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Is Biliary Colic Like Ibs
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have IBS or IBD with bowel symptoms(chronic diarrhea,yellow floating shapeless faeces),esr=47,but NO bowel pain?thanks
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Loose, yellowish stools. Very fatty, lots of gas. Some lower left stomach cramping. Celiac? GERD? Worried about possible bile duct obstruction
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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