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Foods Worse For Gall Bladder Problems
Different ones: Stomach ulcer symptoms are made worse by lack of food in the stomach & made worse with alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. Often eating some food improves ulcer symptoms. Opposite in gallbladder conditon, as eating fried, fatty & greasy foods causes gallbladder symptoms to get worse. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Removal: If you are having symptoms such as pain, nausea or vomiting or fatty food intolerance, and you have any abnormality of your gallbladder, including stones, sludge or polyps or a low-functioning gallbladder, the symptoms usually worsen until the gallbladder is removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: I am not sure i understand your question. You have gallbladder "disease" without gallstones? Are you diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (low function gallbaldder)? If there is no pain & no gallstones then there is very little likelihood of getting any problems or complications. ...Read more
Can lipotropic injections cause problems with gall bladder (with no prior history of gall bladder problems)?
Unlikely: "lipotropic injections" are touted to enhance fat metabolism. The principal agent used is vitamin b12. If there is truly any effect, it would actually be to decrease the risk of gallstone formation, rather than causing problems. The principal risk group for gallstones are being female, fertile and overweight. ...Read more
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more
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Hi, I have gall stones, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Recurring UTI's and kidney reflux. Would you recommend removing gall bladder ? Jayne :)
Cholecystectomy: is usually advised for symptomatic gallstones, before it causes complications such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, jaundice, or peritonitis, unless your surgical/anesthesia risk is prohibitively high. It will not improve your uti and reflux problem however. Ask your surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
No: Though they are in the same general area of the abdomen, kidney disease in and of itself does not affect the gall bladder. Kidney stones and gall stones are not related. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Have you seen a doctor or had an ultrasound to check for gallstones? Just having gallstones does not always mean they are the source of a person's concerns. Yes, eating fatty or fried foods can cause upper abdominal pain ; nausea in some people with gallstones. Needs a doctor's evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have gall stones and sludge. What causes gall stones, iwas told sweets and spicy foods is that true?
Not quite...: Most stones in america are cholesterol-based, & develop due to genetic, systemic, and local factors that promote crystals precipitating in bile (sludge) that gradually increase in size (gallstones). Sweets and spicy foods have really nothing to do with this process. On occasion, stones can be formed by blood break-down (black pigment) or infection (brown pigment). Many stones are not symptomatic. ...Read more
Could protein pump inhibitors cause gallbladder problem (no stones, but CK Hida Scan 25%)? Might gallbladder condition improve if I stop taking PPI?
PPI: PPI's reduce the acid in your stomach. By reducing the acid in the stomach you reduce some of the digestive functions of protein breakdown and release of pancreatic enzymes. Changing these digestive functions can affect the gallbladder. However, this may not be the only thing contributing to the gall bladder dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gall bladder functioning at 15%! I have frequent attacks & chronic jaundice. Doc doesn't seem too worried. Any options besides surgery?
Need good diagnosis: Poorly functioning gallbladders don't always cause pain. Very tiny stones can be missed by ultrasound, and are frequently seen in gallbladders that don't squeeze normally. However, such tiny stones and poor gallbladder squeezing DO NOT cause jaundice. I recommend you see a gastroenterologist for another opinion. As a surgeon, I would not remove your gallbladder yet. Good luck! ...Read more
Hurt in similar area: Many patients who had gall stone pain (biliary colic) hurt in their upper central abdomen and between their shoulders. Many of my patients went to er thinking they suffered a heart attack only to be told they need gall bladder surgery. The lesson here is that you don't wait till you are absolutely sure about a heart attack or biliary colic - if in doubt, get checked asap. ...Read more
Can alcohol cause cholecystitis ? Or any damage to gallbladder?. Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?
It is the pancreas.: alcohol usually affect the pancreas, and the attack is very similar to the gallbladder attack. make sure you have it checked by checking the pancreatic enzymes, like amylase, and lipase, in addition to the liver enzymes. it is important to do that, because acute pancreatitis not only painful, but it could be dangerous. so please have it checked, and you might want to slow down on the alcohol. ...Read more
18yo female, bloating and pain after eating, becoming worse. Have coeliac disease. Not reflux, pregnant, fecal overload, chrons disease, gall stones.
Food sensitivities: Consider checking for other food sensitivities. Gut takes at least 6 months to heal from gluten damage. Casein, the protein in milk, can also cross react with gluten. This is different from being lactose intolerant, and one can be intolerant to both lactose and casein. Consider also avoiding milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe right upper stomach pain, found out its gall stones. Seeing surgeon, heard people gain weight after removing gall bladder, true?
Cholecystectomy: Well, there are some publications in literature regarding weight gain after Gallbladder surgery but it seems 1/3 of people who need Cholecystectomy are obese to begin with, the studies showed that people who maintain a low fat diet and exercise don't gain weight in comparison to the people who did not. Therefore the main point here is to exercise regularly and maintain a good balanced diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lap chole: Gall bladder surgery is usually a very common proceedure called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which a surgeon places 3 - 4 tiny holes in your abdomen to remove the offending organ. It is outpatient, you go home the same day and usually return to work in 1 - 3 weeks. It has been done safely since the early 90's. I am not familiar with a gall bladder flush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastritis is a rash: on the inside of the stomach. The stomach usually has a mucus barrier that protects it from the acid that is normally in the stomach. Many things can break down the mucus barrier and allow the acid to cause gastritis. Any stressful or painful condition can cause it. alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and pain medicines can also cause it. Acid blockers for about 6 weeks will allow it to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more
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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