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Gallbladder Pain No Stones
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 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
Had my gallbladder removed in 2008. Had a bile duct stone removed 2009.Still having the same symptoms of gallbladder/stone pain.Tests so nothing.Sos!?
I found out my abdominal pain is gallbladder stones now I have soar throat, chills and headache. Could this be related?
Maybe heat: Can help some with cramps caused by obstruction. Inflammation might cause severe pain that will improve only with stronger analgesics and many patients need surgery. If you have severe pain lasting more than 2 hours you should seek immediate medical attention. Also if you experience severe nausea, persistent vomiting or notice yellow skin, eyes or dark urine. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Although many over the counter meds can lead to improvement in your discomfort, you should really ensure the correct diagnosis and source of the pain first. If this is cholecystitis you need antibiotics. As well, if this is truly your gallbladder, you should consider surgical removal to prevent ongoing or worsening symptoms. ...Read more
Not unusual to have: Gallbladder colic type of pain for 4-8 weeks after removal, until your system gets accustomed to absence of gallbladder. If your pain persists beyond that, then it could be stones that were hidden in the common duct, or another cause of pain. So discuss with your surgeon if the pain persists. ...Read more
Location: Typically, gallbladder pain is in the upper abdomen (middle to right side), and radiates to the back. Crampy, comes and goes, onset 30' or so after eating. Appendicitis is in the belly button, then migrates to the right lower abdomen. It is progressive and unrelenting. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pressure Pain: Gallbladder attacks will typically cause severe, pressure-like, non-cramping, non-burning pain, well-localized to the right upper or midline upper abdomen. The pain does not wax-and-wane: it is usually steady and unrelenting, and may go away as quickly as it started, typically within 1 hour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more