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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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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

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

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic is a symptom in which a person has abdominal aches and pains due to gall stones or other obstructions to the flow of bile out of his liver and into his intestine. Bile is a green liquid necessary for ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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?

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

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Dr. Kristel Hunt
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3 years since having gallbladder out and keep getting the exact same pain like a gallstone attack why is this and how can I stop it?

3 years since having gallbladder out and keep getting the exact same pain like a gallstone attack why is this and how can I stop it?

Does your GI know?: there are a number of possibilities. with your age and medical conditions, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is most likely - but could also still be gallstones (now just in the biliary tree) or smth in your stomach (heartburn, gastritis, etc). Too frequently are the gallbladders taken out for pain when it never was that to begin with... ...Read more

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Dr. David Rothfeld
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How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

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 more

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
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Dr said I have gallbladder sludge, and inflamed gallbladder, is it possible to have that without gallstones? Pain happens once a week

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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 ?

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

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?

I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?

Some times yes: Go for follow up visit , and talk to the surgeon will evaluate, order tests, like sono, mrcp or ercop ( to evaluate the biliary ducts ) to see you have any gravel or small stone(s) in bile duct , a possibility. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Is it possible to have pain from gallstones after having your gallbladder removed?

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

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Dr. John Fung
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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 more

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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


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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more


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