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Intermittent Gall Bladder Symptoms
I have pain like it states for gall bladder symptoms but it hasn't subsided for 4 days what should I do?
Get checked: Gallbladder pain may vary or feel different depending on the cause. Many people with gallstones never experience pain. However, there are some variations in gallbladder pain that help the doctor to make a diagnosis. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/gallbladder_pain_gall_bladder_pain/page3.htm ...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
How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?
3 Possibilities: 1-your stones are too small to be seen by ultrasound 2-you have gallbladder dz in the absence of stones (dyskinesia)--dx'd by cck-hida scan 3- you don't have gallbladder disease (irritable bowel can cause similar symptoms). Have you seen a gastroenterologist or general surgeon? Either can help you navigate thru this and, hopefully, get you better. Good luck! ...Read more
I've had returning symptoms for a couple years now (from research it all leads to gall bladder) but docs haven't found anything what can I do?
I hv multiple mobile soft calculii noted in my gall bladder, largest measures 13×12.2.I hv no symptoms. Is the soft calcul dissolvable? Is opern necesry
Gallstones: Doesn't matter if you have one stone or multiple stones, doesn't matter if they are small or big. If you don't have symptoms (and with this I mean pain), you don't need any treatment. Once you start having symptoms, then is when treatment is recommended, and the only effective treatment is surgery (gallbladder removal) ...Read more
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
Cholecystitis: Inflammation of gallbladder usually caused by gallstones blocking bile duct. Symptoms includesevere pain in upper right or upper middle areas of abdomen. Usually starts intermittently then becomes constant & severe. Pain sometimes referred to right shoulder-blade. Pain often follows eating fatty, greasy or fried foods. Nausea & vomiting common as is diarrhea. Liver under right rib-cage can be tender. ...Read more
Pain with food: Many patients report pain in their upper abdomen that runs along their rib margin on the right with occasional upper back pain - mostly with fatty/rich food (fried food, ice cream, even creamy salad dressing...). In more severe cases, you can have yellow eyes, darkened urine, light colored stool that floats in the toilet... Time to see a doc if you have some of the sx listed. ...Read more
Gallbladder symptoms: If you mean what symptoms. They typically will have pain in the upper right side of their belly. Frequently it occurs after a higher fat meal or snack. It is unfortunately becoming more common as more kids are overweight. There are some diseases that place kids at risk for developing gallbladder problems. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Is first usual test, if negative and symptoms suggestive of gallbladder, would do hida scan. ...Read more
Not so much: The best way to treat gallbladder symptoms is to remove the gallbladder, thereby preventing future attacks. Narcotics can "break" an attack, but this is, at best, a short term solution. Some gallstones can be dissolved using bile salt pills but this takes months and the stones will re-form after the medication is stopped. ...Read more
Pain with gb "attacks" is usually related to fat containing foods like butter, but also can based on the severity of the disease can eventually be related to all foods.
Other symptoms include RUQ pain, back pain, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, pancreatitis,
meet with your GI physician or surgeon to discuss. ...Read more
Can gall bladder symptoms come and go over the course of 3-5years and then all of a sudden become constant?
Yes: If you went to the er for gallbladder symptoms, received treatment and now the symptoms are worsening, it would seem reasonable to go to your doctor or go back to the er for reevaluation. ...Read more
Possibly nothing.: Asymptomatic gallstones may need no treatment. Any upper abdominal pain, particularly after eating should prompt you see your doctor, as gallbladder blockage or inflammation can make you quite sick. If someone with gallstones is elderly, has diabetes, or has any other condition that would make them less sensitive to the symptoms of gallstones, the gb should be removed, even w/ no symptoms. ...Read more
Is it possible for my 11 year old daughter to have gall bladder issues? I had my gall bladder out. She has the same symptoms I had when I had attacks.
Yes: Yes it is definitely possible. Gallbladder symptoms as you may know present with right upper quadrant pain after eating fatty foods. Diagnostic tests include an ultrasound with gallstones. If your child has an ultrasound performed I would seek a consultation with a pediatric surgeon. ...Read more
Healthy gallbladder: Gallstones are linked to chronic liver disease (stones usually of pigment type), but also reflect low hdl/high triglycerides, genetics, age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, drugs, low fiber, tpn, diabetes, hemolysis, pregnancy, primary biliary diseases. Improving risk factors above will not only reduce stone disease, but may reduce development of sludge/sand, and may improve gallbladder function. ...Read more
People w/Gallstones: Risk factors for gallbladder disease include a strong family history, obesity, certain ethnic groups, precipitous weight loss, blood disorders, liver infections, etc. Early-on, it is much more common in women, yet the odds even out after age 50. There is a less-common entity of gallbladder disease without stones, yet this is the exception. ...Read more
Maybe none: Gallbladder polyps can be small and have no symptoms. May be just an incidental finding on an ultrasound when one is having an evaluation of abdominal pains. Larger gallbladder polyps over 1 cm probably should be removed with laparoscopic gallbladder removal. ...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