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I have suffered from severe gallbladder type pain for 11yrs. I had it removed 9yrs ago and still suffer. What could be wrong?

I have suffered from severe gallbladder type pain for 11yrs. I had it removed 9yrs ago and still suffer. What could be wrong?

Sphincter oddi: May just be functional but disorders such as sphincter of oddi dysfunction or even recurrent acute pancreatitis vs chronic, should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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


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What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

What is a collapsed gallbladder mean?

Several things: Gall bladder collapse is usually seen by ultrasound exam. Contracted or collapsed gallbladder can refer gb response following meal, ingestion of fat or injection intravenously of the hormone(cck) that is responsible for causing the gallbladder to contract. Inflammation due to gallstones can result in scarring of the gallbladder. Scarring causes the gallbladder to be contracted. ...Read more

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If i had a gallbladder i would say that was the problem but i don't what could be causing this pain?

If i had a gallbladder i would say that was the problem  but i don't   what could be causing this pain?

What pain?: This is impossible to answer since you've given us no idea what pain you're talking about except that it's similar in some way to gallbladder pain. This makes me wonder if you might have post-cholecystectomy syndrome: http://www.Medfriendly.Com/postcholecystectomysyndrome.Html but your condition sounds too complex for a doc who knows little about you to diagnose online- see appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Where is the gallbladder located on the female body?

Right Side: The gallbladder in both males and females is located under the liver. It is usually located closed to the bottom of the right rib cage on the abdomen. ...Read more

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Where does the gallbladder hurt?

Typically people: feel pain in the right upper quadrant area of the stomach which can radiate to the back or flank and sometimes also in the mid-upper stomach or epigastric area. That is the classic distribution, sometimes people can feel a band-like pain across the upper abdomen. See a surgeon to be fully evaluated, which might include an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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When should a person have their gallbladder out?

When should a person have their gallbladder out?

After GB attack: Stones, no symptoms-generally leave it be stones, symptoms (pain, with nausea, vomiting, maybe dark urine, light stool, fever) confirmed to be abnormal gb (abnormal sono, hida, mrcp, ercp, etc)-surgery to prevent complications in future attacks (infected duct, pancreatitis, etc) big gb polyp, especially with stones -surgery, prevent gb cancer diabetic?- talk w/md abn gb wall on sono- maybe surg. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat without a gallbladder?

Best foods to eat without a gallbladder?

Start: With low fat healthy foods. Avoid large meals at first. After you are healed you should be able to eat all foods normally. Healthy food habits are always the best (more fruits & vegetables, less meat & fats). ...Read more

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Is it wise to exercise, jog when your gallbladder is not working?

Is it wise to exercise, jog when your gallbladder is not working?

Exercise is good: Exercise as a routine is excellent. You are concerned that your gallbladder is not working. Unless you are having pain from your gallbladder that prevents you from exercising it should be fine. Most likely your gallbladder may have decreased function. Eating a healthy diet and exercising may help. ...Read more

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