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Gallbladder Diseases And 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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cholecystectomy: Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) remains the "gold standard" for treatment of gallbladder disease. It is a safe, usually simple operation, typically performed via minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery, with discharge home the same day and a return to normal activities within 7-10days. While there are methods to dissolve gallstones, they fail because the stones return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(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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