Top
30
Doctor insights on: Is It Bad To Eat Popcorn With Possible Gallbladder Disease

Share
1

1
Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes: I agree with dr. Rosen. Gallbladder disease is often multi-factoral. There are clear relationships between diet and gallbladder disease. In addition to poor dietary choices, things including yo-yo dieting with significant weight swings is associated with increased stone formation. Certain illnesses are also associated with development of gallstones. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
1 Doctor shared a insight

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


2

2
I am throwing up in my sleep. I have gallbladder disease. I have trouble breathing and can't eat. When should I see the ER.

I am throwing up in my sleep. I have gallbladder disease. I have trouble breathing and can't eat. When should I see the ER.

Now sounds right: Those symptoms sound more than just annoying. Throwing up at nite may be reflux.Trouble breathing and other symptoms may be related. Best to get to the bottom of these symptoms and see your doctor ...Read more

4

4
Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Who knows anything about gallbladder diseases?

Many doctors: Your family doctor can discuss with you gallbladder disease. A gastroenterologist can review cases as needed where there are uncertainties. ...Read more

5

5
Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Can anyone tell what are symptoms of gallbladder disease?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

6

6
How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read more

7

7
Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Are certain people more susceptible to gallbladder disease?

Yes: Gallbladder disease is more likely to occur in females, those over 40, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and those who are overweight. ...Read more

8

8
If you have gallbladder disease do they remove the entire gallbladder?

If you have gallbladder disease do they remove the entire gallbladder?

Yes: Surgery removes both the gallbladder and the gallstones. If the gallbladder was not removed, gallstones would grow back again. ...Read more

9

9
Does gallbladder disease make you nauseas often?

Does gallbladder disease make you nauseas often?

Yes it can: Gallbladder disease, which usually means stones or sludge can make you nauseous and is often associated with pain on the right upper abdomen. The discomfort is often episodic and associated with meals and particularly fatty foods although some people experience a chronic nausea. An ultrasound is the standard test for diagnosing this problem. Your primary can order this test for you. ...Read more

10

10
Does gallbladder disease cause your skin to itch?

Does gallbladder disease cause your skin to itch?

Gallbladder: The gallbladder may cause pain on the right side of the chest (below ribs) & near right shoulder blade as well as symptoms like nausea/ vomiting, ^ gas & belching. If the liver is ill - itching may occur. ...Read more

11

11
Could gallbladder diseases only happen to fat people?

Could gallbladder diseases only happen to fat people?

No: GB disease can affect anyone, even people with a normal weight. The classic risk factors for gallbladder are related to being overweight however, as well as being female, fertile, and in your forties. I have seen patients from 16 to 90 with galbladder issues and with all body types and both genders. ...Read more

12

12
What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

What are the risks of living with gallbladder disease?

Pain, Complications: Pain is usually due to transient obstruction of the gallbladder, called biliary colic or chronic cholecystitis. If the blockage persists, acute inflammation may occur necessitating urgent surgery. Some people may pass a stone into the common bile duct; this can lead to serious bile duct infections (cholangitis) or pancreatitis. In general, the benefits of elective surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read more

13

13
What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease?

Pain and nausea: Upper abdominal pressure discomfort with gas and bloated feeling after eating, may get upper abdominal pain and nausea, sometimes vomiting. Worse after eating some fatty or greasy foods. Pain can go into the right upper abdomen too. ...Read more

14

14
What are the symptoms of gallbladder disease like stones?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. ...Read more

15

15
Is getting surgery the only option for gallbladder disease?

Is getting surgery the only option for gallbladder disease?

No: Surgery will permanently resolve any current or future problems due to gallstones. Nonsurgical treatment quite limited. Avoid eating fried, fatty, greasy foods. Maybe trial of actigall (ursodiol) if the gallstones are not calcified, but often only temporary relief. ...Read more

16

16
Can you tell me about any correlation between gallbladder disease and endometirosis?

Can you tell me about any correlation between gallbladder disease and endometirosis?

No known: Correlation between the two conditions, except perhaps the pain might be similar under certain circumstances. ...Read more

17

17
Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Can having both endometriosis and gallbladder disease cause really confusing symptoms?

Both: Both conditions may coexists. Pelvic pain with endometriosis tends to be lower abdominal pelvic. Gallbladder symptoms are often aggravated by eating fatty, spicy and late meals. ...Read more

18

18
Could gallbladder disease cause low grade fevers over a couple months? Highest has been 99.7

Could gallbladder disease cause low grade fevers over a couple months? Highest has been 99.7

Unlikely: Acute cholecystitis is an illness that resembles acute appendicitis, which doesn't last 2 months. Cholangitis, an inflammation of the biliary ducts, is another febrile illness but with a more malignant course not lasting 2 months either. I suspect another cause for your subfebrile illness. ...Read more

19

19
I had my gallbladder removed 11 years ago, and recently started having similar pains and symptoms of gallbladder disease again.

See Answer: See your dr. – stones can recur in the biliary tree, that might mimic the symptoms that you had previously. Your dr. May order additional biliary/liver function studies (labwork) and an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

20

20
Why do you get gallbladder disease and how? Can spicy food have an effect on your gallbladder? And why can you be diagnosed with gallbladder twice?

Why do you get gallbladder disease and how? Can spicy food have an effect on your gallbladder? And why can you be diagnosed with gallbladder twice?

Many factors: Gallstones form when small crystals develop in bile, usually from supersaturation with fat. Bile stasis (when bile sits in the gallbladder) also contributes. You only have one gallbladder so you can only get gallbladder disease once. Spicy foods usually don't contribute to gallbladder disease but high fat foods can bring on a gallbladder "attack". ...Read more

21

21
Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

No: Antibiotics do not help with gallbladder disease except in the case of gallbladder infection, in which case they are only useful as an adjunct to surgery. ...Read more

22

22
Is it possible for gallbladder disease to make my spleen large?

Is it possible for gallbladder disease to make my spleen large?

No: It is extremely unlikely for splenic enlargement to be related to gallbladder disease. In very rare events, such as long term bile duct obstruction from gallbladder disease, it could happen. Bile duct obstruction could cause liver damage which could cause portal hypertension which would cause splenic enlargement. Once again, this would be extremely rare. ...Read more

23

23
Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Does gallbladder disease have a genetic component?

Yes: Classically this was demonstrated in the pima indian population, but it is common to have a familial trend in non-native americans as well. ...Read more

24

24
What medication could or should be given for Gallbladder disease and bile reflux?

GERD: You may get better with Omeprazole for reflux but you may want to see a doctor for Gall bladder problem. ...Read more

25

25
Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Sometimes: Or it may manifest after a viral illness. Takes gallstones about a year to develop. ...Read more

26

26
What is gallbladder disease?

What is gallbladder disease?

Malfunction gallblad: Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis. ...Read more

27

27
Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. ...Read more

28

28
Can you die from gallbladder disease?

Very rare.: Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladder or bile ducts is very rare. Symptomatic gallbladder disease requires attention. ...Read more

29

29
Is gallbladder disease common in the us?

Is gallbladder disease common in the us?

Yes.: It is safe to say that there are millions of people in the US with gallstones. Thankfully, only about 10-20% develop symptoms; this is best treated by surgery once symptoms begin. As many as 500, 000-750, 000 of these operations are performed in the US yearly. ...Read more

30

30
Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

Ultrasound: A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food. If you have these symptoms, an ultrasound will confirm the dx. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
5 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
450 Doctors shared insights

Gallbladder Diseases (Definition)

= various inflammatory, functional, metabolic, and neoplastic pathologic entities that ...Read more