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I am having gall bladder pain. When should I go to the emergency room?

I am having gall bladder pain. When should I go to the emergency room?

See your primary car: You should see your primary care physician. There are tests to check if that is the problem. Why wait until it is severe or dangerous to go to er? ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

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


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How can I make gall bladder pain go away?

How can I make gall bladder pain go away?

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

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Can gall bladder pain feel like it is coming from the pancreas?

There is no: Specific type of pain associated with problems w/the pancreas. There are commonly associated types of pain experienced with ball bladder disease: moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage. Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder. Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic). Nausea. Queasiness. Vomiting. Gas. Burping or belching. Attacks are often at night. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between pancreas pain and gall bladder pain?

How can I tell the difference between pancreas pain and gall bladder pain?

Location, type: Gall bladder pain tends to be right upper quadrant to middlle, below breastbone), achy to spasmy (colicky), may radiate to top shoulder or between shoulder blades.
Panc pain tends lower, around belly button (periumbilical) to left upper quadrant, typically constant, can feel like it bores straight thru to back. Both can have vomiting aasoc. Fever, dark urine, pale stool: er, not: md asap. ...Read more

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How do you control gall bladder pain in the middle of an attack while awaiting surgery?

How do you control gall bladder pain in the middle of an attack while awaiting surgery?

Strong pain meds: Gall pain can be extremely severe and require strong medication such as toradol, dialudid or morphine for someone who is awaiting surgery. Low fat diet etc. Is good but you need something strong if you are doubled over in pain. You may even need to visit an er if pain is out of control. ...Read more

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Was wondering where is gall bladder pain located?

Was wondering where is gall bladder pain located?

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

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Does gall bladder pain hurt worse when laying down?

Does gall bladder pain hurt worse when laying down?

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

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What causes gall bladder pain after the gall bladder is removed?

What causes gall bladder pain after the gall bladder is removed?

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

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Can Crohn's disease cause cholecystitis? And what can I do to manage gall bladder pain?

Can Crohn's disease cause cholecystitis? And what can I do to manage gall bladder pain?

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

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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

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Are there any relations between gall bladder pain and bowel movements?

Are there any relations between gall bladder pain and bowel movements?

Absorption of fat: When the bowel can't efficiently absorb the nutrients passing through, those undigested products speed up the bowel movements.
Gb pain, may be from stones or dysfunction of the gallbladder. The gb assists in absorption of fat. Fats consumed usually provoke gb pain and may also increase bloating and bowel movements as well. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between gas pain and gall bladder pain?

How can I tell the difference between gas pain and gall bladder pain?

Depends: Gas pains hurt throughout the abdomen and can be very severe, usually made worse with conditions that increase bowel gas such as drinking soda, or even milk if you are lactose intolerant. Try avoiding these things and take simethicone (gasx to see if that helps). Gallbladder pain is usually in the upper abdomen, often right side through to the back and comes after eating. Get a check-up to see. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I know if ruq pain is worth a trip to er. I have no ins. No $$. history of k.stones, fear possible gall bladder. Pain is sharp mild intermittent.

How do I know if ruq pain is worth a trip to er. I have no ins. No $$. history of k.stones, fear possible gall bladder. Pain is sharp mild intermittent.

Depends: Well... This is a tough one. If you are in enough pain that is unrelenting then Er is a good idea. If you have had any combination of fevers/chills/nausea/vomitting that is making you unable to preform your regular day to day activities then get checked out. If the issue is mild, intermittent pain without anything that I have mentionned then you can be seen as an outpatient. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain in gall bladder area... severe.... do I need to go to the emergency room? And what do I do to ease the pain?

Yes, you have to go: ER now, any severe unexplained pain need immediate medical attention, some conditions may l need intervention (surgery) ER is the best place as trained specialist the ER physician is available and 24 hrs a day, with facility to do required tests. So go to ER now ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gall bladder problems?

How do I know if I have gall bladder problems?

Gallbladder Problems: Best thing to do would be to see a doctor. After a thorough history and physical exam, if there is concern for gallbladder problems then an ultrasound may be done to confirm this. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are some of the symptoms of gall bladder problems?

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

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Is it difficult to digest fat if you have gall bladder problems?

Is it difficult to digest fat if you have gall bladder problems?

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

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What are symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are symptoms of gall bladder problems?

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

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What are some signs of having gall bladder problems?

What are some signs of having gall bladder problems?

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

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Could you tell me what are signs of gall bladder problems?

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

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How typical is it for a young woman at 25 to have gall bladder problems?

How typical is it for a young woman at 25 to have gall bladder problems?

Not common: But not rare either, depending on genes and life-style. I don't know the exact incidence, but gb problems occur even in children. ...Read more

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What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more

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Are eggs one of the foods to avoid if one has gall bladder problems?

Are eggs one of the foods to avoid if one has 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

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What are the symptoms that a patient with gall bladder problems would have?

What are the symptoms that a patient with gall bladder problems would have?

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

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Is it okay to drink a glass of wine if I have gall stones/gall bladder problems?

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

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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

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What foods aggravate stomach ulcers and/or gall bladder problems?

What foods aggravate stomach ulcers and/or 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

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How can I tell whether I have acid reflux or gall bladder problems?

How can I tell whether I have acid reflux or gall bladder problems?

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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Gallbladder (Definition)

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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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more