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Doctor insights on: Dysfunctional Gallbladder Symptoms

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What's a dysfunctional gallbladder? I have a gallbladder sludge

What's a dysfunctional gallbladder? I have a gallbladder sludge

Good question...: A dysfunctional gallbladder is also known as biliary dyskinesia in medical jargon and is a poorly understood gallbladder disorder responsible for abdominal pain that mimics gallstones. The diagnosis is made with a nuclear medicine test called hida scan with cck challenge. Positive test is defined as a abnormally low gallbladder ejection fraction with or without reproduction of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Does a gallbladder sludge indicate a dysfunctional gallbladder. I have sludg gallbladder and took nuclear med scan yesterday.

Does a gallbladder sludge indicate a dysfunctional gallbladder. I have sludg gallbladder and took nuclear med scan yesterday.

It could: Gallbladder sludge is a mixture of bile, mucous and tiny bits of cholesterol-based and calcium-based particles. Without sludge, bile naturally passes through the gallbladder from the liver to the duodenum to ultimately help digest fatty foods. However, sludge can just slosh around in the gallbladder causing gallbladder infections and othe problems. ...Read more

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Is it wise for someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder to be on omeprazole long term since the gallbladder is causing the reflux? Eject. Frac. - 15%

Is it wise for someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder to be on omeprazole long term since the gallbladder is causing the reflux? Eject. Frac. - 15%

OK: A poorly functioning gallbladder, will not improve with time. It is ok to use Omeprazole for symptomatic treatment of the heartburn often associated with the problem. The gallbladder really needs to be removed. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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Why does someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder have acid reflux problems? Should they take omeprazole?

Why does someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder have acid reflux problems? Should they take omeprazole?

Not the case: Dysfunctional or sick gallbladder is not related to acid reflux, they are two different situations which may co exist. Gall bladder is related to bile delivery to stomach which helps digestion, that's why in some people Omeprazole helps, but they are different. If you do not have reflux disease and you take your gallbladder out , you may not need omeprazole. ...Read more

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Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?

Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a diseased gallbladder?

What are the symptoms of a diseased gallbladder?

Nausea, vomit, pain: Dull, achy pain in right upper abdomen or under breastbone, often radiating to back, between shoulder blades, often after a fatty meal, in evening, increasing intensity, often associated with vomiting. Can be with fever, dark urine, light stool, jaundice (yellow eyes and skin)-not good; signs a stone is stuck in the pipes. Can lead to inflamed pancreas (also not good). Any doubts-see md. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

What are symptoms of thickening of the gallbladder wall?

Symptoms: Are a description of what a person feels. There may be no symptoms from an isolated radiology finding of gallbladder wall thickening. If it is associated with gallstones, then some chronic gallbladder inflammation or irritation may be present. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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