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What are the side affects of a untreated gull bladder problem?

What are the side affects of a untreated gull bladder problem?

Depends on problem: Obstruction or cancer untreated may be fatal. An asymptotic stone or a polyp untreated is of no consequence. Need something more specific. ...Read more

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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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I had gull bladder taken out 10+ years ago lately I have been getting stabbing pains in that area what could it be?

I had gull bladder taken out 10+ years ago  lately I have been getting stabbing pains in that area  what could it be?

Check out this link.: The pain could be related to the scar tissue from the incision or from the sludge or build up of bile. http://www.gallbladderattack.com/gallbladdersurgery.shtml. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my gull bladder is not digesting the fatty foods my body is consuming and be causing me to gain weight even though I workout a lot?

Is it possible that my gull bladder is not digesting the fatty foods my body is consuming and be causing me to gain weight even though I workout a lot?

No: Even if your gallbladder were not digesting fatty foods properly, that would not result in you gaining weight, but would just result in you having oily diarrhea. It is more likely that you are eating more calories than you're burning off, resulting in your weight gain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had gull bladder out and I still feel sick have sulfur burps?

I just had gull bladder out  and I still feel sick have sulfur burps?

Call your surgeon: If you just had your gallbladder out and are having problems you should followup with the surgeon who removed it. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for gull bladder stones?

What are symptoms for gull bladder stones?

Varies individually: Gallstones can be asymptomatic. If concurrent inflammation occurs can have right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting, back pain, sometimes chest pain, often related to eating fat containing foods. Sometimes stone if large enough and obstruct gall bladder duct or common bile duct. Jaundice may result form common bile duct obstruction. If symptomatic should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I had pancreatitis last year and i had my gull bladder removed and other stones moved but i continually have the pancreas pains what could it be ?

I had pancreatitis last year and i had my gull bladder removed and other stones moved but i continually have the pancreas pains what could it be ?

Ercp: You could be having stone in your biliary tree. However , dedicated imaging such as MRI and labs need to be done. You should be seeing a pancreatico-biliary expert. ...Read more

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Is it a standard procedure to be checked fot hep c before gull bladder removed?

See below: Really no connection between hep c & the gall bladder per se. However it is becoming standard procedure to screen all adults-even if they're healthy- for hep c. Additionally if there are concerns about your liver (eg pain in the area, jaundice or abnormal liver lab tests) a hep c test would be part of the evaluation. As these sxs can also be seen w gb problems, the evaluation often is of both. ...Read more

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I had my gull bladder removed about 3 months ago and still have diarreah from almost everything i eat and drink slight stomache pain in upper and lower stomache

It : It is unclear whether you had diarrhea before you had your gallbladder removed and what the reason was to have your gallbladder removed (stones?). If you had it before and have it now, you will likely have to find another reason that you have diarrhea, as it was not due to your gallbladder. However, if you only developed diarrhea after the cholecystectomy, then the good news is that for most patients, it slowly gets better. The bad news is that it is usually a slow and annoying process. Chronic diarrhea, defined as three or more watery stools per day that last for a month or longer, is something up to 20 percent of all gallbladder surgery patients have to deal with. It is thought that the reason for this, is that the bile coming out of the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and cause diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy diarrhea due to bile acid malabsorption and is a well-known clinical condition, treatment consists of diet modification - some recommend the “braty” diet, which stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, tea/toast, yogurt. Supplementing your diet with these items, in addition to high fiber foods, may help improve your symptoms. Fiber is important because it adds bulk to your stool and may help firm it up. Pharmacologic treatment with a course of Cholestyramine in doses of 2-12 g/day was effective in a large percentage of patients. ...Read more

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Is it a standard procedure to get tested for hep c before your gull bladder is removed?

Liver dx: Not mandatory but a good precaution. A diseased liver is particularly susceptible to the hemodynamic changes that accompany surgery. On the other hand, operative risk is probably not increased in the vast majority of patients with liver disease, including most of those with chronic hepatitis c, in whom liver function is preserved. Your blood is tested anyway if blood transfusions are anticipated. ...Read more

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Last few days i'Ve had heart burn and indigestion, however i already had by gull bladder removed what else could it be?

Last few days i'Ve had heart burn and indigestion, however i already had by gull bladder removed what else could it be?

GERD: It may be reflux, inflammation of your esophagus or stomach. Occasionally there are stones that escape and cause problems. You may have a hiatal hernia. Check in with doctor for further care. All the best. ...Read more