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What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

What are some early signs and symptoms of gall bladder disease/stones?

Pain: Gallstones may cause pain by blocking the outflow of bile from the gallbladder. This will cause non-cramping, non-burning, steady pain, localized to the right upper- or upper midline abdomen, +/- radiation into back. As abruptly as the pain begins, it tends to subside after an hour or so. It often follows meals, especially fatty, fried foods. It also may be associated with nausea +/- vomiting. ...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


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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...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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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Similar symptoms and symptoms of related diseases of liver disease (including Liver disease) Can you list them for me??? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar symptoms and symptoms of related diseases of liver disease (including Liver disease) Can you list them for me??? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you be more: Specific as to what you are looking for? Liver diseases are an entire medical specialty. What you are asking would fill a textbook. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

What are signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems?

Pain on right: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. Gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. The pain occurs after eating, especially fatty foods, can be severe. If pain lasts more than an hour or if you vomit get to your doctor. Ultrasound can diagnose. ...Read more

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Symptoms and cures for gall bladder.?

Symptoms and cures for gall bladder.?

Removal: If you are having symptoms such as pain, nausea or vomiting or fatty food intolerance, and you have any abnormality of your gallbladder, including stones, sludge or polyps or a low-functioning gallbladder, the symptoms usually worsen until the gallbladder is removed. ...Read more

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What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac sprue disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac sprue disease?

Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of kidney disease and mono similar?

Are the symptoms of kidney disease and mono similar?

Not usually: The usual symptoms of mono (infectious mononucleosis) include sore throat, fever, pharyngeal inflammation. A host of other manifestations are possible (hemolytic anemia, hepatitis) which may rarely affect the kidneys indirectly, but that would be a stretch! ...Read more

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Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Causes and symptoms of kidney stones are?

Not drinking enough: The most common cause of kidney stones is simply not drinkning enough water. However, there may be other problems as well, so it is important for you to see your doctor so that the appropriate tests may be obtained. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of coeliac disease?

Celiac Symptoms: Possible symptoms of celiac disease can include abdominal pain & bloating as well as bouts of diarrhea. Other symptoms can include weight loss, fatigue, anemia, weakness, gray malodorous feces, rashes, depression etc. ...Read more

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Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists . Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

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What are the chronic gallbladder disease symptoms?

Classic symptoms: Are epigastric and right upper quadrant abdominal pain, starting two or three hours after a heavy or fatty meal, with radiation to right shoulder blade, lasting six to eight hours, in a forty year old plump woman with multiple births. But hardly anyone has all, or even any, of the the classic symptoms. ...Read more

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Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could chest tightness and pain come from gallbladder disease? Been having symptoms for two weeks. ER ran EKG said heart was fine.

Could chest tightness and pain come from gallbladder disease? Been having symptoms for two weeks. ER ran EKG said heart was fine.

Gallbladder: Yes. You can have chest pain from gallbladder.. Since it is 2 weeks would seek medical attention from doctor/urgent care. They can order studies like hepatic blood tests, sonogram to look for galbladder disease or HIDA scan if sonogram is not diagnostic. Other conditions to consider are reflux, gastritis, H pylori, achalasia (if when eating) rarely MVP, cardiac spasms/microvascular disease ...Read more

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16 weeks pregnant gallbladder disease symptoms. Negative abdominal ultrasound. Thinking still gallbladder. Risks in waiting after birth to treat/test?

16 weeks pregnant gallbladder disease symptoms. Negative abdominal ultrasound. Thinking still gallbladder. Risks in waiting after birth to treat/test?

Unlikely : The ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up gallstones, on rare occasions, it may be wrong, and other imaging is necessary. However in your case, it may be due to other causes, such as appendicitis, kidney infection, gastritis, or reflux. You may need additional testing if the symptoms worsen, in that case, see your obstetrician if a GI consult is warranted. ...Read more

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Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists . Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed me with gallbladder disease (no stones). My symptoms normally occur at night and food can cause pain/bloat one time and not next. Why?

Non functioning gall: Non functioning gall bladder can cause pain in the abdomen. That might be the reason for your pain, certain type of food might cause pain than the other, also have you treated for irritable bowel too as your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel too ...Read more

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How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

How to help the symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Avoid fats, or OR: Fatty foods often trigger the gallbladder to contract and makes the symptoms worse. 95% of patients who are actively having gallbladder pain will continue to have problems until the gallbladder is removed. So, you might consider or. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the main symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain & nausea: Pain in the middle or right side of upper abdomen, increased or new reflux, nausea and sometimes vomiting, and food intolerance - especially fatty or fried food. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

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Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

Can you tell what the symptoms of gallbladder disease are?

Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. Take a friend with you to appointments. There is treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder disease like stones?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder disease  like stones?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 11 years ago, and recently started having similar pains and symptoms of gallbladder disease again.

I had my gallbladder removed 11 years ago, and recently started having similar pains and symptoms of gallbladder disease again.

See Answer: See your dr. – stones can recur in the biliary tree, that might mimic the symptoms that you had previously. Your dr. May order additional biliary/liver function studies (labwork) and an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's

Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Are nausea and vomiting common symptom of gallbladder disease?

Yes: The most common symptom of gallbladder disease is abdominal pain, usually localized to the right upper abdomen or upper midline. It is often accompanied by nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting. Many people describe the vomiting as "bilious", meaning green-colored. ...Read more

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Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.

Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.

Unusual: There are several ways to tell if its esophagitis. First , look at esophagus with endoscopy ? Second, could try anti-acid oral medication and see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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What is gallbladder disease?

What is gallbladder disease?

Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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. Barry Rosen
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Gallbladder Diseases (Definition)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that ...Read more