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Gallbladder pain after removal, what to do?

Gallbladder pain after removal, what to do?

See the surgeon: Post cholecystectomy pain is well known. But other complications can occur. When was surgery? What was done? Other studies. Be evaluated ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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What to do about my extreme gallbladder pain?

What to do about my extreme gallbladder pain?

Take it out: The only definitive treatment for gallbladder symptoms is surgery to remove your gallbladder. If your symptoms were not that bad and less frequent you could try to limit your fat intake and your gallbladder might contract less which might cause less pain, however, if your attacks are really bad and becoming more frequent or even constant then the only option is surgery. See your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Where on my body does gallbladder pain occur?

Right upper abdomen: Your liver is on your right side below the ribs. The gallbladder is tucked under the liver. Right side abdominal pain, above the belly button is usually where it hurts with a bad gallbladder. ...Read more

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Best way to treat my extreme gallbladder pain?

Best way to treat my extreme gallbladder pain?

Depends: If you have been diagnosed with gallstones causing your problems, then the bad symptoms you describe can be resolved with surgery. Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder and gallstones can resolve your troubles. See your doctor or a general surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Why am i still having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Not unusual: To have typical gallbladder type of pain for 4 to 6 weeks after cholecystectomy, until your system gets accustomed to surgical absence of gallbladder. Your bile duct system needs to enlarge just a little to accommodate this absence. If it lasts more than a month or so after surgery, consult your surgeon who performed the operation. ...Read more

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Is it true pears help with gallbladder pain?

Is it true pears help with gallbladder pain?

Low fat...: You've been advised in a prior healthtap answer regarding a low fat diet. Pears are no-fat. Other than this fact, a single pear or two will not alleviate gallbladder pain. Please seek appropriate medical/surgical care, & if in considerable discomfort get to the er. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

I have gallbladder pain but no stones, what to do?

HIDA Scan: Imaging study to see how well your gallbladder does its job of squeezing bile into your intestine. If your gallbladder is not functioning well on this test, it is a sign of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder and surgery would be recommended. ...Read more

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For gallbladder pain is it best to use ice or heat?

Maybe heat: Can help some with cramps caused by obstruction. Inflammation might cause severe pain that will improve only with stronger analgesics and many patients need surgery. If you have severe pain lasting more than 2 hours you should seek immediate medical attention. Also if you experience severe nausea, persistent vomiting or notice yellow skin, eyes or dark urine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?

What is the best way to ease or rid of gallbladder pain?

Diet/surgery: You can minimize gallbladder pain by eating a bland diet that avoids greasy/fried fatty foods. Ultimately you may have to have your gallbladder removed to completely relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine will help gallbladder pain?

Ibuprofen: Although many over the counter meds can lead to improvement in your discomfort, you should really ensure the correct diagnosis and source of the pain first. If this is cholecystitis you need antibiotics. As well, if this is truly your gallbladder, you should consider surgical removal to prevent ongoing or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having gallbladder pain after removal ?

Not unusual to have: Gallbladder colic type of pain for 4-8 weeks after removal, until your system gets accustomed to absence of gallbladder. If your pain persists beyond that, then it could be stones that were hidden in the common duct, or another cause of pain. So discuss with your surgeon if the pain persists. ...Read more

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I have gallbladder pain without stones, is removal the only answer?

I have gallbladder pain without stones, is removal the only answer?

No: I do not know what testing you have had. Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Endoscopy? Hida gallbladder function scan? Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may cause diarrhea and cause food intolerances and not resolve the pain. Have a complete evaluation before deciding if you may need gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an appendicitis pain and a gallbladder pain ?

What's the difference between an appendicitis pain and a gallbladder pain ?

Location: Typically, gallbladder pain is in the upper abdomen (middle to right side), and radiates to the back. Crampy, comes and goes, onset 30' or so after eating. Appendicitis is in the belly button, then migrates to the right lower abdomen. It is progressive and unrelenting. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which works better for gallbladder pain- ice or heat- heat doesn't work well?

Pain from: Gallbladder attacks, or biliary colic, is deep visceral pain. I don't think heat or ice or any combination would make it any better. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gallbladder pain without stones is removal the only answer?

Can you tell me about gallbladder pain without stones is removal the only answer?

Poor function: Some patients can experience after- meal upper abdominal pain because the gallbladder doesn't empty properly. This is called biliary dyskinesia and can be a problem in the abscence of gallstones. Gallbladder emptying studies can diagnose this . Taking the gallbladder out can definitely help most patients but there are a percentage of patients that their pain persists and need additional studies. ...Read more

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Gallbladder pain but ultrasound normal, what to do?

Gallbladder pain but ultrasound normal, what to do?

You may need further: Imaging and testing. You can still have gallbladder pain without evidence of inflammation (cholecystitis) or stones (cholelithiasis). Other tests can be done to evaluate gallbladder function and emptying including a hida scan. A discussion with your primary care doctor about your symptoms is warranted and you probably need a further workup. ...Read more

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What kind of gallbladder pain treatment options are there?

What kind of gallbladder pain treatment options are there?

Surgery is best: In general, once you start having issue with your gall bladder, it will keep bothering you until you remove your gall bladder. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the standard of care for symptomatic gallbladder problem for 20 yrs. ...Read more

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Why would I still have gallbladder pain after gallbladder surgery?

Depends: I do not know how long ago your surgery was. The first few weeks after gallbladder surgery there may be some gas and bloating or discomfort, possibly worse after eating fatty foods. That usually resolves. If pain is late after surgery recovery, may need to see your doctor. If the pain is getting severe and associated with nausea or vomiting early after surgery, then call and see your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What's the longest after eating for gallbladder pain to start?

What's the longest after eating for gallbladder pain to start?

No limit : There is no true limit on time. If it is just begging on the disease- may be first attack - can happen with in couple hits, however, as disease progresses pain can become more constant. Fatty foods trigger it at first, later - any type of food may trigger the symptoms. If pain is bad, see a surgeon for further discussion. ...Read more

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How does gallbladder pain feel?

How does gallbladder pain feel?

Pressure Pain: Gallbladder attacks will typically cause severe, pressure-like, non-cramping, non-burning pain, well-localized to the right upper or midline upper abdomen. The pain does not wax-and-wane: it is usually steady and unrelenting, and may go away as quickly as it started, typically within 1 hour. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Berg
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Biliary Colic (Definition)

Biliary colic or gallbladder attack pain occurs when a gallstone temporarily gets stuck in the bile duct. The pain is mainly in the right upper abdomen and can radiate to the shoulder. Biliary colic occurs with fatty meals. Pain can ...Read more