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Functions Of Gallbladder In Digestive System
I have been prescribed an anti-inflammatory. I have a history of gallbladder problems. As well as gallstones. I do not want the medication to stir my problems up again. I have heard the side effects can be brutal on the stomache and digestive system.
It : It should effect your stomach lining if you are going to have a problem. Would discuss this with your doctor. ...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
Diarrhea: The function of the gallbladdder is to store bile made by the liver. The bile is used by the digestive tract to break down and absorb fats. Most people with gallstones have the lost the function of the gallbladder-the body has essentially learned to live without it. About 5% of patients will develop diarrhea after gallbladder removal due to the bile not getting to the intestine when needed most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does removal of gallbladder effects the digestive process of the body? And does it harm any function of the body?
Overall it does not : At times people have difficulty tolerating fatty foods after cholecystectomy. Some patients also complain of having bowel movements somewhat urgently after eating. For the most part people with chronic gallbladder disease feel much better after having their gallbladders removed. ...Read more
Not normal: But not rare. For some weeks to months after gallbladder removal, you can get pain until your system gets accustomed to lack of storage organ. This wil pass with time. Also sometimes you can get alkaline reflux gastritis or esophagitis. You sometimes need to take medicine called sucralfate. Ask your surgeon for recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder: The liver produces bile for digestion, some of which is stored in the gallbladder. The bile acids help the intestine to be able to absorb the fatty nutrients in foods. There are no enzymes in bile. Digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas to help break down proteins for digestion (amylase, lipase, protease). The salivary gland, stomach & small intestine also produce enzymes. ...Read more
Should I go to a GP first or a specialist if I have a persistent digestive problem which I suspect it’s got to do with my gallbladder?
Gullbladder : There maybe a different explanation than you think. I would start with a GP ...Read more
Are digestive juices (fluid) made in pancreas same as the disgestive juice stored in the gallbladder?
Gallbladder disease?: Taking estrogen can increase a person's risk for gall bladder stones (nausea, pain after eating in right upper abdomen with radiation to the right shoulder, armpit, or scapula). This is seen in women on birth control pills, as well as transgender folks taking estrogen. An abdominal ultrasound exam is a good start towards looking for gallstones. Pancreatitis can occur as a result of gallstones. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?
My digestive track is going very slowly some of the time. I do not have a gallbladder. At times it feels like something has burst in my intestines.
Abdominal pain : Not enough info, but if your bowel movements are slow that is defined as constipation. Any pain in the abdomen should be evaluated by your physician if the symptoms are severe or they persist. Abdominal pain can be nothing serious but different things in the abdominal cavity can cause pain that signifies a new medical disorder. Irritable bowel disorder is a possibility. Consult with a doctor. ...Read more
I have frequent digestive issues with my gallbladder. I also sometimes experience nausea upon awakening. Could they be related? (not pregnant)
Have reflux. Don't have gallbladder. Bloated constantly. Digestive enzymes? Will ox bile make reflux worse?
Ever since having my gallbladder out, i've been having stomach/digestive problems and mild pain on the right side. Could there be a post-surgery probl?
Possibly: Similar pain after gallbladder surgery may be related to the gallbladder. It really depends how long after surgery it is occurring. If it's within a week, it is probably just post-surgical pain. If it is longer, than stones may be present in the main duct and cause symptoms. You need to speak to your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told i would not need digestive enzymes/bile salts after gallbladder removal...Why then do naturopaths promote taking them? What is best?
Training: You do not need them. Naturopaths are trained differently and so are thought the you do, though there is no scientific evidence to back that. The gallbadder is like a reservoir only. It only is a storage site. The salts , etc, are still produced and released whether there or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sjogren's with manu symptoms; non-hodgkin's lymphoma, digestive issues, joint soreness and just had my gallbladder removed. Can i disability?
Can't say: That is something you have to discuss with your physician. He/she needs to asses your ability or inability to work. Can't help you here. ...Read more
When i eat I have endless burps. Gallbladder removed in july. Taking digestive enzymes and Pepcid (famotidine) ac. Stomach feels awful when no food down there.?
