery. Some people may find discomfort, cramping, or diarrhea if they eat too much fatty foods. You can try all foods and see if anything bothers you. ...Read more
No: It would be rare, but does occur in some patients. I would suggest looking for other causes of left sided pain. If one has gallstones, and has left sided pain, and there are no other identifiable causes, removing the gallbladder is something to consider. ...Read more
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