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What does a gall bladder do?

What does a gall bladder do?

Gallbladder purpose: The gallbladder is a "bag" that fills between meals with bile made in the liver. The bile is then concentrated and injected into the duodenum during a meal. When the gallbladder does not empty completely, sludge and debris may accumulate and initiate gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Symptoms of bad gall bladder?

Symptoms of bad gall bladder?

Bad gallbladder: Symptoms include nausea, bloating, left shoulder pain, right upper abdominal pain, light colored stool, or yellow colored skin. In worse cases, fever, intense abdominal pain, and sepsis may occur. ...Read more

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Corn cause gall bladder attack?

Corn cause gall bladder attack?

It can: Any food can cause an attack in patients with gallbladder disease. Usually, patients report that fried or fatty foods cause the most symptoms. Are you using butter on your corn? ...Read more

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My side hurts because of gall bladder?

My side hurts because of gall bladder?

Possible: Pain from the gallbladder is usually localized to the right upper abdomen just deep to the rib cage, or in the upper midline. The pain often radiates around into the back, is steady/noncramping/nonburning and often begins after eating(esp rich foods).; nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting may be present. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor; they will order an ultrasound to look for stones. ...Read more

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How do i knw if my gall bladder is bad?

GB : Right upper quadrant pain, usually after eating fatty foods. The best test for this is an ultrasound of your gallbladder. ...Read more

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What is the name of the gall bladder test?

What is the name of the gall bladder test?

See below: Ultrasound is the best test for diagnosis of stones, although they can often be seen on CAT scan as well. Gallbladder disease without stones, sometimes called biliary dyskinesia, is usually diagnosed with a nuclear medicine study called a HIDA scan. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bad gall bladder?

What are the symptoms of a bad gall bladder?

Cholecystitis: Inflammation of gallbladder usually caused by gallstones blocking bile duct. Symptoms includesevere pain in upper right or upper middle areas of abdomen. Usually starts intermittently then becomes constant & severe. Pain sometimes referred to right shoulder-blade.Pain often follows eating fatty, greasy or fried foods. Nausea & vomiting common as is diarrhea.Liver under right rib-cage can be tender. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a gall bladder problem?

Symptoms and tests: Pain after you eat that is in right or middle upper abdomen with radiation to right shoulder blade are classic symptoms, with fatty food intolerance. An ultrasound of abdomen can show stones or infection. Blood tests can show abnormal liver test too. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

What are the main signs of a gall bladder attack?

Several: -first severe sharp abdominal colicky pain radiating to right shoulder and back too. -jaundice if the stone is in the bile duct and obstructing the flow of bile. -dark urine -temperature with chills -vomiting. ...Read more

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How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

Pain, vomiting: Pain and or vomiting are common symptoms. The pain is located in the right upper quadrant under the right rib cage. The pain may radiate to the back. The onset of symptoms are usually associated with eating greasy, fried foods and or dairy products. If the symptoms increase in frequency linked to foods as above as ultrasound may identify stones. ...Read more

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What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

See below: Mainly two conditions can cause gallbladder problems. First and most common is gallstones causing upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Second can be a poorly functioning gallbladder called biliary dyskinesia. Gallstones are diagnosed with ultrasound. Dyskinesia diagnosed with a nuclear scan. Gallbladder cancer is another rare condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gall bladder?

What is the definition or description of: gall bladder?

Organ stores bile: 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 empty into small intestine. ...Read more

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What symptoms do you have if your gall bladder is bothering?

A few: Pain in right upper abdomen especially after a fatty meal, nausea, sometimes vomiting. Sometime pain in the tip of your shoulder blade as well. If you notice dark urine or chalky stools, see a doctor. That can indicate worsening gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you are having a gall bladder attack?

Depends on severity: If severe, you may need to go to the ER. If not severe, of to wait it out, or try some ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve the pain. Be sure to stay hydrated. You should probably see your primary care doctor next week to make sure it's the gallbladder. Need an ultrasound, and sometimes blood test to make this determination. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do hida scans always show gall bladder issues?

Do hida scans always show gall bladder issues?

Ultrasound first.: A hida scan is a functional test. It should be performed after u/s which is a first line imaging tool for biliary disease. In the setting of a negative u/s and hida, the likelihood of significant biliary diseae is extremely low. ...Read more

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Pain of gall bladder felt at tip of shoulder ?

Pain of gall bladder felt at tip of shoulder ?

Not: Isolated shoulder pain, as gallbladder symptoms are upper abdominal pressure discomfort, gas bloating & nausea after eating. Sometimes there is a transient right shoulder discomfort just immediately after laparoscopic gallvladder surgery due to the gasses used. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel gall bladder pains in your back?

Is it normal to feel gall bladder pains in your back?

Very Common: Many people with gallbladder attacks describe the pain "radiating" around into the right-upper back. This is due to irritation of the liver and diaphragm which extend around to this area. Occasionally, people note a constant dull pain in the back, as well. The pain may also extend to the shoulder area, since the nerves that innervate the diaphragm also go to the shoulder. ...Read more

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Pain in liver and gall bladder?

Pain in liver and gall bladder?

More info?: Why do you think its your liver or gallbladder? Have you been seen? If it is you can try to avoid the food "triggers" such as high fat or fried foods. Sometimes this with exercise and weight loss is enough to avoid attacks. Most people eventually need surgery to remove the gallbladder. Its a very common surgery. ...Read more

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Post-surgery care for gall bladder?

Bland diet: Try a bland diet for 2-4 days and then advance to a diet you are comfortable with. Alcohol should be avoided for 7-10 days. Try not to get constiipated. ...Read more

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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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more