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

Have an 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. Brad Goldenberg
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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. The Best strategy is to get gb treated medically or surgically and see if you still have lbp. ...Read more

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Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder surgey week post opt ?

Haveing lower back pain after gallbladder surgey week post opt
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It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...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 a 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 a 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

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Is it gallbladder? Lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, abdominal pain (under right rib as well as in the center of abdomen). Constant diariah

Is it gallbladder?  Lower back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, abdominal pain (under right rib as well as in the center of abdomen).  Constant diariah

Doubtful: While gallbladder stones can cause some of your symptoms, the diarrhea, lower back, and neck pain are not usually associated with gallbladder disease.
Your physician can order an ultrasound to check your gallbladder, but more work-up may be needed in this case. ...Read more

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What cause lower back pain?

Many reasons: Local infection, muscular strain/ sprain, ruptured disc, facet impingement, spondylolisthesis, sacro-iliac dysfnctn, lumbar stenosis, cauda equina syndrome, pyriformis syndrome. See doctor and evaluate all of these possibilities. ...Read more

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What might cause lower back pain?

What might cause lower back pain?

Many possibilities.: There are many potential causes for low back pain. Common are: disk changes, smoking, sprains of ligaments, muscular strains and spasms, vitamin deficiencies, joint inflammation, altered walking or sitting patterns, lack of sleep, poor circulation in the spinal blood vessels, tumors, aortic aneurysms, trauma, and spinal deformities. ...Read more

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Can gout cause lower back pain?

Can gout cause lower back pain?

It's possible...: Although, not the common spot for uric acid accumulation, gout in the back may be the source of your problem. More likely is that gout may cause pain in the feet and/or ankles which alter your gait and can cause your back to become painful. Get checked properly by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stress cause lower back pain?

Can stress cause lower back pain?

Stress is a factor: Stress can cause many things as high blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, etc.
Stress can tense your nerves in turn tighten your muscles to where they go into spasm.
See the many stress relief searches online to see what can work for you. If those don't help see your physician. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve cause lower back pain?

Could a pinched nerve cause lower back pain?

Yes: The goal is to relieve the pressure on the nerve a diminish the local inflammation. Resting in a position to relieve strain in that area is useful. Icing can be a great relief and the use of nsaids is frequently helpful. Massage is a good reliever but if the condition persists week after week or is worsening, then you need to be evaluated by your orthopod. ...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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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