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Can antibiotics trigger gallstone attack or can diahrrea trigger an attack?

Can antibiotics trigger gallstone attack or can diahrrea trigger an attack?

Probably not: If you have gallstones then what will trigger an attack is contraction of the gallbladder and getting a stone blocking the duct that drains the gallbladder. Antibiotics wouldn't do this. Usually the cause is eating, particularly fatty foods. If you have gallstones you shoud consider having surgery to remove it before it becomes an emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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I went to the ER yesterday with severe pain when they ean some tests said I had a gallstone was giving pain med and antibiotics still in pain i?

I went to the ER yesterday with severe pain when they ean some tests said I had a gallstone was giving pain med and antibiotics still in pain i?

See a GI doctor: If the bile ducts remain blocked for a prolonged period of time, severe damage to the liver or pancreas or infection can occur. Because gallstone symptoms may be similar to those of a heart attack, appendicitis, ulcers, an accurate diagnosis is important. See a gastroenterologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Out of hosp yesterday after 4daysfor gallstone pain. Was on IV antibiotics/morphine. Had 2 b catheterized but now itchy down below with white discharge?

Out of hosp yesterday after 4daysfor gallstone pain. Was on IV antibiotics/morphine. Had 2 b catheterized but now itchy down below with white discharge?

Yeast or UTI: Your recent bladder catheter places you at risk for a urinary tract infection and your recent use if antibiotics places you at risk for a vaginal fungal infection. Of the two, I suspect the latter. Notify your doctor, who may suggest some over the counter anti-fungal cream/suppository or a prescription pill (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Age63, f, unable to eat, back pain, low fever after ercp 2 remove gallstone. Doc injects antibiotics. How long will recover any other complication?

Age63, f, unable to eat, back pain, low fever after ercp 2 remove gallstone. Doc injects antibiotics. How long will recover any other complication?

Depends on severity: Pancreatitis related to ERCP can range from minimal symptoms to severe pancreatitis which can be life threatening. Depending on the severity of pancreatitis, this can resolve over a period of days to weeks/month. Also it is important to make sure that all stones were cleared from the bile duct. No alcohol ; low fat diet. You should see the gastroenterologist that did the ERCP for more guidance. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gallstones. Will the antibiotic called cipro (ciprofloxacin) help get rid of my gallstones? Why was I prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin), zofran, and percocet?

No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that will have no effect on gallstones. It can be used to treat infection in the gallbladder. Zofran is used for symptomatic treatment of nausea and vomiting. Percocet is used to treat pain. ...Read more

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Yellow, brown poop & sometimes diarreah, with yellow mucus when wiping everytime. Been going on for 6 months now. Been on antibiotics and now off, still yellow. I've been tested for my pancreas & liver enzymes they are normal & no gallstones.

Yellow, brown poop & sometimes diarreah, with yellow mucus when wiping everytime. Been going on for 6 months now. Been on antibiotics and now off, still yellow. I've been tested for my pancreas & liver enzymes they are normal & no gallstones.

Gastroenterologist: I assume a gastroenterologist has evaluated you. Have you been tested for gluten intolerance or sensitivity? If so get retested while you're actually eating gluten foods in your diet. Maybe a trial of pancreatic enzyme supplements or a course of cholestyramine would be worthwhile. Severe irritable bowel syndrome is a possibility and you could try a fodmap diet. ...Read more

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I have gallstones and chronic gallbladder disease because I don't want my gallbladder removed. Why do gallbladder attacks always cause excessive gas?

I have gallstones and chronic gallbladder disease because I don't want my gallbladder removed. Why do gallbladder attacks always cause excessive gas?

Spasm: biliary colic causes flatulence and delaying surgery will ultimately lead to emergency surgery or death: I suggest removing the gallbladder: new laparoscopic surgery will have you home in 1 day; however, if you wait, you could be looking at a hospital stay of 1-2 weeks if your gb ruptures ...Read more

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Do gallstones cause persistent or intermittant pain?

Do gallstones cause persistent or intermittant pain?

Symptoms vary: Gallstones may not produce any symptoms. When they do, it usually is intermitent, widely spaced episodes. Symptoms can be pain or even indigestion or 'heartburn' like sensations. (ingested foods worsen gallbladder symptoms, but, usually calm ulcer symptoms). As troubles worsen, gallbladder pain can become continuous and sharper/ more intense. ...Read more

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What causes gallstones to become symptomatic or active?

What causes gallstones to become symptomatic or active?

Depends: If one has multiple small gallstones these can exit the gallbladder and cause obstruction of the common bile duct or pancreatic duct which will result in pain, jaundice, or pancreatitis. If one has several large stones that do not obstruct the gallbladder one may remain symptom-free. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce pain caused by a gallstone?

What are powerful ways to reduce pain caused by a gallstone?

