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Dr. Troy Reyna Dr. Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
40 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

Pain, vomiting: Pain and or vomiting are common symptoms. The pain is located in the right upper quadrant under the right rib cage. The pain may radiate to the back. The onset of symptoms are usually associated with eating greasy, fried foods and or dairy products. If the symptoms increase in frequency linked to foods as above as ultrasound may identify stones. ...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


Dr. Mark Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Surgery - Hand Surgery
18 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Gall bladder symptoms?

Gall bladder symptoms?

Pain: Right upper quadrant pain. Pain after eating fatty foods. Occasionally nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman Dr. Hoffman
Surgery
31 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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What is ur gall bladder?

What is ur gall bladder?

Storage site of bile: Bile is made by the liver on a continuous basis. Bile is not needed in your intestine continuously, only when you eat certain foods. The gallbladder stores the bile whenever you dont eat foods needing it for digestion. When you do eat those foods, the gallbladder is stimulated to empty and push the bile into the intestine. (symptoms from the gallbladder may start when gallstones block this action). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sawyer Dr. Sawyer
Surgery
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What's the gall bladder for?

What's the gall bladder for?

Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What does a gall bladder do?

What does a gall bladder do?

Gallbladder purpose: The gallbladder is a "bag" that fills between meals with bile made in the liver. The bile is then concentrated and injected into the duodenum during a meal. When the gallbladder does not empty completely, sludge and debris may accumulate and initiate gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Vaniver Dr. Vaniver
Surgery - Plastics
31 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Symptoms of bad gall bladder?

Bad gallbladder: Symptoms include nausea, bloating, left shoulder pain, right upper abdominal pain, light colored stool, or yellow colored skin. In worse cases, fever, intense abdominal pain, and sepsis may occur. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Lublin Dr. Lublin
Surgery
21 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What are gall bladder symptoms?

What are gall bladder symptoms?

Abdomnal pain: Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. A typical attack can cause ?steady pain in the right upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours ?pain in the back between the shoulder blades ?pain under the right shoulder. ...Read more

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Dr. Leonard Metildi Dr. Metildi
Surgery
41 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Corn cause gall bladder attack?

Corn cause gall bladder attack?

It can: Any food can cause an attack in patients with gallbladder disease. Usually, patients report that fried or fatty foods cause the most symptoms. Are you using butter on your corn? ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What side is the gall bladder on?

Anatomy: Your gall bladder is on the right upper side, just under the liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What is a distended gall bladder?

What is a distended gall bladder?

Full: A gallbladder can become distended or full due to multiple gallstones or from gallstones blocking the gallbladder from emptying its bile fluid contents. Also the gallbladder can become distended or full with bile in someone who has been not eating or fasting a longer time. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Why would your gall bladder calcify?

Porcelain gallbladde: Rarely the wall of the gallbladder can develop scarring that then becomes calcified scar tissue. It rarely occurs and used to be a concern for risk of rare gallbladder cancer formation. Sometimes there can be extensive calcium buildup inside the gallbladder causing the false appearance of calcification of the gallbladder on ultrasound or ct scan. Often treated with laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Dickson Dr. Dickson
Surgery
19 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Symptoms and cures for gall bladder.?

Symptoms and cures for gall bladder.?

Removal: If you are having symptoms such as pain, nausea or vomiting or fatty food intolerance, and you have any abnormality of your gallbladder, including stones, sludge or polyps or a low-functioning gallbladder, the symptoms usually worsen until the gallbladder is removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Gutman Dr. Gutman
Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Can you die from gall bladder diease?

Well...: If you have no symptoms, like abdominal pain you are ok. If you rae having pain, and have actually a cholecystitis (your GB is inflamed and infected), yes you can get in a lot of trouble health-wise ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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My side hurts because of gall bladder?

My side hurts because of gall bladder?

Possible: Pain from the gallbladder is usually localized to the right upper abdomen just deep to the rib cage, or in the upper midline. The pain often radiates around into the back, is steady/noncramping/nonburning and often begins after eating(esp rich foods).; nausea, bloating, and/or vomiting may be present. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor; they will order an ultrasound to look for stones. ...Read more

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Dr. Randall Zuckerman Dr. Zuckerman
Surgery
21 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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How do i knw if my gall bladder is bad?

GB : Right upper quadrant pain, usually after eating fatty foods. The best test for this is an ultrasound of your gallbladder. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Wat purpose does our gall bladder serve?

Emulsify fats: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, originally produced in the liver, which helps to emulsify fats in partly digested food. When food containing fat (and amino acids) enters the digestive tract, it stimulates the contraction of the gallbladder and releases its contents into the first part of the small intestine, helping to digest food. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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What are multiple folds in gall bladder?

What are multiple folds in gall bladder?

Not sure : I'm not sure what you're referring to. Larger gallballders (GB) can be folded where they extend beyond the liver's edge. There are valves within the tube connecting the GB to the main tube coming out of the liver that can be described as folds. Best to ask the radiologist that issued the report, as this is not typical language or an anatomic entity encountered. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Roy Arnold Dr. Arnold
Internal Medicine
43 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Warning symptoms of gall bladder issues?

Warning symptoms of gall bladder issues?

Intolerance: to fatty foods, right upper quadrant abdominal pain radiating to back or right shoulder, bloating. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What are syptoms of gall bladder trouble?

What are syptoms of gall bladder trouble?

Pain, nausea, vomit: Gall bladder attack usually starts after fatty foods, often evening, with dull, achy pain in right upper quadrant of abdomen, maybe midline; often radiates into back, between shoulder blades, crescendo pain over hours, usually ends up with a spirited bout of vomiting. May or not have jaundice, dark urine, light stool if stone blocks bile ducts. More severe sustained pain if pancreas inflamed. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sawyer Dr. Sawyer
Surgery
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What is the function of the gall bladder?

What is the function of the gall bladder?

Stores bile: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile that is made in the liver. It also secretes some mucus from its internal lining. The gallbladder responds to fats entering the duodenum by squeezing bile out into the dodenum to emulsify the fats and aid in their digestion and absorption. It has no association with the urinary bladder. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Austina Cho
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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