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Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?
Gallbladder disease: Gallbladder disease, stones or passing a gallstone can feel like stabbing pain into your back. The severity can be so intense, like a heart attack. Fatty foods make it worse. Some positions can make it better. Your doc will get blood labs and ultrasound to make diagnosis. Risk/benefit analysis is usually in favor of laprascopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more
See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the right upper and middle upper abdomen with nausea and vomiting, worse after eating fatty foods. Sometimes the pain will go into the upper back. Sometimes yellow jaundice with abdominal pain could happen if the gallstones move into the bile ducts. ...Read more
Complications: If patients have gallstones without symptoms, then no further treatment is generally needed. However, once symptoms develop, the gallbladder should be removed surgically to prevent further complications. There are no medicines or other treatments available to take care of gallstones. The so called "flushes" that you may read about on the internet are medical quackery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gallstones: Gallstones are small cholesterol stones that can form in the gallbladder. Stones can be asymptomatic, meaning they do not cause symptoms, and, thus, do not need to be removed. When gallstones cause symptoms, the gallbladder needs to be removed. Symptoms from gallstones can be: nausea after eating, bloating, pain under the right rib cage. Symtpoms are usually worse after eating greasy food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Gallstones can cause pain when the GB attempts to contract to empty the bile it stores that the liver makes. The GB squeezes in response to a fatty meal to help digest your food. If you are having right upper quadrant pain especially after meals, see a surgeon to get evaluated. You may need surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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