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Doctor insights on: Gall Bladder Rupture Symptoms

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Can the gall bladder rupture during surgery?

Can the gall bladder rupture during surgery?

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

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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What are the treatment options for gall bladder rupture?

What are the treatment options for gall bladder rupture?

Surgery: A ruptured gallbladder is a surgical emergency and requires urgent surgical management in the operating room. ...Read more

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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with bladder rupture?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with bladder rupture?

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

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Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?

Gall bladder has been hurting all day. Felt it spasming earlier. Now just a dull pain. Could it have ruptured?

Gall bladder pain: Gall bladder pain might be due to infection/inflammation, obstruction of the bile duct (by stone for example) or rupture. if you are having fever, severe abdominal pain and rigidity of your abdomen please head to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What is the treatment for bladder rupture?

What is the treatment for bladder rupture?

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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How will having bladder rupture affect me down the road?

Usually no problems: If diagnosed and treated properly, usually no long term problems. Rupture is usually associated with other problems, usually trauma, so any long term issues are usually secondary to lasting issues from the trauma. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bladder rupture.?

Describe the features of bladder rupture.?

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

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I'm scared that I might have a bladder rupture. Help?

I'm scared that I might have a bladder rupture. Help?

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

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If you are addicted to oxycontin and binge drink which resulted in a bladder rupture. Should you use either again. What could happen?

What?: Why in the world would you consider abusing something again that has already done so much damage? You need to see addiction specialists, possibly as an in-patient, and get this very serious disorder under control. Do it today. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

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

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Are there any good medicines for gall bladder symptoms?

Are there any good medicines for gall bladder symptoms?

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

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Please explain what are some symptoms of gall bladder attacks?

Please explain what are some symptoms of gall bladder attacks?

Billiary colic: 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

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How can you prevent gall bladder symptoms?

How can you prevent gall bladder symptoms?

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

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Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

Symptoms of a gall bladder attack--could it be fatal?

Gall Bladder Attack: Pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, worse after eating fatty food, low grade fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. If symptoms are more than intermittent, you need to see your doctor right away, to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when your gall bladder is infected?

What are the symptoms when your gall bladder is infected?

Pain fever: Upper abdominal and right upper abdomen pain (pain can be severe), maybe fever, vomiting, nausea, sometimes yellow jaundice or pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that indicate you need your gall bladder removed.

What are the symptoms that indicate you need your gall bladder removed.

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

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Gall bladder symptom can feel like what?

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

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How to prevent gall bladder symptoms without surgery?

How to prevent gall bladder symptoms without surgery?

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

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Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Is it possible to have symptoms after gall bladder removal?

Yes: Some patients do not feel complete resolution of abdominal discomforts with gallbladder surgery. Other possible causes of pain can be gastritis, stomach ulcer, bile duct spasm, kidney issue, etc. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Symthoms of something wrong with your gall bladder & treatment?

Symthoms of something wrong with your gall bladder & treatment?

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

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Should I go back to the ER if my gall bladder symptoms are worsening?

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

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I've got multiple stones in my gall bladder but no symptoms exist. What should I do?

I've got multiple stones in my gall bladder but no symptoms exist. What should I do?

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

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What to do if I have multiple stones in my gall bladder but no symptoms exist. What should I do?

See below: Asymptomatic gallstones do not require cholecystectomy or other treatment. The majority of people who are found to have gallstones are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Do u need to have physical evidence to remove a gall bladder? Symptoms mimic gb issues, ultrasound shows nothing.

Do u need to have physical evidence to remove a gall bladder? Symptoms mimic gb issues, ultrasound shows nothing.

Cholecystitis: Without sludge or stones can occur but is not common in your age group. If symptoms persist having a hida scan will estimate the ejection fraction and function of the gallbladder. Keep in mind that acute gastritis can mimic gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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