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Does Being Hypothyroid Effect Your Gall Bladder
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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