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How do i tell the difference between gallbladder pain & constipation pain?

How do i tell the difference between gallbladder pain & constipation pain?

Difficult: to tell without a medical history, physical exam & some tests. Usually gallbladder discomfort occurs a few hours after eating fatty or greasy foods with upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Constipation can be various cramping feelings with cramps anywhere in the abdomen, not related to eating. Ultrasound tests the gallbladder. History of lack of bowel movement is constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Can a gallbladder sludge cause constipation. I have constipation but have been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge?

Can a gallbladder sludge cause constipation. I have constipation but have been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge?

Not usually: If the gallbladder is inflamed enough it could cause some difficulty with bowels. You may need to have the gallbladder out but would not expect this to cure your constipation. This problem may have to be worked up independent of gallbladder. ...Read more

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After Gallbladder attack I have constipation and my Gallbladder feels swollen when I lay down but it does not cause any pain. Never had this before.

After Gallbladder attack I have constipation and my Gallbladder feels swollen when I lay down but it does not cause any pain. Never had this before.

Call your PCP as U: may need to be seen or examined sooner than you think. You don't want pain, as it means you have to go to the ER, and if other signs persist that show you need surgical intervention, then you'll be laid up in the process. So, see your PCP for evaluation, and get in and be examined, and seen. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Bf has ongoing rt side intestinal pain aftr meals, occas vomiting, nausea every am, persistent diarrhea/constipation. Gallbladder removed 2yrs ago?

Bf has ongoing rt side intestinal pain aftr meals, occas vomiting, nausea every am, persistent diarrhea/constipation. Gallbladder removed 2yrs ago?

Oddi??: This may be sphincter of oddi disorder though it more likely to be something functional. Other possibilities - pancreatic, gastroparesis, peptix ulcers. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain/back pain. Blood test normal. Gallbladder ultrasound normal. Severe Constipation. Everything I eat, hurts after?

Upper left abdominal pain/back pain. Blood test normal. Gallbladder ultrasound normal. Severe Constipation. Everything I eat, hurts after?

Severe constipation : Can cause all those discomfort. Be very aggressive with regulating your bowel habits. Drink 6-8 16ozs bottled water every day , lots of fruits,veggies,fibers etc , you may start off with dulcolax tablets them maintain yourself w Metamucil - just follow instructions . You may also need to see a GI specialist if not getting anywhere! Need to do daily else it won't work! Need to go three times/ day. ...Read more

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What things would an abdominal ultrasound show? Gallbladder removed. Abdominal pain/ constipation/vomiting/weight loss 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

What things would an abdominal ultrasound show? Gallbladder removed. Abdominal pain/ constipation/vomiting/weight loss 10 lbs in 3 weeks.

Lots of things: An ultrasound of the abdomen can show an abnormal liver, or gallbladder, including gallstones. It can show inflammation in the pancreas. It can show fluid, cysts, or solid tumors in the abdomen as well. It also visualizes the kidneys and the architecture of the kidney can be described. ...Read more

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Is constipation associated with a gallbladder sludge?

Is constipation associated with a gallbladder sludge?

No: Constipation can coexist with gallbladder sludge, but there shouldn't be a cause and effect relationship. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause some discomfort or swelling around or near the liver or where my gallbladder use to be?

Can constipation cause some discomfort or swelling around or near the liver or where my gallbladder use to be?

Yes. And no.: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort and swelling. Pain from constipation tends to be more general cramping pain but can certainly be perceived in different parts of the abdomen including the upper right part of the abdomen where the liver is. The gallbladder is small enough that any constipation pain is merely coincidental and not because it was removed. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more