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Foods Worse For Gall Bladder Problems
Gall bladder "diet": Since eggs do have a fair amount of cholesterol/fat, eggs should probably be avoided in pts with gb "problems:" gb pt should "avoid" "fatty" foods which stimulate the release of the bile acids improtant for the digestion of fat in the gut. ...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
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
Symptoms and tests: Pain after you eat that is in right or middle upper abdomen with radiation to right shoulder blade are classic symptoms, with fatty food intolerance. An ultrasound of abdomen can show stones or infection. Blood tests can show abnormal liver test too. Go see a doctor. ...Read more
Biliary colic: Pain from the gallbladder or biliary colic typically presents as epigastric and right upper abdominal pain that radiates around to the back and shoulder region position with nausea and vomiting. Sometimes jaundice, and dark tea-colored urine can also be present. Symptomatic stones typically presents with 30 minutes of eating and resolves within an hour while cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder lasts longer. ...Read more
Here you go.: Increased flatulence, with the associated flatus and belching, and right upper quadrant pain are both symptoms of gall bladder disease, but not absolute. If your symptoms are worse with fatty or greasy foods, and if you have some back pain and nausea, it would be quite probable this was gall bladder trouble. Your primary physician could help make your diagnosis, and refer you if needed. ...Read more
Pain: Fifty % of persons with g.B. Stones are asymptomatic, main sx. Are pain in upper belly, or toward the right side with irradiation to the back, pain can be severe, biliary colic, or moderate, fullness, intolerance to fatty food, the best test is an ultrasound and the operation resolves all the symptoms secondaries to the diseased g.B. Because the sx. Could be from gastric, duodenal or pancreas. ...Read more
Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more
Not really: But gallbladder problems are frequently pain and/or nausea and vomiting typically after a fatty meal. This comes from the obstruction to the outflow of bile from the gallbladder after eating fats. You are still making bile in your liver and it is dribbling down the main common bile duct, and still digests fat. ...Read more
Pain sometimes: Gallstone disease can cause pain in the middle and right upper abdomen. Many people only have mild to moderate discomfort for an hour or so after consuming a meal high in fat. Sometimes pain severe. This condition is called biliary colic. The pain of acute cholecystitis is usually steady and severe and may radiate to the right shoulder or back. It usually does not go away. ...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
Type of pain: Reflux (gerd) typically causes burning pain localized to the mid chest. Gallbladder pain (biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely. Antacids will often help gerd but have no effect on the gallbladder. Both may be associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
I have very smelly burps and upper right quadrant pain. Could this be related to suspected gall bladder problems. Or any other suggestions?
Right upper quad pai: Yes could be gallbladder related. But not always. Recommend seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Help us with gall bladder problems? My wife has had gall bladder problems in the past. She is feeling nauseated, belches and she says it tastes sweet. Is this a symptom?
Gallstones,: Gallstones, which are found in the gallbladder can cause obstruction and inflammation. Typically, the pain is usually very severe, located in the right upper quadrant, and worse after a fatty meal. The symptoms your wife described sound more like acid reflux or even an ulcer. Regardless, she should follow up with her doctor for a complete evaluation and treatment as deemed necessary. ...Read more
Maybe: Obviously avoid alcohol if it causes any pain or discomfort. Best treatment for gall stones is have a laparscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) which in good medical centers is performed as a day surgery procedure. Red wine can increase gall bladder symptoms. Alcohol/wine can irritate a sensetive bladder, specially ic patients. Why consume it if results are unpleasant? ...Read more
I have been feeling nauseous at night when I lay down. I have gall bladder problems and some acid reflux. Not sure though if it's related?
It might: Most people with gallstones or other issues with their gallbladder really never have problems related to these, but in some people the gallbladder gets inflamed from them, or the stones get stuck in the bile ducts and cause obstruction, pain and sometimes even rupture, with infection, bleeding and even death. Alcohol is bad for both liver and gall bladder function, but 1-2 glasses shouldn't hurt. ...Read more
Different organ: Different pathophysiology. One condition has nothing to do with the other. The only link is that either condition can cause jaundice when the common duct is obstructed by stone or by tumor. ...Read more
See below: Some symptoms can be similar such as upper abdominal pressure discomfort, sometimes nausea & yellow jaundice can occur with both. Painful jaundice is likely from gallstones & painless jaundice more toward pacreatic cancer. Gallbladder issues more common than pancreatic cancer. Gallbladder pains in abdomen & nausea mostly occur after eating. Pancreatic pain more in the mid back with weight loss. ...Read more
57 year old female has gastric problems and previous gall bladder problems. Stomach has gas and she burps a lot.
Gaseous: Is your gall bladder removed? To prevent gas build up, take simethicone 1/2 hours after meals. To break down gas bubbles, drink warm water and apply a hot water bottle to the abdomen which facilitates the moving of gas through the intestines rather than forcing yourself to belch it up as this causes more air swallowing. Perhaps an evaluation by a gastroenterologist is your best course of action. ...Read more
I feel like I have something stuck in my throat. And also having gall bladder problems. Does one have anything to do with the other?
Will a CT scan show gallstones/ other gall bladder problems as well as stomach ulcers? What about a urine and blood test?
Not usually: Gallbladder pain (biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely; it often occurs after eating (esp fried/fatty foods). The pain is unrelated to activity or position, although people often try to "walk off" the pain. It is often made worse by taking deep breaths. ...Read more
Having xray & tests for kidneys and gall bladder Pain getting worse & now have a burning sensation in vigiana Is this a symthon of 1 of the 2?
Vaginal burning: It seems like you are having right abdominal/flank pain. Kidney/bladder pain at times may refer to the vagina. Have you had a urine test for bladder infection? In your work up now that you are having vaginal pain consider a pelvic exam and pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound as I have seen vaginitis by mycoplasma/ureoplasma cause lower abdominal pain as can PID. ...Read more
Rib Cage on right: You want to know where gallbladder pain is located. Most often people with gallbladder pain describe pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It may be colic type which comes and goes. It may be initiated by a fatty meal and can occur shortly after eating (30-90 minutes). An ultrasound and laboratory test will help correlate with the symptoms. ...Read more
Post surgery care: There are several possibilities, including passing a gallstone from the lower duct. If your pain is not controllable with your prescribed pain regimen, okay to call in to your surgical team. Be well. ...Read more
Yes: Crohn's disease (especially ileal disease) can be associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Need to see md if having cholecystitis, especially if taking cd meds that affect white blood cells or immunity. Generally, should remove gallbladder once episodes of gallbladder attacks, to avoid complications like infection of bile duct or pancreatitis (inflammation). ...Read more
Had adominal ultrasound and discovered gall stones. Have had no gall bladder pain. What should I do?
Nothing: Gallstones are common. Removal of the gallbladder is only necessary if the stones are causing symptoms. ...Read more
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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