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I'm having gallbladder pain under right shoulder, what do I do?

I'm having gallbladder pain under right shoulder, what do I do?

Yes possible: Gall bladder disease some times manifests as right shoulder pain, see your doctor to investigate, to find out due to gall bladder problem or some thing else, and get treated appropriately ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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


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Is gallbladder pain dangerous? Sharp pain when breathing in under right rib, & pain in right shoulder blade, worse when lying down.

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

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Can gallbladder cause pain left shoulder blade? It's hurting in the right and middle too. Have suspected gallbladder disease w/out stones-

Yes: Gallbladder can hurt in several areas and pain radiates to some areas. HIDA scan can help to diagnose dysfunctional GB. Also, if normal - endoscopy may help to rule out GERD, hiatal hernia that may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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Can gallbladder pain be present only in left should blade and localized near where a rib would attach to the spine?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can gallbladder pain ever be on both left and right sides? Are there any signs of a non-functioning gallbladder to look out for?

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

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Can you feel pain left middle of upper abdomen with gallbladder pain?

Can you feel pain left middle of upper abdomen with gallbladder pain?

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

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Day 13 on pantoprozale, up left ab pain unchanged & never stops and back pain getting worse. Panc enzymes normal, occasional gallbladder pain. Help?

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

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What are some home remedies for gallbladder pain?

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

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Which steps or tests should I look into next for gallbladder pain?

Which steps or tests should I look into next for gallbladder pain?

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

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I have classic gallbladder pain but testing comes back negative. What else could it be?

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

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For gallbladder pain is it best to use ice or heat?

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

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What's the difference between an appendicitis pain and a gallbladder pain?

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

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Which works better for gallbladder pain- ice or heat- heat doesn't work well?

Pain from: Gallbladder attacks, or biliary colic, is deep visceral pain. I don't think heat or ice or any combination would make it any better. ...Read more

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Is diphenhydramine for gallbladder pain?

Is diphenhydramine for gallbladder pain?

No: Antihistamines have no effect on inflammation or muscle pain from gallbladder contractions which are the 2 most common reasons for pain from gb disease. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder pain be caused by back pain?

GB pain: Gallbladder pain can be referred to the back. ...Read more

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What could cause gallbladder pain and distress?

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

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Gallbladder pain but ultrasound normal, what to do?

Gallbladder pain but ultrasound normal, what to do?

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

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What kind of gallbladder pain treatment options are there?

What kind of gallbladder pain treatment options are there?

Surgery is best: In general, once you start having issue with your gall bladder, it will keep bothering you until you remove your gall bladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard of care for symptomatic gallbladder problem for 20 yrs. ...Read more

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Please tell me can gallbladder pain be caused by back pain?

Please tell me can gallbladder pain be caused by back pain?

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

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Can you tell me about gallbladder pain, boils, oil in the toilet?

Can you tell me about gallbladder pain, boils, oil in the toilet?

Sounds like: You have fat malaborption, which can mean pancreatic insufficiency. Ask your doctor for a referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Are there any specific treatments that help with gallbladder pain?

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

Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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