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Doctor insights on: Excessive Use Of Antibiotics Can Cause Gallstones

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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 wouldnt 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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are 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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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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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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Dr. John Leander Po
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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


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