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Systems of gallblader problems?

Systems of gallblader problems?

P, N, B, F: Right upper quadrant pain radiating to the back; nausea; bloating; fever. Usually worse after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods. Can mimic cardiac pain. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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How to know if I have a gallblader problem?

How to know if I have a gallblader problem?

After meal pain: Gallstones or a dysfunctional gallbladder are very common problems. They generally present as AFTER -meal right upper quadrant or mid-upper abdominal pain and bloating;often with nausea, sometimes vomiting. Patients will experience this 30-60 minutes after eating. It does NOT have to be a fatty meal. An ultrasound is very easy to get and diagnose these. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a gall bladder problem?

How to tell if I have a gall bladder problem?

Symptoms and tests: Pain after you eat that is in right or middle upper abdomen with radiation to right shoulder blade are classic symptoms, with fatty food intolerance. An ultrasound of abdomen can show stones or infection. Blood tests can show abnormal liver test too. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like when you have a gall bladder problem?

What exactly does it feel like when you have a gall bladder problem?

In general: Gallstones when they form in gallbladder can cause post prandial right upper quadrant abdominal pain that radiates to tip of scapula and fatty food intolerance. But these are classic symptoms, and most patients don't have classic presentations. Consult your doctor if you have pain or discomfort when you eat. Ultrasound will usually show stones if they are the cause. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have problems with my gallblader or pancreas? What tests should I do?

How can I know if I have problems with my gallblader or pancreas? What tests should I do?

Gallbladder/pancreas: Usually you start with a history and physical and many times a doctor can tell you whether or not one of these organs is affected. An ultrasound can show you gallstones or inflammation around the gallbladder. It wouldn't visualize the pancreas as well- a dedicated ct scan using pancreatic protocol would be better. You'd probably have lfts done as well as a lipase and/or amylase. ...Read more

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I have digestion problem after my gall bladder got removed?

I have digestion problem after my gall bladder got removed?

What kind of problem: I do not know what you mean by digestion problem. How long ago was your surgery? Was the surgery for gallstones or dyskinesia? For several weeks after surgery it is common foe fatty food intolerance, bloating & sometimes diarrhea with fatty foods. See your doctor to see if medication such as Questran (cholestyramine) should be considered, or if other testing is needed. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can ivp test detect problems with the gall bladder?

No: IVP's are rarely done today and evaluate the kidneys. An ultrasound is safe and the standard of care for evaluation of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Would problems with right kidney affect gall bladder?

Would problems with right kidney affect gall bladder?

No: Though they are in the same general area of the abdomen, kidney disease in and of itself does not affect the gall bladder. Kidney stones and gall stones are not related. ...Read more

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Can any problem occur after the removal of gall bladder for gallstone problem?

Can any problem occur after the removal of gall bladder for gallstone problem?

No restrictions.: After your gall bladder is removed, you really don't have any dietary restrictions. About 30% of women who have gall bladder removal will have post meal urgency, which is an aggressive urge to have a bowel movement soon after meals. This is not due to the absence of the gall bladder. It is self limited, but if it persists longer than one likes, try imodium (loperamide). Good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

No relation: Between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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ALT came back 39. I'm concerned. I've also been having some upper right side pain, but I've had problems with my gall bladder...any advice?

ALT came back 39. I'm concerned. I've also been having some upper right side pain, but I've had problems with my gall bladder...any advice?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, an ALT value of 39 per se is not to be concerned about. It would have helped to have rest of your lab data and imagining studies. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who has access to this info.
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What are symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Symptoms and tests: Pain after you eat that is in right or middle upper abdomen with radiation to right shoulder blade are classic symptoms, with fatty food intolerance. An ultrasound of abdomen can show stones or infection. Blood tests can show abnormal liver test too. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gall bladder problems?

How do I know if I have gall bladder problems?

Gallbladder Problems: Best thing to do would be to see a doctor. After a thorough history and physical exam, if there is concern for gallbladder problems then an ultrasound may be done to confirm this. ...Read more

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What are some signs of having gall bladder problems?

What are some signs of having gall bladder problems?

Biliary colic: Pain from the gallbladder or biliary colic typically presents as epigastric and right upper abdominal pain that radiates around to the back and shoulder region position with nausea and vomiting. Sometimes jaundice, and dark tea-colored urine can also be present. Symptomatic stones typically presents with 30 minutes of eating and resolves within an hour while cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder lasts longer. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are some of the symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Here you go.: Increased flatulence, with the associated flatus and belching, and right upper quadrant pain are both symptoms of gall bladder disease, but not absolute. If your symptoms are worse with fatty or greasy foods, and if you have some back pain and nausea, it would be quite probable this was gall bladder trouble. Your primary physician could help make your diagnosis, and refer you if needed. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of gall bladder problems?

Pain: Fifty % of persons with g.B. Stones are asymptomatic, main sx. Are pain in upper belly, or toward the right side with irradiation to the back, pain can be severe, biliary colic, or moderate, fullness, intolerance to fatty food, the best test is an ultrasound and the operation resolves all the symptoms secondaries to the diseased g.B. Because the sx. Could be from gastric, duodenal or pancreas. ...Read more

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How typical is it for a young woman at 25 to have gall bladder problems?

How typical is it for a young woman at 25 to have gall bladder problems?

Not common: But not rare either, depending on genes and life-style. I don't know the exact incidence, but gb problems occur even in children. ...Read more

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If you have had your gall bladder removed will you have digestive problems?

If you have had your gall bladder removed will you have digestive problems?

FOR A FEW WEEKS OR: Months it is common to have loose or hard stools, bloating and heartburn also is possible from bile freely flowing into your stomach. ...Read more

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I have got a stone of about 8 mm in Gall bladder, how can it be removed without operation. So far I have no problems with it.

Gallstone options: Actually, the best and most reliable method to treat gallstone disease as a result of the imbalance of bile salts, bike acids, and cholesterol, is to remove the gallbladder surgically, usually by laparoscopy. There are other non-operative treatments like taking ursodeoxycholic acid, lithotripsy, and endoscopic therapies, but the success rates are lesser and the stones usually recur. ...Read more

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There is a 9mm stone in my gall blader due to which I'm having digestion problems. So is there any way to remove that stone from my gall bladder?

There is a 9mm stone in my gall blader due to which I'm having digestion problems. So is there any way to remove that stone from my gall bladder?

Take out gallbladder: Gallstones cause gallbladder problems by blocking the gallbladder opening (called biliary colic or cholecystitis), exemplified by pain after eating and nausea. In the event the bile actually get infected, patients can become very sick, with elevation in bilirubin, fever, elevated white count (cholangitis). Diagnosis is made clinically and by ultrasound. Treatment is removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

What are usual signs and symptoms of gall bladder problems?

Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to digest fat if you have gall bladder problems?

Is it difficult to digest fat if you have gall bladder problems?

Not really: But gallbladder problems are frequently pain and/or nausea and vomiting typically after a fatty meal. This comes from the obstruction to the outflow of bile from the gallbladder after eating fats. You are still making bile in your liver and it is dribbling down the main common bile duct, and still digests fat. ...Read more

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Are eggs one of the foods to avoid if one has gall bladder problems?

Are eggs one of the foods to avoid if one has gall bladder problems?

Gall bladder "diet": Since eggs do have a fair amount of cholesterol/fat, eggs should probably be avoided in pts with gb "problems:" gb pt should "avoid" "fatty" foods which stimulate the release of the bile acids improtant for the digestion of fat in the gut. ...Read more

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Will I have problems digesting oils and fats after gall bladder surgery?

Will I have problems digesting oils and fats after gall bladder surgery?

Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more