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How Can I Tell The Difference Between Pancreas Pain And Gall Bladder Pain
Gall bladder pain tends to be right upper quadrant to middlle, below breastbone), achy to spasmy (colicky), may radiate to top shoulder or between shoulder blades.
Panc pain tends lower, around belly button (periumbilical) to left upper quadrant, typically constant, can feel like it bores straight thru to back. Both can have vomiting aasoc. Fever, dark urine, pale stool: er, not: md asap. ...Read more
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
There is no: Specific type of pain associated with problems w/the pancreas. There are commonly associated types of pain experienced with ball bladder disease: moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage. Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder. Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic). Nausea. Queasiness. Vomiting. Gas. Burping or belching. Attacks are often at night. ...Read more
Depends: Gas pains hurt throughout the abdomen and can be very severe, usually made worse with conditions that increase bowel gas such as drinking soda, or even milk if you are lactose intolerant. Try avoiding these things and take simethicone (gasx to see if that helps). Gallbladder pain is usually in the upper abdomen, often right side through to the back and comes after eating. Get a check-up to see. ...Read more
Different organ: Different pathophysiology. One condition has nothing to do with the other. The only link is that either condition can cause jaundice when the common duct is obstructed by stone or by tumor. ...Read more
See below: Some symptoms can be similar such as upper abdominal pressure discomfort, sometimes nausea & yellow jaundice can occur with both. Painful jaundice is likely from gallstones & painless jaundice more toward pacreatic cancer. Gallbladder issues more common than pancreatic cancer. Gallbladder pains in abdomen & nausea mostly occur after eating. Pancreatic pain more in the mid back with weight loss. ...Read more
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. Treating the cause is a way to bring relief. ...Read more
Rib Cage on right: You want to know where gallbladder pain is located. Most often people with gallbladder pain describe pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It may be colic type which comes and goes. It may be initiated by a fatty meal and can occur shortly after eating (30-90 minutes). An ultrasound and laboratory test will help correlate with the symptoms. ...Read more
Not usually: Gallbladder pain (biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely; it often occurs after eating (esp fried/fatty foods). The pain is unrelated to activity or position, although people often try to "walk off" the pain. It is often made worse by taking deep breaths. ...Read more
Post surgery care: There are several possibilities, including passing a gallstone from the lower duct. If your pain is not controllable with your prescribed pain regimen, okay to call in to your surgical team. Be well. ...Read more
See your primary car: You should see your primary care physician. There are tests to check if that is the problem. Why wait until it is severe or dangerous to go to er? ...Read more
Strong pain meds: Gall pain can be extremely severe and require strong medication such as toradol, dialudid or morphine for someone who is awaiting surgery. Low fat diet etc. Is good but you need something strong if you are doubled over in pain. You may even need to visit an er if pain is out of control. ...Read more
Absorption of fat:
When the bowel can't efficiently absorb the nutrients passing through, those undigested products speed up the bowel movements.
Gb pain, may be from stones or dysfunction of the gallbladder. The gb assists in absorption of fat. Fats consumed usually provoke gb pain and may also increase bloating and bowel movements as well. ...Read more
Yes: Crohn's disease (especially ileal disease) can be associated with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Need to see md if having cholecystitis, especially if taking cd meds that affect white blood cells or immunity. Generally, should remove gallbladder once episodes of gallbladder attacks, to avoid complications like infection of bile duct or pancreatitis (inflammation). ...Read more
Had adominal ultrasound and discovered gall stones. Have had no gall bladder pain. What should I do?
Nothing: Gallstones are common. Removal of the gallbladder is only necessary if the stones are causing symptoms. ...Read more
Have had a foul smell coming from my scalp that started at the same time as gall bladder pain and issues. Could the smell be gall bladder related?
No: You should really talk to your doctor. No idea what the scalp issue is. ...Read more
Having xray & tests for kidneys and gall bladder Pain getting worse & now have a burning sensation in vigiana Is this a symthon of 1 of the 2?
Vaginal burning: It seems like you are having right abdominal/flank pain. Kidney/bladder pain at times may refer to the vagina. Have you had a urine test for bladder infection? In your work up now that you are having vaginal pain consider a pelvic exam and pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound as I have seen vaginitis by mycoplasma/ureoplasma cause lower abdominal pain as can PID. ...Read more
How do I know if ruq pain is worth a trip to er. I have no ins. No $$. history of k.stones, fear possible gall bladder. Pain is sharp mild intermittent.
Depends: Well... This is a tough one. If you are in enough pain that is unrelenting then Er is a good idea. If you have had any combination of fevers/chills/nausea/vomitting that is making you unable to preform your regular day to day activities then get checked out. If the issue is mild, intermittent pain without anything that I have mentionned then you can be seen as an outpatient. ...Read more
MRI of gall bladder showed something between gb and pancrease (pancrelipase). Said it might just be a lymph node but repeat mri in 3 months. % chance of cancer?
Should repeat exam: There can be lymph nodes near gall bladder. Lymph nodes can be reactive to infection, inflammation, trauma, neoplasm etc. Observation for short interval will determine whether grows, is stable, or regresses. It sounds like the radiologist was not very concerned. If worrIed I might repeat examination in 6 weeks rather than 3 months. ...Read more
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
Type of pain: Reflux (gerd) typically causes burning pain localized to the mid chest. Gallbladder pain (biliary colic) is a noncramping, nonburning, steady pain, typically in the right upper-or upper middle abdomen. It typically lasts for an hour and then goes away completely. Antacids will often help gerd but have no effect on the gallbladder. Both may be associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more
Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?
Different organ will have different name for surgical operation
if you operate on the stomach it will have a different name than the pancreas or the gallbladder they are separate organs
is that what you want to know the question was really vague I hope that help. ...Read more
It's possible: However, before making a diagnosis your doc will need you to relate your symptoms, (upper abdominal pain after eating, bloating, nausea, vomiting) then an examination will be performed, tests and imagining will likely be ordered and then a diagnosis. Okay to take a family member with you. Good luck. ...Read more
Digestion,: The gallbladder holds bile (made in the liver) which is a detergent that helps digest fat. The pancreas makes and secretes enzymes that help digest carbohydrates, proteins, and fat as well as hormones like Insulin that help regulate glucose in the body. This allows the food to be broken down and absorbed more effectively. ...Read more
Gall Bladder: Please refer to my response above. Thanks. ...Read more
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
Pain sometimes: Gallstone disease can cause pain in the middle and right upper abdomen. Many people only have mild to moderate discomfort for an hour or so after consuming a meal high in fat. Sometimes pain severe. This condition is called biliary colic. The pain of acute cholecystitis is usually steady and severe and may radiate to the right shoulder or back. It usually does not go away. ...Read more
Maybe: Obviously avoid alcohol if it causes any pain or discomfort. Best treatment for gall stones is have a laparscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder) which in good medical centers is performed as a day surgery procedure. Red wine can increase gall bladder symptoms. Alcohol/wine can irritate a sensetive bladder, specially ic patients. Why consume it if results are unpleasant? ...Read more
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
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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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