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Gall Bladder Rupture Symptoms
Yes: Sometimes the gallbladder can tear or break during surgery (not actually "explode" or "rupture"), especially if the gallbladder is badly diseased or inflamed. It is not that uncommon and not serious, as the surgeon would remove any spilled fluid or bile with no consequences to the patient. ...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
Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room. ...Read more
Urinary bladder?: If you mean urinary bladder rupture, this causes severe abdominal pain. Bladder rupture is something rare that can happen when the bladder is full and there is trauma. For example, a car accident while having a full bladder, or more commonly, this can happen to people who drink too much alcohol (esp. Beer), get a full bladder, then trip and fall onto their abdomen. ...Read more
Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?
Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.
There: There is nothing in authentic medical literature that refers to a "gallbladder flush." I have had several patients mention this to me and my advice is to not do this. Causing a gallstone to pass can be more harmful and dealy than not. I agree with the other surgeons taht if he is symtomatic from this then treatment would be laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Emergency surgery: If you bladder ruptures, it needs to be repaired. Although urine is usually sterile, when it leaks into your abdominal area due to a ruptured bladder it can cause serious problems. Furthermore, what ever caused the bladder to rupture may have caused other trauma. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
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Severe abdomed pain: Uncommon. Sudden onset severe abdominal pain after severe blow or crushing injury in presence of a full bladder. Referred shoulder pain can also be present. Bladder is then usually empty + no urine if subject attempts to void. Classically result of a steering wheel injury. Needs urgent attention. Diagnosed by cystogram xray. Patients after bowel bladder replacement or enlargement are more prone. ...Read more
Seek immedia. Care: Go to er as bladder rupture is an acute emergency because of the risk of the bleeding, infection, extention of the rupture and more damage, shock with hypotension, extention of the bladder injury to neighbouring pelvic organs like vagina and rectum in females and rectum in males. If it is a true bladder rupture and not paid attention it can even end up in septic shock and potential fatal complicati. ...Read more
If you are addicted to oxycontin and binge drink which resulted in a bladder rupture. Should you use either again. What could happen?
Pain with food: Many patients report pain in their upper abdomen that runs along their rib margin on the right with occasional upper back pain - mostly with fatty/rich food (fried food, ice cream, even creamy salad dressing...). In more severe cases, you can have yellow eyes, darkened urine, light colored stool that floats in the toilet... Time to see a doc if you have some of the sx listed. ...Read more
Not so much: The best way to treat gallbladder symptoms is to remove the gallbladder, thereby preventing future attacks. Narcotics can "break" an attack, but this is, at best, a short term solution. Some gallstones can be dissolved using bile salt pills but this takes months and the stones will re-form after the medication is stopped. ...Read more
Pain with gb "attacks" is usually related to fat containing foods like butter, but also can based on the severity of the disease can eventually be related to all foods.
Other symptoms include RUQ pain, back pain, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, pancreatitis,
meet with your GI physician or surgeon to discuss. ...Read more
Healthy gallbladder: Gallstones are linked to chronic liver disease (stones usually of pigment type), but also reflect low hdl/high triglycerides, genetics, age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, drugs, low fiber, tpn, diabetes, hemolysis, pregnancy, primary biliary diseases. Improving risk factors above will not only reduce stone disease, but may reduce development of sludge/sand, and may improve gallbladder function. ...Read more
Well: Usually one has to have severe biliary colicky pains in the right upper abdomen irradiating to the shoulder and back. Pain can be so severe you need to go to the er. Frequently it is associated with vomiting as well. Imaging methods should detect the presence of a stones that will make surgery a must as complications without surgery can be multiple and dangerous. ...Read more
Pain w/meals, cramps: Gallbladder pain is usually describes as colicky (cramping) that comes in waves, stimulated by fatty meals, as such meals stimulate the gallbladder to contract, causing pain. It is on the right side under the ribs (and liver) but can radiate to other places. It is more common in women in their 40s, and being overweight increases risk. Often symptoms are recurrent over time. If bad, can have fever. ...Read more
Maybe diet: I do not know if you have gallstones or not. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods (fried chicken, cheese pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, etc.) may help. But if there are gallstones causing pain, then sometimes medication such as actigall (ursodiol) may dissolve gallstones over time. Sometimes though any foods can cause stomach discomfort and nausea, then surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
Pain in the upper right part of your abdomen:
You can have pain in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen especially after eating greasy food.
Gallbladder disease range from having just a stone to infection of the gallbladder. If you have infection then you need to get urgent to remove the gallbladder. If you don't, then pain medication and possible elective surgery later. Diagnosis usually made by ultrasound. ...Read more
Yes: If you went to the er for gallbladder symptoms, received treatment and now the symptoms are worsening, it would seem reasonable to go to your doctor or go back to the er for reevaluation. ...Read more
Possibly nothing.: Asymptomatic gallstones may need no treatment. Any upper abdominal pain, particularly after eating should prompt you see your doctor, as gallbladder blockage or inflammation can make you quite sick. If someone with gallstones is elderly, has diabetes, or has any other condition that would make them less sensitive to the symptoms of gallstones, the gb should be removed, even w/ no symptoms. ...Read more
Do u need to have physical evidence to remove a gall bladder? Symptoms mimic gb issues, ultrasound shows nothing.
Is it possible for my 11 year old daughter to have gall bladder issues? I had my gall bladder out. She has the same symptoms I had when I had attacks.
Yes: Yes it is definitely possible. Gallbladder symptoms as you may know present with right upper quadrant pain after eating fatty foods. Diagnostic tests include an ultrasound with gallstones. If your child has an ultrasound performed I would seek a consultation with a pediatric surgeon. ...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