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Gallbladder Pain But No Gallstones
My absolute eosinophils is 800. What should I do now? I have sharp upper abdominal pain. I had my gallbladder removed pain feels like gallstones
Stone or ulcer: You could have passed a stone into the common bile duct which would cause similar symptoms. Ulcer disease or functional dyspepsia are possible. Not sure that eosinophil count is relevant. See your doctor or GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I thnk I hav biliary colic but I don't have a gallbladder. Can I still get gallstones in the duct where the gallbladder used to be?
Sphincter of Oddi: Can still be present and cause pain even after the gall bladder is removed. Have your surgeon check to see if this is the source of your pain. http://www.ddc.musc.edu/public/symptomsDiseases/diseases/pancreas/SOD.html ...Read more
Surgery: It sounds as though you need a cholecystectomy. They are done through a laparoscope today and although any surgery is a big surgery when you are the patient, the recovery time and pain from this procedure has been markedly diminished over the past 20 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr said I have gallbladder sludge, and inflamed gallbladder, is it possible to have that without gallstones? Pain happens once a week
Sludge is a variant: form of stones. Instead of large globular stones, you have many small crystals, and yes, you can have that instead of or in addition to discreet "stones". It's sounding as though you will need to have a cholecystectomy. The sludge can obstruct the common bile duct and lead to pancreatitis. Discuss this with your doctor to see if surgery is recommended and when. If severe pain/vomiting seek ER care ...Read more
My gallbladder is filled with gallstones and the pain is unbearable. I am also having diahrrea. What can I do for pain and to stop the diahrrea ?
Cholecystectomy : The only definitive treatment of gallbladder disease is to remove the "gallstone factory". Like all operations, there are risks and it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if the benefits of this operation outweigh the risks. If you are like most patients, your quality of life will improve after this surgery. If the diarrhea is due to your gallbladder disease, this should improve as well. ...Read more
Not likely: It is quite rare to have a retained gallstone in the bile duct after gallbladder surgery, and if that did occur the symptoms of gallbladder pain would re-occur nearly immediately after surgery. Otherwise the gallstones will not come back again after gallbladder surgery. ...Read more
When the gallbladder goes bad why does it cause so much pain and problems? Having gallstones is worse than giving birth.
Biliary colic: The gallbladder is a sac under the liver which collects bile (the pigment that turns the stool brown) and stores it until you eat a fatty meal. Bile aids in absorbing fats after eating. When you have gallstones, small stones block the opening to the gallbladder. When it contracts, it cannot empty, which gives the typical crampy right upper quadrant abdominal pain after eating and can last hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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