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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


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What is biliary colic?

What is biliary colic?

Gallstone disease: The gallbladder holds bile and squeezes it out when needed to help the gut absorb fat. Stones can develop within the gallbladder, so that when the gallbladder squeezes, it pushes the stone against the outlet. This causes considerable pain called "biliary colic." the pain increases during the first hour, stays at its worst for an hour or more, then decreases over hours. Needs evaluation by doc. ...Read more

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What is exaggerated gastro colic refex?

What is exaggerated gastro colic refex?

BM trigger: The gastrocolic reflex is basically the urge to defecate when food enters the stomach. If someone is calling it excessive, then at least to them it is a stronger urge or reaction . ...Read more

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What is irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis?

What is irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis?

Two different things: Irritable bowel is abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation) without any distinct medical pathology. It can be treated with fiber supplements, peppermint oil, and other treatments. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach specifically, and the specific treatment is determined by the specific cause. What they have in common is that they are both a belly ache. ...Read more

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Is constipation associated with a gallbladder sludge?

Is constipation associated with a gallbladder sludge?

No: Constipation can coexist with gallbladder sludge, but there shouldn't be a cause and effect relationship. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have IBS or IBD with bowel symptoms(chronic diarrhea,yellow floating shapeless faeces),esr=47,but NO bowel pain?thanks

Is it possible to have IBS or IBD with bowel symptoms(chronic diarrhea,yellow floating shapeless faeces),esr=47,but NO bowel pain?thanks

See a physician: Possible malabsorption, you might not be absorbing certain food components properly. I suggest you get your stool analyzed. Floating pale stools usually indicate malabsorption of fat especially. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts  Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ultrasound reported: gallbladder exhibits features of adenomyomatosis. There is no cholelithiasis or billiard tract dilatation. What it could be?

My ultrasound reported: gallbladder exhibits features of adenomyomatosis. There is no cholelithiasis or billiard tract dilatation. What it could be?

Hyperplastic gb: Adenomyomatosis denotes 3 hyperplastic changes in the gallbladder--overgrowth of the mucous membrane, thickening of the muscle layer, & intramural diverticular formation known as rokitansky-aschoff sinuses. Cause is unknown & often no inflammatory or neoplastic change is seen. The most common variant is adenomyoma where a nodular bulge protrudes from the gallbladder. Need surgery only if symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad flatulence with intermittent dark green bowel movements. gas X isnt helping. Could this be a gallbladder issue? Or is my colitis acting up?

Bad flatulence with intermittent dark green bowel movements. gas X isnt helping.  Could this be a gallbladder issue?  Or is my colitis acting up?

Likely colitis: Gallbladder problems are typically right upper or mid-upper abdominal pain, sometimes radiating to the back, occasionally associated with nausea and/or vomiting, worse about 30-60' after eating, particularly after eating fatty/greasy foods. See your primary care more info in your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

See gastroenterologi: You will need a colonoscopy to make sure you are not obstructed and rule out colitis. Possibilities include spastic colon, obstructive process or inflammatory process. Later usually causes diarrhea. Try increasing fiber and fluid plus osmotic agent like polyethyline glycol (Miralax). If those do not work, try Amitiza (lubiprostone) or Linzess ...Read more

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What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

It's variable.: Depends on how long you have had it. Usually without symptoms early in the disesae. May be associated with itching, hypythyroidism, fatigue, osteoporosis and dry eyes. Can progress to cirrhosis over time. If you have pbc, you should talk with your doctor about what stage your disease is. ...Read more

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Is a gallbladder sludge considered a gallbladder disease?

Is a gallbladder sludge considered a gallbladder disease?

Yes if there's pain.: Pain after eating, anywhere in the upper abdomen, especially with fatty foods, may be cholecystitis. This is true if stones are present, called "cholelithiasis with cholecystitis." sometimes when the gall bladder ultrasound is "normal", i.e. There are no stones, the gall bladder doesn't empty properly (seen on cck hida). This can also be true with sludge. In all cases, surgery relieves the pain. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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Loose, yellowish stools. Very fatty, lots of gas. Some lower left stomach cramping. Celiac? GERD? Worried about possible bile duct obstruction

Loose, yellowish stools. Very fatty, lots of gas. Some lower left stomach cramping. Celiac? GERD? Worried about possible bile duct obstruction

Could be: loose yellow stools that are fatty could be a sign of absorption problems of fat. As you said, could be related to bile duct and even seen in celiac. Further investigation is warranted by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

No: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disease of the intestines. It causes pain, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation. Endometriosis is related to endometrial tissue implanted outside of the uterus. It can cause pain in the intestines if implanted in or on them. ...Read more

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Does gastroenteritis always lead to something like appendicitis, IBS, Crohn's , etc.?

Does gastroenteritis always lead to something like appendicitis, IBS, Crohn's , etc.?

No: But it may cause colitis-like protracted symptoms that may associate malabsorption. Sometimes the original condition is misdiagnosed as gastroenteritis, but it is the onset of an inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn' s for example. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for renal colic or uretric colic?

What is best treatment  for renal colic or uretric colic?

ER Stone Care: For someone in the er, the best intervention is to give toradol, if: no anti-coagulation, not allergic, no GI ulcers and no abnormal creatinine. Studies have proven toradol to be more effective than narcotics in first line therapy. Narcotics can then be used in lesser quantities for ongoing management. Plus the anti-inflammatory properties aid in stone passage by reducing ureteral swelling. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more