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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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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


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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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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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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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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool?  What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! true story. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


Dr. Ira Katz
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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