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Gallbladder Pain No Stones
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
Achy dull pain on right side/lower back. Gallbladder? Kidney stones? I've had kidney stones once but with no pain.
Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not always : Traditionally the symptoms are felt in the right upper quadrant, under the ribs or at the bottom of your sternum . And traditionally radiate to the back. There may be nausea, bloating or even vomiting. The pain can feel like a sharp gas pain, like you need to belch or a sore muscle in your rt back. Still, with humans, nothing is absolute and often patients will feel left sided pain, etc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I am not sure i understand your question. You have gallbladder "disease" without gallstones? Are you diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (low function gallbaldder)? If there is no pain & no gallstones then there is very little likelihood of getting any problems or complications. ...Read more
Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?
Had ultrasound that indicated gall stone foci (6mm). Liver and gall bladder normal. no pain. Coded as cholestasis. Why not say minor gall stones?
Depends: How long ago was the surgery? Off and on for a few weeks after surgery, upper abdominal gas and pressure discomforts can occur after larger meals or fatty foods. If the surgery was a long time ago then see your doctor for an evaluation, as there may be something else causing pain such as gastritis, stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, etc. ...Read more
several possible: Causes. Abdominal pain in the right side after meals could be caused by indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, liver diseases, inflammation of the pancreas, intestinal or colonic pathology, some cancers and several other less common problems. If the pain is severe, very frequent or both you need medical attention to identify the cause and formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more
Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?
Possibly: The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gallstones: These are stones that form in the gallbladder. Risk factors are female gender, overweight, age in forties. Generally gallstones cause a gripping or squeezing discomfort in the upper right part of your abdomen, under the right ribs, associated with nausea. This would occur about two hours after eating, particularly a fatty meal. Treatment is surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more
Symptoms: bloating,gas,chest discomfort,headaches,rare white stool. GB ejection 12%. Little rt side pain. Dr recommends gallbladder removal.Should I?
GB surgery: Your GB isn't working properly and you are symptomatic. I agree that you should remove the GB to not only improve/ resolve your symptoms but to prevent it from becoming an emergency procedure from a ruptured GB. If it's not functioning due to inflammation or gallstones you are at higher risk or a rupture. Have you had a GB u/s? This would help determine the urgency of surgery. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info?: Why do you think its your liver or gallbladder? Have you been seen? If it is you can try to avoid the food "triggers" such as high fat or fried foods. Sometimes this with exercise and weight loss is enough to avoid attacks. Most people eventually need surgery to remove the gallbladder. Its a very common surgery. ...Read more
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
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!?
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
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