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Have a extremely large gallbladder sludge, and suffering from extreme lower back pain. Any advice?

Have a extremely large gallbladder sludge, and suffering from extreme lower back pain. Any advice?

See a Surgeon: Sludge, "extremely large gallbladder", and back pain could be something as serious as pancreatitis or a significantly inflamed gallbladder. Physician evaluation in an er is recommended. It seems that the gallbladder should be removed in the absence of another source of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Is it true that lower back pain related to a bad gallbladder?

Is it true that lower back pain related to a bad gallbladder?

Rarely: I am a pain management physician in las vegas as well as an anestheisologist who takes care of surgical gallbladder patients. I am not aware of any relationship between cholecystitis/gallstones and low back pain. Best strategy is to get gb treated medically or surgically and see if you still have lbp. ...Read more

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Is it true that lower back pain linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Is it true that lower back pain linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Lower back: Pain is not one of the symptoms of biliary tract disease. You and your doctor should look for an unrelated cause. ...Read more

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Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Chronic lower back pain 3weeks after gall bladder removal as well as pain in lower back & abdomen when passing bowel motion?

Common problems: Back pain is common after abdominal surgery due to position on the operating table. Problems with bowel movements are also common, due to pain meds and stress of surgical procedure and general anesthesia. These should all slowly get better within 6-12 weeks after the operation. There is of course high variability Amon individuals. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without pain in low back. leaning over/sitting help?

Severe low back pain on/off for years, after open gallbladder surgery it has hurt constantly. Sitting/ are ok. cannot walk/stand for more than 1min without  pain in low back. leaning over/sitting help?

Low back pain: The gallbladder surgery is unrelated to the low back pain. The symptoms that you describe are caused by lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The narrowing is caused by bulging discs, overgrowth of the ligaments and facet joints. See a neurosurgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Insidious onset of low back pain, no radicular signs but assoc with mild nausea and lack of appetite. Can LBP be referred from gallbladder? Have sonogram that shows 3 gall polyps, 3, 5, 6 mm.

Insidious onset of low back pain, no radicular signs but assoc with mild nausea and lack of appetite. Can LBP be referred from gallbladder? Have sonogram that shows 3 gall polyps, 3, 5, 6 mm.

Back pain: If pain is mid to lower back on right side gallstone could be responsible but usually more behind right shoulder blade. The nausea and lack of appetite is concerning especially if this is after a high fat or high protein meal. See your provider. May need abd CT and labs. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach pain, upper left quadrant pain, low back pain intermittently for last month. I also get nauseous when laying on my stomach. My gallbladder was removed years ago. I do have hypertension, first stage kidney disease and diabetes. I

Lots of Info: U say Stomach, I assume U mean abdominal. Gall bladder removal does not prevent gallbladder disease, still can have gravel & Pancreatitis (Bloating?). Left Quad pain ? constipation. Diabetes predisposes to Neuro-pathy which can affect everything. incl. GI tract & Muscles. U Need fiber & osmotic bowel supplement at times. U need examination by Internist & blood test to get prop specialist triage ...Read more

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Would pain under the right breast be from my kidney? Ultrasound stated the gallbladder looked normal. The pain comes and goes an some lower back pain.

Would pain under the right breast be from my kidney? Ultrasound stated the gallbladder looked normal. The pain comes and goes an some lower back pain.

Bra may not fit: An ill-fitting bra is a common cause of pain under the breast, particularly if the bra is too tight and there is a wire support in the lower edge. The wire puts pressure on the inframammary ridge (the prominent transition from your stomach wall and lower breast). Over time this becomes very tender. If possible, have your bra fit to you at purchase. The slight extra cost is worth every penny. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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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