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Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating i get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?

Gallbladder removed due to gallstones, after eating i get pain left ribs, under left chest muscle, even got some on left love handle today?

?poor diet: Gall stones are the result of poor diet in the first place and maybe that continues. Medical students are taught that gall stones represent " fair, fat and forty". It is very surprising to many that poor diet is responsible for poor health in millions and may be the single most important factor in the overall poor health in the U.S. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are 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


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What sort of disease is a gallstone problem?

What sort of disease is a gallstone problem?

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 more

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Could gallbladder stones/disease radiate to back?

Could gallbladder stones/disease radiate to back?

Yes : It can radiate to right back (wrapping around front to back), right shoulder blade and in between shoulder blades. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of gallstone disease?

Risk of gallstones: Gallstones can remain asymptomatic. They can also cause gallbladder infection, obstruction of pancreas and/or obstruction of liver. The last two can be life-threatening. Surgeons and docs recommend gallbladder removal when the stones are diagnosed and the patient is symptomatic, with bloating, belching, pain. The risk/benefit analysis is typically in favor of laprascopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are gallstones a serious medical condition?

I'm wondering are gallstones a serious medical condition?

Not usually: Many will have gallstones and have no abdominal symptoms. Rarely serious issues will occur such as pancreatitis or bile duct obstruction with jaundice. Usually it is an elective option for laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder if you are having abdominal symptoms from gallstones. ...Read more

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I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before. Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before.  Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

Yes, but...: Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option. Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?! ...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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Is it true that lower back pain linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Is it true that lower back pain linked to gallstones/gallbladder disease?

Lower back: Pain is not one of the symptoms of biliary tract disease. You and your doctor should look for an unrelated cause. ...Read more

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Having heart disease, hepc, liver cirohsis, gallstone..Taking acitrom 1mg n 2mg alternate days..Can we give garlic alternate day n 1mg acitrom daily..

Having heart disease, hepc, liver cirohsis, gallstone..Taking acitrom 1mg n 2mg alternate days..Can we give garlic alternate day n 1mg acitrom daily..

Garlic: What good effects do you expect from garlic. With all the problems, adding extra things into the mix, especially unproven ones may be a bad idea. ...Read more

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