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Doctor insights on: Gallbladder Vs Ulcer

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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How to tell if I have an ulcer or gallbladder problems?

How to tell if I have an ulcer or gallbladder problems?

In general, : For accurate diagnosis, endoscopy is necessary for ulcer and ultrasound is necessary for gallstones. If these are not helpful, there are even more tests. So, ask your doctor if you need any of them. ...Read more

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What's the differnece between the pain of an ulcer and that of a gallbladder problem?

What's the differnece between the pain of an ulcer and that of a gallbladder problem?

Sometimes: Its hard to tell. In general, ulcer pain gets better when you eat something, whereas gallbladder pain gets worse. But even doctors can't know for sure unless they run some tests. ...Read more

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I don't have ulcers, but possibly gallbladder problems. Should I get a CT scan?

I don't have ulcers, but possibly gallbladder problems. Should I get a CT scan?

Not necessarily: Why do you think you have gallbladder problems? Pain after you eat a fatty meal? The easiest, fastest, safest, cheapest way to evaluate the gallbladder is with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Every time I eat, My stomach aches and twisted and rumbles! I don't have my gallbladder anymore! And I been tested for ulcers and I have none! Help!!

Every time I eat, My stomach aches and twisted and rumbles! I don't have my gallbladder anymore! And I been tested for ulcers and I have none! Help!!

GB removal.: When the gallbladder is removed, we become intolerant of fats in the diet (long story), so after more fatty meals we can feel bloated and cramps and get diarrhea. The key would generally be to reduce the amount of fats in your diet. ...Read more

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Pain in pit of stomach & hurts towards the right of my ribs. Hurting for 5mnths. Already have had gallbladder out. Negative h. Pylori & no ulcers.?

Pain in pit of stomach & hurts towards the right of my ribs. Hurting for 5mnths. Already have had  gallbladder out. Negative h. Pylori & no ulcers.?

Gastritis? iBS? : Multiple possibilities. Gastritis without ulcers, common bile duct stones, pancreatitis, ibs depending on your associated symptoms, timing after eating, and some targeted exams your doctor may help you elucidate the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more