Doctor can evaluate: With such tummy symptoms, a person can write down everything he eats or drinks, on a daily calendar, and take it to his primary care or G.I. Doctor for evaluation. Include on the diary: which meds, how much, and taken at what time. Some testing and some diet alterations may be suggested, and then the doctor(s) can follow-up to see if things get better. ...Read more
Have gastritis, acid reflux, bile in stomach, delayed digestive, no gallbladder.A feeling of hunger after eatn, pain near liver tired of pills help?
May not be related: Some develop intractable bile gastritis with or with out gb , bile instead of going down takes wrong way and stays in stomach. You need work up, antacids , h2 blockers, protan inhibitors may help you, in some cases may need roux 'n" y type of surgery, speak to your dr may do wok up , find and solve your problem. ...Read more
Gallbladder removal 3 days. Potassium slightly low. What can I eat to raise it without causing an issue with my digestive tract? I miss eating!!!!
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. Treating the cause is a way to bring relief. ...Read more
Colic: Gallbladders usually hurt when the gallbladder contracts on a gallstone/sludge that is too big to pass out of the gallbladder into the bile duct. The gallbladder can become infected + the pain may be assoc with fevers, vomiting etc. Pancreatitis can be another complication. Not sure what a "digestive exam" is but i doubt it had any effect on your gallbladdder unless it included a high fat meal. ...Read more
I don't have a gall bladder and notice if i take digestive enzymes (herbal store) that i digest food better. Are these harmful? Negative effects?
Good idea: Oral ingestion of digestive enzymes ought to be ok without harmful effects if taken as directed. ...Read more
Gall bladder removed in july, found I have to take digestive enzymes (heath store) or i regurgitate food. Take prevacid (lansoprazole) 15mg for poss. Reflux. Normal?
Different problems.: Gallbladder disease tends to be distinct from gastritis or gerd with regurgitation. A ppi drug like Prevacid (lansoprazole) should be used short-term only if possible. I would consider a gerd workup, to include upper endoscopy (egd), and then perhaps other studies to evaluate your symptoms of regurgitation, that may be resolved with medical or surgical therapy. ...Read more
Can prevacid (lansoprazole) cause anxiety? Took 3 doses of 15 mg and couldn't sleep and had a racing heart. Also take digestive enzymes because no gall bladder.
Bacteria: We have bacterial and other microorganisms as part of our systems on all integumentary surfaces (skin and mucous membranes). They play differing roles in our body. Some provide for degradation of food substances, some we have not worked out the function for. You need to take a course in microbiology since cannot be all explained here. ...Read more
I have a pounding headache when I eat. Does this mean that my digestive system is not functioning properly?
TMJ disorders: You could be having temporomandibular disorders. Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain. If you are having any of these symptoms, see an orofacial pain specialist. Find one on www.Aaop.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enteric Coating: Allow the tablet to transverse the stomach and dissolve the GI tract ...Read more
What does word "stranding" mean in medical terminology pertaining to pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, or any other disgestive organs?
In medical imaging: terminology it means that there are "strands" of density extending from the organs into the surrounding fat on CT or MRI. This is a sign of inflammation, swelling, or tumor infiltration. For example, "stranding" surrounding the pancreas might indicate pancreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U can die , maybe.: Seriously speaking, failure of GI tract is uncommon unlike that of the kidney, heart, lungs and brain. Most GI conditions are related to infection, inflammation, bleeding and ulcers and u usually recover from these and won't cause GI crash or failure. Best wishes! http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/http://m.Healthline.Com/symptom/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more
Quick med school!: Wow, that's like a whole semester of med school. Maybe more. Diseases can be self limited, like viruses or GI bugs; or functional, like GERD and irritable bowel syndrome; or inflammatory, like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, or diverticulitis; or structural, like strictures, or cancers. There are a host of others, too many to add here. Go to reputable website to read more. ...Read more
Stress and digestion: There are rich interconnections between brain and gut, with brain-related neurotransmitters controlling intestinal activity. Prolonged stress can disrupt this, leading to diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and bloating. Changes in blood flow can lead to breakdown and disrepair of the gut's protective mucous layer -- making intestinal walls more vulnerable to existing h pylori & acid effects. ...Read more
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