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Does Gallbladder Cause Lower Back Pain
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
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
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
It would be a good-: -idea to call your surgeon, a hematoma or infection can cause pain & radiation to your back. ...Read more
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
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
I am having severe URQ abdominal pain with severe chronic low back pain. No gallbladder/have chronic enlarged CBD. What could cause this?
Ruq pain: Could still be CBD or pancreas problem. See a physician Immediately ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Referred pain: Sensory nerves that go to the prostate come from the same spinal cord level as nerves that go to the muscles and tissue in your lower back, so the pain is felt in both locations. Think of a dog moving its leg when you rub its belly. ...Read more
What can cause lower back pain? For the past week my lower back been having very sharp pains. I can't stand for long for sit in a car. I'm 22 w/no kids.
Sprain: This depends on many things. Understanding your height compared to weight would be tremendously useful to understand the mechanics at hand. As an initial presentation this is most likely to be a sprain. Give it a week of antiinflammatories and rest. Start hamstring stretches and core strengthening within 48 hours and continue this indefinitely. Best of luck! ...Read more
See below: Causes of back pain are not that much different from in men with a few exceptions. Disc problems, joint problems, muscle and ligament problems, postural problems, stress and emotional problems, depression can all be a cause or causes of back pain. In women, relaxation of thepelvic ligaments during pregnancy can cause problems. There are moreserious diseases that can cause back pain. Talk to yourdoc. ...Read more
Funny & good Quest..:
Funny question, but has an interesting answer. Breaking wind, like bearing down (valsalva maneuver) increase intradiscal pressure. If you have a disc herniation or disc tear, it can potentially make both of these worse.
Here's an article we wrote about disc bulging:
here's another article about disc prolapse:
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Facet arthropathy: Thank you for your question. There are many potential causes of back pain. Among the more common causes of unilateral back pain are sacro-iliac joint problems, fact arthropathy, and spianl stenosis. Usually an exam and appropraite sudies can find the cause of your pain. ...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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