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Gallbladder Failure Symptoms
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
Low fat diet: Your gallbladder stores bile. When you eat fatty foods or fried foods the gallbladder secretes the bile to break the foods down. So if you want to keep your gallbladder happy avoid foods high in saturated fats and fried foods. Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fat: It depends on how severe , how frequent your attacks are Some manage with diet, weight loss etc. others have surgery to have it removed. If you are not having severe symptoms you can probably just watch it. Avoid greasy food, oils fats. Weight loss. May want to repeat image in 6 months to ensure it looks normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biliary colic: Gallstones can remain asymptomatic or cause gallbladder infection, obstruction of pancreas and/or liver. The last two can be life-threatening. Docs recommend gallbladder removal when gallstones are diagnosed and patient is symptomatic, with bloating, belching, pain after eating, worsening with time and fatty foods. The risk/benefit analysis favors laprascopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
Typically: epigastric and right upper quadrant post prandial pain after heavy or fatty meals. If it progresses to complications, it can also cause fever, jaundice, peritonitis, or pancreatitis. Your doctor will probably order an abdominal ultrasound and blood tests to investigate this matter further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on the right: The usual symptoms include pain in the upper right abdomen, which may move to the back, usually lasting hours to a full day. Occasionally pain may occur near the center of the upper abdomen. There may be bloating, nausea or jaundice (yellow skin and eyes). Symptoms are typically provoked by eating a fatty meal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: When laying on your back, a stone can roll into the infundibulum of the gallbladder and obstruct the cystic duct, the duct the gallbladder empties through, causing biliary colic ( gallbladder pain). Sir zachary cope described this as happening to him in his book " the early diagnosis of the acute abdomen", a must read for interns. ...Read more
Yes: Its important to talk to your doctor about thse symptoms. He/she will do a history and physical examination, run tests and will be able to tell you what is going on and what to do to fix it. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Nausea, pain, and intolerance to certain types of food are the hallmarks of gb disease. An inflamed gb can cause fevers, vomiting, and tenderness along the right side of the abdomen. It is not necessary to have stones in the gb to give you gallbladder trouble. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DIETARY FREEDOM: There is no lifetime physiologic consequence to having your gallbladder removed. We allow our patients to resume fatty food intake almost immediately. Some patients (@10% of men, 30% women) will have urgency, which is the urgent need to have a bm after a meal. This is self-limited in most cases, but if persists longer than desired it can be stopped with Imodium (loperamide) ad. Good luck. ...Read more
I have the symptoms of a gallbladder issue, but all my tests say I'm fine. What could be causing my symptoms then?
I have been told I have a callapsed gallbladder and have symptoms of gallbladder problems should have more tests done?
Biliary colic: Your gallbladder could be the cause of your abdominal pain aka biliary colic. A surgery consult is indicated. Where risk/benefit analysis of organ retention vs surgical removal/laprascopic cholecystectomy can be discussed. Take a friend with you. Your surgeon may order more tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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