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Cant tell if pain is from gallbladder or ibs. Have family history of gallbladder issues and they found sludge in gallbladder. What could it be?

Cant tell if pain is from gallbladder or ibs. Have family history of gallbladder issues and they found sludge in gallbladder. What could it be?

Gallbladder disease: Sludge is a form of gallstones, very small gallstones. If you are free of fever, vomiting and pain is mild, then continue with your doc who ordered the us. More tests, possible referral for surgery may be in your future. In the meantime, a low fat diet and lots of hydration will help. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Could there be a bigger problem? Gallbladder removal, ibs, total thyroidectomy, fibroid on my uterus, and now extreme rectal bleeding. I'm 22. Help!

Could there be a bigger problem? Gallbladder removal, ibs, total thyroidectomy, fibroid on my uterus, and now extreme rectal bleeding. I'm 22. Help!

Go to ER: Any extreme bleeding usually means a serious problem. Since you are sitting at a computer emailing it is doubtful that it is extreme and it may be a minor rectal tear or hemorrhoid if there is bright red blood. You may need help with anxiety after getting the rectal bleeding under control. ...Read more

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10 yrs ago gallbladder removed, had ibs symtoms since surgery, now im pregnant. Do i need special enzymes, probiotics? Can i absorb enough for baby?

10 yrs ago gallbladder removed, had ibs symtoms since surgery, now im pregnant. Do i need special enzymes, probiotics? Can i absorb enough for baby?

YOU AND THE BABY OK: HAVING THE GALLBLADDER REMOVED COULD AFFECT THE GI SYSTEM FOR A WHILE BUT IT HAS NO BAD EFFECT ON YOU OR THE BABY.YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKE THE DIGEST ANYTHING. ...Read more

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Have grey foamy diarrhea for over a week with nausea. Have no gallbladder. I suffer with IBS but this is different. Can't stop going. Help please?

Have grey foamy diarrhea for over a week with nausea. Have no gallbladder. I suffer with IBS but this is different. Can't stop going. Help please?

Suggestions...: Sorry to hear about your troubles. Try scaling back your food choices to a brat diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce and white toast) to break the pattern. Consider learning about and implementing a low-fodmaps diet after the diarrhea resolves. Good luck! ...Read more

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52 yr old female with Rh low pain which goes into r rib & up to r shoulder tip. I have no gallbladder. Drs think GERD or ibs, i wonder if it is gyni?

52 yr old female with Rh low pain which goes into r rib & up to r shoulder tip. I have no gallbladder. Drs think GERD or ibs, i wonder if it is gyni?

Could be : Gyne is a possibility. There are adhesive diseases that could give you those symptoms. Does it feel like the symptoms you had before you lost your gallbladder? If so, you may want to rule out a retained stone or other gallstone related issue. You can be scoped to look for gerd, ulcers gastritis etc. Ibs should be a diagnosis of exclusion. When was your surgery? ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 2013, now have ibs and gastroparisis. Why does it cause me pain to sleep on right side? Makes my stomach and side ache

Gallbladder removed 2013, now have ibs and gastroparisis. Why does it cause me pain to sleep on right side? Makes my stomach and side ache

Cholecystectomy !?: cholecystecomy is not always cure for biliary pain I mean that right side pain. Removal of gall bladder may not help all the time for dyskinesia or other gastric related pains. Pain lying on right side is unusual symptom. Gastroparesis need to be evaluated more in your scenario. It could be simple muscle pain if it's purely positional. See a gastroenterologist to be examined and further testing. ...Read more

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8 yrs ago I had a tubal! My Dr. rules out colitis ibs gallbladder appendix and infection in the blood due to test! Could I be pregnant and would a home pregnancy test show up ?

8 yrs ago I had a tubal! My Dr. rules out colitis ibs gallbladder appendix and infection in the blood due to test! Could I be pregnant and would a home pregnancy test show up ?

Depends: In order to answer the question I need more information regarding your symptoms. Did you miss your period? How old are you? Etc. It's important you give your doctor a full history in order to diagnose and treat you. If you are pregnant after a tubal you need to be seen by your doctor to rule out a pregnancy in your tubes. This can be life threatening. It is easily treated if caught early. ...Read more

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Been having painful gallbladder attacks monthly 4 over year also have IBS like symptoms & am worried surgery could make bowl issues worse?

Been having painful gallbladder attacks monthly 4 over year also have IBS like symptoms & am worried surgery could make bowl issues worse?

Have the surgery : Would recommend having the gallbladder removed since it is needed and see if the other symptoms resolve but I don't believe it'll make it worse. Occasionally people have problems with diarrhea after gallbladder removal but it is rare and usually resolves over time and can be treated. ...Read more

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3/13 began microgestrin stopped due 2 side effects.5/13gastro symp began6/13 gallbladder out, symptoms continue 11/13dx IBS &gasrtrioparisis.Caused by pill?

3/13 began microgestrin stopped due 2 side effects.5/13gastro symp began6/13 gallbladder out, symptoms continue 11/13dx IBS &gasrtrioparisis.Caused by pill?

Not usually: However, the symptoms you are having are related to fertile women who have had the weight loss and weight gain associated with pregnancy. It sounds like you may have something called bile reflux. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in left abdomen, radiating to the back? Had Gallbladder removal in November. Have had IBS since removal?

Pain in left abdomen, radiating to the back? Had Gallbladder removal in November. Have had IBS since removal?

Bile enteritis: Probable rapid transit of bile causing IBS symptoms. Consider asking your MD for a trial of Cholestid. Bile binding resin not absorbed by intestine ...Read more

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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. Mark Ingerman
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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