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Doctor insights on: Gallstone Symptoms But No Gallbladder

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Sir when will gallstones move 2 d neck of d gallbladder n cause symptoms. Is there any clue?

Sir when will gallstones move 2 d neck of d gallbladder n cause symptoms. Is there any clue?

No way of: Telling, but when they do, you'll know by the symptoms. Ie. Pain, nausea ; possibly yellow skin. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?

What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?

Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read more

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Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?

Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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My bro has gallstones 3mm-16mm and don't want to remove gallbladder as there is no symptoms, he's planning to do lithotripsy. Please advise.

My bro has gallstones 3mm-16mm and don't want to remove gallbladder as there is no symptoms, he's planning to do lithotripsy. Please advise.

Discuss with Surgeon: That seems reasonable without any symptoms. The stones may not be near the duct, etc. Ask the surgeon and discuss all your options and if what you desire does not work, then surgery, may be done laproscopically (much less invasive) which is elective, and would be an acceptable course of action for you. ...Read more

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Have 6mm stable gallstone. Doc says do nothing since I feel fine. But what if I get pregnant and get symptoms? Can gallbladder surgery hurt pregnancy?

Have 6mm stable gallstone. Doc says do nothing since I feel fine. But what if I get pregnant and get symptoms? Can gallbladder surgery hurt pregnancy?

Usually no problem: Most people with gallstones don't have a problem with them, so we don't routinely remove the gallbladder just for stones. However, if you start having symptoms of pain, nausea or vomiting that may be due to the gallbladder, those symptoms will likely worsen over time until you get the GB out. The same goes for pregnant women. 2nd trimester for surgery is safest if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Surgery not: An option, you symptoms are ' not severe', no evidenced sepsis, cholecystitis with out stones will subside with time, no need for surgery, get your relax treated with medications, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Gallbladder ef 12%, no gallstones, but symptoms: extreme burping, food intolerance (nausea/gas), pressure/poking under rib rib. Should I remove it?

Gallbladder ef 12%, no gallstones, but symptoms: extreme burping, food intolerance (nausea/gas), pressure/poking under rib rib. Should I remove it?

See below: Your gallbladder is barely functioning and it is not going to improved. Your best chance to relieve your symptoms is to have it removed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

What are the symptoms of gallbladder stones like?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Gallbladder stones symptoms and solutions for the problem?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant usually. Can radiate to the back. Usually made worse after eating but not always. Treatment: avoid fatty foods which make symptoms worse, cholecysectomy (gall bladder removal). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

What are symptoms of gallbladder stones and do I need surgery?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen. ...Read more

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Gallbladder stones nausea - what do you eat to make symptoms better?

Gallbladder stones nausea - what do you eat to make symptoms better?

Biliary dyspepsia?: Biliary stones may eventually pass into the small bowel on their own. Worry less about diet & more if your stones are causing symptoms, or you have elevated bilirubin &/or dilation of the bile ducts on recent imaging. A sick gallbladder (found by cck-hida) or ductal stones (depending on location, size, biliary anatomy) may promote infection, pancreatic &/or liver inflammation & need to be removed. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of gallbladder stones and does any of the symptoms include muscular pains in the arms and legs and diarrhea?

What are the major symptoms of gallbladder stones and does any of the symptoms include muscular pains in the arms and legs and diarrhea?

Pain right abdomen: The gallbladder is under your liver in the right upper abdomen. Symptoms of a bad gallbladder start with pain after eating, nausea, evolve to vomiting, fever and serious illness. Diarrhea and muscle pains are not typical, unless you are quite advanced with serious gallbladder illness. Okay to get checked out if you have fever and/or vomiting. ...Read more

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How come I had gallstones in my gallbladder?

How come I had gallstones in my gallbladder?

Genetics: In born error of metabolism. Your bile lacks an enzyme that keep cholesterol in solution and it precipitates out as gall stones. ...Read more

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What causes gallstones if you don't have a gallbladder?

