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I have gallbladder pain without stones, is removal the only answer?

I have gallbladder pain without stones, is removal the only answer?

No: I do not know what testing you have had. Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Endoscopy? Hida gallbladder function scan? Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may cause diarrhea and cause food intolerances and not resolve the pain. Have a complete evaluation before deciding if you may need gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Can you tell me about gallbladder pain without stones is removal the only answer?

Can you tell me about gallbladder pain without stones is removal the only answer?

Poor function: Some patients can experience after- meal upper abdominal pain because the gallbladder doesn't empty properly. This is called biliary dyskinesia and can be a problem in the abscence of gallstones. Gallbladder emptying studies can diagnose this . Taking the gallbladder out can definitely help most patients but there are a percentage of patients that their pain persists and need additional studies. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

HIDA Scan: Imaging study to see how well your gallbladder does its job of squeezing bile into your intestine. If your gallbladder is not functioning well on this test, it is a sign of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder and surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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Should I go to the E.R.? Severe Gallbladder pain, diagnosed with stones and sludge-balls. Awaiting surgery date.

Should I go to the E.R.?  Severe Gallbladder pain, diagnosed with stones and sludge-balls.  Awaiting surgery date.

My God,OfAllThe Gall: If you are hurting so much the pain medication you are taking isn't helping(assuming you're taking it as directed) &/or you are vomiting everything or most things you are eating or drinking &/or you have a fever &/or you are urinating less &/or your urine is getting darker & darker &/or your eyes are getting yellow &/or a large black crow flies in and impales itself in your stomach,go to the ER ...Read more

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Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Can vicodin be used for kidney stone or gallbladder stone pain?

Yes: Many pain medications can be used for kidney stone or gallstone pain, including vicodin. Please see your doctor before taking any opioid. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has had 3 days of intense gallbladder pain,its gone now.shes had nauasea, fever of 101-103 and her gallbladder is full of stones.

A friend of mine has had 3 days of intense gallbladder pain,its gone now.shes had nauasea, fever of 101-103 and her gallbladder is full of stones.

Yikes. See MD ASAP: Gallstones hanging out in gb are no problem. Passing them causes pain. If they get stuck in the pipes (bile ducts), can cause MAJOR problems, including pain, jaundice, and life threatening infection. SEE MD NOW to check situation. Impacted (stuck) stones need to be removed (endoscopically and/or surgically) ...Read more

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Gallbladder pain, 2 polyp's found but ultrasound detected no stones so why would my gallbladder be having mild spasms and sharp pains, what to do?

Gallbladder: Functional gallbladder disorder/gallbladder dyskinesia can produce symptoms similar to gallstones. It can be diagnosed with a nuclear medicine scan(HIDA/CCK scan). Talk with your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, no stones, pain or issues. Doc said removed bcuz it disfunctioned from being on NPO too long from other surgery prior. Possible?

Gallbladder removed, no stones, pain or issues. Doc said removed bcuz it disfunctioned from being on NPO too long from other surgery prior. Possible?

Unfortunate: I am sorry to hear you had your gallbladder removed. I believe organs should be removed only as a last resort when there are no other options. It does not seem necessary to remove a gallbladder when you were having no stones, pain or issues. Many people have fasted long periods without harm to their gallbladder. At this point I advise taking Ox Bile and lipase enzymes with your meals. ...Read more

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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. Marvin Ott
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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