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Does Gallbladder Pain Present In The Left Shoulder
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
43 yro female w/o gallbladder. Pain under right shoulder blade, right rib cage and lower quadrant worsened by eating.
If the pain is the -: -sane as B 4, there is the possibility still of a common duct stone, so get in 2 C Ur surgeon 4 eval ...Read more
Gallbladder? Pain under right rib area radiates to side and back, back right shoulder, collarbone pain with loss stool? Please advise what it could be
Probably gallbladder: An ultrasound is the best first test ...Read more
Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.
Gall bladder pain is: Usually associated with eating fatty foods. U may B having " gas pains ". If constipated, the bowls R moving stool along, and if there's a gas bubble, the peristalsis pushes the air around the hard stool. This causes increased pressure or stretching of the colon wall. The body has great pressure sensors, & this increase hurts as the air bubble is pushed by, deep breath adds 2incrs press & it's pnfl ...Read more
Saw GI for reflux/gallbladder pain today. He palpated my RUQ and I now have worsening nausea and r shoulder pain. Is this indicative of biliary colic?
What can cause RUQ that is NOT assoc with gallbladder? Pain chronic. Worse after solid meal. Directly under breast into collar bone and shoulder/back
Pain: Please ask your doctor to check for H. pylori ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain over a month. Worse lying, comes & goes standing. Orthopedic said nothing. Gallbladder out. Should I see another dr? Serious?
Shoulder pain: Presence of pain is the bodies way of telling us something is wrong. So yes you need to seek another opinion, perhaps some testing should be ordered. ...Read more
Can gallbladder pain be present only in left should blade and localized near where a rib would attach to the spine?
Gallbladder pain: If you are feeling pain on your left side, then the gallbladder is an unlikely culprit. The gallbladder is best felt under your right ribcage in the front. Pain from infection or blockage can result in right shoulder blade pain, mid belly pain or even right lower quadrant pain (valentino's appendix). Increased gas, foul diarrhea and pain worsened by fatty foods are common symptoms. ...Read more
I'm 25 and Every time I eat my left shoulder and left arm hurt. And feels like it's heavy to pick up. I had my gall bladder out a few years ago and ha?
Unusual: This is an unusual postprandial symptom. It could be referred discomfort from the esophagus or stomach possibly from gas buildup. I would have to consult a gastroenterologist for an opinion about this symptom, especially if there are no other arm or shoulder symptoms apart from meal times. ...Read more
Sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-no pain, breathing-pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. Off 1 month. Gall bladder out 1 wk. Another clot?
Possibly: You have pleuritic pain - meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood clot is certainly a possibility. Especially if you have history of blood clots, are off medication, and had recent surgery - all risk factors. You definitely need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more
Can gallbladder pain ever be on both left and right sides? Are there any signs of a non-functioning gallbladder to look out for?
Usually R, but can B: Felt on the L. Signs that U may notice intolerance 2 fatty foods. That's a common complaint. Other than that U need studies 2 B done. ...Read more
Gallbladder pain: Usually is mid epigastrium or right upper quadrant. Left side is unusual manifestation of gallbladder pain. Consult your doctor for other possibilities. ...Read more
Day 13 on pantoprozale, up left ab pain unchanged & never stops and back pain getting worse. Panc enzymes normal, occasional gallbladder pain. Help?
More info?: Have you had an US of your gallbladder? Are there stones? Is your pain related to eating or activity? Is it worse before a BM or relieved after you have one? Is this different than your "Gallbladder pain" or is it related? Some GB pain may be felt not the left and in your back as you describe. IF the US was negative consider a HIDA scan. Endoscopy, CT may help. ...Read more
None: There are all sorts of old wives tale remedies out there for gallbladder pain, but science shows that once a patient has symptoms from gallstones, these symptoms are very likely to recur until the gallbladder is removed. Delaying surgery makes surgery more difficult and risks/complications higher. Stones leaving the gallbladder don't just cause pain. They can damage pancreas and cause infection. ...Read more
Most common: First evaluation for pain is a complete medical history and physical exam. Blood tests. Ultrasound is common to evaluate the gallbladder. Ct scan can be used for abdominal pain evaluation, but not specific for the gallbladder. Hida scan can evaluate gallbladder function. Seeing a gastroenterologist for endoscopy to look for causes of pain. ...Read more
Gallbladder: Ypu have classic gallbladder pain. Usually that implies pain after a fatty meal. If your tests are normal and you still feel it is your gallbladder then the duodenum should be evaluated next. Also sometimes patients end up getting the gallbladder removed and find out after that indeed the pain is gone, even though the tests were negative. Keep your surgeons card with you. ...Read more
Usually not: But any pain can be relieved by resting. ...Read more
Maybe heat: Can help some with cramps caused by obstruction. Inflammation might cause severe pain that will improve only with stronger analgesics and many patients need surgery. If you have severe pain lasting more than 2 hours you should seek immediate medical attention. Also if you experience severe nausea, persistent vomiting or notice yellow skin, eyes or dark urine. ...Read more
Location: Typically, gallbladder pain is in the upper abdomen (middle to right side), and radiates to the back. Crampy, comes and goes, onset 30' or so after eating. Appendicitis is in the belly button, then migrates to the right lower abdomen. It is progressive and unrelenting. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. ...Read more
You may need further: Imaging and testing. You can still have gallbladder pain without evidence of inflammation (cholecystitis) or stones (cholelithiasis). Other tests can be done to evaluate gallbladder function and emptying including a hida scan. A discussion with your primary care doctor about your symptoms is warranted and you probably need a further workup. ...Read more
Yes: The gallbladder tends to lie in the back portion of the liver and tends to refer pain to the right shoulder and right lower back. The pain associated with the gallbladder usually occurs shortly after eating fatty or fried foods. It can also be associated with nausea and vomiting. You should see your PCP and will likely need an ultrasound of your gallbladder depending on your symptoms. ...Read more
Sounds like: You have fat malaborption, which can mean pancreatic insufficiency. Ask your doctor for a referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. Treating the cause is a way to bring relief. ...Read more