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Gall Bladder Gallstones
No restrictions.: After your gall bladder is removed, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. About 30% of women who have gall bladder removal will have post meal urgency, which is an aggressive urge to have a bowel movement soon after meals. This is not due to the absence of the gall bladder. It is self limited, but if it persists longer than one likes, try imodium (loperamide). Good luck ...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
Gall bladder removed coz of gallstones. No alcohol. Liver function tests all normal. 2 GGT tests- 89, 124 IU/L. Bile duct disease? Need liver scan?
Depends: The MRCP is an advanced imaging technique to show if your gallstones have traveled outside the gallbladder into the DUCT system. Gallstones traveling is dangerous to your health. So....no stones in your ducts is what a negative MRCP means. You may also have a bad gallbladder. You may benefit from gallbladder removal. Okay to ask your doc for a referral to a surgeon. Be well. ...Read more
If a person has gallstones that don't dissolve with medication, can the gallstones be surgically removed without removing the gall bladder?
I have gallstones and they are very painful, i don't have medical insurance to get my gall bladder takin out. Can my gs cause a more serious problem?
See below: Gallstones can move inside the gallbladder. They could move into the gallbladder opening causing blockage, or even move into the bile ducts causing painful blockage. When you eat food, the gallbladder will squeeze out bile, and the gallstones could get in the way of the gallbladder trying to empty and cause pain, nausea, or vomiting. ...Read more
Is Devils Claw safe for me to take? I had gallstones 50 yrs ago and my gall bladder was completely removed. Thanks Anne
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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