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Bladder (Definition)

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


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Is it difficult to digest fat if you have gall bladder problems?

Not really: But gallbladder problems are frequently pain and/or nausea and vomiting typically after a fatty meal. This comes from the obstruction to the outflow of bile from the gallbladder after eating fats. You are still making bile in your liver and it is dribbling down the main common bile duct, and still digests fat. ...Read more

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How bad is a gall bladder tumor?

How bad is a gall bladder tumor?

Very bad: Carcinoma of gall bladder has poor prognosis over all survival of less than a year, if it is not detected in the early stage. ...Read more

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Can a bad gall bladder cause your stomach to bloat ?

Can a bad gall bladder cause your stomach to bloat ?

Maybe: Many things can cause abdominal bloating. Bad diet, constipation, gastritis, gallbladder, etc. Gallbladder problem like gallstones can cause upper abdominal pain and vomiting after eating. Would need to see a doctor for an examination and possible tests. ...Read more

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Gall bladder stones symptoms since last one month , how bad is it?

Gall bladder stones symptoms since last one month , how bad is it?

If you have: symptomatic gallstones and you are a good surgical risk, best treatment is cholecystectomy. This is usually a laparoscopic procedure these days, and it is not a particularly painful operation that requires at most a one day hospitalization and minimal scars. Consult with a surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I had surgery on my gall bladder, and now I have bad diarrhea at times. .?

What to do if I had surgery on my gall bladder, and now I have bad diarrhea at times. .?

Stool culture: Frequently after surgery patients have an overgrowth of bad colon organisms such as c. difficile. This can produce the diarrhea you mentioned. If it persists, stool culture should be done and if such organisms found , proper antiboitics will clear up problem. ...Read more

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My friend thinks her gall bladder is causing her to have bad gas, could that be the problem?

My friend thinks her gall bladder is causing her to have bad gas, could that be the problem?

Yes it could be: The problem, but usually gallbladder problem causes pain in the right upper or mid upper abdomen, after large or fatty meals, with radiation to tip of shoulder blade, and lasts 6-8 hours. But those are classic symptoms, and each patient has different symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to get tested. She should ask her doctor if she needs further tests. ...Read more

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Bad symptoms of gall bladder trouble 3 weeks. All tests so far neg. Doc says if next test (catscan) neg, he is sending me to looney bin. Help!?

Bad symptoms of gall bladder trouble 3 weeks. All tests so far neg. Doc says if  next test (catscan) neg, he is sending me to looney bin. Help!?

RUQ Pain: Get a second opinion - preferably from a gastroenterologist. Organs in the area you describe include :, gallbladder, liver and colon. The right kidney presumably has already been ruled out as a source. Potential explanations are too lengthy to be discussed here. The best option is to get an objective second opinion. ...Read more

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Will I have problems digesting oils and fats after gall bladder surgery?

Will I have problems digesting oils and fats after gall bladder surgery?

Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more

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I I have no gall bladder but I have really bad stomach pains. What's wrong?

I I have no gall bladder but I have really bad stomach pains. What's wrong?

MULTIPLE CHOICE: You haven't given enough information at this point, so let's take a broad approach. There are multiple possibilities for abdominal pain. These include ulcer, gastritis, small or large bowel inflammatory diseases, kidney disorders or infection, or pelvic diseases. You should monitor what causes the pain, when and whee it occurs, etc. Then, have an evaluation by your primary doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Saturated Fat (Definition)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques ...Read more