Usually infection: Gallstones can get left behind after surgery, that is the most common cause, they were there all along. It's easy for that to happen. If new gallstones form it is usually because of an infection in the bile ducts called cholangitis. If you are still having pain and there is a gallstone in one of the bile ducts, see a gastroenterologist, there is a procedure called ERCP to remove the stones. ...Read more

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Can you still have gallstones without your gallbladder?

Possibly: The usual culprit here is that gallstones got out of the gallbladder before it was removed, even during the surgery. Rarely gallstones can form in the bile ducts, usually when there is inflammation of the liver/bile ducts (called cholangitis). Gallstones can often be removed with a procedure called an ERCP, which is an outpatient procedure similar to an endoscopy. ...Read more

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How do gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?

How do gallstones be removed from a retracted gallbladder?

Surgery: Remove gallbladder and stones. If gallbladder is contracted it may indicate disease of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Distention: A distended gallbladder without gallstones could be a normal variant or could be due to an obstruction in the biliary tract distally, however that would also cause other related symptoms. ...Read more

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What do they do if you only have 1 gallstone in your gallbladder?

What do they do if you only have 1 gallstone in your gallbladder?

See below: It doesn't matter whether there is 1 stone or multiple stones in the gallbladder. If gallstones are causing symptoms, surgery is recommended, and it always includes removal of the gallbladder together with all it's contents. If there are no symptoms and the finding is incidental, then surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

How you could ease the pain of gallstones or gallbladder problems?

Narcotics: Unfortunately, once you start having gallbladder attacks, the only definitive treatment is surgery. Thankfully, this is a very simple, straightforward operation that can get you back to normal activity in 1-2 weeks. There are some ways to dissolve stones but they are ineffective in the long run: the gallbladder is the gallstone factory and new ones will form. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

Please tell me what to eat if I have gallbladder/gallstone problems?

If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed! ...Read more

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When before gallbladder sludge forms into gallstones or will it ever?

Unknown: Gallbladder sludge can be related to not eating & dehydration & then resolve on its own. If the sludge is due to gallbladder dysfunction then it is unknown if gallstones may form over future years or not. ...Read more

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Is it true that gallstones in the gallbladder need to be surgically removed?

Not necessarily: If your gallstones are asymptomatic they can be watched safely. If you develop pain seek treatment sooner than later. If you are diabetic talk with you doctor now. ...Read more

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I still have my gallbladder. I had gallstones six years ago. Can they return?

Yes: If you still have tour Gallbladder, you are still able to get gall stones. ...Read more

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Sorry I keep asking the same? . But what if u had no gallstones in gallbladder?

Gallstones: If there are no stones in the gallbladder you can still have gallbladder problems related to sludge/gravel material as well as a poorly functioning gallbladder among other more rare conditions. ...Read more

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I have a large symptomatic gallstone, does that mean my gallbladder is not healthy?

I have a large symptomatic gallstone, does that mean my gallbladder is not healthy?

Most likely: If you are symptomatic and surgeon thinks from GB then it likely needs to come out. He/she may do a HIDA scan to confirm that it is unhealthy. Asymptomatic cholelithiasis with normal labs can wait to be removed as not urgent. The goal is to fix the problem causing you pain and sometimes a gallstone isn't the thing causing the pain. Talk with your physician/surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have my large 2.8cm gallstone removed without taking gallbladder out?

Well...: It is possible, and no reasonable physician would do it.
See, the problem is not just having gallstones, but the gallbladder and bile allow the formation of these... so it is likely you would produce many more...
The solution in a symptomatic patient is to remove the gallbladder. That is where the problem lies, and if it gets inflamed the surgery is urgent. ...Read more

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Does my gallbladder urgently needed to be removed? I have gallstones but it didn't hurt me a lot

Probably not: If you don't have an acute infection in the gall bladder, you do not need it removed urgently. Even if it is just stones without significant symptoms, you could elect to not have it removed at all. ...Read more

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Could you please help me find an answer! What would cause a distended gallbladder without gallstones?

Could be normal: Fasting can cause the gallbladder to be distended when examined by ultrasound. A stone too small to see at the gallbladder neck can do this as well as a stone in the common bile duct. Narrowing of the bile duct where it empties into the duodenum by stricture or tumor can do this as well as pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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