Medicine or surgery: Surgery to remove the gallbladder and stones, laparoscopic, will resolve the problem. Otherwise avoid fatty, fried, grasy foods & may need to take pain medication temporarily from your doctor. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have gallstones that doesn't cause pain?

Anything you want: If you have no symptoms then carry on. Just know that there may be a time when a stone gets stuck where the gallbladder empties and it may then cause severe pain and possible infection. In that setting you should see a doctor and see if the gallbladder needs removing. There is no diet that will make the stones go away. ...Read more

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Should I have a 1" gallstone removed if it causes tolerable discomfort to avoid a gb attack?

Yes: Unless the risk of the operation is too high, the best time to remove your gallbladder is between attacks. Don't wait until you get sick. A 1" stone will not go away on its own. ...Read more

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How can morphine cause gallstones?

How can morphine cause gallstones?

It doesn't: It may cause the pain by spasm of a sphincter, but it doesn't cause the stones in the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Why obesity cause gallstones?

Cholesterol: Appears to be at the center of this issue. With obesity there is increased cholesterol synthesis and secretion. And when secreted into the hepatobiliary tract, it leads to the development of cholesterol gallstones. ...Read more

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Can tramadol cause gallstones?

Can tramadol cause gallstones?

Unlikely: Cholesterol gall stones form when something upsets the balance among the three components of bile: bile salts, a phospholipid called lisolethicin and cholesterol. Rapid weight gain or loss and pregnancy are common causes in susceptible individuals. I'm not aware of tramadol causing this. ...Read more

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Can overeating cause gallstones?

Can overeating cause gallstones?

Gallstones.: Being overweight is a cause of gallstones, and overeating can make you overweight. ...Read more

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Could gallstones cause persistent pain?

Could gallstones cause persistent pain?

Yes: Abdominal pain, especially if it doesn't go away, may be caused by gallstones. This is called biliary colic and can be cured by removing the gallbladder. See a doctor and get testing done which includes labs and an abdominal ultrasound looking at the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Is it possible that amoxicillin cause gallstones?

Doubtful: Gallstones are caused by an imbalance of bile salts, lecithin and cholesterol. What causes this is probably multifactorial, and heavily dependent on genetics, either inherited or acquired. While it is possible an antibiotic could contribute, it is very unlikely. Especially with short term use. ...Read more

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Will coffee cause a galbladder attack if I have gallstones?

Will coffee cause a galbladder attack if I have gallstones?

Male with abortion: You are most likely female, 24 years old, with gallstones.
the first answer, yes, coffee could stimulate GB attack.
my advice if you have a gallstone do not wait until you get the big attack or until one of the stones passed to the main duct and create more problem
GB surgery is simple now a days and it is done as out patient complicated GB attack with liver or pancreas involvement could be deadly ...Read more

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Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Not directly.: Although peanut butter itself doesn't directly cause gallstones, a diet high in fat and cholesterol and low in fiber does appear to play a role, among other factors. It would probably be good to cut back on the peanut butter if you are eating it all the time. ...Read more

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Last year I was told I have gallstones, do gallstones cause nausea?

Last year I was told I have gallstones, do gallstones cause nausea?

Yes they can: Gallstones can cause a variety of upper abdominal bloating, pressure, & discomforts. Nausea is a common symptom, especially a few hours after eating. Vomiting and severe upper abdomen pain can occur too. Nausea can also come from other conditions such as stomach irritation, gastritis, ulcers, etc. ...Read more

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Tell me if dehydration cause gallstones or bring on a gallstone attack?

Tell me if dehydration cause gallstones or bring on a gallstone attack?

Dehydration: Can cause kidney stones but not gallstones or gallstone attack. These are usually caused by intake of fatty foods or large meals. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could pancreatitis caused by gallstones go away if the stones are removed?

Yes: In fact, that is the treatment for gallstone pancreatitis. Gallstones form in the gallbladder and there may be a large number of them. Only takes one to cause problems, so the accepted treatment is to surgically remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Sir when will gallstones move 2 d neck of d gallbladder n cause symptoms. Is there any clue?

Sir when will gallstones move 2 d neck of d gallbladder n cause symptoms. Is there any clue?

No way of: Telling, but when they do, you'll know by the symptoms. Ie. Pain, nausea ; possibly yellow skin. ...Read more

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Platlets at 131 then 5 days later down to 106, po&inj steriods used for spine issue, also have gallstones currently not sure if related cause or not?

No: Neither steroids or gallstones affect platelets. Your platelet count of 131 is just below the limit of normal. 106 is low but not worrisome. The chances are that there is clumping of platelets causing the miscount, though if a repeat test shows a low count again, additional tests and a physical exam are appropriate. ...Read more

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Any ideas why gallstones cause gastric pain?

Any ideas why gallstones cause gastric pain?

Yes: Gallstones cause pain usually right upper abdomen or upper middle abdomen. The gallbladder squeezes to release the bile when you eat and it causes pain. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more