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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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How to tell if I have an ulcer or gallbladder problems?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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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. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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What's the differnece between the pain of an ulcer and that of a gallbladder problem?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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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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Dr. Elvira Klause
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When I'm hungry I also get pains like a gnawing feeling I have had my gallbladder out and wondered if it could be an ulcer due to excess bile ??

Dr. Elvira Klause
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When I'm hungry I also get pains like a gnawing feeling I have had my gallbladder out and wondered if it could be an ulcer due to excess bile ??

Gastric irritation: indigestion, abdominal pain, and/or gnawing feeling despite gallbladder removal could very likely be due to either gastritis, gastric ulcer, or even reflux. An evaluation by a gastroenterologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Humaira Hashmi
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Is it possible to have gallbladder stone and an esophageal ulcer at the same time?

Dr. Humaira Hashmi
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Is it possible to have gallbladder stone and an esophageal ulcer at the same time?

Gall stones : yes it is possible ! You can have gallstones as well as esophageal ulcer ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
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GERD cause burning in right upper quadrant? No gallbladder. Could an ulcer cause burning in right upper quadrant?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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GERD cause burning in right upper quadrant? No gallbladder.  Could an ulcer cause burning in right upper quadrant?

Possible: but need investigation for other possibilities See your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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!!

Dr. Dean Giannone
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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!!

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

Dr. Neil Halin
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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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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Dr. Darrell Herrington
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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Dr. Darrell Herrington
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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

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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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.?

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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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.?

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

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